**Please note as of 2020 we no longer run Adult Gymnastics Classes, this is an old article**
Our popular Adult Gymnastics Class will return from its Christmas break on Wednesday January 15th 2020, those interested in the class can join us on this date and book into a Try It Out Class or book into the remainder of the term. Please note there are only 6 places available to try it out and to join Term 2. Read on to find out more information.
“We can’t let the children have all the fun!”
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. 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 Fast 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 after warm up our coaches will run through some landing drills with you and encourage you to take 5 – 10 mins to try out the equipment before joining in the structured class.
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! Our classes are structured and taught by the coaches.
What should I bring?
A sense of humour and an 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 2 has already begun running Wednesdays 8.20 – 9.30pm (Nov: 20th, 27th Dec: 4th, Jan: 15th, 22nd, 29th, Feb 5th, 12th) with only 6 places remaining to join the class available – book your place here. New members will join into term 2 which has 5 weeks remaining.
- Try It Out Class runs Wednesday January 15th 8.20 – 9.30pm, only 6 places are available and must be booked online here.
What is the cost?
€12.50 per person for Try It Out Class
€120 for your first 6 week Term (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 out of the 8 in the term 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 and cash options are not available.
*Note that fee’s may vary slightly depending on when you join the term, €12.50 per class. and €45 insurance will always be the baseline.
How to book via the website?
- Click “book here” and click on “book camp/other 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