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Is your little one channeling Olympic gold medalist, Simone Biles? Or are your kiddos doing flips off the couch and summersaults on the carpet? We’ve rounded up some of the best gymnastics classes in town that are perfect for developing the flexibility, balance and endurance of your tiny tots and older children. We’ve gone a step further and have listed places for every age and ability – from family-friendly trampoline experiences to intensive gymnastics coaching… take your pick, mamas!
At Trybe, your little ones will experience movement training and personal development in a supportive, progressive, and innovative setting. From gymnastics to circus, acrobatics strength, dance and even active recovery, there is something every budding athlete will enjoy!
Moving away from traditional fitness programs, Trybe offers classes that are suitable for children and adults. You will find a broad range of classes (15 in total!) from gymnastics fundamentals, young athletics (combination of gymnastics and athletic training), as well as Parent & Me (offering you a chance to bond with your 18-month-olds to 2.5 year olds through age appropriate movement activities). Also, each class is capped which means personalised attention. Perfect! There will be a Kids Gymnastics Certification Course with the British Gymnastics Syllabus starting 7 August with trial classes and an 8-week term starting on 4 September.
Age: Children from age 18 months old to 12 years old
When: Click here for the class schedule.
Where: Unit 209-210, 2/F, One Island South, 2 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, 3427 9017
How much: 5-day unlimited pass for new students at $550. Prices range between $150 and $250 per class. Click here or email [email protected] for more info on their credit packs.
With all the hype surrounding Ryze, you wouldn’t want your kiddies to miss out on the fun jumping and tumbling on the 7,000 square feet trampoline field! Featuring an exciting mix of trampolines, aerial sports attractions and original artwork, Ryze has all the little active ones covered with a great variety of courses. Not only does the trampoline park offer different courses for all ages, the whole family can also bounce and throw each other around on the Family Nights. Your teens will love Club Night where the lights go out and the lasers and music comes on!
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Age: Children aged 12 or above can participate without an adult. Kids of 6 or below must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
When: Click here for the full schedule.
Where: 3/F, Kodak House 1, 321 Java Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, 2337 8191
How much: Prices depend on the age and duration of session. Click here or email [email protected] for more info.
Your child is sure to love jumping and springing gravity-free in a trampoline park where the wall becomes the floor! BOUNCE is packed with a lot of activities for your kids and the whole family; think aerial manoeuvres, slam dunking, wall running and dodgeball warfare. It’s all about 80 connected trampolines housed within a huge, colourful space for you and your little ones to let loose among the giant air bags and circus-grade sponge. You can go easy in the Free Jump arena or for the risk-taker get ready to run up The Wall!
Age: Children aged 3 years and up
When: Click here for the full programme schedule.
Where: G/F , EMAX, KITEC, No.1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong, 2556 9555
How much: $140 for one-hour access to all areas of BOUNCE. $98 per session for children with a valid Hong Kong student ID, and $80 for the second consecutive session.
You won’t want your kid to miss out on YWCA’s Gymnastics and Trampoline Day Camp where they will learn to run, jump, balance, do the turns and master basic Calisthenics exercises. Not only will it increase their body coordination, flexibility, agility and concentration, it is a great way to boost your child’s confidence. They will learn trampoline safety and basic to advance skills. We also think it’s perfect for building on their endurance whilst having fun!
Age: Children aged 3 to 10
When: Click here for the course schedule.
Where: 3/F, 1 MacDonnell Road, Central, Hong Kong, 3476 1340
How much: $460 for the Summer Gymnastics & Trampoline Day Camp. Email [email protected] for more info.
Originating from Santa Monica in California, the team at My Gym offers sports, dance, early childhood development, kinesiology and gymnastics classes to your little ones. It prides itself in a psychological, physiological and sociological research-backed program and facility, where your child will actively participate in a range of structured, weekly physical education classes to develop their social skills and self-esteem. Its low student-teacher ratio means maximised attention for each kid.
In the Parent Participation Class (for 6 months to 3.5 years), you and your child will together discover how to build a healthy attitude towards fitness and personal development. Your kid will bolster their motor-skills, coordination and early social interaction in a nurturing environment. In the children-only classes (from 3.5 years to 5 years), they will learn to be more independent through sports skill training and more complex games. Sounds good to us!
Age: Children from 6 months old to 3.5 years old
When: Click here for the timetable.
Where: My Gym Hong Kong Island: 17/F, Coda Plaza, 51 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2577 3322, My Gym Kowloon: 1/F, Hecny Tower, 9 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 2334 8334
How much: For more info on the prices, email [email protected] for the Hong Kong Island branch and [email protected] for the Kowloon branch.
Situated in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui, The Little Gym is keen to encourage your child to take new challenges with their own skill sets. The institution prides itself in providing a “three-dimensional learning experience” for your tiny tykes. The coaches will get your kiddos moving, boosting their brains, and turning them into citizen kids (they’ll pick up leadership skills and learn to manage emotions through teamwork)! The Pre-K Gymnastics classes will have your 3-6 year old tots go from cartwheels to confidence in no time, and your 6-12 year olds will have a choice of Grade School Gymnastics classes (from beginner flips to more advanced aerials… take your pick!).
Age: Children from 3 years old to 12 years old
When: Click here for the class schedule.
Where: Suite 601, 6/F, World Commerce Centre, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2368 8777
How much: Email [email protected] for more price info.
Putting great focus on students’ sense of achievement, ESF provides children with a variety of stimulating gymnastics classes for children of all ages and levels. 4-9 year olds in the Beginners classes will master the basics of gymnastics and some jumping, rolling and landing skills. For more advanced gymnasts, they can opt for the Improvers (for children aged 6 and up) and Advanced (for children aged 8 and up) classes where they’ll hone their tumbling skills as the classes aim to increase their agility and power. The serious gymnasts (aged 8 and above) may be invited to join the Youth Squad course where more complex Floor and Beam routines will be taught.
Gym4kids by Sport4kids is a programme catering to children of 18 months and up, with the Head Teacher Theo Seager being a key member of the Great Britain gymnastics team for over 8 years.
Instructors will introduce to kiddies basic gymnastic exercises, routines and apparatus and at the same time, shaping them into competent and confident gymnasts. The syllabus is based on the curriculum from Britain Gymnastics, the UK’s National Governing Body for Gymnastics. Gym4kids promises an energetic and encouraging learning environment coupled with great attention to technique and performance quality. Perfect!
Age: Children of 18 months and up
When: Click here for classes on the Hong Kong Island, here for the ones in Sai Kung and Clearwater Bay, and here for the ones in Kowloon and Discovery Bay.
Where: Various locations on the Hong Kong Island, in Kowloon, the New Territories and the outlying islands.
How much: Prices vary depending on the classes. Refer to the class schedule or call 2773 1650 for more info.
Multi-Sport’s gymnastic programme established in 1983, Gym for Joy targets pre-school children aged 3 through to the advanced gymnasts. The programme covers the fundamentals with an emphasis on floor work, beam, trampette, and vaulting (box) in a safe and inspiring environment. The little gymnasts will also get a chance to participate in gymnastic competitions and parent-kid sessions where they’ll be running the show and showcasing their own routines. The classes are divided into Beginner, Elementary, Improver, and Advanced levels, so there’s sure to be something suitable for every age!
Age: Children of 3 years and up
When: Click here for the programme schedule.
Where: Various locations across Hong Kong depending on the classes.
How much: Email [email protected] or call 2540 1257 for more details.
Promising a 7,000 square feet playroom equipped with a full set of professional (FIG certified!) gymnastics equipment imported from Europe, Kidnetic and its qualified coaching team are set to create a pleasant, safe training environment for your child’s holistic development.
The classes vary from recreational to competitive levels for kids as young as one year old. Linksgym (for children aged 3 and up) offers systematic training for children with special learning needs to improve their body and limbs coordination and strengthen their motor planning. There’s also private coaching classes for the budding gymnasts looking to intensify their training.
Age: Children aged 1 and up
When: Call 2153 1033 or email [email protected] for to know more about the class schedule.
Where: Unit 4, Level 7, MegaBox, 28 Wang Chiu Road, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
How much: Contact KIDNETIC for more details.
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