**Please note as of 2020 we no longer run Adult Gymnastics Classes, this is an old article**
This is the fourth instalment in Kilkenny Gymnastics Academy’s “find out more” series, introducing our Recreation Gymnastics program. You can read more about Mini Gym here , Parent & Toddler sessions here and Recreation Gymnastics here.
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.
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. British Gymnastics shared this great video which will give you an idea of what to expect!
What should I bring?
A sense of humour and a open mind! We do recommend trying class out with a friend also and 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.
Where do I sign up and when do classes begin?
Adult Gymnastics Class will begin in October 2018, keep an eye out on the website for more information coming soon where you will be able to sign up to classes!