In order to be as transparent and open as possible about the fees associated with gymnastics classes, we have created the following guide:
Cheltenham & Gloucester Gymnastics Club operate a monthly membership with class fees collected by direct debit via our booking partner LoveAdmin. It is a rolling membership, and your child's space in the class will be secure until you inform us that you wish to leave.
Our classes still run during term-time (in line with Gloucestershire school term dates), but the cost is calculated for the whole year and spread across all 12 months. This allows us to keep our monthly fees as low as possible.
Current Class Fees
Parent & Child
If you join part-way through the month, the first payment will be calculated pro-rata. You will then move onto the monthly membership where payment is requested on the 21st of each month.
Club Membership Fee:
Cheltenham & Gloucester Gymnastics Club membership fee covers the administration costs as well as our affiliation with South West Amateur Gymnastics Association (SWAGA). The fee is due upon joining as a full member. It costs £20 and renews every year in January. We reduce this to £10 for those who join from July.
For the safety of our gymnasts and coaches, we require all members to purchase and train in the club uniform. When you join, you will be able to purchase a full uniform kit which includes; club leotard, shorts & water bottle (a colourful scrunchie and spare hair ties also included for the girls!). The full kit costs £40.
British Gymnastics Membership:
Cheltenham & Gloucester Gymnastics Club is a member of British Gymnastics (the National Governing Body for the sport of gymnastics in the United Kingdom). As such all of our members must purchase a British Gymnastics Membership to train at our club. The British Gymnastics Membership includes comprehensive medical insurance and can be purchased/renewed here.
Please note, a British Gymnastics Membership must be purchased before your first class as a full member. Gymnasts will not be permitted to train until this is in place as they will not be insured in the event of injury.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where are you located?
Our newly renovated Gymnasium is located at Unit 5, Chancel Close, Gloucester, GL4 3SN.
Do you have parking facilities?
Our club has a small car park located to the rear of the unit, there is also additional road parking on the estate. Please do not park in bays marked for other business or directly in front of our entrance.
Do you have venues in Cheltenham & Gloucester?
We operate out of our own dedicated facility which is currently located in Gloucester. It is easily accessible to Cheltenham via the A40 and Tewkesbury via the M5 motorway.
What equipment do you have?
Our facility is equipped with Olympic standard Women's Artistic Gymnastics apparatus, supplied by Gymnova and Tumbl-Trak. This includes FIG-approved beams, bars, vault, and a full-full size competition floor. Additionally, we have the FIG-approved 'Skakun Original Tumbling Track', which Gymnova also supplies for many World and European Championships.
Can I book a trial?
Yes! You can book a trial session here. The current cost for a trial session is £10.
Do I need to stay at the club during my child's classes?
Many parents are happy to drop off and pick up their child, though we do suggest parents of Pre School children remain close by for the first few weeks until they are settled. There is a small viewing area for those that wish to stay, however, the view may be obstructed by equipment from time to time.
*The club's policy on spectators will run in line with Government COVID guidelines*
Why 45-minute classes?
To maximise the time your child spends on equipment, our recreational classes are 45-minutes long, with a 15-minute gap before the next one. During this gap, our coaches set out all of the equipment needed for the next class. The break between classes also allows us to answer any questions you may have, without taking time away from the lesson plan.
What does my child need to wear for classes?
For the safety of our Gymnasts and coaches, Gymnasts are required to wear the club uniform.
Girls: Club leotard (shorts are also available to purchase separately)
Boys: Club leotard which includes shorts.
Long hair may become a hazard and should be tied back to avoid accidents. For further guidance, see our Code of Dress policy.
Will you have competition squads?
Yes! All competition squads will be invite-only and gymnasts will be offered the opportunity to try out for a position when a space becomes available. If you are interested in transferring from another club into one of our squads, please get in touch.
When do classes run?
Our class timetable can be found here.