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History of Educational Gymnastics in British schools
February 13, 2018
Educational Gymnastics in Britain A popular conception of gymnastics today is of young girls in sparkly leotards with hair kept up in tightly bound buns.  This is a relatively new concept, with gymnastics originally being an all-male outdoor pursuit. Gymnastics has originated from several different sources, but all had the underlying principle of healthy movement. […]

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Excelsior Athletic Development Club

Excelsior athletes in action

Excelsior athletes in action

A sports club based on the principles of Athletic Development:

  • Gymnastics
  • Running, Jumping and Throwing (Athletics)
  • Weightlifting

Our base is in Willand, Cullompton, Devon, Ex15 2RN. This is only 15 minutes from Tiverton and Wellington in Somerset, only 25 minutes from Honiton, Exeter and Taunton in Somerset.

We have a satellite venue for Gymnastics in Wellington.

We run weekly training sessions and also Sports Performance Workshops in Holidays. We offer group and individual training, from beginners to International competitors.

Our mission is to support the long term athletic development of all our members. This then allows them to participate safely and effectively in the sport or activity they choose and to enjoy a life of quality movement.

We are affiliated to British Athletics,British Weightlifting and British Gymnastics and currently have 112 members.

David Belle, the founder of parkour said: “The principle of Parkour is to know what you are capable of, to gain self-confidence and not to compete with others.

Whilst some of our athletes do wish to compete, our underpinning philosophy is on individual development.

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As a member of the Excelsior ADC you will have access to expert sports coaching, physiotherapy support and online resources.

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Client Testimonials

Bath University
"James worked with the Exeter and Taunton based Southwest Talent Centre scholarship athletes. He is deeply knowledgeable about strength and conditioning and has excelled at working with young athletes. His sessions are challenging and fun and he has succeeded in blending a group of athletes from a diverse range of sports into a cohesive training group.

Upcoming Courses

Teenage movement seminar: Willand
10 Apr 2018

Your future success starts here Are you an active teenager who wants to get a bit fitter? Feel like you get overlooked by school teams? Do you want to learn how to become more agile and faster? Do you want specific advice on how you can balance study and becoming more active? Do you want […]