Lily Coy, 5, at the Gladstone Gymnastics Club sign-on open day.
Lily Coy, 5, at the Gladstone Gymnastics Club sign-on open day. Luka Kauzlaric

Gymnastics club in battle to cater for huge roll-up of kids

KIDS everywhere, running rampant and enjoying themselves, it sounds more like a park than a gymnastics centre.

Gladstone Gymnastics opened their doors on Saturday to the result of absolute entertainment for attendees of their sign-on open day.

Already with over 700 students at the club, another 350 fun and energetic children took to the floor and apparatus, meaning a rethink of classes may be on the way for the coaches.

"We are already full in terms of our current classes and waiting lists are huge," club administrator Amy Dew said.

"We will be happily sorting out solutions for (having) more classes."

Barely able to take a moment of respite at the counter, Dew was smiling as the sound of kids playing while attending to parents eager to sign up there little "gems".

With coaches assisting on the harder elements of the gym, kids were left to explore the facility for themselves.

Disappointed when parents finally decided to move on to another weekend task, the place of one family leaving was immediately taken by another, with not much spare space in the entire building.

"It is great to see," Dew said.

"We were swamped from even before the 10am start, the kids were so keen."

The energetic gymnastics club is not going to stop either, with training beginning straight away for all the enthusiastic participants.



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