Monarchs Gymnastics Club is a growing, friendly club based in Highbridge, near Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, the club is run by Tony Merrett, Mandy Warburton and Naomi Shepherd. There are also the assistant coaches, Chloe Sully, Zoe Bidgoodl, Leonie Warburton, Sean McKenna, Kerry Garrod, Sally Robinson, Rachel Medhurst and Kian Hawkes who assist with coaching. We offer a range of classes from walking. Please see classes page for more information.
Monarch gymnastics club specialises in Acrobatic gymnastics. Acrobatic gymnastics is a spectacular sport. A cross between traditional competitive gymnastics and the type of acrobatics you might see in a circus. The five disciplines are mixed pairs, women’s pairs, men’s pairs, women’s trios and men’s fours.
Acrobatic gymnastics is a thrilling sport to watch, and while international level acrobatic gymnasts perform some of the most complex skills you could imagine, beginner and developing gymnasts also get a great deal from the sport too, learning valuable motor skills and how to work together in groups.
NDP grades 1-4 are required to perform 1 routine which consists of a combination of dynamic and balance pair/group and individual elements. These grades apply to gymnasts in squad 2 and 3.
NDP grade 5 and i are required to perform 2 routines - one balance and one dynamic. These grades apply to gymnasts in squad 1 and 2.
FIG age group 11-16 are required to perform 2 routines - one balance and one dynamic. This grade applies to gymnasts in squad 1.
FIG age groups 12-18, Juniors and Seniors are required to perform 3 routines - one balance, one dynamic and a combined routine consisting of a combination of dynamic and balance pair/group and individual elements. These grades also apply to gymnasts in squad 1.