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 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:
- Ability to learn how to jump, land and fall safely
- Building self-esteem, preparing the body and mind for life’s challenges
- Development of listing skills
- Enhanced development of fundamental movement patterns
- Enhanced flexibility
- Increase in balance
- Increase to both aerobic and anaerobic endurance
- Unique long-term bone forming and strengthening advantages
Interested in joining our Gymnastics program?
Get in touch with our Gymnastics Coordinator by:
Ages: 2 - 3 years
Class Duration: 45 minutes
|PreGym is a structured gymnastics program which teaches preschool aged children how to move their bodies confidently through jumping, landing, swinging, balancing, rolling and more.
PreGym classes are themed and incorporate free play, group activities and circuit-based gymnastics. Active participation and assistance from a parent or guardian is required.
Ages: 4 - 5 years
Class Duration: 45 minutes
|KinderFun is the perfect starting point in gymnastics for children aged 4-5 years. The program teaches the basics of gymnastics with a strong emphasis on participation, teamwork and safety.
This introductory level provides a foundation for confident movement in all sport, as well as establishing a strong base for more advanced gymnastics.
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