ABOUT OUR CLASSES
Our classes are a great place to make new friends in a fun, safe environment. Children learn a variety of skills to aid them in any sport they may wish to take up in the future – although we hope they continue with gymnastics, of course.
Our classes help improving fitness, fundamentals, coordination, body control, confidence, self-esteem, listening skills and cognitive learning.
We pride ourselves in providing safe, fun and challenging classes for both boys and girls from 4 to 15 years of age.
We structure our sessions on the age and ability of our gymnasts in order to cater for the personal potential of your child. Your child's class may change depending on their age and ability as they grow and develop in our club.
Due to the current worldwide pandemic, we ask that you arrive with your child at their gymnastics sessions dressed and prepared as we are trying to reduce the number of people on site. This is to help to reduce the risk of transmission of Covid-19 and to keep all gymnasts, staff and parents/carers safe. Therefore please can you ensure that your child:
Wears appropriate kit - this can be a gymnastics leotard or any tight-fitting leggings, shorts, t-shirts or vests. Please refrain from wearing any crop tops for gymnastics sessions.
Is not wearing any dresses, jeans, hoodies or zipped items and socks must all be removed prior to entering into the session.
Remove any jewellery including earrings, necklaces, bracelets, watches / fitness tracking devices.
Tie hair up so it is out of your face. It is advisable to wear long hair in a plait or bun so that it does not get caught whilst you’re are being supported by a coach or on a piece of apparatus.
We thank you for your ongoing support in these 'different' and difficult times.
General Gymnastics Programme
Our general gymnastics classes take place at our dedicated facility in the grounds of Ashlyns School in Berkhamsted. You can find us between the Berko Astro and Aspire Centre - please follow the signs for the Astro and you will see a building with a large chimney on it (this is a dedicated facility). We offer classes for boys and girls from 4 years old.
Our classes focus on developing gymnastics skills while also developing balance, concentration, determination and perseverance.
Gymnasts progress through our badge system as they develop their gymnastics ability and graduate through our novice, Intermediate and advanced classes. See our progression tree for more information Classes run from 4pm every weekday afternoon and from 9am on a Saturday morning.
As we do not have a viewing gallery or area, we offer a 'Watching Week' for one week every term. This will allow parents / carers to watch their child within their gymnastics class and see how much they have progressed in a fun and safe environment. Dates for the 'Watching Weeks' are advertised in advance within the newsletters and on our facebook page.
Toddlers and Preschool
As soon as a child can walk they are ready for gymnastics. We run specific classes that cater for the little ones with low-level apparatus and accessible toilets.
Me and You: Structured Parent & Toddler session (BOOKING REQUIRED), for children from 18mths - 3yrs. We currently only have spaces within this class on a Saturday.
Mini Munchkins: Structured independent coach-lead sessions (BOOKING REQUIRED), for 3 and 4yr olds.We run a number of different classes throughout the week / weekend with spaces.
MEMBERSHIP & FEES
All classes are payable a month in advance via our management system - Love Admin. All classes are £8.00 per session and a monthly direct debit figure is calculated over the total year. Therefore, number of weeks in a year x weekly class fee and divided by 10 months. This is because we do not run our usual sessions within any school holidays.
There may be some occasions where due to where the school holidays fall, a bank holiday may sit outside of the calculated class costs. If you would like to claim a refund for this, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can adjust your next month's fees.
We offer a sibling discount, which is applied to the family member with the lowest fees.
British Gymnastics Annual Membership (includes insurance).
£13 per year for U5s, £19 per year for ages 5+.
All BGC members MUST hold a valid British Gymnastics membership to participate in classes within our facility.
Membership runs 1st September to 31st August, may be pro-rata depending on joining date, in line with British Gymnastics policy.
Eastern Counties Gymnastics Association Membership
£2.50 per year for all BGC members. A 0.50p admin charge is included to process the ECGA membership fee.
Berkhamsted Gymnastics Club Annual Membership
£15.00 per year for all.
Membership runs from 1st January to 31st December, pro-rata depending on joining date and is payable annually along with the Spring Term fees.
Ready to book?
Please contact our Club Administrator to check class availability and to book.
By Email: email@example.com
By Phone: 07484 115 592 (please leave a message if we don’t answer and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can)
One last thing - Gift Aid
As Berkhamsted Gymnastics Club is a registered Charity (Charity No. 267968), we are able to claim Gift Aid.
We kindly ask parents to fill out the Gift Aid form upon joining BGC, as this allows us to claim the Gift Aid. This is at no extra cost to our members.