Back in the day when gymnastics was mentioned, an instant image of a box, a wooden beatboard and a very flat hard mat to land on, came to mind. These days when gymnastics is mentioned, an image of colourful equipment, balls, trampolines, ribbons and lots of other exciting things bounce to mind. Porirua Gymnastics Club is a fully- equipped gymnastics centre with all the gear to stimulate and encourage children to move. The staff believe all children should have the opportunity to learn about movement skills that we need for everyday life. Its coaches teach the fundamental movement patterns. These are static, manipulative, rotation, locomotion, spring, landing and swing. Fundamental movement patterns are needed to stand still, balance, roll, run, catch a ball, climb trees and hold a pencil. These are only a few of the activities our children enjoy doing in their life. Porirua Gymnastics Club offers classes for preschoolers, school-aged children and adults to develop and improve at movement using gymnastics. The movement patterns the club teaches help children to be self- confident and physically independent. If this sounds like something that you would like for your child please feel free to call Te Rauparaha Arena and ask about the fun gymnastics classes.