Formerly the Waitara Gymnastic Club, in 2017 the club changed its name to Gymnastics Waitara. This change relects the growing number of individual sports governed by the sports national body, Gymnastics New Zealand.
We are a progressive club that wishes to meet the needs of our community and members. Waitara Gymnastics has been around for about 30 years and we still have some people involved in the club as coaches that were gymnasts all those years ago.
Gymnastics Waitara has many qualified coaches so no matter what your level or ability you are well catered for. Our goal is to assist you to achieve your best! We have 13 coaches, including 2 Senior Coaches and 2 Brevet judges, 3 junior coaches, 3 developing coaches, 5 beginner coaches. All of our coaches are fantastic people!
The Baker family
It is no secret that the Baker family are an integral part of Waitara Gymsports and have been involved with Gymnastics for over 25 years with plenty more to come. Apart from Shirley and Hayley who are our most experienced, qualified coaches and Judges, Wayne is currently club president. Well done to them, they are a committed family that have been instrumental in the success of our club.
Great club culture
Gymnastics Waitara has great members. It is our goal to see every member reach their full potential within a family friendly environment. We value all of our members and realise that they are the most important part of our club. A dedicated and dynamic committee ensures that the club is well run.
To be a successful gymsports club focused on sporting excellence, general gym and programmes for the community.
To provide quality, affordable gymnastics programmes to as many people as possible, in a secure environment, which will enhance the fitness and the active well being of the community.
Gymnastics Waitara’s Mission
Gymnastics Waitara’s mission is to create a safe, positive environment that challenges every participant regardless of their level of ability.
To offer skilled and professional training and feedback that enhances athletic performance and self esteem – making learning new skills easier and more fun and allowing every participant the opportunity to reach their full potential.
To build self-confidence, team spirit and a sense of belonging that will allow experiences at Gymnastics Waitara to contribute to a happier, healthier and more positive outlook to our member’s future lives.