Star-Tastic Gymnastics was set up by Head Coach Stacey Oliver back in 2014 and started small running school based classes but it has now grown to over 490 students running classes 7 days a week.
Stacey said: “Gymnastics has always been my passion and coaching children and helping them to achieve their goals is the best job in the world. I decided to run after school clubs because it gives every child the chance to get involved. Life can be so busy for parents and more children are able to come to gymnastics when the venue and timings are convenient. My aim is to help my gymnasts achieve their goals and moves, support them in their first competition, praise them for doing well in class and badgework and push them a little when needed! One of my greatest coaching achievements was taking a group of 20 girls aged 7-16 to Nashville in 2019 to compete at the IAIGC World Championships. We came home with so many Gold, Silver and Bronze medals and I was so proud of my entire team.
As a parent myself, I know busy life gets with having children. So by offering classes at venues and times that are convenient to both the parent and the child seemed like the perfect idea to bring gymnastics to more children!
My aim is to help my gymnasts achieve their goals and moves, support them in their first competition, praise them for doing well in class and badge work and push them a little when needed!”
Star-Tastic Gymnastics believe great gymnastics can be taught at any venue with good coaches that plan exciting, fun and challenging lessons.
Our aim is to teach our gymnasts a range of moves on the floor, vault, beam, trapeze, rings, wall bars and benches. Some moves can take months to learn but the overwhelming feeling of achievement when you complete something that has taken you a long time is sensational. It helps to show our children that it is not also best to have instant rewards, working hard over time to achieve an end goal can be fantastic and can make us feel great.