Get a solid grounding in the basics of gymnastics. From forward rolls & handstands to round offs and back flips, we’ll teach you to invert, flip and fly in a safe and friendly environment.

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90 min Session Structure

60min of gymnastic tumbling skills taught using the latest techniques from British Gymnastics plus 30min of gymnastics strength and conditioning training delivered through circuits, skills focused progressions and partner work on floor, parallel bars and Olympic rings.

Who Is It For?

If you’ve got previous experience in gymnastics but would like to refresh your skills, or if you’ve never tried gymnastics before but have a good base level of fitness and flexibility then this course will teach you everything you need to know to get started in gymnastics.

Course Goals

  • Learn to perform all of the basic body shapes of gymnastics including neutral alignment, hollow body, arch, tuck, pike and bridge and develop the ability to maintain the body tension required to perform difficult moves safely and efficiently

  • Develop the shoulder and wrist flexibility needed to execute moves proficiently and gain confidence in your ability to make adjustments to the positioning and control of your body in space

  • Through strengthening all ligaments, tendons and major muscle groups, learn to trust your body’s ability to cope with high impact moves like handsprings, round offs and backflips

What You’ll Learn

Forward and backward rolls - straight jumps, tuck jumps, straddle jumps and hurdle steps - headstands, handstands and handstand forward rolls - cartwheels and round offs - backward roll to handstands - splits & bridges - headsprings & handsprings - backflips and creative sequences.

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Each week you’ll work towards developing excellence in three key featured skills. If injury or lack of flexibility inhibit your ability to perform particular movements - appropriate regressions will be provided to allow you to develop at your own pace. Likewise, if you are already able to perform a skill to a good level - more difficult variations will be presented to ensure you remain challenged and stimulated.

Programme Targets

  • The proficient execution of all essential elements of gymnastics

  • Improved coordination

  • Increased wrist, back and shoulder flexibility

  • Increased upper body strength

  • Improved core stability and lower back strength

  • Increased handstand endurance

  • Increased leg power

  • Increased range of movement in all major joints

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Next Steps

At the end of the course, if you’ve proved you are proficient in all of the key movements taught on the course – then you’ll be given the all clear to apply for a place in our Level Two Squad. Or if you still need a little extra time to work on your basics then you can repeat the Level One Tumbling Course again so you have the time you need to put what you’ve learnt into practice.


No previous gymnastics experience necessary – all levels welcome however, to attend this course you must be able to sit down on the floor in a cross legged position and stand back up again without using your hands and hold a straight arm plank for 30sec

Course Details

Comfortable clothes and no shoes

Monday Evenings 20:30pm - 22:00pm
Mon 23 Sep - Mon 25 Nov 2019

Arch 30, 150 Buckhurst St, Bethnal Green, London E1 5QT

£250 per 10 week course

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