They used to say that Gymnastics was only for gifted children of the right size and flexibility.
To an extent it’s true.
If you want to be an Olympic level gymnast, pray that your parents like gymnastics and book you into a child class. You need to start gymnastics early.
If you are over 18, can cope with the fact that you won’t make the UK gymnastics team ( unless the standard drops.A lot) and you think gymnastic moves like the back flick, front and back tucks handstands are cool, then you, as a clunky uncoordinated adult, may have found the ideal place to go to learn.
Situated in Bethnal Green E2, 65 seconds from the tube station ( possibly 82 seconds if you dawdle) is a team of gymnasts and trickers who delight in teaching adults how to flick and tumble ( and planche and lever).
You have to learn basic drills, (because everything is basic), and attend classes regularly ( because its about regular practice), and accept the obvious risks that go with jumping in the air and trying to flip upside down. Obviously, we have a super comfy bouncy castle to flomp on (“flomp” may not be a word BTW), but its easy to twist an ankle.
You need to accept that.
If you do, this could be your starting point. Our team gets terrified adults through the basics in level 1, then pushes you on to a multi-skilled level 2. We then guide you to either train 121 with the instructor that you like, or work in small groups with other of our like-minded trainees, or we signpost you to other more advanced gymnastic facilities ( we have informal groups who go together to venues like The East London gymnastic, which is an amazing facility once you have some basic skills and know how to train)
We offer a great and supportive service ( that hopefully you’ll outgrow), that will get you started.
If you want to “tumble” click here for our adult Gymnastic classes
If you want static Gymnastic Strength click here