Springfit held their annual club display on Sunday, to great acclaim. The spectacular gymnastics show carried a “Hollywood and Broadway” theme, and featured displays from every single class run by the club. Coaches wore fancy costumes, and 200 participants aged 3 to adult entertained and enthralled the 300-strong crowd with tumbles, acrobatics and choreographed routines to songs from popular Hollywood movies and theatre shows. There was a trampoline display from members of all ages, and several adrenaline-filled moments of aerial prowess, including double somersaults performed to music!

There was many a climactic moment as each class strived to outperform each other, using fancy dress and props to give the afternoon a truly theatrical feel. The applause was unbounded for the efforts of the gymnasts who seamlessly put together performances for the crowd, and clearly enjoyed being part of the fun event.
The show was directed by Head Coach Chris Bower, who outdid himself with simultaneous roles of stunt-co-ordinator, motivational officer and lead choreographer.

Producer and Club manager Adam Reynolds was compere for the afternoon dressed as popular movie star Santa Claus, getting audience members involved with movie themed questions and handing out prizes. There was an Oscar-giving ceremony at the end for those who helped the club raise funds throughout the afternoon by giving up their time to get everything together. This was a massive task which was well accomplished on all accounts. Many parents were in awe of the organisation level of the club and how well the coaches responded to the challenge of getting so many children involved.

With funds going directly back into equipment for the club members, people were happy to help, snapping up raffle tickets and ordering professionally-filmed DVDs of the day as memorabilia. The club announced they were half-way towards buying a set of bars to help further develop the skills of the 300 strong membership now enjoying activities at Springfit.

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The latest Springfit Invitational trampoline competition brought some quality bouncing to Surrey on Saturday 6th November at Moor House School Sports Centre in Oxted.
The superb venue saw trampolinists from various local clubs and schools compete for medals in various age and ability categories, while proud family members looked on from the viewing balcony.

Many children were taking part for the first time, and lots of them even walked away with medals. Coaches were impressed with the developing standard of the competition how much each competitor was taking away from the event. Parents agreed, with many commenting on their delight that such an event is available for their sporty little ones. Such a friendly event can help instil the importance of healthy competition while at the same time encouraging improvement and perseverance and can teach young people to manage the adrenaline of performing to a crowd. Levels of concentration are so high, and the delight at the surprise of the final scores is an emotion to be treasured.
Parents enjoy watching the spectacular advanced levels and pleasing synchronised category, where two performers jump the same routine at the same time.

The joy of winning a medal is evident in all the young athletes, and many of them are pictured here after the event.
From top left to bottom right:

Chloe Collins (13, Pointers), Jasmin Limb (12, Springfit), Jemima Clark (Anti-Gravity), Piya Shah (9, Anti-Gravity), Jessica Lottin (7, Pointers), Gemma Denman (10, Anti-Gravity), Breeze Maclean-Hewlett (9, Anti-Gravity), Emily Reeves (9, Pointers), Gracie Usherwood (11, Anti Gravity), Abigail Barker (14, Pointers), Annabelle Palmer (8, Pointers), Ella Price (8, Anti-Gravity), Abigail Moore (8, Anti-Gravity), Amy Thornhill (10, Anti-Gravity) Katie Sweeney (9, Pointers)

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On Sunday 7th November, local gym clubs competed in a two-part gymnastics competition at Oakwood Sports Centre, Horley. The disciplines of individual floor routines and vaults were scored by a panel of judges, and medals were awarded to those who performed best in their age and difficulty category.

The standard of competition was raised once again, with children performing twisting handspring vaults, and launching into somersaults from the floor. There was plenty of enthusiasm from the crowd, and they made lots of noise in encouragement for the athletes.

The afternoon was rounded off by a display from the newly formed Springfit ‘team gym’ squad, who delighted the crowd with choreographed moves and dance elements on the gym floor. Head judge Adam Reynolds said of the event “everyone here thoroughly enjoyed themselves and it was great to see the gymnasts take such encouragement from the relaxed friendly competition environment”.

Pictured below are four of the medal winners from the Advanced category, all representing the host club, Springfit:
Katie Pidgeon (13), Amber Clifton (15), Abbie Clifton (12) and Lucy Pidgeon (9).

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Members of Springfit Gymnastics and Trampoline Club in Horley took seventeen gymnasts to the largest recreational gymnastics and trampoline competition in the UK on Sunday, and came away with lots of the top spots.

The annual Flair competition was held at the new venue of Guildford Spectrum Leisure Centre in Surrey, and had once again expanded to accommodate more smiling children and proud parents.
Hundreds of gymnasts representing many different clubs from all over the South East came together for the friendly competition, and Springfit achieved some fantastic results. The Superhero themed occasion was enjoyed by hundreds of spectators watching entertaining routines from the hosts, as well as the superb routines on display from their children on trampolines and the gymnastics floor and vaults.

In trampolining, Abigail Ferguson (12), Hollie Knight (12), Nyesha Chapman (16) and Jonathan Brown (7) all won Gold medals in their category, and Sophie Hunt (10) and Emma Knight (9) won impressive silver medals too.
In gymnastics there was a podium finish for Shai Holland (14) in third, and more gold medals for Zara Flint (10), Jamie Kaye (11), Amber Clifton (15) and Abbie Clifton (12) who did superbly in performing flawless gymnastics routines.

Pictured here are medal winners Shai Holland (14), Amber Clifton (15), Zara Flint (10), Abbie Clifton (12), Jamie Kaye (11), Nyesha Chapman (16) and Hollie Knight (12).

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Springfit gymnastics and trampoline club hosted a Novice trampoline competition for children with additional needs at Moor House School in Oxted on Sunday. The Special Needs school was an ideal venue for people to come together to experience a fun and friendly competition environment. For many it was their first time at an event like this, and everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves.

The balcony was filled with proud parents and representatives from specially run rebound groups from as far away as Wales, who showed their support for the very focused and determined athletes.
Competitors as young as five years old put together a routine on the trampoline and were awarded medals for first, second and third places. The routines ranged in difficulty from the Winstrada Grade 5 level to the more complex Grade 7 moves, involving front landing and full twist jumps.

Everyone came to enjoy the experience and do their best, but some outstanding performances from well-rehearsed jumpers earned impressive scores and huge smiles to boot. Judges from ‘Rebound Therapy dot org’ and Springfit were impressed with the behaviour and effort of everyone involved, and delighted at the smiles in front of them.

Pictured here are the happy medal winners with proud representatives from their group celebrating after the event. From top left to bottom right:
Nathalie Earl (13, YouCanDoIt), Jack Cresswell (8, YouCanDoIt), Ben Bird (5, YouCanDoIt), Henry Johnston (8, YouCanDoIt), Oliver Riley (Moor House), Matthew Sullivan (12, Moor House), Sadie Graham-Mulvaney (Rebounders), Katie Williams (Rebounders), Jak Carey (Rebounders).

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Trampoline class members of local club “Springfit” attended a recreational competition on Sunday 18th July, held at Edenbridge Leisure Centre.
The event was hosted by the Sevenoaks Acorns trampoline club, and many local clubs were invited to compete. As only their second organised event, the day was hailed a success with around fifty competitors turning out to display their best routines and try to win trophies. This included performances from some top-level bouncers, who are due to travel to the national competition finals in a week’s time.
The youngsters from Springfit were suitably impressed and inspired as two members were placed and won trophies to take home. Laura Field performed an excellent routine in the “elite” category, and Yasmin Anderson jumped with joy after taking home silver in the novice catgory.

Pictured here are the team with their certificates and trophies. From top left to bottom right:

Laura Field (15), Jasmin Limb (11), Katie Pidgeon (12), Abigail Ferguson (12), Yasmin Anderson (15), Sharley Scott-Brown (15), Jonathan Brown (7), Lucy Pidgeon (9), Aylish Moore(9), Laura Songhurst (12) and Sophie Hunt (9).

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Springfit hosted their first invitational trampoline competition on Saturday 26th June at Moor House School Sports Centre in Oxted.
On a scorching hot Saturday, children from various local recreational clubs came together to compete for medals in different age and ability categories.

Spectators watched some fantastic jumping displays from the balcony and showed their support for the very determined athletes. There were a few shocked gold medal winners who were delighted with the results in some very close to call categories. Many children were taking part in higher categories for the first time, and many regulars on the scene got their rewards for the training hours they put in to better their score from last time. Rosie Fuller from Pointers club in Caterham was one of these, who achieved Gold in the Advanced category with an outstanding somersaulting routine. There were also huge smiles for 7 year old Amber Jackson from Coulsdon-based Anti-Gravity club, who won an amazing double-gold for her synchronised pairs display and tidy grade 9 routine.

Every competitor showed determination on the apparatus, and enjoyed a fun and friendly atmosphere at the popular event. Many expressed their anticipation of the next competition no sooner than straight after the medal presentation!

Pictured here are many of the medal winners with their certificates of achievement and huge smiles of joy. From top left to bottom right:

Lisa Henry (12, Springfit), Rosie Fuller (13, Pointers), Abigail Barker (13, Pointers), Grace Roberts (13, Pointers), Jasmin Limb (11, Springfit), Gracie Usherwood (11, Anti-Gravity), Jemma Denman (8, Anti-Gravity), Olivia Mullan(7, Springfit), Sasha Breen (7, Pointers), Jemma Belton (7, Anti-Gravity), Lucy Pidgeon (9, Springfit), Breeze Maclean-Hewlett (10, Anti-Gravity), Amber Jackson (7, Anti-Gravity), and Emma Knight (9, Springfit).

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Local gym club Springfit held their first invitational gymnastics competition on Sunday 20th June.  The club invited other recreational athletes to their venue at Oakwood Sports Centre, Horley to display trampette jumps and perform beam routines.  Those deemed the best by a panel of judges were awarded gold, silver and bronze medals in a variety of categories based on age and training hours.

The competition is another step forward for the popular club who have just opened new branches in St Bedes, Redhill and Manorfield school, Horley, to much acclaim.
Spectators were impressed with the standard of ability on both apparatus, as nearly 100 proud parents enjoyed seeing children performing twisting somersaults and showing off technical beam moves.  Head judge Adam Reynolds said “the beam is a very difficult piece of equipment to perform on, and each gymnasts did fantastically well in front of the audience for their first time trying this.  They are all beaming!”

Pictured below are the fifteen trampette medal winners, from back row left to front row right:
Rachael Marklew (13), Shai Holland (14), Katie Pidgeon (12), Abbie Clifton (11), Rebecca Cummings (8), Lucy Pidgeon (9), Dexter Gauge (13), Amber Clifton (14), Cheynne D’Souza (11), Hannah Bagley (10), Jamie Kaye (10), Lucy Parker (9), Stacey Connor (9), Jordan Bannister (8), and Kirsty Chapman (9).

And six beam winners, from back row left to front row right:
Kate Pidgeon (12), Lucy Phipps (11), Lucy Parker (9), Abbie Clifton (11), Francesca Bagley (11)and Caitlin Healy (9).

Trampette winners
Beam winners

Local gym club Springfit held their first invitational gymnastics competition on Sunday 20th June. The club invited other recreational athletes to their venue at Oakwood Sports Centre, Horley to display trampette jumps and perform beam routines. Those deemed the best by a panel of judges were awarded gold, silver and bronze medals in a variety of categories based on age and training hours.

The competition is another step forward for the popular club who have just opened new branches in St Bedes, Redhill and Manorfield school, Horley, to much acclaim.

Spectators were impressed with the standard of ability on both apparatus, as nearly 100 proud parents enjoyed seeing children performing twisting somersaults and showing off technical beam moves. Head judge Adam Reynolds said “the beam is a very difficult piece of equipment to perform on, and each gymnasts did fantastically well in front of the audience for their first time trying this. They are all beaming!”

Pictured below are the fifteen trampette medal winners, from back row left to front row right:

Rachael Marklew (13), Shai Holland (14), Katie Pidgeon (12), Abbie Clifton (11), Rebecca Cummings (8), Lucy Pidgeon (9), Dexter Gauge (13), Amber Clifton (14), Cheynne D’Souza (11), Francesca Bagley (11), Jamie Kaye (10), Lucy Parker (9), Stacey Connor (9), Jordan Bannister (8), and Kirsty Chapman (9).

And six beam winners, from back row left to front row right:

Kate Pidgeon (12), Lucy Phipps (11), Lucy Parker (9), Abbie Clifton (11), Francesca Bagley (11)and Caitlin Healy (9).

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Springfit Gymnastics and Trampoline club is growing, expanding operations to St Bede’s school in Redhill from June 2010.
The recreational club based at Oakwood Sports Centre, Horley, has experienced a great deal of interest in their unique multi-disciplined gymnastics classes, which are offered for pre-school children through to adult.
The popularity of trampoline classes has not waned either, with a third adult class now being offered at the new venue.

The staff at St Bedes have welcomed the club in on Wednesday evenings, to add to their already popular and diverse after-school activities programme, including sports such as football, badminton and dance.  The move was made possible thanks to the help of the East Surrey School Sports Partnership and with the support of the Headmaster, who is keen to extend the scope of his highly successful cheerleading classes.  Two additional boys gymnastics classes will be on offer for pupils and the wider community, as well as hugely popular adult gymnastics classes.

Springfit Club owner Adam Reynolds said “We are excited about this new opportunity to bring our popular classes to Redhill, and hope that many more people are now able to enjoy the activities we provide”.

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On Sunday 21st March, local Gym clubs Pointers and Springfit came together at de Stafford Sports Centre, for a Tumbling and Acrobatic competition.

There was a good turnout of friends and family to support the many gymnasts who has entered, and showed their appreciation as each child performed. The competition consisted of two disciplines, first being tumbling and then very well performed acrobatic performances. Acrobatics is a discipline which uses no apparatus but only the strength and trust of each other to balance, performed to music with entertaining dance moves linking elements.

There was success for many of the younger gymnasts who showed good control at the novice tumbling grades which preceded the older, more experienced gymnasts showing their new somersaulting skills at the more advanced Grade 8 level. Each gymnast performed to their best and wowed the spectators with their strength, control and agility.

Judges were very impressed with the steady progression of ability the gymnasts showed in their well choreographed acrobatic pair and trio routines.

Pictured below are some of the medal winners. From top left to bottom right, they are;
Hollie French, Lily Porter, Rachna Patel, Emily Charman, Amber Clifton, Rachael Marklew, Daisy Roadnight, Dominic Montgomery, Emma French, Zara Coen, Kaitlyn Galvin, Lucy Pigeon, Hannah Bagley, Zara Flint, Lucy Fish, Asha Caley-James, Katie Pigeon, Chelsie Kilgannon, Francesca Bagley and Abbie Clifton.

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