Gymnastics is the perfect activity to prepare preschool 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:

  • learning how to jump, land and fall safely;
  • building self-esteem, preparing the body and mind for life’s challenges;
  • developing listening skills;
  • 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.

Interested in joining our preschool gymnastics program? Take a look at our program levels below and follow the links to join online.

Not ready to join online? Submit an enquiry to find out more about our gymnastics programs.

Program levels


Ages: 1 - 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.

Join PreGym


Ages: 4 - 5 years

Class duration: 60 minutes

KinderFun is the perfect starting point in gymnastics for children aged four to five 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.

Join KinderFun


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.

  • How to book preschool gymnastics

    To book preschool gymnastics you will need to create a parent account, add a child and then book.

    If you already have an account with the child you wish to book for, you can skip to step three.

    1. Create account
      • Select book now on the buttons on this page or visit online customer portal.
      • Select 'Join or 'book now!'
      • Select 'Boroondara Sports Complex'.
      • Select ‘Swimming lessons/gymnastics’.
      • Select 'Casual bookings'.
      • The option of ‘Create Parent/Guest account’ will display. Select ‘Next’.
      • Complete your details.

    2. Add a child
      • On the welcome page that loads select ‘Enrol a student or make a casual booking’.
      • Select 'Boroondara Sports Complex'
      • Complete the child’s details you wish to book for. Select ‘Create account’.
      • Complete the questions to find out what level your child is eligible to enrol in.

    3. Book
      • In the menu select ‘Swimming Lessons / Gymnastics’
      • You can use the filter to select relevant 'Activity type' (e.g. Gymnastics - Foundation Program) and 'Level' e.g. (PreGym or Kinderfun).
      • Select your day and time from the calendar.
      • Select ‘Enrol now'.
      • In the pop up window select the child you wish to register.

    4. Make payment
      • Pay for a single session via credit / debit card.
      • You will receive an email confirming your booking. Please note payment is required to hold your booking. Non-payments will automatically be cancelled.
  • Booking conditions

    Bookings open seven days prior to the class start time (to the minute).

    Cancellation policy

    Casuals / multi-visits: Cancellations made no later than 60 minutes before your booking will result in a product return being added to your online customer account. Bookings cannot be cancelled after your booking or less than 60 minutes prior and are not allocated a credit.