Learn To Shine With Rise Gymnastics Lessons
Work on your flexibility, balance and coordination with gymnastics classes near you.
Whether you’re an adult learning for the first time or a child looking to build on their skills, at Better, we have a range of gymnastics lessons and courses for every age and ability.
As part of a social enterprise, at Better we work with partners like British Gymnastics to deliver relevant, high-quality, up-to-date sessions. This means our courses are led by qualified gymnastics coaches and follow a structure that’s designed to help your child improve their skills in a warm and welcoming environment.
We also offer young adult (12-16 years) and adult (16+ years) lessons at a variety of Better leisure centres nationwide, meaning you can find a course near you.
Already registered on a course? Login to your Home Portal account to view lesson progress, lesson days and times and any cancelled dates.
Why choose gymnastics with Better?
Gymnastics is an amazing sport and you can experience a range of benefits that improve your overall health and wellbeing:
Through our courses and Rise Gymnastics sessions, you’ll experience an immersive, creative and exciting gymnastics programme that’s a great work out for your whole body. From hand-eye coordination to balance, you’ll build key foundations and skills which can be transferred to other sports and disciplines.
Moving your body is great for your mind. Not only does gymnastics help reduce stress and build mental strength, but following a programme like Rise Gymnastics can also be great for your child’s mental health as they measure their progress and develop at their own pace. They can recognise their achievements with a range of rewards and medals at each stage and feel motivated and proud of themselves.
Our classes can boost your social wellbeing as you meet other gymnasts. Enjoy the social benefits as you spend time with likeminded people and feel the support of your group as you all take part in this progressive journey together. Rise Gymnastics sessions will also help children learn key social skills as they interact with their peers.
Find the right gymnastics classes near me
Giving all gymnasts a fun, well-rounded experience from the very start, we offer a range of courses for all ages and abilities.
Rise Gymnastics Discover, Explore and Excel take young gymnasts through their first steps into gymnastics all the way to advanced skills and competitions. We also have adult classes for those looking to try something new or develop their skills.
Find the right lesson to suit your or your child’s needs:
Best for: Preschool children (from ages 18+ months)
Rise Gymnastics’ Discover sessions have been designed to mirror the approach of learning within an Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) environment, helping children explore through play and nurture core skills as they progress at their own pace. Through themed activities, pre-school children will use their own imagination and creativity to help them develop key life skills and physical movement at an early age.
Children will also earn rewards as they progress, helping them feel self-assured and proud.
Best for: School-aged children (from 5+ years)
Rise Gymnastics Explore is all about building on key skills whether children have previous gymnastics experience or not. With immersive and exciting activities which introduce children to gymnastics in a way they’ll really enjoy, this programme is a fun and engaging path into sports and fitness.
A flexible award scheme with medals and certificates allows everyone to shine, no matter what level their starting at.
Best for: Experienced young gymnasts (from 7+ years)
Rise Gymnastics Excel is for experienced, ambitious young gymnasts, giving them the opportunity to put their skills to the test with festivals, competitions and discipline-specific pathways. From challenging balances and dynamic tumbles to gravity-defying somersaults, your child can hone their craft with expert guidance from our coaches.
During Excel sessions, skills are allowed to develop naturally rather than through a focus on awards. This means gymnasts stay motivated by achieving regularly but at their own pace.
Best for: 16+ of all abilities
In addition to our junior Rise Gymnastics programmes, we also offer relaxed and informal adult gymnastics classes. These classes offer participants of all abilities the opportunity to learn something new or build on existing skills in a safe and welcoming environment. Whether you’re looking for gymnastics for beginners near me or want to rediscover your favourite sport, these sessions are ideal for everyone from complete novices to former gymnasts.
We also offer courses for young adults (aged 12-16) and people with disabilities, helping everyone enjoy this fantastic sport.
Track your gymnastics progress online
Our online Rise Hub portal lets you track your child’s progress through our gymnastics sessions.
Once you log in, you’ll be able to follow how your child is moving through the Rise Gymnastics award schemes, with personalised updates directly from their coaches about their progress.
Other benefits of tracking your gymnastics lessons include:
- Records of achievement
- Encouragement to keep the kids active
- Ability to book and pay online
- One account for multiple children
Need help setting up your account? Take a look at our Help Centre
Holiday short courses
Let the kids learn a new skill over the holidays and keep them active with a Rise Gymnastics Holiday Course.
Suitable for all levels, these courses give your child a taste of what gymnastics is like, whilst helping them develop their confidence and build key co-ordination skills in a fun environment.
To find gymnastics near you and book a holiday short course:
- Visit our booking platform
- Select your preferred location to view available courses
- Select 'Gymnastics Holiday courses' in the filter
*Days and times will be confirmed as you select your booking
Courses are added to our booking platform in advance of each holiday period so you can plan ahead.Book a holiday course
How to prepare for your gymnastics lesson
To help you make the most of your session, here are some tips to help you prepare for your class.
What to Wear and Bring:
- Wear suitable clothing like shorts, t-shirts, leggings, jogging bottoms, leotards or unitards
- Do not wear jeans, hooded tops, skirts or clothes with zips, buttons and strings/toggles
- You must also tie long hair back, away from the face and remove all jewellery – including s
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- So you can stay hydrated, remember to bring a water bottle to class (which can be refilled at the centre)
Lesson Safety Rules:
- Arrive on time for your class. If you’re late, you’ll miss the warm-up and may not be allowed to participate
- Leave at least one hour between eating and starting your class
- Children under 8 years must be dropped off and collected by a parent/guardian. Anyone under 16 years cannot drop off or collect pupils
- Parents/guardians must also stay for the duration of the class in the viewing areas. Please avoid talking to your children during the session though, as this can be distracting for your child and others in the group
- To keep everyone safe, do not enter the gymnasium or use any of the equipment without the permission of the coaches
- Photography is also not permitted. This includes using mobile phones, video recorders, cameras or tablets
Frequently asked questions
What is the best age to start gymnastics?
You can start gymnastics at any age, from childhood to adulthood. We offer classes for all ages so everyone can enjoy this great sport.
The Rise Gymnastics programme is designed for children as young as preschool age, all the way up seven years and older. For more information on the different levels, visit the Rise Gymnastics website.
Can you do gymnastics if you're not flexible?
Flexibility is one of the fundamentals in gymnastics, allowing you move your body in different ways. However, if you’re not flexible, don’t worry. Beginner gymnastics sessions will help you develop the core skills you need and build up your range of motion.
Fitness classes like Pilates or conditioning classes can also help you build up your strength and mobility when you’re starting out.
How do I find a gymnastics centre near me?
At Better, we offer our gymnastics sessions and lessons at locations across the UK. To find your nearest sessions, use our centre locator tool and enter your postcode to find Better leisure centres in your area.
For more frequently asked questions, please visit our help centre.
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