About Sugarloaf Gymnastics

Sugarloaf Gymnastics is located in Network Enterprise, Kilcoole and is only a short drive away from Bray, Greystones, Delgany and other surrounding areas in Wicklow and South Dublin (view location on Google Maps here). It is the only gymnastics training centre in north Co. Wicklow, catering for children from 3.5 years of age. Sugarloaf Gymnastics, which is dedicated to providing excellent gymnastics training to children of all ages, has built up an excellent reputation in the area and has a team of highly qualified, professional, Irish and International coaches. We offer a broad range of classes from competitive to fun recreational, to advanced recreational, teenagers, parent and toddler to adult gymnastics in a safe and well equipped gymnastics environment, under the guidance of Garda Vetted Coaches.

We opened our facility in 2015 where our gymnasts are coached on a wide range of equipment; Floor, Balance Beam, Uneven Bars, Vault, Fast Track, Tumble Track and Trampette. The team at Sugarloaf are passionate about teaching and the sport of gymnastics. We believe it is an important sport to the growing child as it helps to develop flexibility, strength, discipline and coordination and can be beneficial to all children regardless of their ability.

Directors Sharon and Jamie run the day to day operations and head up the excellent team of Irish and international coaches who provide classes 6 days a week.

While we are open Monday – Saturday, our office hours are Tuesday and Thursday 10.00am – 5.00pm. If you would like to contact us, please drop us an email through our contact page here. This is the best way to communicate with us as we teach classes late into the evening and cannot always be reached by phone. If looking to speak with us via phone, please call between our office hours on Tuesday and Thursday.

About Gymnastics

Gymnastics provides a fun and safe activity  that gets children physically active.  Not only does the sport provide a good, solid fitness foundation, gymnastics also provides many other benefits, from socialisation skills to life skills to basics that can enhance performance in other sports.

The number one reason gymnastics is great for children — it’s FUN. There’s no where else that  children can run, jump, flip, swing, tumble and use all of their energy in a single class. If your toddler is active, climbing on everything and jumping on the bed or other furniture, this is a good sign, you should bring them to Sugarloaf Gymnastics.  Going to the gym allows children the freedom to have fun in a safe environment. Gymnastics is one of the only activities a child can begin when he or she learns to walk. Most sports  require children to be a particular age. You can’t put your child in basketball, football or rugby as a toddler. Gymnastics is the first form of organised activity in which your child can participate.

Gymnastics also offers cognitive benefits.  When children are engaging in gymnastics, they are exercising their brains as well as their bodies. Research suggests that there is a strong connection between physically fit children and academic achievement. Children who take part in gymnasts are getting the opportunity to engage in physical fitness that encourages a healthy brain function. Nerve cells multiply and connections in the brain are strengthened.

10 Reasons why your child should enrol in gymnastics

  1. It’s fun
  2. Develops strength
  3. Develops flexibility
  4. Develops coordination
  5. Teaches listening skills
  6. Gains self -esteem and confidence
  7. Provides social interaction with peers
  8. Teaches goal setting
  9. Develops cognitive abilities to help in the classroom
  10. Develops skills to enhance other sports

We highly recommend reading this article to understand the other benefits that your child can achieve by joining our gymnastics classes.

 Looking to join? Check our current availability here