Life with kids in Sydney City
In a rare moment of agreement between Jack and Mia, the suggestion of going to gymnastics is something they are both equally enthusiastic about. Monday mornings are full of excitement as we prepare for our trip to Gymkidz in Newtown. Set in a surprisingly spacious corner hall on Lennox Street, the range of equipment is impressive and includes a mini trampoline, two balance beams and rings set at the right height for mini-gymnasts.
Instructors Sarah and Tamzin are extremely attentive and ensure the children are doing each activity correctly and with the right amount of supervision. We practiced our forward rolls, handstands and even did some tuck and rolls.
Jack and Mia have their work set out for them at the class but it is fun and they enjoy it. As a parent, I understand that they are not going to master tucking and rolling or balancing on their hands in one day. The opportunity to learn and grow at Gymkidz is enormous.
We made new friends and Jack and Mia have built confidence in their own strength and abilities. The sheer joy of being active is something I hope will stay with them every day of their lives.
Gymkidz gymnastics classes aim to improve young children's movement vocabulary through 45 minute classes with different age appropriate lessons designed for children ages 18 months and up.