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    Default Gymnastics question wdyt?

    What would be more beneficial - a class for 45-1hr or a 1.5hr class? Would you also (for the kids) take them to one with one awful review because its closer and cheaper or another one that has 5 star reviews and is a bit further by say 15 mins? (Cheaper one has shorter class, more expensive one with 5 star reviews has the longer class).

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    Can you try them both for a free session? If they are reputable they often offer one free session

    Depends on the age of the child. DD2 is nearly 7 and will start one and a half hour classes twice a week this year. This would have been too long for her when she was younger.

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    I'd try both of them out. Then you will know what suits best.

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    ok, the more expensive 1.5 hour class is offering 2 free lessons and the cheaper one with 45-1hr wants $20 each child for a trial lesson..

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    How old is your child?

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    Do you think they have the staying power for a 1.5 hour class? It is a long session to maintain focus.

    Was the bad review just a one off or were there multiple negative reviews? What are the other reviews like?

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    one child is 5 and the other 7.. the bad review was about the instructor pinching etc.. google as much as i like - can't find another single review.. it's a ymca gymnastics.

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    If they've never done gymnastics before I'd do the shorter classes.

    The review seems weird. Maybe call the gym and ask them about it? Maybe someone had a grudge

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    Yes a strange review.. it went into alot of detail.. so not sure what to think.

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    My DS1 started gymnastics last year (just after he turned 7yo) and started with a 1hr class for 1 term, then they moved him up a class for the rest of the year, so he was doing a 1.5hr class which was fine, he was pretty tired afterwards, especially as his class was 5-6:30pm on a Friday! But he coped well, at a younger age, the longer class probably would have been too much for him at that time slot, but probably would have been fine at an earlier time slot.

    I'd just give both places a call and have a chat and see which one you think would be better/more suited


 

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