Best Gymnastics Classes for Kids in Melbourne
Twisters Gymnastics Club
There's a reason Twisters Gymnastics often has waiting lists - it's such a good program for kids! Whether they're looking to grow and develop in gymnastics or just have a bit of physical fun, Twisters offers a range of sessions from Monday to Saturday for children with any level of experience and ability.
The programs are designed to see that every child participating receives the same quality instructions regardless of their skill level, in a fun class focused on just having a go.
Sessions include OpenGym for ages 6 months to 2.5 years, Tiny Tornadoes for kids 2 - 5, NinjaGym, NinjaGym for kids 5 years and up, plus Tumbling classes, recreational classes, and team gym.
Where: 5/177 Beavers Road, Northcote and Showgrounds Village, 320 - 380 Epsom Road, Ascot Vale
Kids in Motion
Kids in Motion is a unique sporting program tutoring children in all elements of physical development, designed to enhance a child's ability to problem-solve through movement and diversify their skills in preparation for any sporting endeavour. Got a soccer star or goal shooter in the making? The traditional gymnastics drills offered with regular sports training gives a well-rounded edge to development.
Sessions for the under-5s include Playful Tots, All-Round Development Program, and the Levels Program. Ages 6-12 are offered both the All-Round Development Program, the Levels Program, and also the Sports-Specific Program. There are also classes for teens and adults.
Where: Unit 4, 11-15 Rocklea Drive, Port Melbourne
MLC Gymnastics Club
The MLC Gymnastics Club at the Methodist Ladies' College is dedicated to providing an opportunity for all gymnasts to develop and fulfil their maximum potential by offering high-quality programs within a developmental, supportive atmosphere, and are one of Australia's leading gymnastics club.
Sessions include Kindergym for children aged 2.5 - 5 years old, and the Gymnastics For All program with a recreational gym, extension and intermediate sections, and their competitive arm, Gymstar. There is also cheerleading and dance.
Where: 207 Barkers Road, Kew
Kaygees Gymnastics is a not-for-profit community-run gymnastics club in Northcote catering for children of all ages and abilities to help them develop their confidence and coordination in a fun and friendly environment.
There are classes available for all abilities, from brand new gymnasts with no experience to more advanced gymnasts looking for a new challenge. Classes include Kangagym, Kindergym, Recreational classes, Gymstar, and trampolining.
The recreational gymnastics classes are designed for school-aged boys and girls aged 5 to 17 and run from Monday to Saturday, during which gymnasts are given the opportunity to use all traditional men’s and women’s equipment including vaulting equipment, uneven bars, parallel bars, rings, beam and our sprung floor. Gymnasts are also given the chance to use the Olympic size trampoline, double mini-trampoline and tumbling track.
Where: Unit 10/177 Beavers Road, Northcote
Essendon Keilor Gymnastics Academy
Essendon Keilor Gymnastics Academy has three goals: to teach gymnastics, to make it fun, and keep the kids safe (the same things parents want, right?).
EKGA knows preschoolers want to have fun and have friendly coaches, and that school-age gymnasts want to learn cool new tricks and make new friends. They strive to deliver people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds fun, fitness and friendships through gym.
Sessions include Playnastics, for babies - 4 years, Kindergym for 2 - 5-year-olds, and Twirling Tumblers that combines dance and gymnastics. They also offer beginners gym, boys and girls levels, and competitive gym.
Where: 194 Roberts Rd, Airport West
KinderGym is a Gymnastics Australia program specifically designed for pre-schoolers up to 5 years old, incorporating the unique fun and physical health benefits of trampolining in a multi-sensory environment. Helping kids build self-expression, confidence and skills on and off the trampolines (although the trampolines are super fun!)
Classes are structured to develop kids socially, physically, emotionally and cognitively, and run in loads of great gymnastics schools all over Melbourne.
Where: Throughout Melbourne
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