Huntingdon, Cambs PE28 0BN
About Twisters GC
WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO!
WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO!
Twisters Gymnastics Club is a British Gymnastics registered club in Perry, Cambridgeshire. We offer high quality facilities and training for all ages in Gymnastics, Acrobatics, Trampoline and Dance, working with Gymnova, Eurotramp, British Gymnastics, UK Sport, Sport England and The National Lottery. Our coaches are UKCC qualified in various Gymnastics disciplines through British Gymnastics accredited courses and hold DBS licences and Safeguarding training.
A life-long love for Gymnastics!
Age 0-4y: Parent & Toddler 'Stay and Play sessions' for anyone ready to explore the gym!
Age 2-4y: Preschool, coach-led structured sessions for young gymnasts to take part alongside a parent or carer.
Age 4-17y: General Gymnastics structured sessions available to children of all abilities (after school and weekend timetables, as well as daytime Home School opportunities)
Age 4y+ : Squad Gymnastics for selected gymnasts training towards competition.
Age 18y+ : Adult Gymnastics structured sessions available to adults of all abilities
All sessions run in term time with breaks for half terms and school holidays when we run Skills Camps or Extra Training for any gymnasts age 4 and above.
Our camps are open to members and non-members and it's a great time to bring a friend, often for an exclusive discount.
We welcome gymnasts to join at any point in the year, so please don't hesitate to get in touch!
OUR STORY SO FAR
OUR STORY SO FAR
Twisters Gymnastics Club was established in 2019 and operated from Hinchingbrooke School with the school's Gymnastics and Trampoline equipment, and utlisaing the state of the art dance studio, as well as our own mobile apparatus until July 2021. We quickly acquired lots and lots of talented gymnasts! To keep up with their evolving talents, we had to work on getting our own facility and used our free time in lockdown to make these plans come to life!
We opened our new purpose-built facility at Highfield Farm in Perry, near Grafham Water, in October 2021 where we have a large Gymnastics Arena and specialist Trampoline Hall. We have permanent Olympic-standard competition apparatus from Gymnova and Eurotramp as well as modern training equipment made with the latest technology, as used by high level gymnasts across the world. All of our members train on this Olympic-standard equipment and we also have an amazing Olympic-standard competition ceiling height of 10 meters for our Trampoline section!
We cater for all levels and abilities, all ages and walks of life, no limits!
We pride ourselves on having something for everyone - especially now that we're in our purpose-built facility with even more excellent staff in our team, so please don't hesitate to get in touch with us if there's anything at all you'd like to know.
New to gymnastics? Just want to make progress and have the most fun possible along the way?
Our entry level gymnastics sessions follow a scheme which we devised when the club was in its infancy... named after myself... 'Amy's Acro'. We spent a really long time deciding what skills would go into each level, how they would be engaging and progressive and also made a conscious effort to make sure the curriculum was thorough - utilising as much apparatus as possible and not feeling like 'the basics'. The badges originally went up through various pretty colours to Gold... then we had some especially talented gymnasts one year, so we added a Platinum and Diamond as extra challenges! Not many gymnasts make it this far, but we are putting that to the test now that we have a bigger better facility! How quickly can your gymnast get the full collection?
A traditional approach: Competitive Womens Artististic Gymnastics
One of the most popular areas of the club, and where we have great experise in coaching is in our Womens Artistic Gymnastics squads. Any gymnast can join our 2h squads, regardless of ability or previous experience - all we look for is motivation and a desire to push yourself to your potential. You can see these talented and hard-working gymnasts thriving in our specialist envrionment and with our expert team - a collaborative approach is our go-to method for coaching - creating well-rounded athletes who are products of all the strengths of our coaches. This area is gaining more and more momentum, going from strength to strength, year-on-year - catalysed by our move into the facilty. We are super excited to have a pool of talented gymnasts emerging and the race to the top is on!
A unique approach: Creative Gymnastics with no boundaries!
Alongside our growth in traditional competitive gymnastics, we started a unique group known as 'Synergy' within the club - aimed at our older gymnasts orignally (although now open to gymnasts from age 7). This group rapidly became hugely popular! Gymnasts loved the creativity, freedom and relaxed & social vibe of this session. It all stemmed from our own love for freedom between the discplines - to revolutionise the traditional approaches to singular gymnastics disciplines and to merge them as one... Synergy! Giving all the control and direction to the gymnasts themselves... to take their skillls to new heights and specialise in areas they love rather than training in specific ways prescribed by traditional models.
Areas that are new for us this year...
We have introduced Parent & Toddler 'Stay and Play' sessions and Preschool 'Little Twisters' groups this year... catering for all our under 5s! The gym is buzzing when these sesisons are on and parents get to experience first hand all the joy and wonderment of their children engaging in gymnastcis and acrobatics for the first time! Every day their is a 'wow' moment and the smiling faces are tesitment to how well received these sessions are. It's a privledge to witness the physical and emotional accomplishments of this new generation of gymnasts in our club, and we're very proud to be able to provide this platform for all children to start their gymnatics journey with us.
Tumbling (for cheerleading)
A specialised class that we were approached to run! Still very new... growing in popularity... watch this space!
Areas still to come...
We are in the process of devising an extensive Adults program, again - taking our time and doing our homweork to ensure sessions are as tailored to the individual needs of this unique area. We are planning different approaches based on age categroies - reflecting the needs of the body (and mind) at all stages of life! These groups will be as specific and expertly delivered as possible - our coaches will be well-reserached able to deliver the highest quality gymnatics training for all us grown ups! More info to come soon!
We believe the best Gymnastics Clubs give equal emphasis to individual progress, being a positive team member and having fun, and this is what we aim to do at Twisters Gymnastics Club every day!
Our in-house competitions and performances showcase this where you can see all our talented gymnasts coming together in a vibrant atmosphere with the emphasis on being creative, having your time to shine and demonstrating excellent sportsmanship. We work week-in-week-out to instill these attributes in our members from a young age and believe that this approach to sport, and life, is vital for success!
We pride ourselves on our philosophies and as part of this we periodically assess and redefine training programs for all our gymnasts throughout their journey, to ensure we align our pathways with their goals.