Preschool Gymnastics promotes movement and coordination in children aged 2-5 years old of all abilities. Classes build on fundamental movement skills to support body and brain development to enable confidence in a safe and social group environment.

Visiting Recreation and Sport Centres during Alert Level 1

All our centres are open. Capacity restrictions have been lifted so you can enjoy the pools (please note: Pioneer’s main pool, wave pool, spa and sauna is closed for six months from Saturday 14 November), fitness centres and group fitness classes with friends and whānau.

 You can book in for your group fitness class, including spin and aquafit here. 

Bubbletimes, Sleepytimes, adult swim lessons and the full Swimsmart programme have resumed. Swimsmart bookings are now open.

Tumbletimes, preschool gymnastics and the Southern Centre are all open and running as normal.

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We have two options for preschool-age gymnastics-based programmes.

Bouncing Bugs

Our programme for two to three and a half years of age is a good step between our drop-in Tumbletimes session and our preschool term-based gymnastics classes. This class is term-based and involves parent/caregiver and child participation.

Classes incorporate ball skills, movement, and an introduction to gymnastics. This is great for developing an attitude to structure, basic motor skills, coordination, balance and rhythm.

Preschool Gymnastics

Classes are for three and four years of age. Our classes are filled with activities to develop confidence, fundamental movement patterns and coordination. Kids will learn basic gymnastic skills and, in the process, develop better coordination and greater confidence.

Parents are required to remain in the stadium while classes run.

Available at Pioneer Recreation & Sport Centre(external link)
Class duration 45 mins
Bouncing Bugs class times To be confirmed
Gymnastics class times

Monday 1pm

Tuesday 9.30am and 1pm

Wednesday 9.30am and 1pm

Thursday 1pm

Friday 9.30am

Fee $88.00 for a 11 week term
Bookings Contact us to book a place in this class.

Classes on these dates will be held upstairs due to bookings in main stadium: 

  • Friday 26 February
  • Monday 1 March
  • Thursday 4 March
  • Friday 12 March
  • Thursday 18 March
  • Friday 19 March
  • Tuesday 23 March
  • Wednesday 24 March
  • Thursday 25 March
  • Friday 16 April

Classes are not being held on these dates: 

  • Monday 8 February (Waitangi Day holiday observed)
  • Friday 2 April (Good Friday)
  • Monday 5 April (Easter Monday)