Head Over Heels In Love With Gymnastics

Happy Valentine's Day! I hope you are spending Valentine’s Day with the most special people in your life. Valentine’s Day isn’t just about romantic love, it’s also about being extra thoughtful and caring towards your friends, family, neighbours and even your pets. I have a cat called ‘Belle' and she will definitely be getting extra cuddles. Find out how we stay head over heels in love with gymnastics at your club and why we think passion is cool...

Richard and Belle


This month your children will be working on achieving the goals that they have set in their Student Training Diaries and they will also be taking part in Skill Testing classes. This means that they will be working on their Award Levels in their diaries and their coaches will be ticking off the different skills as they complete them until they have passed that particular level. You will notice that as your children make progress and move onto the next level they will become happier. Why’s that? Because - repeat after me... 


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Head over heels in love with gymnasticsPROGRESS = HAPPINESS

So how do we stay head over heels in love with gymnastics at our clubs week in, week out? It’s easy. We all really love what we are doing at Flair and we are all passionate about gymnastics. Because we love gymnastics so much, our love of the sport rubs off on the children.

I’m very lucky that I have always loved what I do, be it gymnastics, acting, stunts and now running the Flair company. I only ever hire gymnastics coaches who are passionate about gymnastics coaching too. Not only do they love teaching others but the sport that they teach thrills them as well. Our coaches feel complete when they work with and talk about what they love. Having passionate teachers motivates your children to be passionate about the sport too as I’m sure you have noticed. Another important thing is that I only ever hire positive people.  The coaches all have positive mindsets and we ask that you help to keep your child in the zone through positive reinforcement and encouragement of their class achievements. Thank you for your continued help with this.

Head over heels in love with gymnasticsENCOURAGEMENT

When we train the coaches at our development courses we always encourage them to pass on their passion for gymnastics to every student because as role models to each child it’s incredibly inspiring to be taught by someone who joyously expresses their love of a subject. In fact, it’s contagious! At Flair we know that passion is cool! (It’s also one of our core values.)

Head over heels in love with gymnasticsFLAIR NECESSITIES TRAINING DAY

Think back to your school days. I’m sure there is at least one teacher that stands out in your memory. I bet you can even remember their name. Did they teach their subject to you in an unusual or especially creative way? Did the passion that they felt for their subject affect you strongly? Did their love of their subject affect you enough to change your life and your career path? It did mine and I’m sure that I am not alone.

Head over heels in love with gymnasticsINSPIRATION

There were two incredible teachers at my primary school, Kenyngton Manor in Sunbury on Thames. My drama teacher Tim Calloway was amazing. We did a lot of improvisational games where my imagination went wild. I’d lose myself in scenes involving spaceships and time travel! He lit the spark which started my journey of becoming a child actor. My P.E. teacher was Sheila Collins and she is the person who supported me with my gymnastics journey (along with my mum) and kept my love of sport alive each week at school, she even brought my mum (also a gym coach) into the school to coach us all gymnastics at lunch times and after school. Both of these teachers helped to change my life dramatically and I can’t thank them enough for that.

Head over heels in love with gymnasticsFAMILY LOVE

We want our coaches to really inspire your children but most of all we want your children to have a super fun time at class because we know that we all learn best when we are having fun. Smiles and laughter are always encouraged at each and every class. We hope you fall head over heels in love with gymnastics this February. Happy Valentine’s Day!

If you would like to find out more about our gymnastics clubs in Surrey why not come along for a Trial Class.

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We'd love to meet you!

Best wishes,

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Founder & CEO

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