Junior gym is a time where children aged between 11 and 17 can use the gym, to help them begin or maintain a health lifestyle from an early age. A Fitness Instructor will be present to ensure that safe practices are being carried out.
Juniors will have access to the majority of gym equipment including:
- Cardio machines (treadmills, cross-trainers, upright bikes, spin bikes, recumbent bikes and rowing machines)
- Resistance machines* (chest press, chest fly, lateral row, cables pulley machines, leg press, hip adductor, hip abductor, lat pull down, shoulder press, leg extension, hamstring curl, & assisted chin-up)
- Functional Area* (TRX ropes, kettle bells, bosu balls, skipping ropes, steps, slam balls, battle rope, plyo boxes, small free weights)
Juniors are not able to access the free weights area. *Juniors are required to use the lightest weight plates when using the resistance machines.
Junior Gym Sessions at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre are 4pm-6pm Monday-Friday and 12pm-2pm at weekends, with more sessions put on over the holidays.
A Junior Gym induction is required before attending the first junior gym sessions.
Junior inductions are conducted by our level 2 qualified Fitness Instructors in small groups of no more than four people and are 30 minutes long.
During the inductions, our Instructors will go over all health & safety information about the gym, explain the gym etiquette, demonstrate the equipment that juniors are allowed to use during the sessions, and show how to use it safely.
Calling all gym members with children. Would you like to bring along your child to train with you in the gym for free? Our 'Adult and Junior Gym' sessions allow any pre-paid adult to bring a child to the gym with them for free.
The reservation must be made by the adult who books the 'Adult and Junior Gym session with their membership. Juniors do not need to book the session but must be supervised and accompanied by an adult at all times.
Session Days & Times: Weekends, 3:30pm – 5pm.
*Supervision: Please note that the adult/parent must actively supervise the child at all times and takes responsibility for the child's conduct and safe use of machines. Only children between 11-17yrs are permitted in the session, and it is limited to one child per one supervising adult. If an adult is not supervising the child or the child misuses the gym equipment or misbehaves, both parties may be asked to leave.
Martial Arts at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre:
- Judo (COMING SOON)
Martial arts are codified systems and traditions of combat practised for a number of reasons. Here at Crystal Palace National Sports centre we offer weekly sessions run by qualified coaches.
Whether you are a regular participant in martial arts or want to try something new, these drop in session are a great way to learn discipline and learn new skills.
Sessions take place on Tuesdays and Fridays from 18:30-19:30, as part of our Lessons and Courses programme.