What classes do you run at Axis?

We run a large range of classes catering from preschool age children through to adults. These classes include General Gymnastics, Boys Gymnastics, Trampolining, Double Mini Trampoline, Tumbling, unstructured and structured Pre-School classes and FreeG (Freestyle Gymnastics). We also do a range of circus skills classes including Trampoline Wall and Aerial Hoop/Silks/Trapeze. Catering for a more adult audience, we run adults-only sessions in Trampolining, Gymnastics, Acrobatics and GymFit (circuits-based fitness class). Please check out our session information and timetable pages for specific information about all these classes.

What facilities do you have?

Although Axis has been running since 2005, we only moved into our dedicated premises venue in January 2015. In 2015/2016 we invested in over £200,000 of equipment and so the gym has a vast array of new and in many cases Olympic standard equipment.

As a not-for-profit club we reinvest money heavily in replacing equipment where needed to keep it up to date. We have eight Olympic size trampolines (2 x 4mmx4mm Eurotramp GMex Ultimates & 6 x 2-string Eurotramp GMex frames), with one set into the floor next to a foam pit with an overhead spotting rig and another set into the floor next to our trampoline wall, 25m Skakun fibreglass international standard tumble track and full run up, 11m Gymnova fast track into foam pit, one set of Gymnova competition A-symmetric bars plus additional training bars, two Gymnova competition Olympic sized beams and one Gymnova low beam, various floor training beams, one pommel mushroom, two sets of training rings, one competition size 12mx12m foam sprung floor, 14m inflatable air track, various vaulting blocks, one Eurotramp Ultimate double mini trampoline, 2 x Gymnova trampettes, £14,000 of specialised Continental FreeG equipment, teeterboard, two aerial hoops, two aerial silks and one static trapeze. We also have a large array of preschool, training and conditioning equipment as well as extensive landing and safety matting throughout the gym area. It is safe to say we have plenty of equipment to ensure fantastic and varied sessions throughout our classes.

 

How do I join Axis Trampoline and Gymnastics Club?

Please send an email to info@axistrampolineclub.co.uk with details of which sessions you are interested in and we can chat everything through with you to find the right session for your age and ability. Alternatively, you can give us a phone call on 0117 9661878 or pop in and have a chat with us during opening hours.

Due to the popularity of the club, we have many classes which are already at capacity. For those classes that are currently full we hold waiting lists and contact individuals from these lists when spaces come up.

I have arranged a taster session, what should I bring?

Remember to arrive 10 minutes early for your taster as we have a consent form that needs to be filled out by someone over 18. These can be downloaded in advance from the Documents page on our website. Please wear shorts/leggings/jogging bottoms and a t-shirt and bring socks with you (NOT trampoline park socks with the plastic undersole). Long hair must be tied back and jewellery removed for safety. A Parent/Guardian must remain on site during the taster but if you join the club they won’t need to stay for subsequent sessions. Payment for the taster will be required before the session so please bring this with you and check in at reception when you arrive.

Should you be unable to make a taster which has been arranged, please let us know so we can re-book it at a more convenient time. Non-attendance will mean removal from our waiting lists.

Can I watch my child's classes?

Yes, we have a very open-gym policy as we believe it’s very important for parents/guardians to be in touch with their children’s classes. It is a great opportunity for you the parent to feel part of the process, and to take joy from watching your child develop over time. We have a comfy café area situated within the gym, so you will be able to see and hear your child’s lesson. We have a large range of hot and cold drinks and snacks to enjoy while you relax and watch. We also have a toys, books and games corner where we often have younger siblings playing and have no issues with the whole family coming to watch. We do ask that parents and siblings remain in the café area at all times, and that you refrain from “coaching” your child from the side. Please leave that job to us!

Do I have to stay during my childs classes?

We ask that an adult aged 18+ stays during the initial taster session, but once they become a member of the club and have signed all our membership forms, and signed up to British Gymnastics, you are welcome to leave during the classes. We ask that you do physically bring any under 16’s into the gym and pick them up from the gym at the conclusion of their session. We have a security gate on our main door to ensure under 16’s do not leave the gym unaccompanied.

Do children work towards badges and certificates in all classes?

All our gymnastics and trampolining classes work towards the British Gymnastics proficiency award scheme. We don’t have specific badge classes as we believe all participants should have the opportunity to work towards these rewards, although we do run multiple badge weeks throughout the year for the gymnastics programme where we focus on the attainment of these badges/certifcates. We also have our own Axis TGC reward cards which are awarded regularly across all sessions and the Effort Trophy which is awarded monthly.

Do your classes run during the school holidays?

Our full pre-school timetable only runs during termtime. However, we do run some preschool classes during the school holidays and the timetable can be found on the website under the “What’s New” section just before the holidays begin or via our Facebook page. All of our other school-age sessions which start at 4.00pm and on Saturdays remain unchanged and run throughout the school holidays - only breaking for 2 weeks over Christmas and 2 weeks at the beginning of the summer holidays. These dates are published in advance on our website, Facebook page and club notice boards. These breaks are worked into the payment schedule so you do not pay for the weeks the club is closed.

Do you run school holiday sessions and can non-members attend?

Yes - We welcome non-members into our holiday sessions and they are particularly great for those that can’t commit to a weekly afterschool session. Sessions include dedicated trampolining and gymnastics sessions, as well as multi-activity days where children can stay all day (helping Mum and Dad out with childcare whilst at work). The multi-activity days all children the opportunity to do lots of different activities throughout the day which they may not always have the opportunity to participate in during normal after-school sessions, such as Double Mini Trampoline, FreeG, and using the foam pit or air track. All holiday booking should be made via our online booking system.

How do payments for sessions work?

Some of our preschool sessions are PAYG drop in sessions and some are paid termly in advance. There are a range of adult’s classes which are also available to pay for on a PAYG basis. Full details of these sessions are available by clicking on the SESSIONS link at the top of the page. For all other school-age sessions from 4pm and on Saturdays, fees are paid for via a rolling monthly direct debit which must be set up within the first month of starting sessions. Failure to set up the direct debit authorisation will lead to removal from the registers. A membership fee is payable when you join the club which covers membership to both Axis TGC and British Gymnastics and is renewable annually on the 1st October

I missed a class due to illness can I come on another day or get a refund?

Unfortunately the space is saved for you in a specific class and therefore classes are non-transferable or refundable.

I’m an unfit adult but love the idea of doing something different for fitness, are there classes I can attend?

Absolutely! There is no upper age limit to our classes. Trampolining and gymnastics are both great for fitness, strength and flexibility and easy to get into even as an adult beginner. We have a huge range of adult’s classes, many of which are available to book on a PAYG basis to fit around work and childcare schedules. Check out our booking website for all currently available PAYG classes. We also have classes you can sign up to attend every week. Out adult’s pages have all the information about classes. The adults classes are all mixed ability, and we definitely have some improvers and more advanced participants, however the vast majority of participants are complete beginners. So don’t be scared to come and join in, the classes are very relaxed and sociable whilst also being very productive and great for fitness.

Do you do drop in classes?

We do some pre-school drop in classes and details of these can be found on the pre-school page of the website. Unfortunately, we don’t do drop in classes for school age children as all our classes are fully coached from this age and we have a strict gymnast to coach ratio. This ratio is kept low to ensure safety for all gymnasts as well as quality coaching as per governing body guidelines. Our sessions are progressive and we believe it is important to attend weekly to get the most out of classes and the contact with our coaching team.

We do have some PAYG adults-only classes for 18yrs+ to allow flexibility around childcare and work schedules. These adults PAYG sessions can be found on our booking website.

We also do holiday sessions during school holidays which can be booked as one-off sessions by both existing members of the club and non-members, and can be found on our holiday booking website.

Can we come for a one off session?

For pre-schoolers we have some drop-in classes. We also do sessions during the school holidays for non-members who are of school age, and these can be booked as a one off. However, our after school and Saturday morning classes for school age children are all classes you attend on a weekly basis as they are progressive classes designed to teach you exciting new skills and develop existing technique. It takes time and practice to learn new skills safely. We can arrange a taster session before you commit to membership though, so please contact us to arrange this.

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