Class Descriptions

CRAWLERS, WALKERS, EXPLORERS & DROP IN SESSIONS

Both our 30 minute, 45 minute and 60 minute classes for pre-schoolers create a safe and imaginative environment for your child to practice their basic motor skills (Fundamental movements) like running, jumping, grasping, balancing, strength building and co-ordination through gymnastics.

Your child will be able to test their abilities and build their confidence when doing obstacle courses, circuits, using the bars, beams, trampolines and don’t forget the pit!

These classes are parent lead, which means that parents are down on the floor with their child taking them through the activities at their child’s pace and comfort level. We strongly support the notion of children developing and growing confidence at their own pace.  Coaches are there to support and assist parents with their child’s development.

Activities and circuits are designed to carter for the age of the class.    All Pre Schoolers have an opportunity to undertake the circuit that has been set up (this depends on the age of the children) in that session time.

We seek to provide your child with a diverse learning experience in a fun, safe and engaging way.

CRABS & MONKEY SESSIONS

These are 60 minute structured non adult participation classes for ages 3-4 and 4-5 years.

They will learm the basic gymnastics skills in a group of up to 10 children with a qualified coach.  This is a fanastic way for children to really develop their strengths, co ordination and work on their listening skills while the coach shows them the circuits they need to complete along the way.  

They will satrt with a warm up then a teaching circuit and then they do 3 mini circuits and then a free play for about 10 minutes before their session is up.

These classes lead into the Kiwi Gym Fun Classes that we offer after school from 3.30-4.30.

KIWI GYM FUN 4+ YEARS

This is a FUN approach to fitness while developing body management and fundmental skills.   

KIWI GYM FUN will teach your child how to jump, land safely, swing and balance.  They will also learn about their body awarness, spatial awarness, taking turns and following instructions.  This all helps with the brain cross over pathways that are lifelong.

Classes starts with a warm up and then a teaching segment.  Then coaches take groups of children through a series of circuits that involve the floor, beam, bar and other equiupment 

All children work towards gaining a Kiwi Gym Fun Badge & Certificate at the end of the year..  There are 6 levels in the Kiwi Gym Fun Badge Class. 

PRE INCENTIVE 6-8 YEARS

This is a step on from the Kiwi Gym Fun Badge Class and leads into either our Excel Programme, Incentive Programme, Pre Comp or Competitive Gymnastics.

To join this class your child will need to be able to do a forwards roll to stand, handstand and a cartwheel.

We focuses on specific apparatuses which helps the gymnasts learn new skills and skill combinations on floor, uneven bars, balance beam. Shape, conditioning and flexibility are core components of the class.  This class is suitable for those gymnasts who follow insttructions and like structure and who want to continue on this path way stated above.

Our experienced coaches understand that every child has their own strengths and weaknesses, and are fully accommodating to any of the gymnasts needs, whether that is making something easier, or challenging a gymnast to extend their abilities. 

INCENTIVE AWARDS 7+ YEARS - Assessment needed before enrolling

The Incentive Awards Programme has 7 Levels in each disciplines.  We currently offer the Artistic incentive Awards Programme and the entry criteria is:

  • your child is 7+ years
  • been assessed or invited by the Lead Coach or Recreational Manager
  • has attended the Kiwi Gym Fun Classes OR has done the Pre-Incentive class for 1 year
  • can perform the basic skills required for the Incentive Awards Class

Most children enter at either Level 1 or 2 as this way we can ensure that they are in the right level for the start of the year.

All gymnasts must progress through each subsequent level of the programme (you can not skip a level once you have entered into the programme).  This programme extends on the skills learnt in the Kiwi Gym Fun Programme as well as the Pre Incentive Class. 

This includes the following:

  • Conditioning – Development of strength, agility and flexibility
  • Skills – A cross section of skills on all apparatus
  • Routines – Skills sequences performed on various apparatus

Gymnasts will work on their Goals Charts during Term 2/3 and then be tested over Term 3/4.  Some children may be asked to move into a new Level in Term 4.  If children do not pass the Level they have been in for the year.  They will be asked to repeat it.

PARKOUR JUNIOR,INTERMEDIATE & SENIOR

Parkour is the art of expressing oneself in his or her environment without limitation of movement.

We will teach students how to develop their Parkour skills with safety in mind. Skills will involve a wide range of vaulting, flips, rolling, spinning, hanging, jumping and swinging.

TUMBLE

This class is a 60 minute class. Gymnasts will build a solid foundation for more advanced skills as they progress.

New enrolments must be at least 8 years old or above, and be able to competently achieve a handstand, cartwheel, backward roll, dive roll and bridge. If you do not have these skills you should enroll in the Kiwi Gym Fun or Pre Incentive Class.

Beginner Tumblers from 8 to 9 years will learn skills such as round offs, walkovers, handsprings, flick flacks (back handspring), forward and backward somersaults and twisting. Our coaches will help you to combine skills into a tumbling passage and achieve your goals.

Senior Tumblers from 10+ years upwards will learn the correct technique and execution of round-offs, handsprings, flick flacks and much more. Advanced tumblers can work with coaches to develop new skills like layouts and twisting.