The Wingate Centre is an ideal place for children and young adults to take part in fitness classes in a fun and safe environment.

Disability Gymnastics

Gymnastics is particularly beneficial to children with disabilities as it encourages social interaction, promotes mobility and strength, and the development of spacial awareness.

For children with mild disabilities Cheshire Gymnastics run a specialist disability class at The Wingate Centre on Saturday afternoons between 1.00-2.00pm. This is a small group class with a low coach to student ratio.

1-2-1’s

If your child’s or young adult’s disabilities are more profound or they find it difficult to integrate with others, such as children within the autistic spectrum, we offer individual classes, (subject to availability) in which our coaches develop programs incorporating gymnastics equipment and movements to extend fitness and mobility. These can be arranged after a meeting between parents/carer and disabled child with a Senior Coach.

Contact our Gym Coaches on 01270 780456 to arrange a consultation.

Rebound Therapy

Through using our sensory equipment on our sunken trampoline to provide therapeutic exercise and recreation children and young adults with a wide range of special needs benefit from sensory feedback and interaction.

  • It is Fun
  • Gives Confidence in Movement
  • Develops fitness and feeling of well-being

Rebound Therapy is used to

  • facilitate movement,
  • promote balance, relaxation and sensory integration
  • improve fitness and exercise tolerance and improve communication skills

Our students range from those with mild to severe physical disabilities and from mild to profound and multiple learning disabilities.

Contact our Gym Coaches on 01270 780456 to arrange a consultation.

Inclusive Trampolining

Age: 6-16 years

Day/Time: Friday 4.30pm-5.30pm

Cost: £5 per person + annual BG membership (£17).

Where: Gymnasium

Summary:

A coach led club for children with a disability and their siblings. Trampolining is a fantastic way to keep fit, learn new skills and take on new challenges. Whist in the club participants have the opportunity to not only learn new skills on the trampoline but also to do rebound therapy and work through both Wingate Awards and British Gymnastics Trampoline awards.

Sensory Room

Sensory tubesProven to benefit children with special needs, creating a stimulating yet calming atmosphere, our Sensory Room is ideal for children with sensory impairment and autism.

Well equipped with bubble tube, projector and star carpet, ‘sound cushion’ for profoundly hearing impaired children, toys books and games the sensory room is accessible to wheelchairs and equipped with hoists.

The Sensory Room can be booked for 1 hour sessions by contacting our Office on 01270 780456.   Residential guests have access to the Sensory room throughout their visit, but pre-booking is advisable.