Second new gymnastics school for South Wiltshire

Tidworth Leisure Centre Sign (Faye Marsh)

Published by Spire FM News at 6:13am 22nd February 2019.

The Gym School will be launching at Tidworth Leisure Centre in March, following on from successful sessions in Salisbury.

Gym School provides classes to local young people up to the age of 14.

They've proved popular at the Five Rivers Health and Wellbeing Centre in Salisbury since beginning last August, with over 200 now taking part in activities each week.

The sessions are available for both boys and girls and are designed to allow participants to experience and enjoy the sport regardless of prior experience.

John Thomson, Wiltshire Council's cabinet member for leisure, said:

"This is an exciting opportunity for young people to get involved in Gymnastics in other areas of the county, and is a great way to encourage longer participation in sport.

We already have a waiting list of over 60 young people in Salisbury, so we expect demand for these new sessions to be high."

Gymnastics picture at Fiver Rivers Health and Wellbeing Centre (Wiltshire Council)
These children took part in a taster session at Five Rivers last year


Tidworth Leisure Centre will be delivering new sessions starting on Tuesday 19 March.

Preschool pay as you go sessions will take place from 9.45am-10.45am for under 5's

Coaching sessions for 2-3 year olds will take place from 11am-11.45am and from 12.45pm-1.30pm for 3-4 year olds.

Young people aged 5-7 years old can take part in sessions from 3.45pm-4.45pm and 8-14 year olds can join in the sessions at 4.45pm-5.45pm.

The sessions will be delivered for 50 weeks of the year and all activities are led by fully qualified British Gymnastics coaches.

Participants will work towards the British Gymnastics Proficiency Award Scheme focussing on skills such as balance, strength and flexibility.

Tidworth Leisure Centre
Tidworth Leisure Centre where the new Gym School will launch in March

If you'd like more information, or want to book a place call Tidworth Leisure Centre reception on 01980 847140.

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