**Please note as of 2020 we no longer run Adult Gymnastics Classes, this is an old article**
Places are now available to book to join Term 2 of Adult Gymnastics Class.
Adult 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. We can’t let the children have all the 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.
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.
We teach basic gymnastics with the view to progressing to more advanced skills once basic shapes, strength, understanding and skills have been achieved. Safety is of the utmost important at KGA! Great fun and progress can be had from learning the basics correctly!
British Gymnastics shared this great video which will give you an idea of what to expect!
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 an open mind! We do recommend trying class out together 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.
What is the cost?
The term fee is €75 plus a mandatory yearly Gymnastics Ireland Insurance and membership fee (€40) which is valid from September 1st ’18 – August 31st ’19. Following the first term, you will then only pay the term fee.
Where do I sign up and when do classes begin?
Adult Gymnastics Class Term 2 will begin on March 20th 2019. Places are booked via our website.
Can I do pay as I go?
We do not run drop in classes for any of our classes at KGA, all places must be booked in advance for insurance reasons
We offer an 8 week term where 6 classes can be attended (because adults are busy people!)
Can I try a class out first?
We ran a series of try it out classes in November and January, additional try it out classes may be available at a later date.
What are the term 2 18/19 dates?
- March: 20th, 27th
- April: 3rd, 10th
- May: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd
- No Classes: April 17th & 24th
Please note that should sufficient numbers not be attending class on the given evening, the class will be rescheduled.
How to book via the website?
- Click “join now” on the homepage here
- Proceed through to Easy Payments Plus
- Select Wednesday from the drop down menu
- 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.