Gymnast Testimonials

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Back over my life some of my fondest memories come from Palmers Gym. "Palmers gym enriched my life by strengthening my mind as well as my body. It enabled me to see Australia and parts of the world, and best of all, make friends for life." 

SS Past gymnast - '80's and '90's


"I started going to gym through my primary school - Kennington and fell in love with the place and atmosphere straight away. The gym has this incredible feeling about it. I remember looking forward to my sport classes just because it meant we were going to go to gymnastics and it was my absolute favourite! I then started doing lessons after school. On my first night I was already standing on someone's shoulders - the feeling, well there was nothing like it! Gym was a place I met lots of friends and a life long mentor and I will forever hold those memories close to my heart. One word - Amazing!"

FW Past gymnast 2000's


Where do I start? 
I still to this day hold some really great friendships with team mates and coaches I worked with over the years. We all shared so much time together, it was like one big supportive family.
Before starting gym I wasn't an overly confident person but I really put the change in me down to my time spent at gym. It brought me out of my shell and made me not only more confident but strong, driven and very disciplined in my day to day life in general.
I had a coaching role too, thanks to Mr Palmer, which I just loved!!!
That coaching job lead into some fantastic job opportunities and got me started in my fitness instructor role.
My niece has now started gymnastics with Palmers gym and I already see it in her eyes, she's hooked just like I was.
I really can't speak highly enough of Palmers Gym and would recommend any family to put their kids in to such a great sport with brilliant coaches and with such an amazing opportunity to travel, meet great people and improve overall fitness and coordination in every sport. 

MM Past Gymnast 90’s-00’s


I started tumbling at 12 and I have still got some of those friends I met at tumbling, and I am nearly 32! I loved tumbling, it taught me to have drive, motivation and perseverance. I loved going many nights a week, and missed it when I wasn’t there. I also had the chance to do my work experience at Mr. Palmers gym as a coach. I really enjoyed that. Helping other people learn the skills I had! It was really like having another family. I still miss it now! 

GW Past Gymnast 90’s


Over the years I had so many fun times at the gym with the great friends I developed. They became like my second family, supporting me when learning new challenging skills and encouraging me when I had the fabulous opportunity to represent my state and country in places all over Australia, New Zealand and China.
Not only did gym teach me about body control and healthy living it also taught me about dedication and discipline. Two very important qualities that I still to this day employ in my life. 

FM Past Gymnast 80’s-90’s


One day we decided to try gymnastics. Along the way we learnt that coming to gym turned the ‘I can’t into the I can’. Making friends with everyone makes the experience more enjoyable with the positive atmosphere. We’ve been here for seven years now and still loving it! ENTHUSIASM MAKES MAGIC HAPPEN! 

Current Members; Monique, Keely and Jorja

Parent Testimonials


Being relatively new to Bendigo, having moved from Melbourne in 1992, we wanted our children to have a positive and valuable introduction to sport. Listening to other families in the community, we determined that Palmer's Gym was what we were after and our first child started in 1995. Our fourth child is still attending and we have found it has provided all we wanted and more for our children.

"Being relatively new to Bendigo, having moved from Melbourne in 1992, we wanted our children to have a positive and valuable introduction to sport. Listening to other families in the community, we determined that Palmer's Gym was what we were after and our first child started in 1995. Our fourth child is still attending and we have found it has provided all we wanted and more for our children.

Secondly, it has provided opportunities to grow and develop outside of sport. Through competitions and travel the children have had their horizon's broadened and made some great friendships. Coaching opportunities have also enables our two children to grow in self confidence and learn the value of helping others. Coaching has also provided a great pathway to employment opportunities.

Thirdly, the discipline instilled throughout the program has been great in a world that seems to think that discipline is unnecessary. Thanks John, Emma, Lucy and the team of volunteers you have had over the last 16 years.

Jenny & Bruce


The past 3 Terms have been challenging and an exciting time for our son.  The experience of Palmer's Gym has given him a new level of self-confidence and increased self-esteem that he has not shown before.
Because our son is limited with the type of sport and exercise that he is able to do, we have found Palmer's Gym to be a wonderful solution.
He thoroughly enjoys the Sessions at Palmer's Gym and is always looking forward to the next one. 
We have found the Staff very patient and helpful with him which goes to show that even children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) cannot only participate , but can push aside the boundaries of Autism so that each child can realize their potential.  
We thank Palmer's Gym. 

Natalie


We have been going to gym now for around 3 years. This is a great family place. I have four children a nine, eight, six and five years old. I have been able to take all four of my children to gym on the same night. (Parent's with a few children know how tricky this is.) Gym caters for all my children's levels of development. Fun, discipline, participation, friendships and being able to get out of gym what you put in is why my children look forward to going back week after week. I find all staff easy to talk too and willing to help.

Debbi & Shaun


Our two daughters have been attending Palmer's gym for the past 2 ½ years and have become addicted to tumbling. As parents of two girls, we appreciate the difference that gym has made to our daughters confidence and self-esteem. Gym is a safe place where they are encouraged to take risks by challenging themselves at their own pace and subsequently are developing positive self-images. The coaching staff does a fantastic job, taking a personal interest in each individual child and celebrating their achievements. As a result of this the relationships between coaches, kids and parents is one of a close-knit community. The fitness component of Palmer's gym sessions have also proven valuable to our girls overall sporting development. By providing them with excellent general fitness, core strength and coordination, the advantages have been noticeable in both their attitude towards and ability with other new sports they have participated in. As a parent these things are important to us, but the main reason we continue to send our children to Palmer's gym is the fact that they simply love it. The rush of being upside down is the highlight of their week

Melissa & Andrew


Three of our children attend Palmer's Gym and are now very fit, healthy and love gym. All of the coaches are amazing and are always there to help when needed. Palmer's Gym provides a safe and positive environment for the physical and mental development of our children. We cannot speak more highly of John, Emma, Lucy, Tyler and the other coaches.

Daniel & Bonita

 

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