As the Club is growing so much – we now have 30 trampoline classes and so we now have separate posts for our Hall of Fame for our Gymnastics and Trampoline Class Progress Medal winners!!

During the 3rd week of May we held special sessions, where parents are invited to watch their children and their classmates show the progress they have made by individually showcasing their ever growing repertoire of skills. The head coach then had to decide on one trampolinist whom they felt had made the most progress over the last six months. This is definitely one of their hardest tasks as a Springfit Head Coach, as everyone seems to be coming on leaps and bounds! Coaches also look at other factors such as attendance level, attentiveness in class – this is particularly important in trampolining where everyone should be ‘spotting’ for the other trampolinists – as well perseverance with a tricky move or improvements in balance and co-ordination. At the end of the class, the chosen trampolinists was awarded a well deserved gold medal for their hard work and determination.

This time medals were awarded to brother and sister Samuele and Valentina Matata. Coach Megan Snow had great praise for them both saying about Valentina ” She has recently come back from a break and with all her effort she has put in she has developed new skills and passed many skills including a front somersault which she would always say no to!  Valentina also never fails to smile and is a star pupil when it comes to setting down as she organises everyone. Well done “. With regards to Samuele  she said “He hasn’t been in the class as long as most of the participants but has shown twice the determination as well as improving so much. He always arrives on time and never fails to complete instructions given. He never gives up and he never allows anyone else to either – he is the class cheerleader. An award well deserved for many reasons.” 

Head Coach Adam also had great praise for some of his trampolinists saying of Madeline Griffin she has made amazing progress passing 8 badges in 6 months and adult class member Christina Bassett has shown great perseverance and dedication to her sport in the classes. 

Megan and her assistant Elise also had high praise for Mikey saying “He never fails to make the class laugh and always brings positive vibes. After a hard battle with him to do skills Mikey finally braved his fears and is now doing front somersaults after being scared to go upside down! We are proud to have him in our class!”

 It always gives us great pleasure in presenting these lovely shiny gold medals to our Springfit members who we feel deserve the recognition. It boosts  confidence, gives them a sense of pride in what they do and offers something to focus on and work towards every six months. In addition, it’s a class event that all our members look forward to and enjoy, as well as the parents and other spectators!

The Springfit team would like to congratulate all the trampolinists pictured below, who achieved this medal for their fantastic progress throughout the last six months.

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St Bedes Monday  6pm – 
Carla Doneux
St Bedes Monday 6.30pm – Madeline Griffin
St Bede’s Monday 7pm –Valentina Matata
St Bede’s Monday 7.30pm – Kip Cheema
St Bede’s Monday 8.30pm – Christina Bassett
Jubilee Tuesday 4pm – Maja Ciesielska
Jubilee Tuesday 5pm – Brandon Foley
 
Jubilee Tuesday 6pm – Poppy Newman
Jubilee Tuesday 7pm – Eloise Bassett
St Bede’s Wednesday 6pm  – Mikey Quinlan

St Bede’s Wednesday 7pm  – 
Samuele Matata
Oakwood Wednesday 6.30pm – Max Devulder
 Oakwood Wednesday 7.30pm – Ella Bentley
Oakwood Wednesday 8.30pm – Kerry Foster
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Oakwood Thursday 4.45pm – 
Ella Woolsey

Oakwood Thursday 5.45pm  – 
Owen Juniper

Oakwood Thursday 6.45pm – 
Madison Emsley
Oakwood Thursday 7.45pm – Kerrianne Shute
 
Oakwood Friday 5pm – Chloe Harrington
Oakwood Friday 6pm – Georgina Barnes
Oakwood Friday 7pm – Leah-May Owen
Hazelwick Friday 5.30pm  – Elliott Hall
Hazelwick Friday 6.30pm – Erin Miller
Hazelwick Friday 7.30pm – Emily Sutton
Oakwood Saturday 11am –Maddie Austin
Oakwood Saturday 12pm – Abigail Kilborn
Oakwood Saturday 1pm –Katie Freeman
Hazelwick Saturday 11am – Oliver Palmer
Hazelwick Saturday 12pm – Mark Dean
 Oakwood Sunday 11am – Jennifer Stern 

During 2016 our Head Coaches and Management Team have been busy behind the scenes working on our own Proficiency Awards scheme and we are happy to announce that it is now being used in all of our classes to assess progress.

Beautiful New Awards ready to be given out!
Beautiful New Awards ready to be given out!

We developed our own system with 15 levels rather than the previous awards systems 10 levels. Now members can achieve their next badge on a more regular basis, we had had feedback that some children were becoming disheartened after passing one badge it could take what seems like a long time before they had achieved all the necessary skills for the next level. We believe that this will help to keep the children motivated and our coaches also love to be award to recognise the achievement of the children (or adults!) within the class! Go to our Awards Page – www.springfit.org/awards  to see the new Awards Structure.

As you know you can now monitor progress via our Home Portal –http://springfit.courseprogress.co.uk – if you have not yet registered then do so now! More information on how to register can be found here – HOME PORTAL.

We said that there was going to be some new and interesting changes in 2016 and the first phase has been implemented as you may have noticed!

We’ve gone high-tech! You have probably seen your coaches have a tablet with them  – this allows them to take the register and make regular assessments on your child’s development towards their Badge Awards  and all of this information is automatically fed back straight to the office and means no more bits of paper, filling in forms, or digging around for an envelope!

pexels-photo-129208-mediumMore importantly it means you can now see exactly what your child is working on, and how they are progressing towards their Badge Awards. To do this please register your Home Portal account. Visit http://springfit.courseprogress.co.uk and sign up using the full member number which is your four-digit unique identifier with “1000” before it. Ie “10006556” for member 6556. We hope it proves to be a useful and interesting tool and you can do it from your phone, tablet or PC!

 

Look out for our email notifications of your child passing a badge, or when your subscription payment is due, and simply pay online. Your child will still receive their certificate and badge as usual in class. Let us know if something doesn’t look right as we bed the system in.

Watch this space for more information about our New Awards as well…. a sneak preview will be coming soon!

We are so happy to announce that we’ve  launched a new class on THURSDAYS at 8pm at Oakwood Sports Centre in Horley. Classes will be run by our Head Gymnastics Coach Plamen, who is also a qualified Personal Trainer.

It is a fun and exciting new concept of using Gymnastics based equipment for fitness and to improve strength, flexibility, range of movement and balance. Not only that you will make friends and have fun – exercise doesn’t feel like exercise when you are having fun!

COME AND JOIN US FOR ONLY £15 FOR ALL OF AUGUST!!!

At such a good price, it seems silly not to give it a go!

Contact us to find out more or to book your place.

We are really happy to announce that from Monday 6th June we will be running Gymnastics classes from the The Copthorne Parish Hub. 

We will be offering a Preschool ‘Kindergym’ Class at 2pm as well as a Beginners and Improvers Classes at 3.30pm and 4.30pm respectively ­ – a perfect after school activity. We will be offering a ‘Walking Bus’ service from the local Copthorne C of E Junior School to enable the children to join the 3.30pm class straight from school – great service don’t you think?

As mentioned classes will start from Monday 6th June however we are holding FREE Trial Sessions on Monday 16th May and Monday 23rd May ­all you need to do is contact us on either i​nfo@springfit.org​ or 0203 478 0203 to book your space!

Club Manager Adam Reynolds had this to say “ Springfit are so excited to be coming to Copthorne, it is such a friendly and welcoming community and we happy to bring our fun brand of gymnastics to the children of Copthorne. We pride ourselves on making gymnastics accessible to everyone regardless of their ability (and age ­ we run adult classes at our other locations) and we hope everyone will enjoy our classes.”

Additional classes are also being planned for Tuesdays and Wednesdays as well in the future so register your interest NOW!!

 

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We would like to thank everyone who took part in Fundraiser in February. We have raised a fantastic £543.59 for British Heart Foundation and C-R-Y (Cardiac Risk in the Young).

As you know these two charities are very much close to our heart as they represent Charlie Clifton and Marie Manhire-Clark who were a big part of Springfit and sadly both were taken by heart attacks in recent years.  

All funds will be split evenly between the two charities.

Here are some of members getting into the spirit!
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