Trafford Leisure has invested £30,000 into gymnastics and trampolining and new classes will start in the week September 2.

Gymnastics Trafford is one of the largest leisure centre schemes in the UK and already teaches 1,200 children and young adults a week, across 50 gymnastics and 38 trampolining classes. Now Trafford Leisure is launching an additional 15 gymnastics and trampolining classes each week.

It has partnered with British Gymnastics, the National Governing Body for the sport and is now following its ‘Jump into Gymnastics’ teaching programme. Children in the Trafford Gymnastics classes will work towards the British Gymnastics Awards.

New gymnastics equipment has been installed at its Altrincham Leisure Centre. The equipment includes a new floor, balance beams, high beams, safety mats, asymmetric bars and soft play teaching aids, as well as an Air Track and a Fast Track course.

The Air Track is a 15 metre bouncy tumble track used by gymnasts to rehearse their tumbling safely. The Fast Track is a 10 metre trampoline used by coaches for practising front and back flips, as well as somersaults.

The new class programme is available to book now.

Shane Robinson, the Gymnastics and Trampolining Brand Manager for Trafford Leisure, has overseen the investment. He specialises in tumbling and is the youngest international judge in the UK.

Shane said: “The new facilities mean our young gymnasts can train to their best ability with our fully qualified instructors and following the British Gymnastics teaching programme in a safe and fun environment.”

Trafford Gymnastics offers a fun and structured programme for children, young people and adults of all abilities and levels, with classes starting for children aged from 18 months, as well as boy and girl-only sessions.

Jo Cherrett, CEO, Trafford Leisure said: “We are immensely proud of Trafford Gymnastics. The demand for these sessions has grown year on year. Our gymnastics programme is already very strong and this substantial investment means we can get stronger still. Our new class programme and the superb equipment is a direct reflection on our expert gymnastic and trampolining coaching staff. Gymnastics is a fantastic way to keep active and flexible. Leaping, jumping, balancing and tumbling…I’m dizzy just thinking about it!”

For further details please contact the team on Tel: 0161 926 3255 or visit https://traffordleisure.co.uk/