Edinburgh University Gymnastics Club (EUGC) is a gymnastics club that caters for all abilities, from those learning forward rolls to those perfecting their tumbling. So whether you are looking for fun active way to learn new skills, or a chance to compete, or some amazing new friends, this is the university sports club for you.
Our members really do include complete beginners, ex-gymnasts returning to the sport, and competitors!
We offer up to 10 hours of training a week during the Edinburgh University academic year, which approximately covers September to April with a break from mid December to mid January.
All our sessions run in Gym 3 at St Leonard’s Land, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AQ.
- Wednesday 13:15 – 16:00: structured, coached training
- Wednesday 16:00 – 17:30: unstructured free practice time
- Thursday 17:00 – 19:30: structured, coached training
- Friday 17:00 -19:00: structured conditioning session to work on fitness and flexibility
- Saturday 12:00 – 14:30: coached session
In our structured sessions, our wonderful coaches work with groups of varying abilities on a range of flexibility, conditioning, tumbling and somersaulting skills. Each session we run has a different structure, and some are more structured than others.
We have a range of apparatus available, mainly catering to the disciplines of floor, tumbling, and vault. By far our largest and most expensive piece of kit is our airtrack, an inflatable, but firm, eight metre long tumble track, which is fantastic for tumbling and somersaults. For warm-ups, lines, and routine practice, we have quality Gymnova floor mats. We also have trampettes, springboards, blocks, and mats of various shapes and sizes. For the girls, we have a soft practice beam that sits on the floor. Although rarely used, we do have several boxes for vaulting and some old pommel horses for the men.
Every year we take part in 2-3 competitions, perform at Gymfest, and host and attend all sorts of social events.
We attend the Formers competition one or two times a year, which provides a relaxed environment for gymnasts of all abilities. Those who have learned a few basic abilities such as forward rolls and cartwheels are encouraged to come along and get used to the competitive side of gymnastics, while those with more experience can use Formers as a chance to hone their routines and practice in front of others. This is also a great place to meet gymnasts from all over Scotland.
The biggest competition of the year is the Gymnastics Championships held by BUCS for university students across Britain. Our most competitive members will attend this tough competition in England and do us proud each year.
On the social side, we have lots of socials throughout the year. Don’t miss our fancy dress nights, pub crawls, or especially the gymnastics training weekends, where the gymnasts from 5-6 Scottish universities travel to a host club’s city for the weekend for nights out and extra training sessions!