FAQ's Penryn Gymnastics



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What should they wear?

The children should attend any session preferably in a leotard, once the child has been with us for more than a term then a leotard is compulsory. Penryn Gymnastics Centre have two leotards available, a club red lycra leotard or there is an option of a club red shiny leotard but any leotard can be worn. For the boys they will be expected to wear either t-shirt or a boys leotard. All club products can be purchased at reception. Please try your best to avoid having any pockets or zips on their clothing to reduce the risk of injury. Feet must be bare unless discussed with one of the coaches that there is a problem with that. Any long hair must all be tied back out of the way of the child’s face.


What should they bring with them?

All they need to bring is a drink, this is very important as the gym does get very warm when the children are running around.


What time should you arrive?

It is best to arrive 5 minutes before your class starts this means you shouldn’t get any problem with parking or if there are any payments to be made they will be done before the class starts and this way your child won’t miss any of the warm up. If you are late and the warm up is completed then your child will not be able to join in with the class, the warm up is one of the most important parts of the sessions and therefore cannot be missed. We do understand sometimes being late cannot be helped and we do offer one make up session per term. 


Where should you go when you arrive?

When coming into the building make sure that the child is ready to enter the gym and move to the “IN’ door in the reception waiting area. The class will be called in from there.


Where should the child leave their belongings?

All their belongings apart from their drink must be left in the waiting area. Please encourage the children to place them to the side or in a box and not in the centre of the room.

Bookings & Payments


What is British Gymnastics insurance?

British Gymnastics is a compulsory insurance and is renewable every September for 1st October and payable 2 weeks after joining.

On joining parents must register with British Gymnastics for Membership. Bronze membership for over 5's is £19.00 per year and for Preschoolers is £13.00.

Membership will not be payable for the following sessions:- Toddler and Parent Drop in, Fun sessions and special training camps.

When do we pay for two months?

On the 8th of the month before the end of the current bi monthly period, we will send out an invoice via email (please make sure you check your junk mail box or your child’s place may be lost). Payment can be made via the customer portal, in the gym by cheque, cash or card, by bank transfer or by our Penryn Gymnastics Centre App. This payment must be made by 22nd of that month. This allows us to complete administration involved ready for the next bi monthly period and give everyone plenty of notice of any changes. If payment is not received by the due date the place will be dropped one week before the class starts again.


What happens when my child changes classes?

Please be aware we are an expanding club therefore when a child changes classes, it’s not as simple as just amending the register. There is a lot of behind the scenes administration associated with it so please bear with us. Any change must have one of the following:-

1. The online waiver agreed to again
2. An email must be sent to the club stating you agree to the change
3. A signature on the change of class form
The change will only be valid after Penryn Gymnastics has confirmed the completion of one of the above procedures.


Where can I find the dates for holiday classes?

A few weeks before the holidays start we will update our website, our Facebook page or on our App with the days and times. 

Rewards & Badges


What do we do with the stickers the children are given?

Children will be awarded a sticker according to their performance and behaviour throughout each session. At the end of each class one child from each group will be awarded ‘star of the day’ this means that they have clearly impressed the coach and will be awarded another sticker. Please find attached a copy of our reward chart ready for you to print on the downloads page. Once the child has filled their sticker chart they can bring it into the gym and will get to choose a prize from our reward bucket, you will need to print and start collecting all over again!!!


What are British Gymnastic badges and when do they take place?

The British Gymnastics Core Proficiency Badges have 8 levels that have been specifically designed for young gymnasts. The British Gymnastics Advanced Proficiency Badges are for older gymnasts or for those that have completed the previous Core badges. They provide a progressive, developmental structure for gymnasts to work towards. We try to fit in badge testing once every term and will post on our Facebook, our website and have a screen in the waiting area. Please try to attend all weeks as we may slot some testing in at a different date.


What opportunities are there if my child is absent during a badge testing week?

If requested, private 1:1 sessions can be booked via email (admin@penryngymnastics.co.uk ). The price of these will vary depending on the cost of the level of coach available.


Does my child need to be a particular age to do their badges?

No your child can be any age to take part in core proficiency badges but in most circumstances will start from badge 8 and work there way down to badge one. Usually the Advanced badges are undertaken after the Core proficiency Badges are completed, by older gymnasts or on assessment by a coach who will advise which badges to work to.