FAQ's

As we are a relatively new club, classes are gradually opening as we continue to grow. We are therefore adding those with an interest in joining Gymstars to a waiting list whilst we continue to work hard to pursue options to expand. 

Once you join the waiting list, we will contact you via email when a position becomes available. 

When you are offered a space in a class you are welcome to attend the first session as a taster to see how you get on. The cost of the taster is the relevant fee for one session of your class.  If you like it and decide to stay then this amount is deducted from what is due from month one or the remainder of the terms fees.

The club expects all gymnasts to be dressed appropriately for training:

  • No clothing with zips, buckles or buttons etc.
  • No jewellery
  • Long hair tied back
  • Fitted shorts/leggings
  • No crop tops (leotards are compulsory for all members aged 8 and over)
  • Leotard/t-shirt
  • Bare feet

Yes, there are various items of club kit, such as leotards, personalised polo t-shirts, hoodies, jackets and bags, which are available for optional purchase. Please see a coach for more information.

Yes, depending on the class availability.

Pre School classes run term-time only. All our other classes run all year round.

We run ‘fun sessions’ during every school holidays which can be booked onto by both members and non-members. These are advertised on both our website and also our Facebook page.

Pre-school classes run term-time only. Payment is due at the beginning of each term and is based on the number of sessions running during that particular term.

All GFA and Invitational Classes run throughout the year so fees are based on 48 weeks and split into 12 equal instalments. This allows us to close for up to 4 weeks in the year, such as during Easter, Summer and over Christmas. Members will be notified well in advance of any closures.

All members must pay insurance to British Gymnastics. This is an annual fee due every October. There is also a club membership fee to pay at the same time. This includes a free t shirt as well as discounts on birthday parties and a discount for our weekly Pre School pay and play sessions.

Fees are due on the first of every month. Places which remain unpaid after this date will risk your child’s place in their class.

The club closes every bank holiday. We also close for one week in the summer and one week at Christmas as well as over the Easter Weekend. Dates of our closures can be found on the calendar on our website here.

Unfortunately no. Fees are payable up-front for the full month, not a ‘per-class’ charge. Once paid they are non-refundable. Although you may be away, we are still running the session and your fees must be paid.

You are more than welcome to speak to one of the class coaches at the end of your child’s session. Alternatively we can arrange a mutually suitable time for a chat.

We would be sorry to see you go, but we understand that it is sometimes necessary. Because our classes are on-going, your child is automatically re-enrolled every month unless we are properly notified. In the event of leaving the club you are required to provide written notice. Your child is welcome to attend until the end of the month you have paid for, after which their space will be offered to someone new. 

Please note: if you are dropping the class with the intention to come back at a later date, we unfortunately cannot ‘hold’ your space. It will be filled with someone from the waiting list.

 We are always looking for general helpers as well as assistance with the following:

  • Maintenance
  • Fund-raising
  • IT
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Coaching
  • Social events
  • Media links

 

Please contact us if you feel you can offer any help or support.