We are an informal club and welcome members of all abilities and experience. There is absolutely no requirement to commit to training but do feel free to come to as many or as few sessions as you please! Our main sessions are on Monday and Thursday nights, and Saturday afternoons. As of Hilary 2017, our popular conditioning sessions now run on a Tuesday night 8-9pm.
Mondays, 9:00-10:30pm, Iffley Road Sports Centre
We train on Monday evenings in the sports hall at the Iffley Road Sports Centre. The facility contains tumbling mats, crash mats, trampettes, springboards, rings and a mushroom among other facilities. Great for learning new skills, honing your current skills and toning your body!
Alternatively, Abingdon Gym Club do hold an open Adult session from 8-9.15pm on Monday evenings. These are run on a pay as you go basis and cost £7 per session: there is an excellent selection of equipment, including a foam pit, but there might not always be members of the university club present. The X40 leaves H5 bus stop outside Christ Church on St Aldates at 7.20pm and the return leaves Berinsfield at 9.49pm.
Tuesdays, 8:00-9:00pm, Merton Street (Logic Lane, opposite Merton College)
Useful for building and maintaining the strength that is vital for progressing techniques, this workout for all abilities means we can spend more time focusing upon apparatus work when we train at Abingdon on Thursdays and Saturdays. Meet at the back entrance to Logic Lane, on Merton Street.
If you can’t face conditioning – come on, it’s the highlight of the week (and it’s free) – Abingdon Gym Club have another open session on Wednesdays, from 8-9.30pm, which also caters for beginners and advanced gymnasts (do watch out for their gymnasts flipping about because this session overlaps with their own squad!). Again, it costs £7 and is more structured than the Monday night, with conditioning and preps to build strength and learn new skills. Catch the bus at 7.20 and 9.49 and you’ll be back for about 10.15pm.
Thursdays, 8:15-9:30pm, Abingdon Gymnastics Club, Berinsfield
We catch the X40 [bus timetable] at 7:50pm from St. Aldates H5 bus stop outside Christ Church on Thursday evenings to Abingdon Gym Club.
Abingdon has excellent facilities with a sprung floor, tumble track and fast track, rings, high bar, asymmetric bars, pommel horse, vault, and much more.
The 9:49 bus gets us back for around 10:15.
Saturdays, 5:15-7:30pm, Abingdon Gymnastics Club, Berinsfield
Our main session of the week where there is more time to use all of the apparatus: meet at 4:30pm at the H5 St. Aldates bus stop for X40 at 4:40 [bus timetable].
The bus back leaves Berinsfield at 7:47 and should have us back for 8:10.