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. We also have Strength & Flexibility training on Tuesday nights, and our joint session with Trampolining Club on Friday nights.
Mondays, 20:30-22:30 @ Iffley Road Sports Centre
We train on Monday evenings in the main sports hall at the Iffley Road Sports Centre. The facility contains a vault, tumbling mats and crash mats, rings, a pommel horse and mushroom, and we usually have access to an air track as well. Great for working basic skills, and improving general fitness!
Alternatively, Abingdon Gym Club do hold an open Adult session from 20:00-21:15 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. We are not at all involved in the running of this class, but some of our members often attend. They usually catch the X39/X40 bus from St. Aldgates Stop H3 to Berinsfield Layby.
Tuesdays, 20:00-21:00 – Strength & Flexibility (Various Locations – check weekly emails)
Useful for building and maintaining the physical fitness 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. We don’t currently have a long-term venue for Strength & Flexibility. Watch out for the weekly emails, or contact us if you are unsure 🙂 These sessions are free to all members of the club!
If you can’t face strength & flexibility – come on, it’s the highlight of the week (and it’s free) – Abingdon Gym Club have another open session on Wednesdays, from 20:00-21:30, 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.
Thursdays, 20:15-21:30 @ Abingdon Gymnastics Club, Berinsfield
Most of us meet at the St. Aldates H3 bus stop outside Christ Church College at 19:35, and catch the X39 together to Berinsfield.
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 return bus gets us back for around 22:15.
Fridays, 18:30-20:30 – Trampolining Joint Session @ Iffley Road Sports Centre
Our new Friday sessions are joint with OU Trampolining Club! This gives everyone a chance to have a go at both gymnastics and trampolining, and we sometimes also run some fitness work. This will be held in the main sports hall.
Saturdays, 17:15-19:30 @ Abingdon Gymnastics Club, Berinsfield
Our main session of the week, where there is more time to use all of the apparatus: meet at 16:35 at the H3 St. Aldates bus stop to catch the X39 to Berinsfield.
The return bus should have us back for around 20:10.