Why gymnastics?

Our gymnastics programs focus on providing a safe and fun environment for children and adults to develop coordination, strength, flexibility, balance, speed, and discipline. Gymnastics is known for being one of the best activities to help young children develop fundamental skills in coordination, movement and balance. Our gymnastics programs run 48 weeks out of the year (including school holidays), with the exception of a four-week Christmas/New Year break and public holidays.

We have recreational programs 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

All enrolled gymnasts must be registered with Gymnastics Australia. 


Find out when classes are running and choose a session that suits you on our Timetables page.

Our programs

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 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 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 supervision, 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.

This class is for gymnasts who have achieved level 2 skills and working towards level 3 skills. Training is increased to 2 x 90 minute sessions per week, and gymnasts may either progress to a selective competitive squad or transition to other recreational programs.

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

Contact Customer Service to find out more.

Adult Gymnastics is open to anyone 18 years of age and older. Adult Gym takes place 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 $27 per session and take place from 8:00pm to 9:45pm. All Adult gym participants are required to hold a recreational gymnastics registration) 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 info@fdlc.com.au to request login and password 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.

Our gymnastics programs run 48 weeks out of the year (includes school holidays) with no regular classes running over the 4 week Christmas/New Year break or on public holidays. Five Dock Leisure Centre also offers competitive squad training and some recreational programs during school holidays.