Arabian School of Gymnastics was founded in 1999 and currently resides within the Gymnastics Hall in Bletchley Leisure Centre. The club name “Arabian” School of Gymnastics was picked from the FIG (Federation of International Gymnastics) Code of Points. An Arabian Salto it is a Forward Salto Element.
ASoG registered charity (Charity no. 1159361) proud of its ethos and facilities. The club has a wonderful family feel with many staff having previously attended the club as members or parents before joining the Staffing Team. The bright vibrant colours in the gym and varied equipment is a huge draw to the 400+ children and parents that attend weekly sessions from across Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas.
We are exceptionally proud to be able to say members from ASoG have gone on to represent their country in not only Gymnastics, but Rugby, Football & Martial arts too. Anyone involved within gymnastics will confirm this wonderful sport is the foundation of development for children to perform in many other sports. A great deal of our members also take part in Athletics, Martial Arts, Korfball, Dancing, Football & Netball along side their gymnastics. We want to develop our gymnasts to the best of their abilities, however are keen to promote involvement in other sports offered at schools as well.
With the club being a Not-for-profit organisation, we depend on the kind donations of business people or kind individuals to assist the club with its high costs of rent, equipment and refurbishment costs. We feel it is very important to invest heavily back into the gym, its equipment and staff to ensure we are able to continue to provide a high standard of service.
2019 saw the club enter it’s 20th year, and to celebrate this the gym went under a complete revamp, with over £65,000.00 being spent on new equipment, the most exciting being a raised pit bar area (pictured in the top left photo). Utilising the gymnastics hall to its max, allowing for an additional bar station and recreational programme vault & trampette area.
Before the revamp: Over 40% of the gym hall was occupied by the beam area and fast track
After the revamp: The facility is equally divided between all apparatus
Covid Layout: 4 Zones for our Recreational Programme Classes, all with individual mats and equipment ensuring our members maintain social distancing.