Bellingham Leisure and Lifestyle Centre, 5 Randlesdown Road, Bellingham, London SE6 3BT
Tel: 020 8697 2222
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"To Enrich Lives Through Gymnastics"

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Play Gym | Pre-school | Junior | Recreational | Women's Artistic | Men's Artistic | Adult

All our Coaches are British Gymnastics and First Aid Qualified, also CRB (Enhanced) cleared.


Play Gym
[ Ages 2 to 5 Years ]

Drop in PlayA two hour play session for children (unaccompanied) aged between 2 and 5 years, supervised by our qualified Coaches, to enable parents/guardians to take a break while their children are supervised in a fun, safe and stimulating environment.

The session is aimed primarily at ensuring the children have fun and can play with our extensive range of suitable equipment within a safe, supervised environment.
The Session typically consists of Softplay, Trampoline and informal Song & Dance.
Children can also climb and swing on gymnastics static equipment if they wish, under the supervision of one of our Coaches.

Children should arrive with a drink (preferably water, no cartons or cans please) and, if you wish, a small selection of fruit.
Children must wear clothing suitable for this type of activity (t-shirt & shorts or track suit preferred).
Strictly no hard bobbles or beads in the hair and absolutely no jewellery please.

Sessions must be booked in advance via the Club Office (see Contact us).
This is to enable the Club to provide the correct child/coach ratio.

Friday Sessions are invariably fully booked for up to six weeks or more on any given date - so check with the Club Office for availability.
Although Wednesday Sessions are currently not as busy as Friday - uptake is on the increase, so again, check availability with the Club Office.

Once you have had your first Session, the maximum number of Sessions that can be booked at any one time is 3 in total. ALL SESSIONS HAVE TO BE PAID FOR IN ADVANCE.

Should you find you are unable to attend a Session you have already booked, provided you give at least 24 hours notice - you may transfer to another future date with availability.
Sessions can only be transferred once.

Sessions currently cost £9, payable in advance. (correct as of 01 January 2016)

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Pre-school Gymnastics (Parent and Toddler Sessions)
[ Ages 2 to 4 ½ Years ]

Pre School Gymnastics

Pre-school Gymnastics within the Club Programme commences at two years of age. The two to three years of age Sessions are strictly parent accompanied.
This is a fun filled and enjoyable activity which enables both parent and child to have fun.
Children aged three years and above enter Sessions unaccompanied.
All sessions take place within a supervised, safe, controlled environment.

This activity improves and develops balance, coordination, motor skills and social and educational skills. A circuit of activities, accompanied by music, is utilised to ensure continuous movement and involvement.

All children work towards British Gymnastics recognised Badges and Certificates of Achievement.

Suitable clothing for such activity is mandatory (leotard or t-shirt & shorts with no buttons or zips). Hair must be tied back with no hard bobbles, beads or clips. Strictly no jewellery please.

NB. To book a Course of Sessions - Club Membership is mandatory – full Club Uniform (see Club Shop) must be purchased from the Club and worn before commencing a Second Course.
Failure to do so will result in exclusion from sessions until suitably attire is worn.

Sessions must be booked in advance via the Club Office (see Contact us).

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Junior Gymnastics
[ Ages 4 ½ to 6 Years ]    

Junior Gymnastics Junior Gymnastics within the Club Programme is an introduction to  basic gymnastics skills for children. It enhances, improves and  develops balance, coordination, motor skills and social and  educational skills.
 All the various pieces of equipment used in the  gym are explored  and basic gymnastics skills are taught.

 All children work towards British Gymnastics recognised Badges  and Certificates of Achievement. 


Suitable clothing for such activity is mandatory (leotard or t-shirt & shorts with no buttons or zips). Hair must be tied back with no hard bobbles, beads or clips. Strictly no jewellery please.

 

NB. To book a Course of Sessions, Club Membership is mandatory and full Club Uniform (see Club Shop) must be purchased from the Club and worn before commencing any Second Course.
Failure to do so will result in exclusion from Sessions until suitably attire is worn.

Sessions must be booked in advance via the Club Office (see Contact us).

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Recreational Gymnastics  
[ Ages 5 to 15 Years ]

Recreational Gymnastics

Recreational Gymnastics within the Club Programme is an introduction to basic gymnastics skills for children. It enhances, improves and develops balance, coordination, motor skills and social and educational skills. All the various pieces of equipment used in the gym are explored and basic gymnastic skills are taught.

All children work towards British Gymnastics recognised Badges and Certificates of Achievement.
At this level an element of competition exists and children can be invited to compete in the Club Annual Championships. This is not compulsory and children are free to continue to enjoy the activities offered purely as fun.
Although all children are treated and progress as individuals, some children inevitably display the correct physical composition, aptitude and commitment to be invited to join one of the Competitive Teams / Squads based within the Club. This, however, involves considerably more training and an increased level of commitment from both child and parent or guardian, and should not be entered into without careful consideration of all the elements involved.

Suitable clothing for this activity is mandatory (leotard or t-shirt & shorts with no buttons or zips).
Hair must be tied back with no hard bobbles, beads or clips.
Strictly no jewellery or any form of body piercing please.

NB. If you assume Club Membership – full Club Uniform (see Club Shop) must be purchased from the Club and worn before commencing a second course. Failure to do so will result in exclusion from sessions until suitably attired.

Sessions must be booked in advance via the Club Office (see Contact us).

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Women’s Artistic Gymnastics
[ By Invitation Only ]

Within our Club Programme, we have gymnasts training at Club, Regional and National level. Many of these children started within the Club at Pre-school and Recreational level.

To train within this discipline is extremely demanding in terms of time, commitment, effort and courage, but it can also carry the most rewards.  Very high level of attendance at training sessions is required in this section.

Women’s Artistic Gymnastics disciplines consist of Vault, Asymmetric Bars, Beam and Floor.

Chelsea on Women's VaultVAULT

This is an exercise completed over a vaulting table 125 cm's in height. A springboard is used to assist the gymnast. It is an explosive and dynamic exercise, the aim of which is to complete a movement over the vault – often incorporating a series of twists or rotations over the vault, showing height, length and accuracy, culminating in a successful, balanced landing.

Asymmetric BarsASYMMETRIC BARS

This exercise is performed on two asymmetric bars. One set high and one low. The gymnast works between the two bars, swinging and turning. Skills are also performed where the gymnast releases and re-grasps the bar.

Women's Beam

BEAM

This piece of apparatus is a mere 10cm wide. It is 5metres in length and 125cm high. This apparatus takes a huge amount of courage and after years of training gymnasts can acquire the ability to perform jumps, spins and acrobatic elements, combined with dance and artistry. In competition, the routine must be between 70 and 90 seconds long.


Women's FloorFLOOR

This exercise is performed on a 12 x 12 meters sprung floor. The routine is choreographed to music enabling the gymnast to express themselves whilst performing dance, spins, leaps, jumps, acrobatic elements and tumbling. The routine lasts for between 70 and 90 seconds.

 

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Adult Gymnastics
[ Age 16+ ] - [ Currently held on Tuesday between 8 pm and 9.30 pm - PAID IN ADVANCE]

At present we can only accommodate 16 adults per session - on a first-come-first-served basis. Ring the Club Office on 020 8697 2222 to check availability.                                            Sharon Cooke - British Veterans Champion

A one hour session to enable adults to undertake a supervised activity period utilising gymnastic training and equipment to increase their fitness level and also to learn basic gymnastics skills on individual pieces of apparatus. The sessions are suitable for complete beginners or returning gymnasts. They are also particularly suitable for dancers and performers wishing to learn elementary gymnastic moves to enhance their repertoire.

A trial session - to see if you like what we have to offer - costs £10 (non-refundable for non-attendance) and is bookable in advance via the Club Office (see Contact us). Should you wish to proceed, each subsequent session costs £10, which, again, is payable in advance - again via the Club Office.
Participants must also pay an Annual Membership & Insurance Fee (Details from Club Office), which provides membership to the British Gymnastics Association, and London Gymnastics (our two affiliated governing bodies) and provides the required insurance cover necessary to participate.
We have Chip and Pin facilities for paying by Credit/Debit Card.
Differing levels of Admin Charge apply for use of the C&P facility. Cash and cheque are also accepted.

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N.B. It should be noted that Ladywell Gymnastics Club and its Management Committee operate a zero tolerance policy towards members who are consistently or excessively rude or abusive towards any member of Staff at the Club.
Membership will be terminated without hesitation for such behavior.
This also applies to members who, by their actions or behavior, bring the good name of the Club into disrepute - even whilst outside the Club premises.
We are here to provide the best possible level of coaching in a professionally run, friendly, fair and respectful environment. All we ask is that our members treat us and the good name of the Club in the same way.

 

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