Bouncing for joy at free gymnastic sessions

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PEOPLE keen to start the new year by getting fit are being offered free taster sessions in gymnastics.

The Parks Sports Centre, in North Shields, is offering the free trial sessions on Sunday mornings during January.

Head coach Paula Jobson said: “The Parks gym club is a great way for young people to keep active and learn new skills.

“They can either work towards a series of national awards or fill in their personal achievement logs in a safe, friendly and a fun environment.”

The club holds a number of different sessions, catering for boys and girls aged from three to 15, and the activities include floor, vault, beam, trampoline, tumble tuck and asymmetric bars.

It was recently awarded the Gym Mark by British Gymnastics.

During the last few months, the club has invested in new equipment, re-organised sessions and added a high performance coach to the existing team.

Normal gym sessions, which cost £1.90, are held on Wednesday evenings, all day Saturday and Sunday mornings.

For more information contact The Parks on (0191) 643 2700.