Diamond Gymnastics

Diamond Gymnastics coming to old Grand Bakery spot

This new “kids gym” moving into the old Grand Bakery location at 8th & Willow finally has a name: Diamond Gymnastics.

Diamond Gymnastics Hoboken NJ - Diamond Gymnastics

2nd Diamond Gymnastics location in New Jersey

Diamond Gymnastics already has 14,000 sq. ft. location in East Hanover, NJ. All sorts of kiddie activity to get them off their lazy Xbox playing butts! I think it’s cool that the kids get to bounce around on trampolines and uneven bars. But not sure if the Hoboken spot will have the rock climbing wall as well (it’s considerably smaller.)

“The staff at Diamond Gymnastics believes that everyone can improve their coordination, body awareness and overall fitness level by participating in gymnastics. The beginner as well as the advanced gymnast will have the opportunity to grow athletically, gain self-confidence and have fun in a safe environment.”

The location will have various summer camps, and is available to book parties. This place should be a huge hit in Hoboken.

Diamond Gymnastics Interior Hoboken NJ - Diamond Gymnastics

Description: Gymnastics facility for kids.
Address: 8th & Willow
Phone: TBD but call their East Hanover location for info (973)560-0414
Email: DGym37@aol.com
Online: diamondgymnastics.com

New Kids Gym coming to 8th & Willow

1/7/2014 Update:

This construction project at the old Grand Bakery at 8th & Willow has been taking forever. However, as of recently it has been coming together more quickly. I asked contractors the other day what was going in – and they told me a “Kids Gym.” And from what I saw from the inside, there will be a mini basketball court (two stories high), and other “tumbling” and activity areas.

I guess with such little park space freely available in Hoboken – the business owner will strike gold at this place.

Kids Gym coming to Grand Bakery location in Hoboken NJ 2014 - Diamond Gymnastics

Pulse of life at 8th & Willow (Grand Bakery) – A new gym?

5/1/2013 Update:

The old Grand Bakery spot at 8th & Willow Avenue is so old – it wasn’t even open when Hoboken411 started over seven years ago.

A pulse of life has been taking place at the location as of late, as workers have been seen making changes to the long-defunct corner spot.

When I asked them recently what was coming next, they replied (rather unintelligibly), “Fitness center. Work out.” Which I asked “A new gym?” And they concurred. Take that for what it’s worth.

But whatever it may be (classes, weights, machines, other types of cardio – or “all of the above”), not too many Hoboken gyms close to this location in town, which may be good for those who love spending their spare time struggling towards some peak fitness goal. So if true, this may be a pretty good business idea.

Grand Bakery 8th Street Willow Ave Hoboken NJ in 2010 - Diamond Gymnastics

Grand Bakery 8th Street Willow Ave Hoboken NJ in 2013 - Diamond Gymnastics

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Friday, January 10, 2014 2:47 pm

Maybe not. Considering how fat some these kids in Hoboken are, this could be a money making machine…

Friday, May 3, 2013 9:00 am

Realscoop! Greatly designed bldg. planned for site. I believe it was approved by ZBA.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 9:55 pm

Is that building big enough for anything but some dinky foo foo boutique gym? Maybe it’s a teardown anyway.

Retro Fitness is spreading across NJ like a pandemic. $20/month and that much better than Planet Fitness. That’s my hope – and the fear of NYSC et al.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013 10:02 pm

It has about a 5,000 SF footprint. It goes back pretty far. They’ve been installing some CMU blocks on the dilapidated part toward the back where there used to always be the Spanish billboard. [quote comment=”220626″]Is that building big enough for anything but some dinky foo foo boutique gym? Maybe it’s a teardown anyway.Retro Fitness is spreading across NJ like a pandemic. $20/month and that much better than Planet Fitness. That’s my hope – and the fear of NYSC et al.[/quote]

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 8:37 pm

There is a gym (“fitness boutique” or something) on 6th and Willow. Are gyms now in the same category of “Never Have Enough” dry cleaners and nail salons? Good luck to them nonetheless- anything is better than an empty abandoned storefront for those in that neighborhood.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 7:28 pm

Wow, that is a great business idea. I lived near there for a few years starting in 2001. Even when it was a bakery, I was suspicious that it was a front for some mob-owned business. Cookies and bread were stale, not many ppl manning the counter, etc.

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