New beginnings, new challenges

Congratulations to everyone who has received their exam results – we’re so excited to welcome you to OU Gym in October!


Boosted by the success of Team GB gymnasts in Rio this summer, it’ll be great to have loads of new people trying gymnastics for the first time or getting back into a sport they enjoyed when they were younger. Gymnastics really is for everyone; there’s so much to try, to learn and so much fun to be had! In case you can’t wait until October and the new Term Card, here’s a few hints at the excitement to come.

  • Our Men’s Captain, Rusheb, has been busy crafting some cool achievement badges (think back to your swim bag or blazer in primary school days but much, much cooler): so set some targets and we’ll help you reach them! Whether it’s getting the splits or learning a back flick, a front somersault on the floor or a circle on the pommel horse, there’s badges for everyone of all levels because we know how exciting it is to learn a new skill.
  • There might also be a badge for being master of conditioning, so make sure you come along to our FREE fitness sessions on Wednesday evenings!
  • As well as a term packed with all different training sessions and lots of social fun, we’re also finalising plans to be performing at another college ball in November. Watch this space…
  • And there’s still time to send in your submissions for our #UpsideDownOxfordOnVac challenge: you’ve got until the start of October to upload a gymnastics-related photo, use the hashtag, tag us in it and let us know where you are. Our favourite picture will win a free term’s membership and a bottle courtesy of Varsity Events, so get creative and feel free to send us as many as you like!

Looking forward to seeing you all soon!