Straddle press to front support: Move of the month


Step 1: Start with a nice wide straddle. Hands go flat on the floor with fingers facing forwards and thumbs tucked in towards fingers, not pushed out at right angles. Legs should be straight and toes pointed.



Step 2: By pressing down on the hands, start to raise the bottom into the air.



Step 3: The legs can then swing round. Note how the shoulders have to push forwards to allow this to happen.



Step 4: Hold a front support shape for a few seconds.



Step 5: In order to bring the legs back round, the bottom has to be lifted higher than the shoulders.



Step 6: Swing the legs back through, keeping the straddle nice and wide.



Step 7: Finish back in the straddle shape.


A big thanks to Olivia for demonstrating and to Milly for the photos.

Posted in pre-school

Girls compete at Llanelli

 

Well done to Advanced gymnast Charlotte who received a commendation at Regional Grade 2 with five clean routines at the event in Llanelli earlier today. The competition had to be rescheduled due to bad weather earlier this year.

Meanwhile, fellow Advanced gymnasts Ruby and Ava represented North Wales in Welsh grades finals on Saturday after doing very well in their Grade 6 and 5 during a competition at Deeside in February.

Posted in advanced, competition, grades

Photos: Club Champs – Sunday


Highlights from the final day of our annual Club Champs competition featuring gymnasts from Preschool, General and Development classes.

  • Photos courtesy of Milly Bailey
Posted in coaches, competition, development class, friends, general class

Photos: Club Champs – Saturday

Highlights from day one of our annual Club Champs competition featuring gymnasts from Advanced and Intermediate classes.

  • Photos courtesy of Milly Bailey
Posted in advanced, coaches, competition, friends, intermediate, medal, photos