What is Gymjam all about?
Gymjam is a fundamental movement skills program that focuses on foundation gymnastics for boys and girls aged 3 – 9 years. Our aim is to teach children the physical, emotional and social skills required for growth, in a fun and playful environment.
My child really enjoys Gymjam and learnt so much. Her balance, hand-eye coordination and self-confidence truly improved. Liandri is passionate, skilled and really good in what she does with the kids! I would recommend Gymjam to anyone with an open heart.
Elé joined Gymjam in January 2020. She is always just full of joy after a Gymjam lesson! Then came COVID and nothing was normal but through it all Gymjam continued and it was so well planned! Pre-recorded video lessons, live Zoom classes, studio classes and activity boxes – all in one year and each of the offerings were different and excellent. My daughter loves it and her skills got better after every class. Thank you Liandri and team for the wonderful opportunity!
My daughter loves Gymjam! She can’t wait for her Gymjam classes and constantly brags about how it’s making her stronger and shows off all the new moves that she learns.
Worth every cent! My daughter loves Gymjam and her teacher is the best. Her development since joining Gymjam is significant. It’s a lot of fun!
Why are fundamental movement skills SO important?
- Research has shown that participating in a gymnastics program develops the same neural pathways needed for mathematics and reading.
- Gymnastics classes for kids has been proven to boost self-esteem in children by helping them overcome fear, gain performance skills, develop a healthy self-image and gain social confidence.
- Most skills used in sports and movement activities are advanced versions of fundamental motor skills taught in a foundation gymnastics program such as hand-eye coordination (rugby, cricket, tennis, hockey netball), flexibility, rhythm & timing (ballet, dance), strength & agility (athletics, swimming).
- Mastery of the fundamental movement skills by children is necessary if optimum development of higher-level skills is to occur. Children who do not master these skills are less able and often less willing to persist with the difficult task of learning more complex motor skills. Ultimately, such children encounter a sport skill proficiency barrier and reject participation in physical activity as part of their lifestyle
- The modern-day busy school curriculum generally does not allow for sufficient physical development during school hours and therefore children need to participate in extra activities to ensure a balanced development of physical and cognitive skills.
- A good fundamental movement program ensure that every child receives the individual attention that maximizes their development and that is what we offer at Gymjam.