Classes

Little Penquins Play Gym

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These classes are designed for pre schoolers up to the age of 5 please click on the facebook link about to enquire/book these classes

9.30-10.30 and 10.30-11.30 Wednesday's, Thursdays & Friday's

Spaces are limited please visit the facebook page to book

Girls Kiwi Gym Fun ages 5 - 8

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Classes are held on Mondays  and Wednesdays 3.45-4.30 for girls aged 5-8years

There are 6 levels moving from Level 1, which is very basic consisting of body shaping, landing, springing, and ball, rope and hoop handling, through to quite complicated hanging, swinging, strength, rolling and rotating activities in Level 6.

The children who have not done any gymnastic classes usually start from Level 1, but sometimes older children may start at a higher level, depending on their ability and experience. It is usually best for them to start from the beginning. Those who are capable will move through the levels quite fast and we will be sure they have covered all their basic skills.

Certificates and cloth patches for these awards are available for purchase.

Pricing:  $110/term

14 September 2021 - Classes and waiting lists are currently full, unfortunately we will not be taking any more enrolments at this stage

Boys Recreational Gymnastics 

We currently run a session for boys alongside our Monday Gym Fun class - 3.45 - 4.30pm 

This class follows the same syllabus as our girls recreational artistic badges where gymnasts learn skills and routines based on vault, bar, beam, floor, parralel bars and rings These skills are assessed by our artistic judges within the club.

Ages 5+

Pricing - $120/term

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14 September 2021 - Classes and waiting lists are currently full, unfortunately we will not be taking any more enrolments at this stage

Aerobics level 1

Girls Recreational Gymnastics ages 8+ 

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Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3.45 - 4.45  for girls 8+ 

Pricing: $120/term 

14 September 2021 - Classes and waiting lists are currently full, unfortunately we will not be taking any more enrolments at this stage

Incentive awards

These awards are available in recreation Gym programmes. They cover artistic gymnastics, trampoline, rhythmic and aerobic awards. The classes work on artistic badges all year round and aerobics and trampoling for one term and rhythmic for two terms every year. 

Artistic - Gymnasts learn skills and routines based on vault, bar, beam,floor, parralel bars and rings. These skills are assessed by our artistic judges within the club.

Trampolining - Gymnasts learn skills and routines on the mini tramp and big tramp.  

Rhythmic - Gymnasts usually spend at least two terms earning rhythmic badges as they are quite complex.  Gymnasts learn skills and routines based around the rhythmic discliplines of Ribbon,Ball, hoop, clubs and freestyle 

Aerobics - Gymnasts learn and perform an aerobics routine.

There are 7 Levels in each discipline for which there are certificates and metal badges which can be purchased.

Badge assesment (apart from Artistic) is generally completed at the end of the term by an outside assessor and this may occur on a different day to your recreation classes. If your gymnasts wants to earn their badge they will need to be available on the day/s and time/s of assessment.

Once girls are finished all 7 levels of artistic badges they then move onto helping coach the younger gymnasts.

Profile skills

These are tested every week and a trophy is given to each class at the end of every term to the gymnast who has made the most progress.

There are five different skill sets which are tested, one per week on a rotational basis, they are based on handstands, straddles, splits, bridges and push/chin ups.  The skills associated with these get harder as the girls progress.

Aerobics level 2

Volunteering

Our club runs on volunteer coaches, we need parent help to run effectively, especially in the recreation classes.  If you could help out let us know! 

Aerobics level 3

Training Attire

Gymnasts should ideally wear a leotard or tight fitting clothing.  Other clothing could obstruct movement which is a safety concern.  No clothing with zips.  The Gym has a range of second hand leotards in the gym.

Belts, zips, jewelry, watches, fitbits should not be worn as sharp objects could damage our equipment.  Earing studs are acceptable.

Socks should be brought to all training sessions.

Hair must be tied up and out of the gymnasts face and eyes.

Our gymnasium can be cold in the winter, please wear layers, thermal tops and pants are encouraged

Class plan policy for boys and girls

The Club programmes are based on Gymnastics New Zealand recreation and Competitive programmes with the initial emphasis towards recreation gymnastics. Children must take part in recreation classes to be considered for inclusion in competitive training groups. They take part in these in addition to their recreation classes, not instead of them.

As children advance in competition work and develop a good knowledge of basic skills, they can become involved in helping coach groups junior to themselves, always under the supervision of senior coaches. In this way, they learn to regard themselves as an important part of their club and learn valuable leadership skills.