Tumble into fun form of gymnastics

Gympie gymnasts Teagan Cleary, Mikaela Cleary and Jade Bailey have already started acro training with coach Latisha Thomson.
Gympie gymnasts Teagan Cleary, Mikaela Cleary and Jade Bailey have already started acro training with coach Latisha Thomson. Contributed

TIMING-based, strength-demanding and fun-packed acro will be offered at Gympie Gymnastics Club for the first time this year.

The gymnastics club starts up again next week, with sign-on days set for tomorrow and Friday.

The style of gymnastics is a cross between floor routines and cheerleading, where gymnasts form pyramids and hold each other up in different routines.

The new acro classes will be coached by acro gymnast Latisha Thomson and the first team of three has already been put together.

New acro gymnasts Teagan Cleary, Mikaela Cleary and Jade Bailey have already been training together.

Gymnasts Eliza Parker and Dannika-Lee Lyons are lining up for acro classes.

Thomson, who started gymnastics with tumble fun in Gympie, said she loved the sport.

Thomson said she fell in love with acro after filling in for a member of a group and subsequently competing.

She said the teamwork needed for the routines meant the sport was inclusive.

"It's fun and very inclusive," she said.

"You can rely on each other and work together as a team."

Gympie Gymnastics club will host two come and try days for anyone interested in gymnastics.

Prospective members can meet coaches and test out gymnastics at the Everson Rd gym on January 24 from 1-5pm and January 25 from 9am to 1pm.

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