**Please note as of 2020 we no longer run Adult Gymnastics Classes, this is an old article**
Our popular Adult Gymnastics Class will be making it’s return from it’s summer break on Wednesday September 18th 2019 but before then we have an opportunity for those interested to try out a class before signing up to a term.
Mum and Dad’s want to get in on the fun and others want to get involved to further improve their performance in other sports. Read on to find out more.
We can’t let the children have all the fun!
Adults gymnastics is designed to develop core strength using gymnastics skills in a structured safe manner under the guidance of our expert team of coaches. Adults work to their own abilities using the various gymnastics apparatus with an emphasis on strength, conditioning, flexibility, and body awareness. It is our goal to give all our adults the most rounded experience of gymnastics and develop their own gymnastics potential which can be a great advantage for participation in other sports or simply as an exciting fitness tool, and most of all have fun!
Who is it for?
This class is for men and women aged 18+.
What are the benefits?
Gymnastics is a great sport to improve strength, flexibility, body awareness, confidence. It provides a good movement foundation for transferring to other sports too.
Do I need to have done gymnastics before?
No previous experience is required to join Adult Gymnastics. We cater for beginners up to ex-gymnasts and coaches. No experience is necessary, many of our current members in our sister club Sugarloaf Gymnastics have come through our doors, very shy, having never done a tumble before and after the first class or after a couple of weeks have left having performed a cartwheel, handstand or a front somersault! We also have had many adults attend class who have definitely missed their true calling as a gymnast!
What happens in a typical class?
Class kicks off with an easy group cardio warm up with some body conditioning mixed in. We then stretch out to prepare for working on the apparatus. We spread our time out between all of the apparatus; Bars, Beam, Floor, Vault, Trampoline and Tumble Track. We finish off with a gentle stretch and cool down at the end. Please note that we teach purely gymnastics skills, beginning with the mastering the basics and then advancing the skills. We do not teach calisthenics or parkour.
What should I expect?
A lot of laughing! Some nerves are normal but our coaches will encourage you to take 5 – 10 mins to try out the equipment before and to come to our Adult Gymnastics Try It Out night on Wednesday September 11th!
Are you going to try to teach me crazy things?
Not at all, we keep within your comfort zone but encourage you to bounce outside it just a little bit. For example we work on cartwheels, handstands, swings on the bars, walking on the beam and work our way up more difficult skills when both your body and mind are ready!
What should I bring?
A sense of humour and a open mind! We do recommend trying class out with a friend also and bringing a bottle of water.
What should I wear?
Leotards are not compulsory but if you really want to…! Wear something comfortable, for women we recommend leggings and a tshirt and for men fitted tracksuit bottoms or shorts and a t-shirt.
When do classes begin?
- Term 1 begins on Wednesday September 18th 8.20 – 9.30pm (Sept: 18th, 25th / Oct: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd / Nov: 6th, 13th)
- Try It Out Class runs Wednesday September 11th 8.20 – 9.30pm
What is the cost?
€10 per person for our Try It Out Class
€120 for Term 1 (includes a Compulsory €45 Gymnastics Ireland membership and insurance fee). This covers 6 classes, we run an 8 week term meaning that you only pay for & attend 6 classes and can miss 2 classes as we know that adults have very busy lives! After this Terms will cost €75 for 6 classes, please note that we do not offer drop in classes and only do term payments, not pay per go classes.
How to book via the website?
- Click “book here” and click on “book camp classes” or click here
- Proceed through to Easy Payments Plus
- Click “add to bill” on the item
- You will be asked to sign into your Easy Payments Account, if you do not have one click no and proceed through the prompts to set up and account.
- Please note it is very important that you state any previous serious injuries