How long is the waiting list?
Currently, our waiting list is approximately 12 months long for gymnasts aged 4-8yrs, and 6-8 months long for 8yrs+. We require your child's name and date of birth, and an up to date contact number for yourself. Once we have a space for your child, we will contact you to arrange them coming in for a free trial session, and go from there.
What should my child wear for class?
Gymnasts starting out with us do not need to wear a leotard straight away! Leggings or shorts, and a t-shirt will be perfectly fine for starting out. After a term with us, we would expect all girls to be wearing a leotard (and shorts if you want), and all boys to be tidily dressed in shorts and a t-shirt, or a boys gymnastics leotard & shorts. ALL long hair must be tied back before class starts and ALL jewellery must be removed, or earrings taped up if can't be taken out yet. You must provide your own hair bobbles and earring tape for the class.
Are your classes insured?
Every gymnast in the club has to pay membership to British Gymnastics and the club. This is due in September of every year, and provides insurance for your gymnast, and us, whilst they're in the gym for classes. For pre-school gymnasts the cost is £14, and for all other gymnasts it is £23.
What are your term dates?
All of our term dates can be found on the 'Term Dates' page of our website. We work in blocks of 10 weeks throughout the year, and ONLY shut for 2 weeks at Christmas!
What will my child do in the lessons?
The class will start with a register, and then a group warm up will take place, led by one of our coaching team. Gymnasts will then be split into their groups, where they will go and work on 2 lots of apparatus, for 20 minutes on each. Coaches will then bring their group of gymnasts back to the floor area, where they will cool down and be dismissed.
The coaches work around a 6 week rotational basis, so all gymnasts get plenty of time to learn and improve their skills on each piece within the gym. The gymnasts will also work on elements of gymfit, strength & flex, as well as completing British Gymnastic badge awards two times a year (Sept & March).
Are you open during the school holidays?
Yes! We are only closed for 2 weeks over Christmas, so our classes run normally throughout the entire year. We do also run a holiday gym programme during the school holidays, alongside our normal sessions. More information can be found on this on our holiday programme page.
Are your coaches qualified?
All of our coaches are qualified, insured and DBS/CRB checked. There is always at least a level 2 coach in the gym, and our coach's qualifications range from core proficiency to level 3. All the coaches are insured with British Gymnastics, and first aid trained also.
Can we still join your classes after the term has started?
Our terms are 10 weeks long, and if we have spaces we do take people on during the term. The first session is a free trial if they've not been before, and you will then pay for however many weeks are left in the term.
Can parents watch?
We have a viewing gallery for our 'blue gym' upstairs, which contains our floor areas, and there are windows all along the wall of the funhouse which provide a space to view into our 'red apparatus' gym.
What is your ratio of children to coaches?
We like our ration to be 1 coach to 7 gymnasts, however in some classes it will be slightly more than this due to class size, age of gymnasts and number of coaches available!
How much does it cost?
For a block of 10 weeks, training 1 hour per week, fees are £48.90. Please see our Term Dates & Prices page for all other fees.
How long are the lessons?
Lessons for our recreational programme are 1 hour long, and then our improvers and Junior development sessions are 1 & 1/2 hours long. Please see our class timetable page for all our class times.
How old do you have to be to start?
To start in our Adult & child classes, gymnasts can be 18 months old or more. Our pre-school sessions then start when they turn 3, and we get them involved in our recreational programme from 4 & 1/2, as long as we have the space for them!
Where are you?
Our gym is located in the building at the back of the Fantastic Funhouse. Our address is at the bottom of this page, and you have to come to the reception of the funhouse and they will let you through and direct you to our door!