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Gymnastics Programme Age 10+

For secondary school age children through to adults, this 6-lesson developmental gymnastics course (includes 38 videos) is suitable from beginner to intermediate gymnasts.


Course Overview


Lessons are taught by experienced British Gymnastics qualified coaches and are fully interactive to follow along in the comfort of your own surroundings.

This course is practical-based, but is also a great education tool, which we hope would be particularly useful for anyone who might be interested in studying P.E. as a G.C.S.E. subject.

As well as step-by-step gymnastics video tutorials, this course includes conditioning work cards to help you practice in your own time, as well as illustrative worksheets and short quizzes for assisting your learning of fundamental gymnastics shapes, skills, muscle groups, types of movement and stretching.To ensure minimal risk of injury to you, this course only includes skills and activities that are recommended by the national governing body for gymnastics in the UK, for safe online learning and participation in your home. Never perform any activities that you feel are beyond your ability or will result in injury to you.

This course includes coaching of: principles of handstands, rolls, bridge, splits, balances, jumps, turns, strength and conditioning, developmental movement and flexibility activities.  No specialist gymnastics equipment is required, but it is necessary to have a comfortable floor surface to complete the practical elements of the course. e.g. a gymnastics floor mat / thick yoga mat / carpeted floor / rug / grass area. Your safety and wellbeing is priority, so please ensure you have ample space to participate in the practical elements of this course.

You will need access to the following household objects at different stages throughout the course:

  • A wall (not breakable or with any breakable objects attached to it)
  • A raised platform (e.g. a sturdy chair or sofa)
  • A rope or resistance band or scarf (or even a zip jacket or other long piece of clothing)

Where any of these are required, it will be stated in the introduction for the relevant lesson so you will be prepared in advance.  Each lesson will last approximately 60 minutes. The format of each lesson is as follows: Follow-along video tutorials…

  • Pulse Raiser
  • Conditioning
  • Stretch
  • Skill-based activities
  • Cool Down

With quizzes/worksheets/visual resources throughout.

Q: Is this course only for girls?
A: No, not at all. The course content is ‘General Gymnastics’, which is a gymnastics discipline that was developed to cater for boys and girls.

Q: Do I need previous gymnastics experience before I start?
A: No. This course will take you from the start of learning gymnastics, and you have the freedom to learn at your own pace. You might not be able to do all the content on your first try, but that’s to be expected so that you can revisit the areas you need to spend more time developing. You may find that you excel in the conditioning activities, but struggle with the flexibility activities, so you can focus your practice on the areas that need it most. But the content of this course is also relevant to even the most advanced gymnasts. That’s the beauty of gymnastics – even the basic and foundational skills need to be practiced by the most advanced gymnasts. ‘The key to advancing is to practice the basics as though they are advanced.’

 Q: I don’t have a lot of space, will I be able to do the course?
A: Most of the practical activities do not require a huge amount of space and are performed on a 68inch by 24inch gymnastics mat, but if you feel that your indoor space is too restrictive, a grass garden space would work well too.

Students have access to complete and revisit this short course for 30 days

Physical Activity Readiness Considerations

If you are not used to being very active, please consult with your doctor before participating in physical activity. To ensure minimal risk of injury and/or ill health, you should be in good physical condition before starting a new exercise programme.  If you are not feeling well because of a temporary illness, wait until you feel better before increasing your level of physical activity.  If you are, or may be pregnant, talk to your doctor before you start becoming more physically active.

When participating in any exercise or exercise course, there is the possibility of physical injury. If you engage in this exercise or exercise course, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities, assume all risk of injury to yourself, and agree to release and discharge StrongHold Gymnastics & Fitness / Lifestyle Gymnastics Academy / Home School on Demand from any and all claims or causes of action, known or unknown, arising out of participating in this course.


Important Safety Considerations

It is important to have a responsible person 16+ years present nearby whilst you are participating in the practical elements of the course.  Make sure you stay hydrated during exercise, keep your water nearby to drink throughout the practical activities.  Wear comfortable clothing that allows free movement.  If you have any injuries, please ensure you do not complete any practical activities that you feel put your injury in a compromising position.

Do not attempt any practical activities that you feel are beyond your capabilities and will put you at risk of injury if you complete them. Scaling options are included throughout the course where relevant, so we hope there will be an appropriate variation to suit you.


Waiver, Release of Liability and Indemnity Agreement Declarations

By participating in this course, you confirm that you are in a state of general good health and wellbeing, and the effect of increased physical activity will in no way worsen your current physical condition, as advised by your GP.

You understand that the occurrence of any injury or illness as a result of the course will be the outcome of poor practice by yourself, and your instructor will not be held accountable. Should you experience any injury or illness, you should contact your GP and course instructor immediately.