Gymnastics is the perfect activity to prepare children for long-term participation in sport and helps to develop the fundamental movement skills for life.
Our state of the art gymnastics facility is fully equipped with balance beams, bungee, climbing ropes, foam pit, parallel bars, rings, sprung floor, trampolines, uneven bars and more.
Children who participate in gymnastics will benefit from:
- Enhanced development of fundamental movement patterns
- Enhanced flexibility
- Ability to learn how to jump, land and fall safely
- Increase in balance
- Increase to both aerobic and anaerobic endurance
- Unique long-term bone forming and strengthening advantages
- Building self-esteem, preparing the body and mind for life’s challenges
LaunchpadSuitable for: Children aged five to 14 years
The YMCA Launchpad program involves all apparatus and gymnastics disciplines. The aim of the program is to develop life skills including; confidence, self esteem, discipline, body awareness, strength, flexibility and movement foundations from which the basis of all other sports are formed.
Classes are available every day of the week.
GymstarSuitable for: Children aged five to 14 who have progressed from the Launchpad program
Gymstar is a recreational-competitive program with an emphasis on technique and execution. Gymnasts progress through Gymstar levels and attend external competitions to perform competitive level skills. Gymstar classes are grouped according to age and ability. It builds further on the skills already learned in the Launchpad program.
Classes are available Monday to Saturday at a variety of times depending on the level.
Suitable for: Children aged 10 to 16 years old
This class is suitable for teens who have not participated in gymnastics before. This class will develop skills for the intention of moving into our Launchpad program.
Classes are on
- Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 5:00pm - 5:45pm
- Saturday 12:00pm - 12:45pm