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Introducing FreeG

Oct 2017

First Published: , Edited: Tuesday 24-Oct-2017 8:48 PM
Author: Gary Black

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FreeG is a fantastic new program that expands on the fundamental body control and elements learnt in our BaseG (Fundamental Gymnastics) unit and fuses them with skills needed for pursuits like Parkour / Free Running / Ninja Warrior.

How are FreeG and BaseG different?

Both our FreeG and BaseG programs are about the fundamental outcome of gymnastics – ‘Learning how to control your body’. BaseG is our fundamental gymnastics unit that teaches basic gymnastics skills, and is best suited for Foundation to Year 6. FreeG (or Freestyle Gymnastics) is an extension unit that safely incorporates and teaches some of the skills taught in more extreme pursuits like Parkour and Free Running. FreeG is particularly suited and engaging for students in Years 3 to 8.

Both our FreeG and BaseG programs have the same curriculum links, and build on the same components of physical fitness (Strength, Power, Muscular Endurance, Aerobic Endurance, and Flexibility).

Let’s be clear, FreeG is not Parkour. We do not teach young kids how to jump off roofs and over hard inanimate concrete obstacles. What we do do is allow your students to explore a new unique way of moving in a controlled environment that mitigates risk. This excellent article on "The Parkour Project’ explains in detail how Parkour differs to FreeG.

You can read more about FreeG on British Gymnastics' website.

Our FreeG unit is also eligible for funding through the Sporting Schools program, so your students could potentially experience FreeG for free!

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About the Author

Gary Black

Advanced Silver Mens Gymnastics Coach, Intermediate Womens Gymnastics Coach, Intermediate Kindergym Coach.

Gary began running gymnastics programs in schools in 2003. Initially as a casual staff member with another company, whilst studing teaching at Deakin University; and quickly becoming one of their managers. Gary went on to own what was the sole Victorian franchise of that company.

Whilst with that company, under Gary's leadership, Victorian customers enjoyed quality, reliability, flexibility, and understanding.

In mid 2014, to be able to better service the changing needs of schools, Gary decided to move away from a restrictive franchised business, and started Gymnastics 4 Hire, determined to keep the high standards that customers had come to enjoy, and to provide a service specifically tailored to the customers needs.

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