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Here is a quote from John Jesse, in his "Wrestling Physical Conditioning Encyclopedia""The writer has consistently maintained over the years that very few, if any, athletes in the modern industrial culture, ever develop all -round body strength. Even those who accept the concept of progressive weight training overemphasize great strength development in the arms, shoulders and legs.
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Gymnastics Club

Excelsior ADC Gymnastics

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Our gymnasts

I think gymnastics laid the best foundation I could have developed for any sport“. Mark Schultz, Olympic Gold Medallist, World Champion wrestler.

We are a recreational club offering gymnastics for children in the Willand, Cullompton and Uffculme area of Devon as well as Wellington, Somerset.

If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact James Marshall. Places will be limited to 16 per class.

Timetable resumes September  2017.

Spaces available in Willand and Wellington (prices at bottom of page).

Willand:

Tuesdays in school term time at Village Hall (starts September 5th ends December 5th, no session 24th October in Half Term)

  • 16:00 -17:00 for KS1 children in years 1-2,3.
  • 17:00-18:00 for children in years 3-7
  • FreeG 1800-1915 years 5-10 (none on Sep 12th, October 10th, Nov 14th,Dec 5th due to Bingo!)
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Freestyle gym

Wednesdays at Court Fields School, Wellington, Somerset from September 13th)

  • 1530:1630 FreeG (yr 7+)
  • 1630:1730 General Gymnastics (Primary School, years 1-6).

Why gymnastics?

Most people don’t know it, but gymnastics isn’t just one sport. It’s a whole range of different types (or ‘disciplines’, as you’ll often hear them called).

The best gymnasts move with incredible strength, control and flexibility. Which means they can perform amazing jumps, tricks, balances and holds.

Is it easy to learn?

You probably already do some basic moves at the moment. Whether that’s bouncing on a trampoline, doing cartwheels, hanging from bars or stretching. Of course, there’s a lot more to it than that. But if you decide to learn, you’ll be supported every step of the way by expert coaches.

 What is FreeStyle Gymnastics (FreeG).

We offer FreeG at both our Wellington and Willand venues. It is especially popular with teenage boys, but many girls prefer it to formal gymnastics. This video shows some of our freestylers in action at a recent camp:

Excelsior and British Gymnastics

Our club is a member of British Gymnastics (BG). This means we provide a safe, friendly environment with professional coaches to help you learn.

BG insists on the highest standard of coach education and the safest environment for all our gymnastics activities.

You don’t have to be a member of our club or BG before arrive for your first session, but if you decide gymnastics is for you there’s an opportunity for you to become a member of our club and BG.

Coaches

Sessions are run by James Marshall, who is a Level 2 coach in general gymnastics.

Alongside Laura Lane,  Tom Trowbridge, Megan Flloyd, Cherie Chambers and Tom Hardy who are volunteer helpers.

Costs

You can try the classes out for £4 per session, up to two sessions. If you then decide that it is for you, you can join the club which is £22 per year and everyone renews on October 1st (BG rule, not ours!)

Autumn term cost is £48 for one hour each week for dates above.

FreeG in Willand  

Autumn term cost is £36. If you child does normal gym plus FreeG, then they can do that for £80 total.

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Client Testimonials

Dan James – Paralympian
During the build up to the Beijing Paralympics I was fortunate to be able to train with Excelsior. During this time James delivered a specific eleven month training block to me starting from base fitness up to more complex circuits and exercises. James would always take part in our sessions and this really helped motivate me, as we would push each other to achieve during the sessions. James was flexible around my shift work and would always answer any questions I had, however daft they sounded!
 
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Upcoming Courses

Level 2 Strength and Conditioning Course – London – **2 PLACES LEFT**
04 Nov 2017

Level 2 Strength and Conditioning Course. DATE 4-5 Nov 2017 & 6-7 Jan 2018

Venue: London, W10 6RP.

Cost: £385 including materials and access to online resources. To book send a deposit of £100 here.

The deposit is non refundable.  Once the full balance has been paid and your place confirmed a refund cannot be provided.

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