Last month we adapted our tumbling competition to be available as a virtual event, and following the success of seeing the winners delighted to receive their medals in the post, we decided to do the same with our Acrobatics competition.
We were once again left amazed with the skills of the Springfit Family and we would like to say a big well done for the effort displayed!
The youngest entrant was 6-year-old Aliza Haplin-Tester from our beginners class at the Hazelwick School venue in Crawley who performed a lovely knee balance with her Mum after watching one of the live sessions with coach Plamen on a Friday morning. The move was performed with perfect hand grips and lovely straight legs.
7-year-old Isabel Houliston went one step further with a one-handed knee balance in her front room, wearing her Springfit leotard with pride and even performing to an audience who clearly appreciated the skills on display.
Sisters Elisah and Isobella Jordan from our East Grinstead Club impressed the judges by demonstrating lovely shoulder stand and front plank balances in their conservatory with a completely straight body and pointed toes.
11-year-old Chloe Forward showed Springfit Online members a very impressive Y-balance shoulder stand in her garden, with both partners presenting before expertly going into the move, as gymnasts normally do in regular competitions.
Amelie Fobbester-Balk from our Oakwood Club in Horley performed two moves, with a shoulder stand AND 2-high pose earning her a gold medal for exquisitely controlled skills using both parents as base partners!
Similarly, Eloise Saunders got her Dad and brother involved in showing off two brilliantly executed moves in the garden, coaching them in the skills and executing a somersault off her Dad’s shoulders!
The final gold medal winner was 15-year-old Amy Lee who provided several impressive moves with her little brother in the garden for the judges to consider. As well as demonstrating amazing body control, it’s clear that the knowledge and understanding these gymnasts have taken from in-person classes can be widely used, inspiring others to enjoy gymnastics and possibly creating a new generation of budding coaches too!
Club Manager and Head Judge Adam said “It’s wonderful to see so many people getting the whole family involved and being amazing role models to show how everyone can enjoy the benefits of gymnasts from home.”