Balwyn Gymnastics Club is determined to make gymnastics accessible for everyone. We are an inclusive club that welcomes everyone with a passion for gymnastics.

We run accessible gymnastics programs for children of various intellectual and physical abilities.

Participants can start their gymnastics journey at a preschool age and continue throughout their school years.

Our gymnastics studio is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment including balance beams, bars, rings, trampolines and a sprung floor.

Children who participate in gymnastics will benefit from:

  • learning how to jump, land and fall safely;
  • building self-esteem, preparing the body and mind for life’s challenges;
  • developing fundamental movement patterns;
  • enhancing their flexibility;
  • increasing their balance;
  • increasing both aerobic and anaerobic endurance;
  • gaining unique long-term bone forming and strengthening advantages.

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Program levels


Ages: 5+ years

Class duration: 60 minutes

GoZone is a therapeutic gymnastics program providing children with physical or intellectual disabilities the opportunity to participate in gymnastics.

GoZone is tailored to the individual needs of each participant, providing an engaging and supportive environment for children to develop balance, confident body movement, functional strength and flexibility.

Special Olympics

Ages: 8+ years

Class duration: 60 minutes

Our Special Olympics gymnastics program is designed for gymnasts with intellectual disabilities and allows the opportunity to develop physical fitness, strength, balance, flexibility, coordination, confidence and friendships.

Participants learn routines which they can perform at various Special Olympics competitions throughout the year.

How to join

Interested in joining our accessible gymnastics program? Complete the enquiry form on this page.

Additional support for children

We use Social Stories to support children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), intellectual disability, social communication difficulties and anxiety.

Social Stories are a learning resource that help children navigate common social situations. The resources that we use have been designed by Gymnastics Victoria in partnership with Step by Step Psychology. You can view them below.

We also have our own Social Story, which was created by Access Ability Australia specifically for gymnastics lessons at Boroondara Sports Complex.

Our Social Story explains what your child can expect at our gymnastics sessions including who they’ll meet, what activities they might do, and how they might feel. This is a great resource for children who may require additional support to feel comfortable and confident at our programs.


Frequently asked questions

  • How can my child change classes or move up a level?

    Once the participant displays 70 - 80% competency in the skills for their current level, the coach will issue them with a ‘level transfer’ notice and ‘level passed’ certificate. This notice must then be taken to reception to make and confirm the relevant changes. Changes will not be made automatically. Upgrades and changes are dependent on class availability. Additional fees may be applicable when changing classes or increasing the number of training hours.

  • What should my child wear?

    Balwyn Gymnastics Club requires participants to wear comfortable, appropriately sized active wear to all gymnastics programs. No jewellery should be worn by participants as this has the potential to cause injury to the gymnast / coach and may damage apparatus. Earrings should not be worn, however small studs are acceptable. 

    Hair should be tied back neatly and should not get into the participants eyes or face. We encourage participants to use personal hygiene products such as deodorant.

    A club hoodie, leotard (sleeveless or long sleeved design) and club T-shirt are available for all participants in the program to purchase at an additional cost. Please see reception for further information.

  • Can I take photos of my child?

    Balwyn Gymnastics Club does not permit parents, guardians, spectators or participants to take photographs of children participating in gymnastics programs. YMCA is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people. We are aware that photography and video can be misused for inappropriate purposes, and by prohibiting this behaviour, can minimise the risk of misuse within our programs.

    Full details of the YMCA Safeguarding Children and Young People can be obtained on request at the centre or online.

  • Make-up class policy
    • You must register your absence, via the online customer portal, two hours prior to the class starting.
    • You must not have exceeded the number of available make-up classes per student (five annually).
    • If your regular class falls on a public holiday or Easter Sunday, you will not be charged. There are no classes or make-up class replacements for public holidays and Easter Sunday.
    • Make-up classes have an expiry of 90 days from the absent class. Make-up classes not claimed within 90 days will be forfeited.
    • Absences can be registered 14 days in advance.