60 minutes 1 class per week
This class is perfect for kids who are attending primary school, aged 5-7 years. It’s a fundamental gymnastics class which provides children with the opportunity to develop a love of movement while improving their strength, core stability, fitness and fundamental movement skills like running, jumping and landing, swinging, climbing, rolling, balancing and more. Gymnastics skills like handstands, cartwheels and pullovers are developed as part of this program. We value individual improvements in fundamental movement skills over the perfection of gymnastic skills, and we provide regular opportunities for children to achieve new skills. The structure of the class is as follows:
- Group warm up – fun fitness games, stretching, strength and gymnastics shapes and positions
- Floor work – developing skills like handstands, cartwheels, rolls, leaps and turns to progress through our unique levels system
- Bars or beam work – alternating each fortnight, athletes work on apparatus based gymnastics skills
- Fundamentals or trampoline work – alternating each fortnight athletes work on fundamental gymnastics skills like handstand and cartwheel progressions, or trampoline and valuting skills
We believe that in order for a child to embrace physical education as an integral part of their lifestyle it must be challenging, it must intriguing and it must be fun. Our students are taught to break down their dreams into smaller, more manageable steps rather than huge, overwhelming goals. In our GymFun classes we teach kids to cartwheel, roll, flip and fall, and we teach them to do it safely. Using modified equipment and incorporating elements of other sports we are able to help kids to develop the skills to help them enjoy the freedom that being physically active allows.