Aerobic Gymnastics is a fast paced, high energy sport involving complex movement patterns and gymnastics skills performed to music. Gymnasts work to execute routines which can be performed as an individual, multiple or group.
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 Aerobic Gymnastics will:
- Build strength and flexibility
- Develop agility and co-ordination
- Grow in self-confidence
- Improve their aerobic endurance
- Develop team work skills and friendships
Interested in joining our Gymnastics program?
Get in touch with our Gymnastics Coordinator by:
Recreational Aerobic Gymnastics
Ages: 6 - 12 years
Class Duration: 1 hour
Our recreational aerobics classes are designed for children aged 6-12 years of age. These classes are a fun and exciting introduction to aerobics for beginner level athletes.
Gymnasts will learn fundamental aerobics skills, whilst also improving coordination, flexibility and strength.
Participants will begin to learn the seven basic aerobic steps as well as the basic gymnastics elements. These are then combined to create short routines for the gymnasts to execute.
Aerobic Gymnastics Competitive squad
Please note: Athletes are accepted into this program by invitation only
Our competitive aerobic gymnastics squad follows the Australian Levels Program; we currently offer Levels 2-6 at our facility.
These classes introduce athletes to fundamental movement patterns through choreographed routines.
Gymnasts will develop coordination, flexibility and strength, while also using time in our gymnastics space to progress their compulsory elements and skills needed for routines.
Our competitive aerobic gymnastics squad follows the Australian Levels Program. In conjunction with the ALP program we also offer Aerodance at our facility.
Frequently asked questions
How can my child change or upgrade to a new class?
Participants may change their class day or time, or upgrade to a new level at any time during or at the end of a term. Once the participant displays 70-80% competency in the skills for their current level, as per the Gymsafe/LaunchPad curriculum, 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. Participants are not permitted to wear socks, shoes, denim, dresses, skirts or stockings while participating in classes. 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. Coloured hair spray is not permitted. For older gymnasts, deodorant is required.
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 at victoria.ymca.org.au/privacy-policy/safeguarding-children.html