By the second week of June, London Beje Gymnastics Club was able to re-open its doors after a few months away due to COVID-19. The Club’s competitive program resumed, following strict rules and regulations as outlined by Gymnastics Ontario (and displayed on the Club’s website) to ensure the health and safety of all gymnasts, coaches and parents.
Some of the changes? In June and July, the facility allowed a maximum of 30 people – and took care about safe entering and exiting of the building and the gym. Now, the gym allows 50 people plus coaches and staff. All coaches wear face masks or face shields, and a maximum of six athletes work with one coach (a rule already in place at the Club).
Gymnasts are screened every time they enter the gym. The morning program at the Club has allowed one parent to attend the smaller class sizes, which gives more room for the younger kids to move around.
Prior to re-opening, London Beje Gymnastics Club provided three online weekly sessions between March and May, which focused on stretching and technique to keep the young athletes active and learning.
Although there will be no competition season this year, due to COVID-19 (competition has been postponed until 2021), some National tumbling athletes, including Sidney Weiss and Jacob Burns, have been training since re-opening. Open gym may resume in January, depending on the COVID-19 circumstances and the government regulations at the time.
Visit the website (www.londonbejegymnastics.com) for registration for the fall season, and stay tuned for winter session details. Registration is capped, so keep tabs on the website!
About London Beje Gymnastics
London Beje Gymnastics offers recreational and competitive gymnastics programs for both boys and girls. Kids can start as early as 18 months of age and continue into their teenage years. Beside kids programs, the club also offers ‘Open Gym’ for adults who would like to stay in touch with gymnastics or want to learn some basic skills or develop their existing skills.
The Gymnastics club, which is run by Nick Bejenaru, a former Olympic gymnast, offers a family-oriented environment, where every member feels the love for the sport, and where kids can enjoy coming to practice without feeling pressure. The club’s goal is to build confidence and self-esteem in youngsters who will then be able to transfer their knowledge, skills and experiences from the gym into their life later on.
Submitted by London Beje Gymnastics Club