Gymnastics

Gymnastics

Gymnastics

WELCOME TO MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY GYMNASTICS!

Macquarie University Gymnastics provides lessons to children looking to learn gymnastics in a warm and friendly environment that enables growth and personal development.

We offer classes for every age and level - from our PlayGym classes for ages 18 months right up to adult gymnastics classes and everything in between. Our program ultimately aims to deliver exceptional service to the local community and the families involved with Macquarie University Gymnastics.

Find the right program for you from the list below.

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KINDER-GYM PROGRAM

The Kinder Gym program provides the opportunity for children to develop many essential physical attributes such as gross motor functions, fine motor functions, balance, strength, coordination and flexibility.

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Age level: 18 months - 3 years
Class size: 12 students

Lower level classes involve songs and games to make your child comfortable in the water and as they progress through levels they will be introduced to safety skills and develop water confidence.

Level Skills developed
Play Gym
(45 minutes)
  • Parents are required to accompany their child during the Play Gym classes and this provides a fun bonding and learning activity for both child and parent.
Junior Gym
(45 minutes)
  • Children are introduced to the concept of a structured class and learning basic gymnastics principles.
  • The emphasis is on having a fun and productive skill development.
  • Children get the opportunity to practice all the basic gymnastics motor movements in a safe and encouraging environment.
  • The children will get to learn and use all the apparatus in the gym.
Private Classes
(2 students, 30 minutes)
Private lessons are offered to all age groups and the instructor is there to cater to your children's specific needs.

RECREATIONAL GYMNASTICS

Our recreational gymnastics classes run for school-aged children every day, and we are proud to be affiliated with the Launchpad program. This program is designed to promote levels of excellence within gymnastics recreational clubs and Macquarie University Gymnastics was one of the pioneer clubs involved with Launchpad.

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Age level: Open
Class size: 10 students

The aim of our Recreational classes is to develop strength, flexibility, co-ordination, spatial awareness and balance along with a specific set of skills for each level. Children develop these skills through fun, fitness, gymnastics fundamentals and a friendship philosophy with special emphasis placed on safety.

Level Skills developed
Water
(1 hour)
  • The Water level mantra is building strength and flexibility; generally children will come from our Junior Gym program or have little to no experience in gymnastics. It is expected that children are able to follow direction and be familiar with a class situation.
  • Many of the basic fundamental skills in gymnastics are taught in the Water level, including entries to handstands and cartwheels, forward and backward rolls, correct landing techniques and basic trampoline skills.
  • Water is divded into two streams - White and Blue.
Fire
(1 hour)
  • Children in Fire generally will have had some experience in the fundamentals of gymnastics and will often have progressed from our Water level.
  • Fire is our intermediate gymnastics class and is suitable to children who already have a basic grounding in gymnastics.
  • This level will emphasize building a higher level of strength, particularly core strength, aiming to reinforce good technique in preparation for more advanced skills.
  • Children in this level will learn holds and swings on bars, bridge kick-overs, handstands on the low beam and somersaults into the foam pit.
  • Fire is divided into two streams - Yellow and Red.
Air
(2 hours)
  • Air is our skill development gymnastics class and is appropriate for advanced children who don't want to be competitive gymnasts.
  • Children frequently will have had formal gymnastics experience and will often have progressed from our Fire level.
  • Air introduces jumps, handstands and cartwheels to the beam and children within Air will start work on backflips with front handsprings.
  • Within this level, proper technique is stressed in a more serious tone.
  • Air is divided into two streams - Pink and Purple.
Land(2 hours)
  • Land is our top gymnastics recreational level and is for children who wish to train competitive skills in a non-competitive environment.
  • Land is about having fun while training and is suitable for ex-competitive gymnasts who want to return to the sport.
  • Land is divided into two streams - Brown and Green.
Private Classes
(2 students, 30 minutes)
Private lessons are offered to all age groups and the teacher is there to cater to your children's specific needs.
COMPETITIVE PROGRAM

Macquarie University gymnastics offers both development programs for men's and women's gymnastics as well as levels 1-5 in competitive WAG.

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Age level: Open
Class size: 8 - 10 students

Due to the specific nature of these program, these class is by invitation only.

Level Skills developed
Women's Junior Development
(45 - 120 minutes)
  • The Women's Junior Development program is aimed at developing young girls who demonstrate gymnastics talent, with the aim of feeding them into our competitive women's gymnastics' program in the future.
  • Junior Development (a 45 minute Kinder Gym morning program);
  • Advanced Women's Junior Development (a 2-hour class; training twice weekly in the afternoon)
Men's Junior Development
(3 hour)
  • The Men's Junior Development program is aimed at developing young men who demonstrate gymnastics talent, with the aim of creating a Men's Artistic Gymnastics program from this squad.
  • This training takes place on the Olympic apparatus of rings, parallel bars, pommel horse, vault, floor, high bar and trampoline.
Competitive Gymnastics - WAG
(3 hours)
  • Building strength and prepares the body for all of life's physical challenges
  • Enhances coordination and agility
  • Develops posture and confident body movement
  • Challenges the mind to reach new goals
  • Develops healthy minds and bodies for now and later in life
  • Enhancing coordination and agility, for body awareness and balance
  • Enhancing creativity and build self-confidence, for sport and life
Private Classes
(2 students, 30 minutes)
Private lessons are offered to all age groups and the teacher is there to cater to your children's specific needs.

ADULTS

The ideal program catering to adults who are beginners and ex-gymnasts alike as well incorporating tumbling, acrobatics, free running and parkour components.

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Age level: Open
Class size: 12 students

Our Adult Gymnastics classes are available for every level of gymnast, from beginners to advanced. Gymnastics for adults is an excellent way to increase your strength and flexibility in a dynamic and interesting environment, learning some amazing skills at the same time.

The class caters to all levels as well as incorporating free running and parkour components. The coaches are more than happy to work with you at whatever level or discipline you come from or wish to work towards.

Level Skills developed
First Hour
  • Warm up
  • Flexibility training
  • Strength work
  • Coordination and mobility exercises
Second Hour
  • Tumbling
  • Apparatus based skills
  • Individual skills and drills 
Private Classes
(2 students, 30 minutes)
Private lessons are offered to all age groups and the instructor is there to cater to your children's specific needs.

BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Come and celebrate your child's next birthday at Macquarie University Gymnastics Club! With full access to the Gymnastics Hall, private party room and your choice of food from Crunch Events & Catering, this will be a birthday party to remember.

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Birthday parties are held at the following times:

  • 1.00pm to 3pm and 3.30pm to 5.30pm Sundays.

Activities include party games, teaching gymnastics skills, circuits, free play time in the Gymnastics Hall, and of course, refreshments and cake time!


Party inclusions:

All birthday parties include 1 and a half hours of programmed play time inside the Gymnastics hall. This is overseen and directed by the party leaders; parents are not required to be in the hall during this time.

Approximately 30 minutes is then allowed for food and celebration time which is held in an exclusive private party room.

All party leaders are level 1 gymnastics qualified coaches and hold Senior First Aid certificates. A minimum of two party leaders will be assigned to all gymnastics parties with the ratio increased where necessary.

Catering is to be arranged through Macquarie University Sport and Aquatic Centre only, however cake can be supplied by yourself if requested

Assessments are free! To book please call (02) 9850 7636 or book online

Read our Program Membership Terms and Conditions

All membership conditions have been established to ensure maximum enjoyment and usage of the Centre by all Macquarie University Sport & Aquatic Centre (Macquarie University Sport) Members.  On acceptance by the Centre of this agreement, you will be referred to as a "Member" and have the usage rights and obligations as set out below. The term "parent" hereon will refer to the legal parent or guardian of the child or children to whom "membership" is bestowed upon.

1. MEMBERSHIP

Membership commences on the date stated on the membership application. The member must present their membership card or photo identification to gain entry. A $2.00 fee will be charged to replace lost or stolen membership cards. Membership is personal to the "Member" and memberships cannot be assigned or transferred to another person. The General Manager, or their nominated representative, reserves the right to cancel this membership agreement and request return of this membership card at their discretion. The minimum term for Swim School, Born to Move, Martial Arts and Gymnastics Memberships are twelve (12) weeks from the first lesson.

Macquarie University Sport will use your personal information to advise operational changes, account queries and promotional information. If you prefer not to be contacted by SMS or email please advise the Program Administration Desk.

2. LEGALLY BINDING AGREEMENT

I understand that this agreement is legally binding whether my membership to the Centre and its services is determined on a term, direct debit or casual basis.

3. CHANGES TO MEMBERSHIP

All changes to memberships, including applications for cancellation and/or refund, must be made and signed in person at the facility. Macquarie University Membership costs and inclusions are reviewed periodically. Macquarie University Sport will provide at least fourteen (14) days' notice prior to any change in membership conditions by posting such changes on our website at www.campuslife.mq.edu.au/sport or by emailing you at the contact email we have on record. It is the responsibility of the Member to ensure they notify Macquarie University Sport of any changes in their contact information. If you do not wish to accept a change in your membership fees or inclusions you may cancel your membership as per Section 6.

4. COOLING OFF PERIOD

All Macquarie University Sport Memberships are refundable during a "Cooling Off Period" of seven (7) days beginning on the date the membership agreement is signed. If you cancel your membership during the cooling off period you will be refunded the cost of your membership, less the value of any services received. The cooling off period does not apply where a membership is renewed.

5. MISSED LESSON POLICY

Gymnastics, Mini Mac Martial Arts and Swim School members are eligible for two (2) make-up lessons per quarter. All make up lessons are subject to availability. A Member must notify the administration team a minimum 24 hours prior to the start of the lesson via email or phone. For medical absences within 24 hours of a class a medical certificate must be supplied in person or via email prior to the missed class. Bookings must be made within 24 hours of the selected class time. Booking cannot be made prior to this time.
All missed make-up classes will be forfeited. A maximum of two (2) make-up lessons are redeemable during a three (3) month period. Make-up lessons cannot be accrued.

1 January – 31 March / 1 April – 30 June / 1 July – 30 September / 1 October – 31 December

Non-attendance for an eight (8) week consecutive period may result in membership termination at the discretion of the relevant Program Coordinator. Attempted contact with the member in regards to membership and/or cancellation will be made via phone and/or email prior to cancellation.

6. CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS

It is the responsibility of the Member to cancel their membership. Non-attendance does not warrant a refund or cancellation. After fulfilling the minimum 12 weeks, Members must provide a minimum 15 days' notice and complete a Cancellation Form at the appropriate Administration Desk. Cancellation Requests will not be accepted if the Member is in arrears.

Immediate cancellations are available where a Member relocates residence more than 20km from the Centre. A refund will be available upon the provision of evidence stating the relocation and will apply from the date of provision only.

A medical cancellation will be available where a Member has a medical condition precluding participation in the membership for a minimum four (4) consecutive weeks. Medical conditions include prolonged illness, hospitalisation, broken bones and contagious diseases. The Member must submit a Cancellation Request within the first week of the lessons being missed, and provide a supporting medical certificate covering the minimum period.

7. PERMISSION TO PHOTOGRAPH

Parents wishing to take photographs or video footage of their children during lessons will need to gain prior approval from the relevant Program Coordinator.

8. AGE REQUIREMENT

Members under the age of twelve (12) must be accompanied by a parent/guardian to, during and from their lesson. Exclusions may apply for Competitive Squads. If the patron is under the age of eighteen (18), a parent or guardian is required to sign the membership agreement on behalf of the member.

9. BEHAVIOUR WITHIN THE CENTRE

Management reserves the right to refuse entry, cancel a Membership or request a

member or casual customer leave the venue if the Member does not behave in a responsible manner, is under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol or does not adhere to the Macquarie University Sport & Aquatic Terms & Conditions of Entry, Centre signage or direction from staff. Participants must wear appropriate clothing/uniform/swimwear and swimming cap when attending lessons.

10. OUTSTANDING FEES

Direct Debit Memberships are ongoing and are charged fortnightly on a Tuesday. Direct Debit payments may take up to five (5) business days to be processed. It is the responsibility of the Member to have sufficient funds available in their nominated account. The Member must ensure that the account is able to accept direct debit payments and must provide Macquarie University Sport with updated account information if the information changes. A $5.50 failed payment fee will be incurred for each unsuccessful debit, in addition to any charges by the Member's financial institution. Payments are due regardless of Centre usage. In the event of outstanding membership fees, access to the Centre facilities will be denied. 

Macquarie University Sport will make reasonable contact to notify the Member if there is an unsuccessful direct debit payment. Primary communication for membership fee recovery is by post, email and/or SMS. It is the responsibility of the Member to keep their contact information current. Macquarie University Sport will implement re-debit measures as necessary to recover any outstanding fees. Macquarie University Sport will continue to debit from the nominated account without notice until the amount owing is received, regardless of membership status.

Notwithstanding the obligations detailed in section 6, if a Member has two (2) consecutive failed payments and does not make payment, the membership may be cancelled on the Monday before the next scheduled direct debit at the discretion of Macquarie University Sport Management. The amount owing may be passed on to a debt collection agency for retrieval. Any costs associated with this are at the expense of the Member. If the account frequently fails, Centre Management reserves the right to cancel the membership and deny a Direct Debit payment option. Payment queries will be responded to within five (5) business days.

11. WAIVER & INDEMNITY

I declare myself or my children physically and mentally sound and suffering from no condition, impairment, disease, infirmity, or other illness that would prevent my participation in health and fitness activities at Macquarie University Sport. I acknowledge I have been informed of the need for a physician's approval for my participation in an exercise/fitness activity. I recognise it is my sole responsibility to obtain an examination by a physician prior to involvement in any exercise program. I acknowledge I have either had a physical examination and been given my physician's permission to participate, or if I have chosen not to obtain a physician's permission prior to beginning this exercise program, I acknowledge I am doing so at my own risk.

12. VARIATION/UNAVAILABILITY OF SERVICES

The Centre reserves the right to vary, add, or eliminate from time to time any of the particular facilities, entitlements or services provided by the Centre in accordance with Section 3. I agree to accept the fact that a particular facility or service within the Centre premises may be unavailable at any particular time due to a prior booking, mechanical breakdown, fire, act of God, condemnation, catastrophe and loss of lease, or any other reason. Further, I agree to not hold the Centre responsible or liable for such occurrences.

13. OUT OF LESSON ACCESS

Swim School members are entitled to access the pools outside of lesson times. Guests of members, including supervising parents/guardians of children over six (6) years of age must pay a casual entry fee. One parent/guardian of members aged five (5) years and under is allowed entry free of charge in line with our Keep Watch Policy. Access and use of additional facilities must be paid for.

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