Although we endeavour to keep the class times the same term to term or year to year, the class times do occasionally have to change. This depending on coach and gym availability, and class sizes. Most classes run parallel to each school term, and new enrollments are accepted throughout the term. Please note, that due to popularity some classes do have waiting lists.
There are four main gymnastic disciplines that the clubs runs, as well as a fundamentals movement programme run for schools.
GymSports New Zealand’s mission for moveMprove® is simple:
“all kiwi kids moving well, staying well and enjoying physical activity for life”
moveMprove® was developed because it was identified that kiwi kids between 3 to 10 years of age are lacking in important movement skills required for participation in sport and recreation.
moveMprove® is NOT a gymnastics programme; it is a programme for movement and health, delivered by movement experts.
moveMprove® has been delivered into Southland Schools by trained deliverers since mid 2011, and already we have delivered the programme to over a thousand Southland children in years 1 to 3.
Aerobics is a sport based on the ability to perform continuously complex and high intensity movement patterns to music, which originate from traditional aerobic dance. The routine must demonstrate continuous movement, flexibility and strength and utilisation of the seven basic steps, with a high degree of well executed elements of difficulty.
Gymnastics for All is a sport for everybody, regardless of age, gender, or ability. It is the perfect activity to prepare children for long-term participation in sport and develops vital life skills. Gym for All classes are designed for participation, and there are classes for young children, teens, and adults, which can be the perfect way to get fit and strengthen your body with fun gymnastic skills.
The term “artistic gymnastics” emerged in the early 1800s to distinguish free-flowing styles from techniques used in military training. Gymnastic competitions began to flourish in schools and athletic clubs across Europe and made a fitting return when the Olympic Games were revived in Athens in 1896.
Men’s Artistic Gymnastics is the perfect sport to help develop your sons focus and self-discipline. Modern Artistic Gymnastics has changed a lot since it first began. Men now compete on six apparatus. Floor Exercise, Pommel Horse, Still Rings, Vault Table, Parallel Bars, and the High Bar.
Women’s Artistic Gymnastics entered the Olympics in 1928, and has gone through several changes since then. Women’s Artistic Gymnastics is the perfect sport to teach your daughter co-ordination and confidence, develop creativity and contribute to her general health and fitness.
Women compete on four apparatus, Vault Table, Uneven Bars, Balance Beam, and Floor Exercise.