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Welcome to Harbourside Gymnastics Academy owned by Claire and Mark Smoker. We have been involved in the world of gymastics for many years since our daughter started gymnastics when she was 6 years old. For several years I coached at the gymnastic clubs Frances attended and about 12 years ago we opened a gymnastic equipment company Gym Factor Ltd manufacturing and supplying quality products world wide. We also design and supply a large range of gymnastic apparel . We have learnt so much over the years from all the clubs we have exhibited at and worked with that we thought it was time to open a facility locally and put all our knowledge and experience to good use. We recently teamed up with Uk Gymnastics and have a strong working relationship with them so it was only natural that our new facilty will be proud to run under the Uk Gymnastics body. We aim to offer a safe ,fun and educational facility for all ages and abilities.

Here at Harbourside we offer everything from recreational classes to competitive squads to pre school and everything in between.We have a great selection of adult classes including gymnastics, pilates, ballet and aerial hoop. We also offer lots of childrens classes from gymnastics, Trampolining, Double Mini Tramp, ballet,pre school,music and movement and lots more check out our timetable for all classes times and prices. Everyone who takes part in pre booked gymnastics, tumbling, aerial hoop & warrior classes will need to also pay £20 once a year HGA and UK Gymnastics membership insurance which runs Sept to Sept.

Recreational gymnastics

This is the perfect class to start your child in. They will learn all the fundatmental basic skills needed to start their gymnastics journey. They will work towards Uk Gymnastics levels earning badges and certificates along the way. Price £26 per month paid monthly in advance.

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Competitive squad

The competitive squad is by trial invitation only. If you are selected to the squad you will be expected to train a certain amount of hours a week, there will be a sliding scale of fees per session the more you do the more discount per session is applied.

Training will focus on conditioning, strength and flexibillity as well as all the skills and use of all the pieces required. For girls this is beam, bars, vault and floor and for the boys floor, rings, p bars, high bar, vault and pommel. You will be entered into Uk Gymnastics levels competitons as well as other competitions throughout the year.

Training will be hard but very rewarding. You will be required to purchase the club competion leotard which will be required to be worn at every competition.  

Private one to one session

Do you have something you are struggling with or just want some extra intensive training then a one to one session might be just what you need.

Available Saturday afternoons by appointment with coach Frances you can have a one to one session focusing on anything you wish to train in the gym. 

The cost of these sessions is £40 for one person or £60 for a semi one to one if with another gymnast (s0 £30 each)

To cancel we require 48 hours notice or it will still be charged, please speak with Claire or Frances

Birthday Parties

We have a great packages available



You get a 2 hour time slot 15 minutes to arrive and set up the food upstairs.The children get 1 hour exclusive use in the gym or the chosen style of party  with a fully coached session of fun and games with uk gymnastic qualified staff

Half an hour to eat and drink and then 15 minutes for you to clear away ( you supply your food and drink you need to bring bin bags and clear and take your rubbish) NO NUTS PLEASE 

All children must be dressed approprately to participate in your chosen themed party no zips,hoodies,belts or buckles for any physical activities.No jewellery and long hair to be tied back.No food and drink to be taken outside the food hall.

Parents are welcome to stay in the seating area the snack area will be open where tea,coffee and cold drinks and snacks will be available.

You can have upto 20 children the cost is £200 a £75 non refundable deposit is required to secure.Parties are held on Sundays only.10:00-12:00 12:00-14:00


UK GYMNASTICS is an independent body for the sport of gymastics.Our club is a registered club.

Being registered means the club,coaches and all gymnasts are fully insured.

Our coaches will be participating in UK GYMNASTIC training courses to gain their coaching qualifications.As a club our recreational gymnasts will be working towards their UK GYMNASTICS skills badges ad certificates.