Recreational programs

Why gymnastics?

Gymnastics is renowned for being one of the best activities to help young children develop. FDLC's gymnastics programs focus on providing a safe and fun environment for your child to develop coordination, strength, flexibility, balance, speed and discipline. Our gymnastics programs run 48 weeks out of the year (includes school holidays), with the exception of the 4 week Christmas/New Year break and public holidays.

Five Dock Gymnastics has a number of recreational programs available for boys and girls of all age groups including:

  • Play gym (Walking – 2.5 years)
  • Mini gym (2.5 - 4 years)
  • Junior gym (4-5 years)
  • Foundations (5 - 13 years)
  • Teen tumble (13 - 18 years)
  • Adult gymnastics (18 years+)
  • Holiday clinics

See our class timetable here

All enrolled gymnasts must be registered with Gymnastics Australia. 

Play gym

Play Gym is a guardian assisted class designed for children from walking to 2.5 years of age. Play Gym is a program designed to develop balance, fine and gross motor skills, which leads to developing confidence and co-ordination in a safe, structured, multi-sensory environment.  As a result, social skills and integration with other children and play activities are enhanced. This class is 45 minutes in length and involves free play, music, games and 2 gymnastics circuits.

Mini gym

Mini Gym is a guardian assisted class which is designed for children from 2.5 to 4 years of age. Mini Gym is a program designed to develop children socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically, in a safe, structured, multi-sensory environment.  Mini Gym provides the opportunity for children to experience a wide range of physical activities, which leads to developing confidence and co-ordination. This class is 45 minutes in length and involves free play, music, games and 2 gymnastics circuits.

Junior gym

Junior Gym is a structured class that is a progression from Mini Gym and is suited for children from 4 to 5 years of age. With no parent involvement, the class encourages children to discover their own abilities in a gymnastics environment. Using music and gymnastic equipment, the children learn to interact with others socially and develop their skills and physical strengths. This class is 45 minutes in length.


Foundations is a skill and development level-based program. It is designed to help develop children physically and mentally as they learn the fundamentals of gymnastics movement, co-ordination, strength, balance and gross motor skills. Each level has set criteria/skills to be obtained before progressing to the next level. Classes range from 60 to 90 minutes in length, with options to increase frequency of classes for skill progression.

Teen tumble

Teen tumble is a program for 13-18 year olds and is open to all ability levels. There is a particular focus on agility and power needed for aerial and strength-based skills. Challenge your fitness and develop new skills in an enjoyable environment. This class is 1.5 hours in length.

Adult gymnastics 

Reopening October 19, to double vaccinated particpants, please check in via the NSW Service app and see the customer service desk to display valid vaccination certificate.

Masks are required for all particpants (can be removed for strenuous activity). ie. masks on while warming up or prep, take a mask off to do floor tumbling, place mask back on while waiting for next turn. When talking with other particpants please ensure you have your mask on.

Adult Gymnastics is open to anyone 18 years of age and older. Adult Gym takes place on Tuesday and Thursday nights for 1.75 hours. The session is open to all levels of ability, allowing participants to seek tuition in any area they have an interest. Casual classes cost $25.00 per session and take place from 8:00pm to 9:45pm. All Adult gym participants are required to hold a recreational gymnastics registration that is $57.00 (Exp 31 Dec, 2022) and available for purchase only at the customer service desk. Once a valid gymnastics australia registration is held, holders can book in and pay for a session online using login and password details, email to request login and password details.

All particpants must read and agree to abide by all new gymnastics participation protocols during COVID-19 at FDLC. See link for details:

*Existing visit pass holders please call FDLC reception on 9911 6300 to book at spot in the class over the phone.

*Maximum booking numbers for each session is 20, please book ahead to avoid disappointment.

School Holidays

Our gymnastics programs run 48 weeks out of the year (includes school holidays) with no classes running over the 4 week Christmas/New Year break and on public holidays. Five Dock Leisure Centre also offers programs during each school holidays. For more information please see our ‘Holiday activities’ page.

Private lessons

Several of our coaches are available for private tuition, including gymnastics for children with special needs. Contact the gymnastics department on 9911 6300 or via our contact us page.