The YMCA offers classes for children from walking age through to 13 years, youth classes from 14 years up, and adult classes. Our programs encourage children to participate in a safe and structured environment. Gymnasts can progress from Kinder Gym through to National Competition levels based on age and skill level.
Participants gain self-confidence, develop personal responsibility and attain leadership skills. They also learn to work together, respecting the rights of others. Instructors - who set an example by their behaviour, attitudes and images - promote character building and ethical behaviour. All instructors are accredited with Gymnastics Australia.
YMCA Gymnastics provides skills for life and is the perfect building block for youth development.
We have a variety of gymnastics programs for different levels to suit everyone's needs. Browse through our programs below, or contact us for advice for the best match.
Available in all our Gymnastics centres, KinderGym creates opportunities for toddlers and kids to enjoy both free play and structured activities. Our KinderGym sessions assist children to develop motor skills, coordination and confidence in a fun, nurturing and safe environment.
Children doing Y STEPS gain experience in a range of gymnastic activities and exercises – be it balancing on the beams, swinging on the bars or practising floor movements. Every student is encouraged to learn at their own pace and work towards reaching their own fitness potential in a supportive team environment.
Y Competitive is open to children and teenagers aged 7+ who have the passion and drive to compete in local, regional, state and national events. See gymnasts grow as they take to the floor in front of coaches, judges and crowds.
Y Gym Sports classes (*) are a high-energy, high-fun alternative to traditional gymnastics classes. Navigate obstacles, test your strength and challenge your focus through gym-based activities. Adults and kids are encouraged to come along. YMCA hosts a diverse range of classes to suit your skill level and fitness ability.
(*) Not available in all centres
To ensure our coaches keep up-to-date with the latest information and safest coaching techniques, they are required to attend regular updating courses & hold industry-recognised accreditations. To ensure you child is receiving the best instruction in a safe and enjoyable environment all YMCA coaches are:
The YMCA is very proud to have achieved accreditation as a child safe organisation through the Australian Childhood Foundation, following an independent and comprehensive review of our organisational policies and procedures. The program is a unique voluntary accreditation scheme for organisations who have a duty of care to children and young people whilst delivering a service or activity to them and/or their families. The program systematically builds the capacity of organisations to keep children and young people safe from abuse.