Gymnastics isn’t just for kids. It’s a lifelong way to stay strong, flexible and have fun – just ask our gym full of adults who come out to learn gymnastics for the first time, practice old skills, or turn their acrobatic skills into tricks, stunts and parkour moves!
Whether you join a class because you never had a chance to try gymnastics as a kid, or because you want to get in shape, rest assured that the atmosphere during Adult Gym is warm and welcoming with lots of laughter and teamwork – no matter what your level. We are never too old to increase our physical literacy.
Our Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) Program trains girls for three levels of competition: Provincial, National and Elite. We follow the Women’s Junior Olympic Program, which is based on the idea that all athletes must have a solid foundation of basic skills in order to advance safely. The program allows each gymnast to advance at her own pace, competing in more than one level in a year, if she meets the criteria.
Our youngest members are in a 10-month, non-competitive program. They ease into the training routine with 2 hours, twice a week in the fall, then 3 hours, twice a week in the spring.
Once our gymnasts get to Grade 2 and up, they train with us 3 or more times per week in a year-round program. They devote 9 to 24 hours to training each week, depending on their degree of commitment and competition goals.
We place our athletes in training groups according to their age, ability, number of days committed to training per week, and their competitive goals. These goals are set in consultation with their coaches and the options open to them at their age.
Provincial level competitions are governed by Gymnastics BC. These competitions are a good fit for new competitors and gymnasts who want to train for fewer hours.
National and Elite competitions are governed by Gymnastics Canada and they provide opportunities for interprovincial and international competition. Gymnasts who compete at this level train for many hours and have a high skill level. Their goals may include joining Team Canada!