We all want our children to excel in life and joining an extra-curricular activity can play a huge part in developing confidence, learning new skills and finding life-long passions. There are tons of activities on offer in Dubai, from martial arts and dance right through to every sport imaginable. Gymnastics, however, is a paramount sport that can help children develop the gross motor skills they need in everyday life, like strength, coordination and flexibility. It’s also a great sport to feed into other activities as the skills developed within gymnastics are easily transferred to a range of other athletic sports.

We’ve recently discovered Simply Gymnastics, a British owned and ran gymnastics academy located in DIP2. The all-female run women’s artistic gymnastics club caters for children as young as 18 months with Parent/Toddler gymnastics sessions and once they turn 3, the kids can attend the academy under the supervision of the British-trained coaches.

Lisé Slane, who owns Simply Gymnastics is also Head Coach and ensures the club delivers quality, results-driven gymnastics classes by sticking to strict class sizes, low child to coach ratios and ensuring all her team are British-qualified, as this is an internationally recognised coaching certificate. Also part of the coaching team is Sarah Mercer, whose name you may recognise as she’s an ex-British Olympian!  Sarah’s focus at the club is on the senior competitive squad but you will also see her working with the young beginners.  One of her passions is working with children of determination.  Also on the coaching staff are Katie Steele and Melanie Garduque, who are both senior coaches at the academy.

As well as being BGA qualified, all coaches are first aid trained and have attended the British School Safe Guarding Children training so you can ensure your children are in the safest of hands. Simply Gymnastics is fully licensed with the DED, has liability insurance and are also registered with the General Authority of Youth & Sport Welfare and the Dubai Sports Council.

Walking into Simply Gymnastics you’re sure to be impressed with the quality and amount of gymnastics equipment. From a full sprung floor, tumble and tramp track, sets of uneven and single bars, 5 metre beams and vaulting equipment, not to mention numerous training aids and accessories.

The club offers a range of classes, running a 6 day schedule and covering children of determination, beginner classes through to development and then onto FIG Level competitive gymnastics. Conveniently located in DIP2, there’s ample parking and a friendly and welcoming atmosphere from the moment you walk in the door! It’s as near as you’ll get in Dubai to a British Gymnastics Club.

For more information regarding Simply Gymnastics, please email info@simplygymnastics.com or call/WhatsApp 055 601 6095. You can also visit their Facebook and Instagram pages or head to the website to find out more.

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