Gym Club News

Member's Priority Re-Enrolment… Opening Soon

Member's Priority Re-Enrolment… Opening SoonJune means we are over half way through our current term and all the team are super excited about the progress each and every one of our wonderful little members are making.It really is a joy to be helping these wonderful little people cartwheel into a Happy Healthy Life!June also means we will soon be offering our Priority Re-Enrolment Discount Package to all our current members for our up-coming Summer and Autumn terms. This is our way of saying thank you to you all for choosing our wonderful programme and letting us be part of your precious little ones lives What Priority Re-Enrolment means to our Members This is your chance to secure your chosen class and save money on your class fees before we open up enrolling to the general public and our wait list.You will soon receive emails giving you all the details that you need to take advantage of our great money saving Priority Re-enrolling package .If you require any more information speak to a member of the team when you are next at the gym.Don’t miss your opportunity to secure your much sort after place and SAVE MONEY!

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Come Try Our Baby Exercise Classes@Balance & Beam Gymnastics

Why not come along to one of our Ladybugs/Baby Exercise Classes for little people from just 4 months!Small enough to hold in your arms.Big enough to fill your life…That’s the little people we call our LadybugsEven the tiniest of babies should be doing regular physical exercise. Our Ladybugs are a parent/child session and are a great way to help your child build physical skills in a fun, non-threatening environment and also help parents and carers understand just what their little buddle of fun is capable of.With different weekly themes, each class helps to develop motor skill ability whilst incorporating music, gymnastics, games, balls & bubbles with active parent participation & support.Our classes are held on Friday at 11.30am so If you have a little person aged 4 months to walking call us on 01782 214452 and book your FREE trial session NOW

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Next Messy Play Dates 24th May & 14th June

Our 'Let's Get Messy' craft sessions are held at Balance & Beam in our party room.  What better way to have fun than making lots and lots of mess, with even better news that we do all the clear up afterwards without wrecking your home.  It's the only event you'll attend where you need to dress-down for the occasion!These sessions are great for developing little minds with creativity, socialising, learning new motor skills and the art of independent play and group socialising activities.  Messy Play times are open to members and non members so if you are a member and know some friends that might enjoy getting messy then bring them along!We have 2 dates planned.  Our next session will be on Friday 24th May at 11 - 12 noon and will be all about dinosaurs and then our June session will be held on Friday, 14th June at 11 - 12 noon where you will be able to make some sand castles, get messy with water & sand  - I'm sure you can imagine who will be helping us get messy!!One hour creative craft sessions are for our under 4s Parent/child activity with everything supplied by us. Different activities with all the messy stuff here & not in your own home!!Free juice & biccys provided afterwardsFree to Balance & Beam Goldcard holders£5.50 per childFor more information please contact us on 01782 214452 or by email info@balanceandbeam.co.uk to book in

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Birthday Parties at Balance & Beam - Bookings now being taken for June & July!! - Don't leave it too late!!

We've been voted No#2 Party Venue for North Staffordshire and we've already got lots of parties booked for March and now starting to take April, May & June bookings so please don't leave it too late to find out about our fabulous, bespoke birthday parties here - we are experts in catering to the age of your children.  Parties are held on Sundays from 11am.Member Price is £200 for 12 guests - if you have more coming then it's an extra £9/head up to around 28Extend your party by 30 minutes to include the Tumble Track for an extra £50If you are a Balance & Beam VIP/Goldcard holder you will get £50 off your party(Non Member Party Price is £230 for 12 guests)  Include catering at £7.50 per headPlease visit the Parties page of the website for more specific details about the parties.  (If you have less than 12 guests please speak to a member of staff to see if we can negotiate on price)   Hi Balance and BeamWe just wanted to say a huge thank you for giving Dylan such a fantastic 3rd birthday party. He had an awesome time and his friends thoroughly enjoyed themselves too. Ellie and Aleysha were absolutely brilliant and the two hours went so fast. All the children enjoyed themselves from the oldest (13) to the youngest (2). There was so much fun and laughter, we could just sit back and watch all the children have a wonderful time.Thank you so much for a fantastic, brilliant, amazing, memorable, relaxing, tremendous, totally epic birthday party. Dylan often talks about all the fun and all his friends had at his party.It brought back many happy memories from when Grace had her 5th birthday party with you all those years ago!!  It is still just as brilliant.Thank you again.Best wishes Jack xxxx

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New £40k investment means children CAN cartwheel into a Happy, Healthy Life

Latest investment will help all our current and future members to continue to develop during unique weekly Child Development Sessions.Our new equipment will also help to encourage more boys to join our club and enjoy the benefits of being part of our Balance & Beam family as we introduce some functional fitness sessions into our classes. We are aware that too much time in front of screens and a sedentary lifestyle is taking its toll on our children’s wellbeing. This is why our aim at Balance & Beam has always been to introduce as many children as possible to live a healthy life through regular fun exercise and help to challenge them to meet their own personal little milestones . We have seen thousands of children and their families gain so much from our programme over the last 13 years and believe our continued investment will help us to continue to help local children “ Cartwheel into a Happy, Healthy life”.Our professionally designed programme is based on motor skill learning and imagination which helps build confidence in all children during our non-competitive gymnastic based classes and works on all areas of a child’s development to improve motor skills, language and social skills.Sessions are always fun but we have a serious mission to work with parents and carers to help develop sociable, confident and active children who are well equipped to deal with the challenges that modern day living presents to everyone including our children and who will then go on to become sociable confident and active young adults.With classes suitable for children from just 4 months through to 12 years, we are giving all children plenty of opportunity to be active and healthy. Small pupil/teacher ratios mean all our members build great relationships with our instructors, who focus on ensuring every child, irrelevant of their ability is always given their time to shine.We always praise the smallest of achievements because we understand that a small achievement for one child can be a massive one for another.We invite all potential members to attend a free trial session which enables both child and parents to see first-hand how much fun our programme is. For more information contact us now

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Book Your Free Trial NOW For Our Spring Term + Prices

Our Spring term started at the end of February and runs through to 28th July 2019.Classes are already really busy but please DO send us an enquiry NOW especially for our parent/child & pre-school classes; our little people have so much fun and we want more of them to have even more fun!Price options for the Spring term following a free taster session from w/c 20th May are as follows:£130.50 for 9 Classes in full  Or£85 Deposit + one further payment of £45.50 in one month's time (from joining)Annual family membership of £35 applies - which covers you for insurance in the gym and gives you the ability to swap & change classes should you have to cancel through illness or holidays, free parking plus other member discounts & benefitsFor term time & class information please go to – Parent child (4 months - 3 years), Pre-school (3 years - 6 years), Primary School (6+ years)To book your free trial class or for further information please call us on 01782 214452 or fill in the Contact Form https://www.balanceandbeam.co.uk/contactClick through to our youtube channel to listen / see some of our testimonials www.youtube.com/balanceandbeamCheck out our facebook page to see what we get up to in class & read our testimonials. www.facebook.com/balanceandbeamPlease contact us on 01782 214452 or by email info@balanceandbeam.co.uk to book your free trial or for more information

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May Half Term Holiday Camps Running Tuesday, 28th - Friday, 31st May

Super Heroes Action CampsAbout our Holiday Camp AdventuresOur amazing action packed, fun filled, exciting and safe OFSTED Registered Easter School Holiday Camps.Excited to find out more about our Super Heroes camps ? All you need to know is listed belowCamps will run on Tuesday 28th to Friday 31st May and are open to both members and non-members.Every day is different which means everyone ALWAYS has lots of fun and we never hear those famous words "I’m bored" at our camps!AM CAMP 9.30am-12.30pmEach camp starts with a 1 hour 15 minutes gym session which is fully instructor lead. Group activities give all the children time to settle in and get acquainted. We then have group games and lots of fun time to try out our full size gymnastic equipment in our purpose built, bright & colourful gym. After all the fun, it’s on into our party room for 45 minutes to recharge batteries with a freshly prepared healthy snack which typically consists of buttered toast, crumpets, bagels and toasted tea-cakes and fresh fruit served with either water or juice. (Food allergies are catered for on request)All the children then get involved in a themed craft activity which will be so fantastic it will get pride of place on your fridge at home.Then it’s back into the gym for another hour of instructor led gym fun and games.So that’s our action packed morning camp. ( If you are collecting your little ones at lunch time be prepared for tears because they want to stop all day ! )LUNCH TIME 12.30 till 1.30.If children are staying with us all day we then have our lunch break . This is a supervised FREE hour where children go into our party room to eat their own packed lunch. Staff are on hand to open lunch boxes, crisp packets, yoghurts or anything else that is proving challenging for little hands.  We can provide a Subway Kidspak with them being right next door to us (pre-order is essential on drop off and at an extra cost of £3.00)We then encourage children to take some quiet time to do a word search, read a book or do some colouring. This will always be fully supervised and is a great opportunity for children to make new friends.PM CAMP 1.30pm-4.30 Our afternoon session is based on the same timeframe as the morning but will be a totally different session to ensure everyone is stimulated and has lots of fun. Our afternoon snack is normally fresh fruit, raisins, a yogurt or jelly and some crisps with either water or juice.So that’s a typical day at one of our amazing camps. We guarantee your little people will leave Balance & Beam exhilarated, happy and probably shattered Each camp day is different, so if you need childcare for the full week then be assured they will get to meet lots of new friends each day; and explore different activities day in and day out.Our Camps Details Morning (9:30am - 12:30pm) Afternoon (1:30pm - 4:30pm) Both (9:30m - 4:30pm) Half Day £22 Full Day £44Early/Late PickupEarly Drop off (8:30am -9:30am) (+£3.00) Early Drop Lunchtime (12.30pm- 1.30pm) (+£3.00) Late Pick Up (4:30pm - 5:00pm) (+£3.00) Subway Lunch (+£3.00) Members Discount Code applies - You'll get your special code by emailTo book your camps Click Here

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Usborne Books Available Here!

Hi! I’m Georgie and I’ve been attending Balance and Beam with my son Huw, since he was 4mths old. Over the last 2 years B&B has become a part of our family and a place where I’ve found the greatest confidence in my abilities as a first time mum. In recent months I have taken the leap to become an Independent Usborne Organiser and would like to make you aware of the opportunities I can offer.From First baby books, to activity books, to the latest fiction for all ages, I can provide something for everyone.If you wish to host a private event either for friends and family such as birthdays, baby showers or a pop up stall at your organisation or school, I can and will bring lots of enthusiasm to go with it. Let me know any specific requirements for your event be it Book Fair, Curriculum projects or PTA event, and I will be happy to tailor my stand to meet your needs. Most importantly, I will promote a real love of literacy and reading to everyone who attendsIf you’d like to order a book or know more about what I can do for you, please pick up a leaflet from inside the gym or drop me a line via my contact details below Facebook: Georgina Wardle, Independent Usborne OrganiserVisit my site: Georgie's Marvellous BooksContact me by email: g.marvellousbooks@gmail.com

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Gymnastics … It’s NOT just a girl thing!!

Sterotypically, gymnastics has always been seen as a girls’ activity. A bit like football and rugby are ‘for boys’... But that’s just not so. More and more girls are getting into football and rugby and we need that stigma to change with respect to boys ‘getting into gymnastics’ too. We’ve seen the trends changing in adult gyms where 'cross fit' and 'functional fitness' are becoming extremely popular with the guys but you need a great foundation & core to be able to do the things they do. How cool is it to do back flips and somersaults and start that 6-pack early? And it’s not just the men who want them, women want them too.Getting fit and keeping healthy is all about having regular daily physical activities and more importantly doing something that you enjoy and that’s why WE are so much more than a gym class. Yes, we are learning how to do handstands and cartwheels and forward rolls etc., BUT we also tick all the boxes that youngsters need to gain a love of sport that will last through to adulthood:Physical FunSocialising with new friendsLearning how to turn takeLearning how to shareLearning that it’s OK NOT to be able to do something the first time...remember the old adage...if at first you don’t succeed....Being able to let off steam in a safe, fun, nurturing environment – it’s not easy being a child these daysLearn how to be safe risk taking....all the skills our children learn are transferable into their everyday lifeOur small class sizes held on a weekly basis are designed to develop everyone at their own pace with the main focus being FUN, FUN, FUN for every child. Our classes have a mix of both boys and girls which is fantastic for the social interaction and development of children. We also have male and female instructors at the gym as we believe that it is important for young children to have both male and female role models. Seeing both women and men working together is representative of how great communities live and work together.By Introducing children to a gymnastics class you are helping them in all areas of their development.Top 10 Health Benefits of being a gymnastContact us NOW to book your free taster session!.Could you have a future Gymnastic STAR in your household?Here at Balance & Beam we truly believe our Gymnastic based Child Development Programme can help all children, irrelevant of their ability to be the very best they can be. The recent Gymnastic World Cup Event held in Birmingham is a fantastic example of what can be achieved through hard work and commitment. Developing this positive mind-set helps children to succeed in all walks of the lives both now and in the future. https://www.british-gymnastics.org/gymnast-profiles/378540/joe-fraser

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Who Wants Lots of FREE Stuff?

Become a Balance & Beam Annual GOLD CARD holder today and get all these FANTASTIC benefitsOur Balance & Beam Gold Card is available to Members Only and is our way of showing you, our members, how much we value you by giving you lots of benefits and FREE STUFFPurchase an annual GOLD CARD for just £60 and you will qualify for…10 FREE hot drinks per term1 x ½ day FREE holiday camp per term Discount on Balance & Beam merchandise £50 off a Balance & Beam Party The opportunity to SWAP 2 cancelled classes for a ½-day camp per term FREE admission to our under 4s eventsTo purchase your Gold Card speak to a member of the team next time you are in the gym.

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