Where is the gym club?

Flames gymnastic centre is based in the Gillett Centre, 998 Bristol Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham B29 6LG. The full details are on the Contact page below. Car parking is at the rear of the George Cadbury building (next door to the old Library and Gillett Centre).

Do I need to pay for car parking?

From 4 April 2024, the University will be charging for car parking from 8am - 6pm each day.  This means that we actively encourage parents to car share, or use public transport where possible.  If you wish to use your car, you are advised to drop off children as close to 6pm each week day session to avoid paying car park charges.  

On Saturdays, parents of gymnasts for our 10am class will need to pay the £2.50 charge (via the payment machine in the car park or via the Ringo App, in addition to the training fee to the club. Parents of the gymnasts for our 11am class, we suggest you drop off and pick up as close to your daughter's training times to avoid car park charges.

We are sorry that, if you are a car driver, you have this additional charge to make, and we have made a reduction in the cost of our 10am class to help redress some of the additional charge.

How much does it cost to do gymnastics at Flames?

Our Saturday morning Gym Kids Group sessions have just been reduced to  £5 per session (from 6th April 2024) with payment on a pay-as-you-go basis.  You can pay in cash on arrival or via bank transfer.

For all our other sessions, we organise our classes into 8-week 'terms'. Gymnasts who attend our recreational programme (Gymnastics For All (GFA)) sessions pay £72 for 8 weeks attending once a week for an hour and a half.

Gymnasts who attend between an hour and a half and 7 hours pay £120 for an 8-week term.

Competition squad gymnasts pay £164 for 8 weeks and attend between 10 and 14 hours per week.

Does my child need any gymnastics experience to join?

No, we offer gymnastics coaching for beginners through to Womens Artistic national, regional and county competition level.  Experience is not required, just an enthusiasm to get involved and a desire to learn the sport. 

Can I watch my daughter train?

There are large screen TV's in the upstairs parents room with live feed video of gymnasts training in the gym.  Parents are welcome to watch all or part of every session via these screens.  Unfortunately we do not have space to safely accommodate spectators in the gym.  Parents who wish to assist in the gym during our Gym Kids Session are welcome to come into the gym with their child - please note this is not to watch but to participate and assist!

Any parent wishing to get involved in coaching will be welcomed into the gym in a voluntary capacity, and offered informal and formal training in the sport.  Please speak to any of the coaches if you are interested in this.

Will my daughter be insured whilst doing gymnastics at Flames?

Parents are required to register their child each year with the sport's governing body 'British Gymnastics'.  This includes insurance cover as detailed on the BG website.  The club and all coaches are also registered and insured via British Gymnastics.  There is a first aider present at all training sessions to manage any injuries that occur.  If you gymnast is injured during the session, you will be informed by a coach either immediately or at the end of the training session when you collect them.