Unlike most gyms, juniors are welcome in the Hallamshire gym. From the age of 14 years juniors can become full members of the gym at a reduced rate, and from the age 11 can attend our weekly junior club on Saturday afternoons.
Juniors are important to us as members as we believe that it is essential to encourage a healthy lifestyle from a young age. Familiarising juniors to the gym environment early on will hopefully remove the intimidation factor of gym environments as a barrier to exercise in later life.
Junior Gym Club
The Hallamshire's junior gym club for 11-14 year olds is on a Saturday afternoon. There are two sessions due to popular demand at 1pm-2pm and 2pm-3pm.
Before enrolling, each junior will need a parent/guardian to read and sign a Health Committment Statement (HCS). This is endorsed and provided by the Fitness Industry Association of which we are a member. These can be collected from reception.
On the day each junior will receive a programme card to follow and fill in as they go along. Programmes will consist of warm-up, stretching, cardiovascular training and a cool-down.
For safety reasons resistance equipment is not used during large group sessions but bodyweight resistance is used through basic movement patterns such as squatting, lunging, jumping and landing and press ups.
The junior club is supervised by two fitness instructors who assist in the safe and correct usage of equipment. They are also there for any questions or help your children may need.
Each child will need to bring the following:
- Gym kit (t–shirt & shorts or leggings)
- Plenty of energy!
Junior gym must be pre-booked at main reception as there is a maximum of ten places per class. Existing junior members of the club (i.e. tennis, squash) have priority when booking places, being allowed to book up to two weeks in advance. Non members can book a week in advance.