We are happy to announce that from Thursday 6th January, we will be running a Freestyle Gymnastics class from 8pm to 9pm at our Oakwood Sports Centre location. The class with be open to anyone aged 10 years or older (yes that include adults!)
The Freestyle Gymnastics classes run in a different manner to the structured ability-based classes as members are left to discover their own style and technique but with the helpful guidance and support of our team of expert coaches.
Here is a little more information about the class:
Classes are VERY relaxed, usually with music. We do not split into groups, participants do not have to point their toes, and encouragement is given by classmates no matter what move you are training for.
We run “open” format sessions where the gym floor and apparatus are open for participants to use in any way they would like (if suitable). There is little structure, other than the usual registration, warm up and stretch, plus a cool down at the end. Usually, coaches will advertise a “move of the day” where a specific skill will be taught in a designated area of the gym, if members choose they would like to learn that particular skill.
The rest is up to you! You can set up equipment how you would like to. Challenge yourself with increasing distances for precision jumps, make obstacles higher, reach farther, and see a speed of progression unparalleled in other sports.
The high rate of progress is especially noticeable in the younger, more energetic boys who love to let off steam in classes. They don’t stop running around, alternating between various pieces of apparatus and feeding of each other’s energy and enthusiasm.
Many parents have commented on the noticeable increase in confidence their children display after just a few weeks of being involved in parkour. It is a truly social class atmosphere, where camaraderie and one-upmanship prove to be useful tools so participants can speedily learn about spatial awareness, balance and co-ordination.
Our qualified coaches will always be on hand to uphold safety, provide constructive feedback and advise when needed, plus offer the odd demonstration, of course!
If you would like to come along then just drop us an email on [email protected] to book your space!