Derby Active at Home - Gymnastics Beginners Workout

Katie and Izzie

Tue 28 Apr 2020

Springwood Leisure Centre coaches Katie and Izzie have made this video for beginner gymnasts to follow at home.

Warm Up

  • Gentle jog for 10 seconds 
  • 5 star jumps 
  • Gentle jog with high knees 10 seconds 
  • 5 jumping jacks
  • Skip on the spot 10 seconds


Hold each stretch for 10/15 seconds each

  • Reach for the ceiling and slowly reach for your toes keeping legs straight
  • Standing in a star shape and lower down and touch your hands on the floor keeping legs straight
  • Standing in a star shape place hands on hips and rotate hips 5 times one way and 5 times the other way
  • Onto your hands and knees into seal stretch and cat stretch
  • Sit into a straddle shape and reach your hands as far forward as you can


Try and do 10 of each exercise, and have a competition with your parents who can complete them all.

  • Press ups if your struggling you can do them on your knees
  • Sit ups keeping your arms crossed across your chest
  • Squat down and do a big stretch jump
  • Can you hold dish and roll into an arch shape without your head, hands and feet touching the floor
  • Jumping jacks
  • Can you stand up and sit down without using your hands

Remember all these exercises are for fun and to keep you active.

Make sure you hydrate through out and make a personal learner diary, those activities not achieved make it a future goal!!

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