We create a fun learning environment to build strength, balance, co-ordination and flexibility in children, teenagers and adults/seniors.
Mini Monkeys- 18mths- 3yrs- parents join their little monkeys in this class and it teaches the beginnings of gymnastics. Dominant movement patterns is the official language but your climber will be over and under equipment, jumping, hanging and rolling to gain greater balance, strength, co-ordination and body awareness in different positions. The coach will have various guided stations set up each week and the class moves through the gym together.
Juniors- 3-4yr olds - parents are encouraged to engage in this class with their children, listening to the coach's instructions and assisting their child to follow them. As children become more comfortable and closer to 4 years of age, parents are encouraged to step back and foster independence through the class ready to be independent kindy gym participants. Lots of formative stages around spatial awareness occur at this age and improvements in grip strength and confidence in using the apparatus are witnessed.
Kindy - 4-5yr olds - this year before school is full of milestones around movement. Body control improves, listening skills are enhanced and the children are gaining more gymnastics skills with the beginnings of handstands being displayed. Lots of animal walks that promote co-ordinated movements and some impressive rope climbs start to show. Sofas become trampolines and dining room walls become great handstand practice areas at home. A strong focus on safety as these kindy kids feel very confident in their new found skills.
Kindy Ninja - 4-5 yr olds - this 45 min class is filled with obstacles to jump over and under, focuses on safe landings and agility training.
Balance Ninja Gymnastics- ages 5+- is also known as street gymnastics. It involves lots of jumping over boxes, swinging on bars, learning how to manoeuvre your body over and under obstacles and learn tricks like flips and somersaults, all the while trying to look as cool as possible (rather than with pointed toes and straight legs like straight gymnastics requires). Great for core strengthening, physical confidence and lots of fun.
Our stages program for gymnastics begin with a mixed gender stage 1, teaching the shapes needed for all gymnastics skills, safe landings, the beginnings of handstands and cartwheels as well as swings on bars, basics of beam, vault, floor, rope climbing, trampoline and parallel bars. The classes then split by gender from stage 2.
Boys' Gymnastics - boys love to move. Gymnastics classes will give them the strength and body control to know where they are in the air and on the ground so they are more co-ordinated, stronger and better able to do any sport they try as well as learning some great gymnastics skills.
Gymnastics gives confidence to their physical learning.
Typically boys who choose gymnastics like structure, are keen to "do things the right way" and like to follow instructions (or they just like the idea of jumping on a trampoline and climbing to the top of a rope!)
Girls' Gymnastics- suited to all girls, the ones who are at the top
of the play fort, always on the monkey bars and trying to do the splits at home, and, the ones who would like to be more active but have not yet got the confidence. Gymnastics builds strength that lasts a lifetime.
Childhood physical conditioning has lifelong impacts on bone density and the ability to feel confident in physical pursuits throughout life.
Core strength assists in improving posture, concentration is enhanced and academic improvement has been shown when gymnastics activities are incorporated into a child's life.
All these things are important when we have our adult head on but
ultimately who wouldn't want to jump on a 10m long trampoline, swing on a bar, run along a beam and learn how to cartwheel and handstand?
Tumbling - sometimes learning all the gymnastics apparatus isn't your thing but learning how to cartwheel, flip and somersault sounds appealing. Using the tumbletrak (10m long trampoline) , airtrak (9m long air-filled bouncy track) and sprung floor to learn a variety of tumbling skills, we run a variety of these through the week. Ask at the desk to find the appropriate level class for your child. Ages 8+
Adult gymnastics- whether you are a beginner or an experienced athlete we are here to let you explore your inner gymnast. We will guide you through the skills that you are ready for and assist you in improving your gymnastics.
Adult Balance Fit - looking to improve your strength and like the idea of trying out the springy floor, airtrak, bars and beam? This is your chance to get some functional strength and have some fun at the same time.
Seniors Balance Fit- over 50s classes for falls prevention, strength, balance and co-ordination. This isn't the class for forward rolls and cartwheels but aims to develop physical capacity to allow an easier ageing process.
AS A CLUB, WE DON'T COMPETE. There are many Clubs who will take your child through the same skills framework we use and build competitive gymnasts.
We teach gymnastics skills, we develop a love of movement and we build a community of active children.
Make up classes- all our bookings are term based and as such any make up classes are only offered during the term that the class was missed in.
Balance Brisbane is all about creating a fun learning environment to enhance physical capacity. Gymnastics equipment is used to build strength, improve balance and co-ordination as well as flexibility and agility. These skills are needed in all sports as well as daily life.
We are not looking to grow the next Olympic gymnast, we are looking to grow active, healthy, balanced and happy people, whether they are 18mths old or 104yrs old, and everything in between.
We are a non competitive gym
We encourage trying to be better
We celebrate effort
We promote lifelong activity