Springfit gymnastics and trampoline club held class displays for the parents of each of their twelve ability-based gymnastics classes last week. All members performed routines and demonstrated impressive gymnastics moves on various apparatus to show what they have learnt in the six months since the last displays.

One proud gymnast was chosen from each class to receive a gold medal for progress.  This award is handed out to the child who has shown most effort and enthusiasm in their weekly training sessions at the club and improved in the eyes of their coaches.  It is not always easy to single out one person who deserves the award, as the recreational members all enjoy the classes and get stronger and more flexible each week. Even improvements in co-ordination and balance are noticeable by the grateful parents who herald the classes as important parts of each of the children’s lives.  Those who struggle at first quickly warm up to the friendly environment, and demonstrations from the coaches are always a highlight!

The club is pleased to put on these displays as a way of helping children get used to performing for an audience, which can help prepare them for Springfit’s fun local competitions run throughout the year. It also provides parents with a great sense of pride at watching them enjoy their sport and understanding how the coaches get such good results. Lots of Mums and Dads have even gotten involved themselves, joining in one of Springfit’s nine adult classes!

Pictured here from top left to bottom right are all the March progress medal winners at Springfit club:

From St Bedes, Redhill Wednesday boys class – Jacob Mizon (8), from Oriel, Maidenbower: Friday beginners – Charlotte Brine (7), improvers – Mahek Gada (7), advanced – Lauren Spiers (11). From Oakwood, Horley: Thursday boys class – Aadam Khan-Turner (6), Friday beginners – Rebecca Hamson (6) [absent], improvers – Leon Andrews-Speed (8), advanced – Lucy Parker (11),Saturday beginners –  Emily Lane (8), improvers – Annie Charlesworth (11), advanced – Alayna-Marie Perretta (11), Sunday beginners – Ellie Porter (6).