The cost of Adult Gymnastics

IS VERY OFTEN RIDICULOUS

I currently train at East London Gymnastics Centre which is GREAT value for money and I love it there.  I can train for 3 hours for £5.  And Maurice the coach is great.  As a result I train 2-3 times a week there.  The journey takes me 1hr+ but because it is a 3hr session I do not mind.

I used to train at Camden Gymnastics/Talacre Sports centre as well, it is closer to my house.  But they have very recently been taken over by GLL and have put the price up to £11.20 for a 2 hour session.  When you wish to train a good couple of times a week then it becomes a rich persons sport that I can not afford.

I did a quick look into adult classes around London, they are generally between 1.5 to 2hrs long, roughly about £10 per class.  The places that do offer it have 1-2 sessions a week.  For me a 1.5hr session is pointless, it is enough time to warm up and do one piece of apparatus.

I guess there is a difference between wanting to train once a week as a beginner for fun and wanting to train a sufficient amount to actually get somewhere with learning skills.  I’m old and i am not a kiddy anymore but I still enjoy gymnastics and the adrenalin rush of doing new things.  And I am not the only one.

Yoga I also find ridiculously expensive.  I used to do alot of Bikram Yoga, but again the price of this is astronomical even with a carnet.  It is something I now only do now and again.

Anyway, luckily I can go to East London Gymnastics a few times a week and it does not break my bank account.  It keeps me in shape, keeps me happy, and makes sure I keep up with skills to use in my work.

5 Responses to “The cost of Adult Gymnastics”

  1. Phil says:

    Thanks for posting such positive comments about East London Gymnastics. I hope you don’t mind me posting a link to this blog on our Facebook Page.

  2. Sally M says:

    Thanks Phil, I don’t mind the link at all 🙂

  3. jemma says:

    Hi!
    I’m looking for a gymnastics class in London. Do you get to do both bars and floor at East London? What are the facilities like? x

  4. Sally M says:

    Hi Jemma,
    The sessions I go to are the daytime ones, you can use whatever equipment you like – beam, bars, floor, vault etc. The sessions are open sessions, so it is not a structured taught session, you are free to work on whatever you would like. If you do need any help on anything then Maurice will happily help you.
    The facility is very good – full floor, a tumble track, vaults, lots of beams, A-bars and single bar pit bar, etc etc.

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