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I love gymnastics.  I participated in gymnastics from the age of 6, and into my adult years.  I have coached and judged.  Some of my closest friends are due to this awesome sport, and I am always impressed with the professionalism, passion and dedication of my industry colleagues.

I believe that the sport has taught me so many important life skills, and that it should be a part of every child’s life, even if only for a little while.

5 Important Skills Gymnastics Teaches Your Children

  • CONFIDENCE

As your child progresses and learns new skills, they will feel a sense of achievement and pride, which can boost self-esteem.  We believe at Reach that having positive experiences in gymnastics will build your child’s confidence to try new activities, which can carry over into other areas of their life.

  • RESILIENCE AND GRIT

Gymnastics is not an easy sport.  Your child will fall over and will not learn the skills you see at the Olympics on their first try!  By falling over, getting back up again, and giving it another go, your child will learn to be more resilient.  The structure of gymnastics classes teaches children that hard work and dedication does pay off.

  • SOCIAL SKILLS

Participating in a gymnastics class can teach children how to deal better with the physical and emotional challenges in life.  They will learn how to listen, take turns, communicate with adults and children, and respecting others.  Children will also have fun, make friends and learn how to be more independent.

  • MOTOR SKILLS, CO-ORDINATION AND BALANCE

Gymnastics develops a range of motor and co-ordination skills, and assists in building a good sense of body awareness.  Gymnasts will learn how to move their bodies in different ways.  Gymnastics training emphasises body weight strength to improve core strength, reflexes, whole body muscle extension and flexion, and balance.

  • GOAL SETTING AND HOW TO DO HARD THINGS

Gymnasts will learn how to set goals and do hard things.  It takes time, effort and discipline to achieve harder skills.  There is repetition of basics and building up of strength before a harder skill can be mastered safely.  They may have goals for achieving skills, achieving results at a competition, or progressing to a new level.

  • LEARN HOW TO TAKE FEEDBACK AND CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM

By participating in a gymnastics class, your child’s coach will give them feedback on how to improve a skill.  At Reach Gymnastics, we believe that positive coaching will get the best out of children, so aim to provide regular, useful, positive feedback for our gymnasts.  Learning how to take this feedback is a skill that will be useful to children for a lifetime.

There are many more reasons to get your child involved in gymnastics, these are just a few!

You can book a free trial class at Reach Gymnastics (Emerald or Pakenham) by contacting us on 5943 0368, or at info@reachgymnastics.com

Hope to see you soon!

Rebecca Tilley, Director Reach Gymnastics

Gymnastics classes are held at either our:

Pakenham Centre or Emerald Centre.

Location will depend on the class you are wanting.

24 Rays Way, Pakenham

425 Belgrave-Gembrook Road, Emerald

Ready to join in the fun of gymnastics?

Come along and try our range of classes now!

We have classes to suit ages from 18 months