Gymnastics

Develop skills, have fun, build confidence and make friends at our fantastic gymnastics classes. We have coached gymnastics for girls and boys in P1 – S6 at a variety of venues across the city.  All children start at entry stage, where they master the basic skills. Children’s progress is monitored against the Edinburgh Leisure competencies and you can keep a track by signing up to our home portal.  

Important Information

We are very happy to have coaching in our venues again. The positive feedback we have received from customers already using our venues saying how safe and enjoyable their experience with us has been has been has been hugely appreciated. We are working hard to ensure that our coaching customers have the same experience. 


As with all our other activities in our venues, to ensure the safety of everyone we’ve introduced a number of measures.  We will continue to review these measures over the coming months as the environment and guidelines from the Scottish Government and national sports governing bodies change. Our priority will always be the safety of our customers and our teams. Some key things to be aware of are:

  • We may use different entrances and exits to our buildings than normal.
  • For older children, you may not be able to enter or stay in our buildings during your child’s lesson. This depends on the age of your child, and sometimes on the capacity of the building. Be assured if this is the case our team are there to help your child get to and from their class safely. We understand that there may be some circumstances where you may need to stay and support your child. Please discuss your requirements with the venue if this is the case.
  • We have to maintain a safe number of people in our venues at any one time. If you are coming into our buildings with your child for their lesson, only one adult can accompany a child and we are asking our customers not to take siblings/other children with them if at all possible. Children under 12 do not have to distance from each other, but still have to distance from other adults and therefore still have to be accounted for in our safety measures and calculations.
    Important: In some sports the national sports governing body's guidelines mean we cannot allow accompanying siblings/other children.     
  • Please follow the rules about wearing face coverings. Currently anyone aged 5 years and over is required to wear a face covering until their class.

Before you come to your first class class it’s important to read where to go and what to do at your venue – see here for full details.

Full details of our guidelines and what to expect in each of our venues can be found in ‘Coaching Guidelines’ below.

We know that this is a little different – for everyone - but we can assure you that our welcome will be as warm and our lessons as fun as ever. Our teams will always be there to look after you and your family. We appreciate your understanding as we work together to keep everyone safe. 



Please book into our Entry Stage class if your child is new to our gymnastics programme, or has had a break and is in Primary 1 or above. Even if they have done some gymnastics before, our coaches will assess all new children coming into these classes and will recommend the correct class for them to move to if appropriate.

If your child has had significant recent experience please submit an enquiry using the form on this page and one of the team will get back to you.

This class is where all children who are new to our gymnastics programme will start if they are in Primary 1 or older. Even if your child has had previous gymnastics experience, or has taken a break and is coming back this is the class to book into.

Our team will work with your child and recommend the correct class for them to move to if appropriate.  There are no pre-requisites required for children to attend this class.

Our Entry Stage classes are the starting point where you will learn fundamental skills and the foundations to build on. The children will gain exposure to different types of gymnastics equipment within this class and start to learn the basic skills on each piece of apparatus.  

This class is the next progressive step from Entry Stage Gymnastics.  Within this class children will develop their self-awareness and an understanding of the language used within the sport.  Children will start to show an enthusiasm about learning new skills and progressing.  Within this class children will consolidate their learning and build on key fundamentals that were learnt at Entry Stage. The gymnasts will start to develop and progress onto more challenging skills. 

You cannot book directly into this class, please book into 'Entry Stage'.

When children attend the Stage 2 class they will be eager to learn, show good listening skills and have a desire to be taking part in the sport. Stage 2 classes are generally a 90 minutes session (60 minutes in some venues). At this level they will also build on their flexibility, strength and stamina that has been developed through previous stages. On the apparatus the gymnasts will be challenged with difficult skills which will need good body tension and spatial awareness.

You cannot book directly into this class, please book into 'Entry Stage'.

Our Stage 3 programme will further progress your child’s skills. They will see an increase in the length of the class from Stage 2, along with more focus on building routines and learning more advanced skills.  

You cannot book directly into this class, please book into 'Entry Stage'.

Our Stage 4 programme will further progress your child’s skills. They will learn full routines on all pieces of apparatus and will learn more advanced skills. This is the top level of our coaching programme. 

You cannot book directly into this class, please book into 'Entry Stage'.




You can see what what classes are running where, check availability and even request a space - all online in 3 simple steps:

  1. Our sports classes cover everything from pre-school tinies through to club standard coaching with adult coaching available too. Decide which class would be right for your child using our class information above.
  2. Find out where and when your class is on and whether it has spaces using the 'Class Availability' button below. 
  3. You can then check space availability (updated every 4 hours) and complete a simple online 'Request Form'.
Once we receive your form we'll do a check and get back to you to confirm whether we have a space held for you and what the next steps regarding payment are. Please be aware that your space is guaranteed only when we confirm we have received your Direct Debit instructions.





We have introduced rules and measures to ensure that we can welcome you back into an environment that is safe for you and our staff. We all have a responsibility as a community to keep each other safe, and by following our guidelines we can do this whilst enjoying being back. 

1. Important things to know about our coaching classes

2. How to find your way and what to expect in each of our venues




Are there any opportunities for competition?

Current guidelines do not allow us to run competitions. Usually every year we run an annual gymnastics display, and an annual gymnastics competition, plus in-house gymnastics competitions at every venue for every child. Throughout the year every child is assessed against specific skills to enable them to progress to the next level.

Can adults take part in gymnastics?

Adults and teenagers can start or get back into gymnastics at any time.

What clothing is needed?

Children should wear appropriate comfortable clothing that they can move around and be active in, for example T-shirts and shorts or leggings (note dresses or skirts are not ideal). Please tie long hair back and remove any jewellery, and children should take a water bottle into their class with them. They will take part in the gymnastics lessons in bare feet.

Can I be involved in my Childs learning?

At the moment all of our young gymnasts up to and including children in Preschool classes in our programme will need to be accompanied by an adult in line with national governing body and government advice. This is to help maintain a physical distance from other adults and to physically support the child through some skills under the instruction from our coaches.

Parents of children in our Baby Nippers and Gym Nipper classes (up to the age of 3) are an important part of the class where both the children and adults have great fun learning and socialising together. Parents are encouraged to really get involved as the more the parent does then the more the child will take part. Parents are also advised to wear comfortable clothing and follow the guidelines for children.

For further coaching frequently asked questions click here.