Suzie’s School of Gymnastics is Green Point’s newest sporty addition. This exciting new venture was born when former competitive gymnast, and gymnastics coach of four years, Susan Abraham, was unfortunately retrenched due to the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on South Africa’s economy. Nevertheless, Susan took her situation in her stride and decided to begin her own gymnastics school journey.
Gymnastics is an all-encompassing exercise program that incorporates strength, coordination, flexibility, and balance. The sport requires perseverance in order to develop the necessary skills to excel at the sport and it is advisable that children start practising early; however, it’s not uncommon for children to start in their teens.
To offer young gymnasts the best possible training regime, Suzie’s School of Gymnastics’ classes take place at the Green Point Cricket Club every week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, at 15:00-15:55 and 16:00-16:55 time slots which runs according to public school terms. Susan teaches children aged 6-10 years old in classes of up to 12 learners.
Gymnastics offers an array of benefits for children. The sport builds discipline children are required to practise movements every week or every day to achieve their goals, learning the importance of focus, dedication, and hard work in the process. Then, the sense of accomplishment that comes with mastering different skills goes a long way in building confidence in children, as they advance and learn to tackle more significant challenges.
Most importantly, regular participation in gymnastics is good for children’s health. Gymnastics helps to develop excellent physical coordination and fitness which, in the long term, prevents heart disease and even age-related issues, such as decreased bone density. Lastly, gymnastics is a lot of fun! If you’ve watched any form of gymnastics before, you’ll recall all the swinging, tumbling, jumps and flips. Imagine all that exhilaration and all those endorphins!
This month, we got to know a little bit more about Susan and Suzie’s School of Gymnastics, and what they offer the Green Point area:
Can you give us a bit of a background on your business? When was your business established? What do you do? What makes the business unique?
I have just been retrenched as an Administrator for a Jewish Youth Organisation, so I decided to start my own Gymnastics Club.
What do you enjoy about running a business in Green Point?
I am just beginning.
Do you feel that the Green Point area is safer and cleaner, thanks to the GPCID?
Why do you do what you do?
It is in my bones.
Where do you hope to see your business in the next 5 years?
All kids in the area blossoming in confidence, coordination, and courage.
If gymnastics is something that you think your child would enjoy, be sure to contact Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org to book your spot. Suzie’s School of Gymnastics offers 10 classes per school term for a total of R1,200. Early registration and payment are crucial to securing a spot on the gymnastics carpet.