It’s hard not to watch in wonder as gymnasts perform seemingly impossible feats of acrobatics, strength and flexibility. Twisting, tumbling, landing, balancing, celebrating. The beauty, grace, strength and skill of a trained gymnast is arguably one of the most beautiful sights in sport.
Gymnastics is simply great exercise for the whole body, improving strength, fitness, balance and co-ordination. It provides a foundation for the development of physical skills, and bodily self-awareness, which can improve general gymnastic performance and can be readily transferred to other sports and physical activities.
Gymnastics is fun for people of all age groups. Children particularly enjoy the physical challenges, the development of new skills, the possibilities for weightless ‘flight’ and the ability to fall – safely and with nothing more than a bruised ego!
Gymnastics requires discipline, to train, to follow coaching instructions, to learn new skills and to attain ever more advanced goals. As early difficulties and setbacks are overcome with practice and perseverance, gymnasts are rewarded with improved confidence and enhanced self-esteem.
Gymnastics can, of course, be competitive – although this is a matter of personal choice. Those that elect to do so can give full rein to their competitive instincts – learning to become successful at both winning and losing!
Gymnastics actively welcomes parental involvement – to encourage, to support, to nurture, to spectate and to cheer.
Increased flexibility can be an effective aid to the reduction of injury. By learning and combining movements, a gymnast can attain greater flexibility and bodily control.
It also helps encourage a healthy lifestyle, including regular physical activity and eating a well-balanced diet.
Weight-bearing activities – including gymnastics – can develop strong healthy bones.
Research has indicated that children who participate in physical activities like gymnastics are likely to have increased self-esteem.
Gymnastics is a very social sport. It provides opportunities to meet new people, make friends, be respectful of others, train and learn co-operatively and, often, work as part of a team.
If you are thinking of joining or would like to enrol your son/daughter onto one of our classes, please consider the following information………
Is your child a beginner to the sport or had very little experience in gymnastics or trampolining?
If yes, then please click on the link below or ‘Classes’ that can be found at the top of the page, then click on Recreational Gymnastics or Trampolining at the top of the page. Please follow the contact information on this page.
Is your child experienced in the sport of gymnastics and has previously been a member of a gymnastics club before?
If yes, then please click on the link below and fill out our form. Please give details of your child’s DOB, your contact telephone number, previous experience and level of ability. We will get back in contact with further details.