Classes

Kindergym & GymChallenge groups 2013-2014:

Term 1 Mon 2nd Sept 2013 to Sun 27th Oct 2013
Term 2 fees to be paid by Sun 13th Oct 2013
Half-term holiday Mon 28th Oct to Sun 3rd Nov
Term 2 Mon 4th Nov 2013 to Sun 12th Jan 2014
Term 3 fees to be paid by Sun 15th Dec 2013
Christmas holidays Thur 23rd Dec to Sun 5th Jan
Term 3 Mon 13th Jan 2014 to Sun 16th March 2014
Term 4 fees to be paid by Sun 2nd Mar 2014
Half-term holidays Mon 17th Feb to Sun 23rd Feb
Term 4 Mon 17th March 2014 to Sun 25th May 2014
Term 5 fees to be paid by Sat 11th May 2014
Easter holidays Tue 8th Apr to Mon 21st April 2014
May bank holiday Mon 5th May
Term 5 Mon 2nd June 2014 to Sun 27th July 2014
Fees for Sept term to be paid on by Sat 13th July 2014
Half term holiday Mon 26th May to Sun 1st June
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Pre-school Kindergym

(children 18 months to 4 years)
The aim of the pre-school kindergym is to provide the children with a secure environment in which they can gain self-confidence. Through movement exploration, without competition or pressure, we use children’s natural tendencies to run, jump, crawl, roll and climb in an environment which is purposefully designed. The philosophy and goals are to develop each child’s gross motor skills to their fullest, to heighten the child’s self-confidence level and a stronger self-discipline through movement.

During the one hour session the children work under the direction and guidance of the Centre’s gymnastics coach/teacher. Parents play a major role in the supervision of their child’s learning.

Comfortable clothing should be worn, allowing the children to move easily and safely.
Bare feet are recommended for the children.

Classes occur at the following times

Monday 1pm to 2pm
Tuesday 11am to 12am
Tuesday 1pm to 2pm
Wednesday 11am to 12am
Wednesday 1pm to 2pm

Coaches: Katie Walsh, Trevor Pugh, Mark Langley
Fees Annual Pre-school registration fee
Term Fee (8 weeks)

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Gym Tots Kindergym

(children 4 years to 7 years)

The aim of Gym Tots Kindergym is to provide the children with a secure environment in which they can gain self-confidence.

During the 45 minute session the children work under the direction and guidance of the Centre’s gymnastic coach/teacher. Parents are encouraged to assist in the children’s learning and gain confidence and knowledge in the art of coaching.

The children work in small groups and learn rebound skills, vaulting skills, rolling and balance skills and swinging skills.

Comfortable clothing should be worn, allowing the children to move easily and safely. Bare feet are recommended for the children.

Classes occur at the following times

Monday 4.00pm to 4.45pm
Tuesday 4.00pm to 4.45pm
Wednesday 4.00pm to 4.45pm
Friday 4.00pm to 4.45pm
Saturday 9.00am to 9.45am
Saturday 9.45am to 10.30am
Sunday 10.00am to 10.45am

Coaches: Harry Pickup, Joyce Bolchover, Mark Langley, Adam Coogans & Trevor Pugh

Fees – Annual Gymtots registration fee
Term fee (8 weeks)

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Gym Challenge

(children 7 years+)

The aim of the Gym Challenge is to develop a sound base in gymnastic skills, progressing systematically through the Centre’s own award scheme.Children are introduced at level 1 and follow a training programme linking the training elements to the award scheme. Assessment takes place at regular times throughout the year.The philosophy and goals are to develop physical skills within an atmosphere of enjoyment and discipline, ensuring progressive mobility and strength training to aid skill acquisition. Through this understanding of movement will come self-confidence and self discipline.

Classes occur at the following times

Monday 5.00pm to 6.00pm Boys only
Tuesday 5.00pm to 6.00pm Girls only
Wednesday 5.00pm to 6.00pm Boys only
Thursday 5.00pm to 6.00pm Girls only
Friday 5.00pm to 6.00pm Mixed from years
Saturday 10.30am to 11.30am Mixed from 7 to 8 years
Saturday 11.30am to 12.30pm Mixed from 7 years
Sunday 10.45am to 11.45am Mixed from 8 years

Coaches:Harry Pickup, Joyce Bolchover, Mark Langley, Adam Coogans and Trevor Pugh.

Annual Pre-school registration fee
Term fee (8 weeks)

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Adult classes

The classes cater for the 18+ age group. The sessions consist of a warm-up, flexibility and strength training, followed by a skills session. The minimum skill requirement is a handstand & cartwheel. In the latter part of the session individual strength training and conditioning circuits can be practiced in the conditioning room, or individual skills practiced in the training gyms. Relaxing in the sauna is recommended and a pleasant way to end the session.

The adult classes take place on a Wednesday evening beginning at 8.30 and finishing at 10pm. The class is for gymnastics training only and is based mainly on improving floor skills.

We appear to be the only Centre in the area that cater for adults, and have therefore had to implement the following procedure.

If you wish to attend the Wednesday evening class:

a. You must be over 18 years of age
b. You must be able to perform a cartwheel and a handstand
c. You must want to improve your gymnastics skills only.
Procedure:
1. Phone the gymnastics centre after 11am on the morning you wish to attend the centre.
2. You will be placed on the list for that Wednesday night only.
3. If the number of applicants exceeds 30 you will be informed that a place is not available that night.
4. If you attend on a night without a phone registration you will only be admitted if the numbers do not exceed 30
5. You cannot take part if you are late and do not complete the whole warm-up.

Coaches: Brian Pickup, Adam Coogans & Trevor Pugh
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