The Gymnastics development programme is now available for children and adults providing opportunities to develop new skills and take part in this increasingly popular sport.

Our interactive programme helps improve co-ordination, balance, dexterity and interaction with others. Is fun, energy sapping and promotes healthy and supple bodies. 

Courses can be booked at West Denton Leisure Centre and Walker Activity Dome, both managed by the UKs largest leisure social enterprise GLL on behalf of Newcastle City Council. Sessions will work towards achievement levels within a structured programme as well as participating in fun displays and competitions.

Enrolements are being taken now for continuous development at an individuals own pace. Suitable for pre-school children to 10 yrs +

West Denton Time table:


9.30am-10.15 am: 18 mnths 3 yrs

Parents involved aimed at developing coordination having fun and interacting with other children.

10.30am-11.15am: 3-4 yrs

First independent introduction to Gymnastics.

4.00pm-5.00pm:    4-5 yrs

Foundation  learning basic moves and equipment.

5.00pm-6.00pm:    6-7 yrs

Foundation and intermediate focus on skill development and progression

6.00-7.00pm:         8-9yrs    

Intermediate focus on skill development and progression and technical development of skills and competition preparation.

7.00pm-8.00pm:   10yrs+

Technical and skill development. Competition preparation. Beginner level for young adults.

8.00pm-9.00pm:    Adult Gymnastics 

Always wanted to give gymnastics a go, or used to take part when you were younger? Our adult gymnastics caters for complete beginners to advanced. Why not pop along to our drop in session on Friday evenings at 8.00pm. 


9.30am-10.15am:          18months-3yrs

Parents involved aimed at developing co-ordination and having fun and interacting with other children

10.15am- 11.00am:       3-4 yrs

Childs first independant structured class

11.00am- 12.00pm:       4-5 yrs

Foundation gymnastics teaches the child the fundimentals of gymnastics

12.00pm -1.00pm:        6-7 yrs

Intermediate gymnastics focus on skill development and progression

1.00pm- 2.00pm:          8-9 yrs

Intermediate technical development of skills and compertition preperation

2.00pm- 3.00pm:         10+ yrs

Technical development of skills and competition preperation 

Lesley Rutter  has been a coach for over 10 years teaching fundamental, early years and pre-school, specialising in teaching Team Gym, a discipline where up to 12 gymnasts perform together in tumbling, trampette, vault and floor routines.   Her previous experience working with local authorities and schools in the region as a community coach will stand her in good stead to develop the new programme for GLL Newcastle centres. The programme has developed greatly over the past 10 months, giving the opportunity to offer development gymnastics. Children who participate in our recreational classes have the chance of being invited to our development programme. The development programme is invite only and training is between 4 and 7.5 hours a week depending on level. We aim to grow this programme even further throughout 2018.

Lesley said, “It is my passion for all kids to have the opportunity to get involved and take part in gymnastics, with accessible sessions and affordable prices so there are no barriers to participation.  This new scheme ticks those boxes with great equipment, modern buildings and concessionary pricing available. 

Please contact or contact your local centre 01912600505 for more information.

Adult Gymnastics

Adult gymnastics provides a great opportunity to try a new sport, make new friends and have fun, all in the safe hands of our fully qualified coaching staff.

Our adult sessions are for all abilities, from first timers to club gymnasts and we base our sessions around skills development, keeping fit and having a good time!