Central West Gymnastics Survive Lockdown with Homenastics
Central West Gymnastics started the year on a high, walking away from the 2019 Gymnastics NSW Awards in March as the newly crowned Medium Club of the Year. As the club continues to grow, so does their offering for gymnastics. Running a magnitude of programs from recreational through to competitive, catering from ages 0-100, the club prides itself on being able to provide a class for everyone of any age or ability.
As the year quickly turned from planning the competition season, to planning home workouts, Central West Gymnastics learnt how to utilize online training systems to keep their members engaged and active. Amidst lockdown, the club created ‘Homenastics’ programs, which focused on strength, flexibility and basic gymnastics preparation. Not stopping there, their online participation continued to grow
“During Term 2 we opened up Zoom sessions alongside our Homenastics programs for the gymnasts to book into. We had Zoom PE sessions on a daily basis for members as a brain break during their home schooling.” Club Owner, Madeline, told Gymnastics NSW.
Once outdoor fitness was permitted in NSW, bootcamp sessions were ran at a nearby park, where the coaches were eager to see their members face to face after months of digital learning.
Now, in NSW, gyms are running with social distancing enforced and new rules in place to keep their members safe.
“Plenty of disinfecting equipment between classes and at the start and end of each day. The gymnasts are also getting very good at hand washing and sanitizing and we are certain they can now very accurately measure 1.5 metres without a measuring tape.”
Central West Gymnastics were excited to re-open their doors on June 13th and see their gymnasts smiling faces doing gymnastics once again.
“We are taking a slow approach in getting our competitive gymnasts back to their previous level. We are working on not only fitness and skills but also their mindset to ensure they know that it will take time to return to their previous ability.”
As a Not for Profit club, Central West Gymnastics thank their wonderful committee and community who support them.
“Our gymnasts and the community involved are like another family to all of us. We are very fortunate to have an amazing, supportive and hardworking community and committee that helped this Not for Profit organization stay afloat.”