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    Default Has anyone put their kids into Gymnastics?

    how did they go? did they like it? I'm contemplating putting my 5 year old DS in and 7 year old DD in, 5 year old is a clumsy child and has a weak core. already does swimming & physio. DD could do with a bit of improvement sports wise/confidence wise. She's not that great at cart wheels etc but has a go.

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    Last year I put both DDs in for 6 months. They were 10 and 7, they loved it. It was a fun class, rather than a serious class. But they did bars, beam, rings, mat (cartwheels and handstands). If they didn't know how to do it they were taught and helping. My younger DD was really unco and it helped her a lot, she can now do both a cartwheel and handstand.

    Their classes went for 1 hour per week, and the only reason we stopped was we were just getting home way too late.

    Oh, at the end of the year the classes put together a routine to music and did a performance where they had an afternoon tea and got a little medal

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    Thanks for your reply. They could both do with a confidence boost, especially DD. Alot of girls at school have started to do handstands/cartwheels and she wants to do it as well as they do. Are there any differences in the YMCA run gymnastic classes as opposed to just a normal gymnastics centre?

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    Yes, but they only went for about a year (YMCA). They got quite good quite quickly (especially DD), and as soon as that happens, they push you to pick up more hours, then more classes, then move up to the competition class and do MORE hours. DD was asked to start going 7 hours a week. No thanks. My kids only wanted to do it for fun.

    I asked around gymnastics places about 'fun' classes, they don't exist around here.

    It was such a shame!

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    7 hours?! golly. thats asking too much! insane actually. they need to realise people are busy and lucky to even get their kids into something sporty etc..

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    I sent them to a gymnastics place and they did their lessons in a local school hall. There was more advanced classes and serious classes, but they were mainly just for fun. There was no uniform and no pressure.

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    Anyone else?

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    My 10 year DD did it until recently and didn't really like it. I enrolled her for the same reasons as you. Core atrength and stability.

    I also restarted my 6 year old DD and she loves it.

    Both girls went into a recreational program but my 6 year old was really good so will move into the competitive program from next year. I don't think my 10 year old will reenrol. She's a team sports kids of girl.

    I think the main thing is to find a place that offers a recreational program as it's often more fun and less intense. It is a lot of hours once they move to competitive. My 6 year old will go 3 hours a week. We'll see how it goes.

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    My little girl does kinder gym (she's only just 2) and she loves it. I put her in to help with her gross motor skills and so far it's done wonders! She'll continue to go while she's enjoying it. If she wants to pursue it when it gets more serious then that's her choice. My little sister was a gymnast and was training 10 hours a week when she was 8. I was a swimmer and training 20 hours a week at 8 so I understand the commitment if she wants to do it competitively!

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    I started dd (6) this year more as a confidence booster on advice from her prep teacher and she has loved it.
    I searched around to find the right one. She goes for one hour a week, if she wants to become more serious with it later she can do more classes but so far its fun.
    She has improved in confidence and co ordination


 

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