Gymnastics is the perfect activity to prepare school-age 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 school-age 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: 5 - 6 years

Class duration: 60 minutes

GymBasics is a gymnastics class designed for children aged from five to six 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.

Join GymBasics


Ages: 7 - 8 years

Class duration: 60 minutes

GymFun is a skills-based program for children aged seven to eight.

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.

Join GymFun


Ages: 9 - 12 years

Class duration: 75 minutes

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.

Join GymSkills

GymSkills Intermediate

Ages: 9 and above

Class duration: 90 minutes

GymSkills Intermediate is a gymnastics class designed for children who have progressed from our GymSkills Program. These classes focus on advancing skills and introducing more complex body movement. Our coaches also help gymnasts refine their current shaping and technique.



GymSkills Advanced

Ages: 10+ years

Class duration: 120 minutes

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.



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 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.
  • How to book school-age 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 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'
      • Select 'Swimming lessons / gymnastics'.
      • 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' (eg. Gymnastics - Foundational Program) and "Level" eg (GymBasics, GymFun or GymSkills).
      • 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.