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:

  • Enhanced development of fundamental movement patterns
  • Enhanced flexibility
  • The ability to learn how to jump, land and fall safely
  • Increase in balance
  • An increase to both aerobic and anaerobic endurance
  • Unique long-term bone forming and strengthening advantages
  • Building self-esteem, preparing the body and mind for life’s challenges

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Program Levels

 

GymBasics

Ages: 5 - 6 years

Class Duration: 60 minutes

GymBasics is a gymnastics class designed for children aged 5 – 6 years that are attending primary school.

The program caters to children at a beginner level with no experience, as well as children continuing their progression from the preschool aged KinderFun program.

GymBasics focuses on enhancing the skills and activities that are required for future progression, while increasing each child's balance, body awareness, coordination and strength.

GymFun

Ages: 7 - 8 years

Class Duration: 60 minutes

GymFun is a skills-based program for children aged 7-8 years.

It is focused on the development of key gymnastics skills, such as handstands, cartwheels, swings and somersaulting activities. This class has a strong focus on participation, fitness, friendship and fun.

GymSkills

Ages: 9 - 12 years

Class Duration: 75 minutes

Class type: Gender specific

GymSkills is a skills-based program designed to challenge participants, allowing them to develop and master gymnastics skills beyond the beginner level.

Classes aim to physically prepare participants for more advanced gymnastics skills, improving strength, flexibility and coordination.

GymSkills Advanced

Ages: 10+ years

Class Duration: 120 minutes

Class type: Gender specific

GymSkills Advanced provides the opportunity for gymnasts to develop advanced gymnastics skills including handsprings and saultos.

There is an ongoing focus on the physical development of each child.

Gym4Me

Ages: 12 - 17 years

Class Duration: 60 minutes

Gym4Me is a recreational and non-competitive gymnastics participation program developed by Gymnastics Victoria to engage youth aged 12-17 years in the sport of gymnastics.

The program is designed for youth of all ability levels and is a uniquely participant-led program.

Classes are structured to provide participants with the independence to identify and work towards their own individualised goals. The program also has a strong focus on social engagement and enjoyment.

With regular attendance, there is potential for participants to transition into other recreational or competitive pathways available.

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