IN the two years that Hobart Gymnastics Academy (HGA) has been located in Bridgewater, the club has amended its programs and activities to cater for the local community. HGA is a non-profit community based sporting club specialising in gymnastics and related activities.
As a family-oriented club, HGA provides opportunities for all community members, from children of two years through to mature-age adults, to develop physical, social and team building skills, and to improve self esteem. The club also provides opportunities for teenagers and adults to develop leadership skills.
Classes are offered for members who want to enjoy gymnastics as a recreational sport as well as those who wish to become competitive gymnasts. In addition to providing coaches to conduct classes in schools under the Active After School Communities Program, the club runs tailored programs for schools and local community groups. Gymnasts and coaches have been involved in a range of community activities this year, ranging from displays, school holiday activities and workshops, family fun days run by the Salvation Army, circus workshops and cheerleading activities.
For anyone interested in trying gymnastics, there is a class available that will suit. GymTotts classes are available for children from two to four years of age, while children from five through to 11 years are catered for by the club’s educational gymnastics program. Teenagers can experience gymnastics through the GymSkills classes. Adults are catered for through either the club’s Adult classes or the LifeFit class which is aimed at adults of any age, shape or size wishing to become more active in a supportive environment. cheerleading and circus classes are also becoming more popular.
In addition to the recreational programs, the club has a strong program in competitive gymnastics, including artistic gymnastics for both boys and girls, rhythmic gymnastics and trampolining. There are 10 levels within each of these disciplines, and gymnasts move from level 1 through to level 10 at their own rate. Gymnasts have the opportunity to compete at club, regional, state and national level. Several members achieved the distinction of state champion at the recent Tasmanian Gymnastics Championships. The club currently has the highest level gymnasts in the State in women’s artistic, men’s artistic and rhythmic gymnastics.
For further information on the clubs programs and activities, drop in or ring on 6263 3460.