Here at FCGC we teach skills for life through gymnastics. One of the primary things that we teach in every class is fundamental movement skills. The twelve fundamental movement skills are: balancing, running, jumping, catching, hopping, throwing, galloping, skipping, leaping and kicking. Gymnastics equipment is a great way to help develop these skill while at home.
While most people have a ball or two around, you might not have all of the equipment you need to do gymnastics at home. So, if you are looking to expand your capacity to play at home, we’ve made a list of things you might interest you.
Hire from FCGC:
To hire from FCGC, simply email us via firstname.lastname@example.org advising of what equipment you would be interested in hiring!
BUY ONLINE - Small space and budget:
Folding Fitness Mat, 180x60cm, $22.00.
Foam Gym Mat, 180x74cm, $29.00.
Balance Board, $8.50.
Wooden Balance Board, $29.00.
Hula Hoop, $5.00.
Jump Rope, $2.00.
PLUFSIG Folding gym mat, blue, 78x185 cm, $29.99.
PASSBIT Folding gym mat, yellow/green/grey, 120x225 cm, $49.00.
BUSA Play tunnel, $24.99.
LUSTIGT Dart game, $24.99.
For a bigger space and budget you could look at investing in an airtrack (an inflatable bouncing surface), trampoline, crashmat, bars, beam, rings, swing set, climbing frame or anything else you can fit at your place. We recommend The Little Gym Shop for any at home gymnastics purchases.
During the holidays, while we are all enjoying some extra time at home, you can still have lots of fun practicing old and even some new movement skills with the people you live with. Just remember the two purple rules: be safe and have fun!
If you would like to enrol in one of our upcoming online classes, head to the portal here and sign up to participate in an interactive video call group. To request an online private lesson, please fill out a request form here. Also keep an eye on our Facebook page FCGC Gymnastics for free livestream classes, which our coaches have kindly volunteered their time to teach.
Remember to tag us in all your at home gymnastics adventures #FCGCSkills
Keep kids moving by creating obstacle courses around your home and yard.
What you need -
The rest is up to you! Be as creative as you can to challenge the motor patterns and thought processes of your little ones.
Here are some at home obstacle ideas -