Gymnastics preschool, Kiwi Gym Fun and Incentive Awards promote movement and coordination in children of all ages and abilities, to enable confidence and allow each child to develop in a safe and social group environment.

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Classes

Gymnastics preschool

We have two options for preschool-age gymnastics-based programmes.

Bouncing Bugs

Our programme for two to three and a half years of age is a good step between our drop-in Tumbletimes session and our preschool term-based gymnastics classes. This class is term-based and involves parent/caregiver and child participation.

Classes incorporate ball skills, movement, and an introduction to gymnastics. This is great for developing an attitude to structure, basic motor skills, coordination, balance and rhythm.

Preschool gymnastics

Classes are for three and four years of age. Our classes are filled with activities to develop confidence, fundamental movement patterns and coordination. Kids will learn basic gymnastic skills and, in the process, develop better coordination and greater confidence.

Parents are required to remain in the stadium while classes run.

Available at Pioneer Recreation & Sport Centre
Class duration 45 mins
Bouncing Bugs class times Wednesday 9.30am
Gymnastics class times Monday 1pm

Tuesday 9.30am and 12.45pm

Wednesday 9.30amThursday 1pm
Fee $78.40 for a 10-week term
Bookings Contact us to book a place in this class.

Term 1: 3 February to 10 April 2020

Classes not running on these dates:

  • Thursday 26 March
  • Tuesday 31 March
  • Wednesday 1 April
  • Thursday 2 April

Kiwi gym fun

Non-competitive classes that incorporate a variety of fun and challenging activities to increase coordination and develop fundamental movement skills.

This is a great class for the children to have fun, try new equipment, develop coordination and build confidence.

This is a Gymnastics NZ programme with six different levels to achieve.

This programme best suits 5 to 10 year olds.

Available at Pioneer Recreation & Sport Centre 
Class duration 1 hour
Class times Tuesday and Thursday at 3.45pm
Fee $104 for a 10-week term
Bookings Contact us to book a place in this class.

Term 1: 3 February to 10 April 2020

Classes not running on these dates:

  • Thursday 26 March
  • Tuesday 31 March
  • Thursday 2 April

Incentive Awards

Classes based on Gymnastics NZ artistic awards stream, this course caters for seven different skill levels. Children receive expert coaching and gymnastic guidance.

The higher levels are suitable for more advanced gymnasts who have completed Kiwi gym fun programme. Our lower Incentive Award levels cater for those who are 10 years old and just getting started.

They are tested a maximum of two times a year.

Available at Pioneer Recreation & Sport Centre 
Class duration 1 hour
Class times Tuesday and Thursday from 4.45pm
Fee $104 for a 10-week term
Bookings Contact us to book a place in this class.

Term 1: 3 February to 10 April 2020

Classes not running on these dates:

  • Thursday 26 March
  • Tuesday 31 March
  • Thursday 2 April