Gymnastics Programme - Gym for ALL (GfA)
We run gymnastics classes for all ages and stages from 5 years to adults, from beginners to more advanced gymnasts. Classes at all levels help participants develop co-ordination, strength, flexibility, fitness and confidence, as well as heaps of awesome gymnastics skills.
Classes start with a warm-up including the key gymnastics shapes and positions before gymnasts separate into small groups to work on their gymnastics skills across all apparatus.
Our programme runs in three levels:
- GYMFUN - beginner level
- GYMADVANCE - intermediate level
- GYMPLUS - advanced recreation level
Each term we offer fun events for all gymnasts to keep everyone motivated and to show off their successes.
For more details on our classes check out our 2019 timetable and the information below.
Our GymFun programme centres on teaching all beginner level gymnastics skills in a fun environment. After a group warm-up gymnasts work with their coach for the term on a range of skills and drills at each apparatus. Gymnasts work at the age and ability level specific to the class they are in.
To ensure gymnasts are always on the go, a circuit approach is used with each activity designed to develop the strength, co-ordination and flexibility needed to achieve at this level. Skills are broken down to make the technique easier to learn.
Boys classes focus on the development of skills for mens gymnastics on rings, p-bar, bar, floor, tumble track and vault. The programme is designed to be high energy, with skills from across gymnastics codes to motivate and challenge participants.
These classes have an emphasis on technique and performing skills safely. At each apparatus the coach will lead participants through a variety of gymnastics skills, strength, coordination, flexibility and fitness activities.
Our GymAdvance programme builds on the skills learnt in GymFun and incorporates flexibility and strength training so that gymnasts can progress through the next level of skills
Following a group warm-up and stretch gymnasts train on each apparatus learning skills and drills to help perfect their technique and extend their skills.
Gymnasts in GymAdvance also have the opportunity be part of HCG Squad and compete in regional competitions.
See more information on HCG squad below.
Women's and Men's Gymnastics
Gym Plus classes are designed for gymnasts aged 9+ who are ready for the next step in gymnastics skill progressions beyond what can be learnt in a one hour class.
We also run GymPlus Junior for 6-8 year olds who are ready to be extended beyond our GymAdvance class.
At this level gymnasts are able to specialize in the area they enjoy the most and focus on learning advanced recreation skills. GymPlus gymnasts also have the opportunity to be part of HCG Squad if they choose to. For more information see the tab below:
For anyone aged 13 - 17 years gymnasts learn basic to advanced gymnastics skills in a fun, engaging environment with event participation opportunities.
The teen class offers a relaxed and social atmosphere where our coaches work with gymnasts at their level to develop new skills, strength and flexibility. Participants have the option of working with our coaches on skills they are keen to learn in 2 areas:
For gymnasts interested in trampolining we have a 13+ class - see details on our trampoline timetable.
We offer classes for adults (18+ year olds) from complete beginners to those who have done gymnastics before.
Whether you are keen to learn new skills, see what you can still do or take up something new and work on your strength and conditioning, this class is for you.
Check out our Teen and Adults Timetable at the link above for more information.