Foundation Recreation Class

The recreational Foundation classes are our starting point for young gymnasts. Children who are four and over start their gymnastics experience with us here, receiving a well balanced programme of gymnastics activities.

Activities here include floor work, vaulting and rebound activities, all of which helps the children to achieve a solid foundation of gymnastics skills on which to build. Gymnasts in these classes also get the opportunity to begin working towards their skill and activity proficiency awards which recognise and reward their ongoing achievements.

These classes are one hour sessions taking place mainly in our dedicated Teaching Gym.

Foundation class parents are required to stay and accompany their children, to encourage them and to observe the excitement of these classes.

Foundation classes in our Teaching Gym

Our Teaching Gym is purposely designed with young gymnasts’ needs in mind.

The benefits of learning gymnastics

Our expert coaches are highly experienced at working with youngsters at different stages of development and all levels of ability.

Our recreational classes help children learn the core skills to advance in the sport of gymnastics. They’re also of great help in improving:

  • Confidence
  • Self-discipline
  • Strength & Flexibility
  • Agility
  • Coordination
  • Spacial awareness
  • Social interaction

In addition, learning gymnastics is also of great benefit to a child’s participation and development in other sports.

Foundation Class Times

Our Foundation classes are one hour sessions running seven days a week. For the full timetable (and information on booking classes), please visit our Timetables & Booking page.

Moving on to Advanced Gymnastics

When a gymnast reaches an ability beyond what we feel is the Foundation experience they will be invited to attend our more advanced classes, to build on their skills and accomplishments.

To advance, the coaches will be looking for the gymnasts to show a good understanding and progress in the following fundamental skill areas:

  • Backward roll

  • Forward roll

  • Cartwheel
  • Kick up towards handstand (being able to support weight on arms)

All our Advanced Recreational Gymnastics classes take place in the Main Gym.