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.