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General Gymnastics Classes
(Age from full time school 4yrs -16yrs+)


Eleanor, General Gymnastics department leader welcomes you…

 

What are these classes all about

​Our core offering at Affinity are our General Gymnastics classes. These classes include work on both floor and apparatus - think bars, beam, vault and tumble track.

If you aren't sure where to start... start here - its a little bit of everything and provides a great grounding for moving into other gymnastics disciplines or competitive squads in future should you wish.

This activity is where it all started as a club for us.  Our aim was then (and still is!) to offer the best in gymnastics coaching whilst focusing on fun, especially for those that attend once a week - we do all we can to make that hour or so the best hour of your week! It's all about coming and enjoying yourself, trying new things and progressing at your own rate.

We bring the gymnastics skills and friendly support, you bring a readiness to learn and try, add some fun and its a winning combination.
 

What happens at these classes?


​We use various apparatus to develop the full range of gymnastics skills including flexibility, balance, coordination and rhythm. Each week the gymnasts work on floor skills and apparatus chosen from bars, beam, vault or tumble track.

It's the best start in gymnastics possible and provides a grounding to progress further or develop into other gymnastic activities or other sports.

We switch up the equipment each week, one class is never exactly the same as the previous one - this strikes a good balance between allowing the repetition needed to master skills with no chance of getting bored.  The class length progresses with age with 4-6yrs classes being 45 min, 7-9yr olds have a 50 min class and 10-12yr train for 80 min.

For our 13yrs+ classes we run a slightly different class format, where the gymnasts have extra choice and input into their training (with our help of course!). We find this works great for this age group.
 

Competitive Gymnastics Classes
(Age from full time school 4yrs -16yrs+)


Denise, Competitive Gymnastics department leader welcomes you…

 

What are these classes all about

​A note on the wider world of competitive gymnastics - will my child go to they Olympics? Not to burst your bubble, but no, that’s not what we're aiming for here.

We LOVE the competitive gymnastics world but at elite level, its becoming waaaaay elite. To reach national levels at the elite end, typically gymnasts train in excess of 12 hours per week, often more, from a very early age. It's a BIG commitment for the whole family. That's fab for those that wish to go there and we'll be happy to recommend you alternative clubs should we feel a gymnast has potential for this route - we're proud to assist in this as each gymnast's development is most important to us, whether we get to teach them or not! At Affinity, we're focusing in a different area of gymnastics. We want our gymnasts to train hard, progress to their potential and perform well. But we also want them to be able to have other focuses in their life and family time. So we offer competitive opportunities at the lower side of training hours - its almost a different sport to the elite end now. But we love it and believe it allows a great balance. The competitions we enter have training hour limits which means we're all on the same level playing field. We work efficiently in our training sessions to get the most out of the time we spend together, so you can also enjoy other activities.

​How do I get into the squad? Entry is by trial and invitation. We're looking for gymnasts with the physical and mental potential to progress faster and to a higher performance level than our other class routes. For those already in other Affinity classes, our coaches continuously 'talent ID' and will nominate gymnasts for trials internally. You can also request one if you are interested - we've criteria for each squad. For those who aren't currently Affinity gymnasts but would like to be considered, you can book a 121 session with our lead coach, Denise Woolf, and she will assess if you are suitable. 

What happens at these classes?


We use various apparatus to develop the full range of gymnastics skills including flexibility, balance, coordination and rhythm. Each week the gymnasts work on floor skills as well as apparatus chosen from bars, beam, vault or tumble track. It's the best start in gymnastics possible and provides a grounding to progress further or develop into other gymnastic activities or other sports.

We switch up the equipment each week, one class is never exactly the same as the previous one - this strikes a good balance between allowing the repetition needed to master skills with no chance of getting bored. The class length progresses with age with 4-6yrs classes being 45 min, 7-9yr olds have a 60 min class and 10-12yr train for 90 min.

For our 13yrs+ classes we run a slightly different class format, where the gymnasts have extra choice and input into their training (with our help of course!). We find this works great for this age group.

 

Pre-School Gymnastics Classes 

(Age from 3-5yrs)

 

What are these classes all about

 

Pre-school is a real highlight of our classes at Affinity. Of course you can start gymnastics at any age (even 80! seriously, it's happened!) however we really see the best from those that start as young children. The benefit gained in learning how to use your body, social skills, responding to challenges and instilling fun with movement is extra important and pays dividends with our young ones.

Our coaches have an amazing connection with the children.  Each child is provided with exactly what they need to succeed. Our pre-school gymnastics sessions are full of FUN, serious learning and kindness.
 

What happens at these classes?


We have two types of independent pre-school classes for children aged 3 to school age - core pre-school and freestyle class (we call this one the 'mini-ninjas'!). Both are great. We find those with extra adventurous and confident energy enjoy the mini-ninjas, which is more dynamic and free flowing when compared to our core classes. Not that they are dull! There's always lots of activities on offer at both classes, it's just that the pace is different.

We develop  confidence and social skills in preparation for school and body awareness whilst in a gymnastics environment.

 

A Typical Session consists of:
  • ​Musical warm up and creative play with different hand apparatus each week to develop hand to eye coordination, team work and body awareness
  • Serious fun and positive environment at our classes.
  •  Skill development on vault, beam, bars, mini trampoline and floor
  • Cool down and creative play with hand apparatus to develop body strength or flexibility.

 

When are these classes on?

General Gymnastics

General Gymnastics (4-6 yrs)

Monday 4:10-4:55pm and 5:15-6pm, Tuesday 4:10-4:55pm, 5:15-6pm, 6:15-7pm ; Wednesday 4:10-4:55pm and 5:15-6pm; Thursday 4:00-4:45pm, 5:00-5:45pm, 6-6:45pm ; Friday 4:00-4:45pm and 5:00-5:45pm; Saturday 9:45-10:30am, 10:45-11:30am, 11:45am-12:30pm, 1:15-2pm, 1:45-2:30pm, 2:15-3pm

General Gymnastics (7-9 yrs)

Monday 4-4:50pm,6:15-7:05pm; Tuesday 4-4:50pm; Wednesday 6:15-7:05pm; Thursday 4:15-5:05pm; Friday 4:15-5:05pm, 5:20-6:10pm and 6-6:50pm; Saturday 9:30-10:20am, 12:40-1:30pm

General Gymnastics (10-12 yrs)

Monday 5:05-6:25pm; Friday 6:25-7:45pm ; Saturday 10:35-11:55am

General Gymnastics (13+ yrs)

Monday 6:40-8pm
 

Competitive Gymnastics

   PEARLS

For young gymnasts aged 4-6years old, learning good basic gymnastics skills and conditioning (that’s all the strength and flexibility and other physical attributes performance gymnasts need).
Mondays 4-4:50pm

  AMETHYST (UKGymnastics Levels 10/9)

Age 7-9  Tuesdays 5:05-6:25pm & Wednesday 5:05-6:25pm

  EMERALDS (UKGymnastics Levels 10/9)

Age 9+  Wednesdays 6:40-8pm and Thursdays 5:20-6:40pm

  DIAMONDS (UKGymnastics Level 8+)

From age 8 upwards, gymnasts train twice a week:
Tuesdays 6:40-8:10pm and Thursdays 6:55-8:25pm
 

Pre-School Gymnastics

We are currently running 6-week courses in June/July 2021 - follow the    button to book your space.

Pre-School Gymnastics    

Tue 8 June - Tue 13 July 2021 1-1:45pm 

Pre-School Gymnastics

Tue 8 June - Tue 13 July 2021 1-1:45pm 

Mini-Ninja's Freestyle Pre-School Gymnastics

Wed 9 June - Wed 14 July 2021 1-1:45pm 

Mini-Ninja's Freestyle Pre-School Gymnastics

Wed 9 June - Wed 14 July 2021 2-2:45pm 


FULL timetable here
 

Testimonials

We LOVE our gymnastics. But don't just take our word for it, here's some feedback we've received from Affinity members to help you decide if you'd like to join us (these are all reviews from our FB page):





You can see lots more by following to our Testimonals page here
 

Where are these classes on

All of the above Gymnastics classes are held at:
 
Affinity HQ

Sheredes Primary School (Classes at Sheredes are on hold - Sept 2020)

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