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Beth Tweddle Gymnastics (formerly Total Gymnastics) Essex delivers sessions at Hornchurch Sports Centre in partnership with Everyone Active.

We offer a range of classes from our pre-school Gym Stars classes on a Monday morning and afternoon up to our 1.5 hour classes on a Thursday evening.

We work through badge awards each term and also offer an in-house competition in the summer for our age 5+ gymnasts. Some of our more advanced gymnasts are participating in a competition within the London region. We aim to have these gymnasts attend this competition once a year in November to give them a taste of competitive gymnastics, to prepare them to move onto another club if they want to get into a more competitive environment.  
We will never push our gymnasts into that environment, but we do understand that some of the gymnasts may want to do more than what we can offer; if this is the case, we will be more than happy to work with you to source another club in the local area and liaise with the coaches in that club for your son or daughter to join them. We would never hold any of them back from what they want to achieve within the sport; we will just be thankful that we had the opportunity to be a part of their journey. 
Hornchurch Sports Centre is an Everyone Active site operated by SLM. Facilities at the venue incudes a 33m long swimming pool with a 1m3m, & 5m baby and toddler pool, plus a sports hall with seating for 300 and state of the art fitness suite, squash courts and cafe.
Venue address: Harrow Lodge Lane, Hornchurch Road, Hornchurch, Essex RM11 1JU

Sesson Times

  • Monday: 10am - 11am, 11am - 12pm and 1pm-2pm - Twinkle Stars (Children aged 2-3 should begin in this class. this is a parent and child class - Gym Stars)
  • Monday: 4:45pm - 6:15pm Invitation only competition squad
  • Tuesday: 4pm - 5pm - Bright Stars (Children aged 4-5 should begin in this class- Gym Stars)
  • Tuesday: 5pm - 6pm - Bright Stars (Children aged 4-5 should begin in this class - Gym Stars) 
  • Tuesday: 5pm - 6pm - Shooting Stars (Children aged 6-7 should begin in this class - Gym Stars)
  • Tuesday: 5pm - 6pm - Bright Stars (Children aged 4-5 should begin in this class- Gym Stars)
  • Tuesday: 5pm - 6pm - Shooting Stars (Children aged 6-7 should begin in this class- Gym Stars)
  • Thursday: 4pm - 5pm (Children aged 4-6- British Gymnastics class)
  • Thursday: 4pm - 5pm Bright Stars (Children aged 4-5 should begin in this class- Gym Stars)
  • Thursday: 5pm - 6pm (Children aged 7+ - British Gymnastics class),
  • Thursday: 6pm - 8pm (age 8+ squad - invitation only - British Gymnastics class) 


Information on the gym

  • The Hornchurch Academy welcomes both boys and girls to their sessions.
  • Spectators are not permitted in the room
  • There is a car park at the venue


The Hornchurch Academy has numerous floor mats, a large number of benches, a vault, a springboard, a trampette, a couple of floor beams, crash mats, a set of free-standing Gymnova bars and an airtrack


To book onto one of these sessions please click on find a class at the top of the page and enter your postcode and your child's age. 

Session Details

Monday morning and Tuesday Gym Stars: The children will be working through our Gym Stars programme, for twinkle stars they will start at badge 1, 6-14 for Bright Stars and badges 8-14 for Shooting Stars. We aim for them to achieve one award per 10 week term with one skill being marked as achieved each week in their progress booklets.
Monday competition squad - This class is by invite only.
Thursday British gymnastics classes: The children will be working through the British Gymnastics Proficiency Awards and the Advanced Proficiency Awards. Gymnasts will begin at badge 8 pending an assessment from their personal coach within the first few weeks. 

First Session

Parents can stay for the first session should they wish to do so, however after the first session parents will not be permitted to stay as the coaches will require the gymnasts full attention at all times during the session.


Gymnastics are required to wear a t-shirt and shorts/tracksuit bottoms or leggings with any long hair tied up and not wearing any jewellery. All earrings must be removed and if this is not possible then they must be taped up. They must also bring a drink to their lessons and they will train in their bare feet.

Progress Book

They must also bring alog their progress booklet as this is where the coaches will record all progress and mark off what skills have been achieved. If a gymnast loses their progress booklet, a new one must be purchased at a cost of £3.50 so please ensure that it is kept safe.
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