Our Adult Gymnastics Class will be making it’s return from it’s summer break on Thursday September 26th!
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, it is strictly fun gymnastics skills such a cartwheels, handstands etc.
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 joining in with the rest of the class after warm up.
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 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 Thursday 26th September 8.20 – 9.35pm (Sept: 26th / Oct: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th / Nov: 7th, 14th, 21st)
What is the cost?
€114 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 booked online, not pay per go classes. Missed classes cannot be carried over into the next term (without a medical note) and classes may be cancelled on the day if sufficient numbers are not attending.
Can I try before I book a term?
Yes, you can avail of 1 free Try It Out class – but you must book into the session date (free to book), the first chance will be 26th September.
How to book via the website?
- Click “book here” on our website homepage 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