Adult Gymnastics

We run a busy and popular adult gymnastic and Parkour programme based in Bethnal Green, East London E2. ( 3 minutes from the central line tube at Railway Arch 3 Gales Gardens, E2 0EJ)

Please read all the information below, carefully,  for all  you need to know to train at Bethnal Green, E2 ( 4 minutes from Liverpool street)

If you are prepared to work with us, we can get you a round-off, a back flip and back handspring, a front flip and handspring, and some of you will be able to glue them together.

We deal with adults many of whom do not have a gymnastic back ground or any of the attributes that  competitive gymnasts need. In short our job is to get you the best skill you can get, not impose the specifics of a skill on you. If we  can  get you to round-off with a bent in your elbows , we are delighted.  The Aesthetics  we will worry about later: safe effective, cool  fun and hard work are our watch words!


These are the moves we commit to teaching you as part of our Wednesday  Friday,  Saturday and Sunday gymnastics programme. They are for adult absolute beginners ( the Introductory sessions) , beginners and intermediates, who wish to be taught in a class format and are free from injury. Gymnastics is super cool and fun, but its not  physical therapy and its not a cure for a back back  or a painful neck

Book yourself into a gymnastics class to get the very best in adult gymnastic coaching in London. Our courses start when you start, so book your 1st level 1 class now.

Our classes are full or frightened and inflexible adults along with  dancers and actors looking to add stunts and skills to their abilities , and those working towards the stunt register qualification.

We offer highly-taught and structured sessions for adult clients so this isn’t the place to rock up and do your own thing! Whilst our teaching is progressive , nevertheless its inevitable that you will miss moves, hence we have a variety of soft surfaces to land on, but these do not guarantee you wont pick up  a bump or a bruise.

Finding coaches with an interest in really helping adults learn skills are rare. Most are after talented children to teach.  We are delighted that tricker Matteo  and Davide,  Sarah, Tamara and Jessica and pole dance athlete  Laetitia have joined us to help make the Gymnastics at Crossfit London real centre of excellence.


These are stand-alone classes, so you do not need to be a Crossfitter, or go through our Crossfit beginners Level 1 classes, in order to participate.

We run sessions on monday, tuesday   Wednesday Friday Saturday and Sunday, aligned to meet most levels of experience:

ADULT GYMNASTICS: is our tumbling programme : flips and fun!!

  • Adult Gymnastics Level 1 a fun and safe session for adult learners to pick up those all essential gymnastic basics. This is  the ideal place to start if you have little or no prior formal gymnastic experience:  core aim is to teach you the forward and backwards roll, kick up to handstand and cartwheel.
  • Adult Gymnastics  Level 2   Begins the process of  introducing the roundoff, back tuck, back flick, front tuck, front handspring. There is a focus on supporting drills and  a lot of secure spotting.
  • Adult gymnastics Level 3 moving it along for the more confident

GYMNASTIC STRENGTH: is our strength programme for adults working on rope climbs, the muscle up,  handstands, levers, planche and straddle lifts.

Everyone needs to start at level  1 before being promoted

Crossfit London has a  adult gymnastics Facebook group that gives you a flavour of some of the drills and stuff that we do at our gymnastic sessions 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Adult gymnastics and Parkour Dangerous?
Yes! The simple answer is that  most gymnastics is about jumping in the air,  doing something cool and landing. Its very easy to land badly and twist an ankle, twist a knee, hurt a wrist, tweak a neck. Of course we have matts and a super soft “bouncy castle” to train on, but never the less this “sport” has a high risk factor.  Our note-able injuries include an experienced instructor showing the most basic cartwheel drill, and twisting her ankle. One of our assistant instructors broke his ankle Landing in (another gyms) foam pit. Many of our clients are office workers and , frankly, it does not  matter if they hobble to work. If your career depends on your limbs working, you may not want to take the risk. If you are  a professional footballer, maybe give it a miss!!


What if I have a medical condition?

If you feel you have a medical condition that could impact your training, we suggest you book  a personal training session with Andrew Stemler as your first point of contact with us. Simply book a session with him on the online diary , or email him directly.  Here, we can assess the nature of your condition, whether we need to talk to your doctor, and what reasonable adjustments we can make to keep you safe.

The long and short of the situation is that Gymnastics is not a cure for anything. Its  a great cool, marvellous sport, that many people love, but it will simply make your bad back, your neck pain, your twisted ankle worse. Many of the shapes will  exacerbate any  conditions you have.

By attending one of our sessions you are telling us that you are injury free.

I know it says this is adult gymnastics, but, I am/my child is (8 – 17 years old). Can we come along?”
Nope. This is an adult gymnastics class, sorry. Check out the East London Gymnastics centre for children’s classes. We will however accept some underage gymnasts on a  personal training basis.

“How much do the sessions cost?
This sort of depends what “pack” you buy, but a single one-off session is £15.

You can  get deals and discounts for buying sessions in bulk, but we suggest that you do a single session first, make sure you enjoy it, and then go from there. The full fees breakdown can be found here. Its not worth buying a monthly so look at the  5 and 10 carnets. They are time based, so  they will expire if you don’t use them. BUT, session prices are the same as crossfit ones

  • Single session pass – £15
  • 5 sessions pass – £65
  • 10 sessions pass – £110
  • 20 sessions pass – £190
  • 50 sessions pass – £425


“I’ve never done gymnastics before. Which session should I attend? ( but am very physically talented. I’m a dancer/martial artist/Yogi/Pilates expert  Crossfitter. Can I skip on to the intermediate class?”

Nope. Start with  level 1

Do you offer free sessions? Can I rock up and pay on the day?

No and no. There are no free sessions, and you must book and pay for your session in advance. We don’t accept casual drop-ins or spectators in the facility.

How do I go about booking my first session?
Head to the  getting started  page and follow the instructions! It’s really easy!


I don’t have Internet access or a credit/debit card. What can you do to help?

Nothing. Our facility is exclusively designed for credit/debit card holding internet users.

Perhaps a friend can help you out?


Do you offer personal training in gymnastics?


At  3 Gales Gardens in Bethnal Green E2 , we can offer off peak personal training sessions In tumbling .

Single Gymnastics personal training session £60

5 Gymnastics personal training sessions £270

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What qualifications do your coaches have?

In order to teach  our gymnastic classes  our instructors need to pass our  internal assessment process and  demonstrate 1)  that they can perform the move, and  demonstrate 2) that they are capable of putting together a  drill based approach to  help adult learners approach the task. 3) they are highly conscious of safety  4) they are able to teach adults to spot each other 5) they are able to use a range of teaching skills from simple demonstrations, to using effective oral, physical  and  video  feedback.
This often means we are unable to use  “elite  gymnasts” as they are geared towards teaching elite  children.  Our coaches are assessed on their understanding of the move , the range of drills  they bring to the table and their ability to empathise with adult learners, set  up appropriate practises  and effective safe spotting regimes. The are required to have an up to date 1st aid certificate.



We also run classes at Crossfit SE11 in Vauxhall. Click here for the Vauxhall venue and timetable

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