Why VIVACE GYMNASTICS CLUB?
Here at Vivace gymnastics club we work hard to ensure that all of our gymnasts feel part of a team. Working together towards our goals. We pride ourselves on strongly emphasising a friendly team approach throughout the squad, to encourage each individual gymnast to achieve and succeed at personal targets.
Our Competitive Squads are arranged into small groups according to their capabilities, which give us the scope to concentrate on condensing our coaching and streamlining our session plans.
All Competitive Squads work towards our club and regional competitions and we also take part every year in the Darrick Wood Gymnastics display, With friendly competitions with other local clubs throughout the year.
All new Competitive Squad gymnasts will be invited for an assessment and will be placed into the relevant squad according to their ability.
For Non-Competitive Squads the groups are arranged in school years to enhance the social aspect of training and to allow for a holistic approach to progression. At any time gymnasts can move from our Non-Competitive Squads into the competitive side of the club when they are ready with approval from their coach.
Non-Competitive Squads will have the opportunity if they wish to take part in our club competitions if there is enough members wanting to take part.
Full Competitive Squad Members – train 6-11 hours a week spread over 4 sessions a week.
Competitive Development Squad Members – train 4 1/2 – 7 hours spread over 3 – 4 sessions a week.
Competitive Floor and Vault Squads – train 2-4 hours spread over 1 – 2 sessions a week.
Pre – Development – train 2 hours in 1 session a week.
Tumbling Squads – train 4 1/2 hours spread over 1 – 2 sessions a week.
Non-Competitive Squads – train 1-2 hours spread over 1-2 sessions a week.
Pre-School – train 45 minutes in 1 session a week.
Cheernastics – train 1 hour in 1 session a week.
What our members say
” Vivace is much more than a gymnastics club, it is a family where all the gymnasts are encouraged to be the best that they can be. Yes, it’s about discipline, and training hard but at the core of everything is fun, laughter and happiness. Seeing my daughter, ESPECIALLY during these last 12 difficult months, laugh, interact with her friends and keep herself active and healthy has brought me so much joy as a parent. She LOVES Vivace, it is what makes her beam from ear to ear. Thankyou Vivace ….for everything you do. “
” My daughter, Emmy has been with Vivace for over 4 years now. They are a very professional club with a very friendly approach! All the coaches are amazing, always very supportive and she loves it!
Throughout these unpredictable COVID times they have kept the gymnasts motivated with Park and Zoom sessions; always adhering to the current government guidelines.
Vivace Gymnastics Club have recently relocated – I’m sure I speak on behalf of all the gymnasts, they can’t wait until they’re back in the gym, doing what they love!
Thank you Viv, Erin & Coaches “
” Vivace gymnastics club is like my daughters extended family, the coaches really do go above and beyond to make the gymnasts feel valued and at ease, they show complete commitment at all times.
During unprecedented times they have put in place measures to ensure the children can continue with their training whilst maintaining their welcoming ethos. You will be hard pushed to find another local gymnastics club where the coaches are as passionate and dedicated to the gymnasts well-being.
Truly a fantastic club with caring coaches who are not adverse to giving praise when due. “
” Vivace gymnastics is a great nurturing environment for young gymnasts. Viv and her team provide fantastic support to the gymnasts, combining hard work, safety and lots of fun. They have been fantastic through these challenging Covid times – gymnastics sessions with Viv and the coaches is one of the highlights of my daughter’s week. “
” My daughter has been training with Vivace for the past year and a half. She absolutely loves it & looks forward to every training session. Viv Erin and all the other coaches are amazing with the all the gymnasts. Amelia has learned so much technique since she started. The coaches have gone above & beyond during the lockdowns to ensure all the gymnasts still get their training in. “
” Amelie loves coming to gym at Vivace – since she started she has progressed so much she loves practising at home and showing us what she has learnt. She has made lots of friends and the coaches make it really fun and have really helped with her confidence too! Thanks for all your hard work Vivace. “
” Sherina started at Vivace in August 2015. She has made tremendous improvement in her gymnastic abilities. She thoroughly enjoys it. Vivace is such a supportive, caring, well structured environment for all children to grow and that is due to all the amazing coaches. “
” Lola has been at Vivace for a few years now and has been enjoying being part of the club. It has been a challenging year with lockdowns and not being able to train but Viv and her team have tried to be creative with how they keep the gymnastics engaged with a mix of outside training in the summer months and online zoom classes. Viv has been working tirelessly to continue to build the club, and we look forward to hopefully getting back to some normality this year in Vivace’s new home.”
” When my daughter joined Vivace a few years ago, she couldn’t even do a forward roll, let alone the spilts, handstands etc. She has learnt so much from all the fantastic coaches. The Coaches are amazing with the children and they genuinely love and care for all the children. It’s a safe, fun, yet very structured club which my daughter loves x “
” Vivace is a well run gymnastics club and the team work really hard to support on-going training sessions for all levels of the squad. My daughter is very happy and looking forward to returning to physical training when they can & utilising all the great equipment and seeing her friends and coaches in person! In the meantime the Zoom sessions offer a great way to keep connected and remain active and strong. “
” My daughter who has been doing gymnastics from a young age, settled in really quickly when she joined Vivace. This was due to a friendly and welcoming team, who are focused on doing the very best for all their gymnasts to make them best they possibly can be. “
On the 19th November some of our gymnasts attended Claphams Gymnastics Around the World Twin Piece Invitational Competition. Such a lovely experience for our gymnasts and the girls represented the club beautifully. As well as pair awards, Clapham also did 1st place on each piece. Gymnasts were also asked to create a piece of work […]
On the 13th November, some of our squad members took part in the London Regional Twin Piece Competition at Heathrow Gymnastics Club. For many it was their first twin piece competition. We had some great scores across all rounds from all of our pairs but after a mishap on floor unfortunately one pairs scores couldn’t […]
From date commencing 29th October through to the 3rd of November we ran a Halloween dress up competition. The rules were simple, come to session dressed up in your favourite/best Halloween outfits. Gymnasts had to be able to train safely in their outfits and wore a leotard underneath. Prizes would go to the best dressed […]
Following on from the success of the last London Regional, our younger gymnasts competed on the 9th October 2022 at Heathrow Gymnastics Club. Some great results from the girls! Maia 1st on Vault Nia 3rd on Vault Livia 2rd on Beam Milly 1st on Beam Livia 3rd on Bars Milly 1st on Floor Livia 3rd […]
What a great day at the Autumn Classic Challenge. Though the day didn’t start so well with one gymnast pulling out pre-comp due to injury and another suffering injury during her floor routine meaning she could not finish the competition. A big well done to Nina medalled 1st All Round in her age category and […]
Vivienne Main Head Coach
Erin Pennthomas WOMEN'S ARTISTIC LEVEL 2 COACH
Stephanie Hull WOMEN'S ARTISTIC LEVEL 2 COACH
Emily Talbot Women's Artistic Level 1 Coach
Daria Schminke Trainee Junior Coach
Ella Connolly TRAINEE GYMNASTICS COACH
Ria Taylor TRAINEE GYMNASTICS COACH
Harriet Buckingham Women’s Artistic Level 1 Coach
Harri Cobley Volunteer Coach
Julie Hull SENIOR COACH
We are constantly looking out for all level of coaches to come on board. If you are interested in becoming a coach, regardless of previous experience please do get in touch.