SATURDAY GYM MONKEYS
Age: 3 to 5 years
Price: £5.45 hr / class - 8 weeks @ £43.60
Times: 9-30 to 10-30 and 10.30am to 11.30
Yearly Charity Membership for gymnast: £24.00 ( non refundable)
Tel: 01908 647060/271822
THE CLUB OFFERS NO FREE LESSONS
Saturday Gym Monkeys is an extension of the weekly pre-school classes. Please remember your child needs to be three years old or older and clearly capable of being taught without parents around.
A structured class in essence which allows the child to develop and be able to cope with many aspects of the sport. They need to wear just shorts and tee shirt, with hair neatly tied back and clean hands and feet. It is very important that they are left with a drink which MUST be a sports pop up top kind. We do sell if you forget.
Saturday Gym Monkeys have been in operation since April 2000 and is the original pre-school class of the club and was started by head coach Alan who has always been in attendance until May 2003.
The classes are now headed by Pre-school coach Gina Tanswell and start with a warm up song often with a different theme each week.
The gymnasts are all taught to do forward rolls and if possible the progression to handstands and cartwheels. Then they are put into groups of between 5 and 8 and then they will learn to use: Trampette, Springboard, Vault, Bars, Fast track rebound work & the balance beams.
They will each year get the chance to compete within the club and also get the opportunity to work on certificates and badges twice a year.We also do wonderful Gymnastic rosettes which are a wonderful incentive and superb to collect too.
Parents will bring their child to the gym fill out a form with their child’s details and pay for the first class. Parents are not permitted in the gym once the class has started.
But are able to watch through the viewing window, but we do ask you to try and not be seen at the window throughout the whole lesson ....they otherwise spend the whole lesson watching you watching them, which can make it difficult for the coaches.
If after this initial first class, both the child and the parent are happy then payment for whatever remaining weeks are left in the ten week cycle must be paid by the following week.
These classes do have waiting lists but the club does try to keep things moving as best we can.
These classes are stepping stone classes for older classes that take place later in the day. If a child shows potential then they may be selected to attend development classes during the week.
These classes are very very popular and it where the child becomes more independent in her/his search to find their spatial awareness and balance. All done in an environment of warmth, colour and wall to wall padding like no other club.
Please look at the pictures below taken in a Saturday lesson August 2010