M.R.C Gymnastics Club
About Our Club
M.R.C Gymnastics Club (Millom Recreation Centre Gymnastics Club) was opened in September 2012.
Sessions running every ...
8.15am -9am - Pre-school Gymnastics (Ages 3-5)
9am - 10am - Beginners class 1 (Ages 5+)
10am - 11 am - Intermediate class
11am - 12pm - Advanced class 1
12.15pm - 1.30pm - Advanced class 2
1.30pm - 3pm - Advanced class 3
3.30pm - 4.30pm - Beginners (Ages 5+)
4.30pm - 5.30pm - Beginners (Ages 5+)
4.30pm - 5.30pm - Boys Intermediate Gymnastics class
5.30pm - 7pm - Advanced class 2
7.15pm - 8.15pm - Adults Gymnastics
1.45pm - 2,30pm - Tiny Tumblers Gymnastics (Ages 2-3 years)
3.00pm - 3.45pm -Pre-School Gymnastics (Ages 3-5 years)
3.45pm - 4.30pm -Pre-School Gymnastics (Ages 3-5 years)
4.30pm - 5.30pm -Developers class (Invitation only)
Prices - £42 for a 10 week block (Ages 5+)
£45 for a 10 week block (Ages 3-5 years)
To Join - Telephone 01229774985 or email (If places are not availble you will be added to our short waiting list)
IT has been 10 years since Millom has had its own gymnastics club, but the sport has now made a welcome return to the town.
Weekly classes are held at Millom Recreation Centre every Saturday morning, coached by a group of former Millom Gymnastic club members, including Tracy Kirk, Debbie Moorhouse, Sian Needham, Stacy Turner,Yvonne Ashburner, Ian Kirk, Emma Lowery, Debs Hoyle and Julia Norris. With newly qualified coaches Libby Makin, Lydia Waddington, Deborah Tyson, Sophy Leece and Melanie Sherwood also joining the coaching team this year.
“Gymnastics at MRC is coached by fully qualified British Gymnastic coaches with sessions jam-packed full of different things to keep your little ones busy from events and badge work to performing in annual displays.
Our ethos is all about having an enjoyable experience, and making gymnastics fun.
Our gymnastics programme consists of classes designed to help children develop physically and socially within a structured programme, catering for children (boys & Girls) as young as five, right up to those in their teens.
“Everyone enters the gymnastics programme at a general level to ensure you master the basics before progressing and our coaches regularly asses gymnasts to ensure they are continually progressing through our well-structured programme. We teach gymnastics skills on the floor and on the vault, moving on to incorporate the bars, beam, and tumbling.
“Then, once you’ve found your feet on the floor and perfected your balance and co-ordination, students can progress to an advanced coaching programme which offers a higher level of training. These advanced classes are for gymnasts by invitation only and will focus on those who have the potential to excel further and perform in competitions.”
Gymnastics is a great way to develop physically and socially while having lots of fun. And beyond that it works virtually every muscle in the body and is a great way to stay in shape.
“Gymnastics is an excellent sport for both boys and girls, which develops strength, co-ordination, self confidence and body awareness skills for life.
“The benefits of gymnastics are endless. Participation in gymnastics helps the child learn to listen and follow directions, builds self-esteem and confidence, helps with goal setting skills, concentration, determination, helps develop social interaction, enhances performance and develops attention to detail.
“It encourages children to work at their own pace. There is no need to keep up with the pack. Gymnasts are encouraged to achieve their personal best. They learn to listen to their body and know how far they can push themselves safely.