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About North London Gymnastics

NLG is a recreational gymnastics club registered with British Gymnastics. Our classes are run from three venues in north London. We cater for children of all ages and abilities, with every class taught by highly qualified gymnastics instructors, who have all been fully DBS checked.

In our classes children will learn a variety of floor and vault skills, develop confidence on the balance beams and have a go at tumbling on our air track! Twice a year we will also give the children the opportunity to work through their British Gymnastics Proficiency awards.

We believe all children should have the opportunity to try gymnastics as it helps develop flexibility, strength, coordination, balance and most importantly it is great fun! We specialise in teaching basic gymnastic skills in a fun and interactive way.


Head Coaches

Elysha began gymnastics at the late age of 11. Her quick progress and passion for the sport led her to compete as a high level provincial athlete in Canada. Elysha competed on trampoline and double mini tramp and was a member of the Canadian National team.


Elysha has been coaching for the past 18 years and holds a Level 4 senior coach in trampolining and a level 4 senior women's artistic gymnastics coaching qualification. She is also a regional women's artistic judge who frequently judges at competitions in England. Elysha also had a gymnast on the Great Britain development squad. 

North London Gymnastics was set up by Elysha in 2015 with fellow co-founder Gemma Marnes.

Gemma started her training in gymnastics from the age of three and went on to be an artistic gymnast for London. She competed nationally in gymnastics and trampolining. 

Gemma has been coaching gymnastics for the last 13 years and holds a level 4 senior Women's Artistic qualification, level 2 in trampolining and is also a qualified women's artistic judge. Most recently Gemma has coached gymnasts to National Championships and currently has a gymnasts on the Great Britain Development squad.


North London Gymnastics was set up by Gemma in 2015 with fellow co-founder Elysha Burt.

Club Coaches

Paige started gymnastics when she was 5 years old and represented for England at a regional level until the age of 12. She then went on to compete in dance competitions at a national level before training to become a professional dancer. Paige is now working in the musical theatre industry as a singer and dancer. Her love for gymnastics has led her back to coaching and she is currently has her level 1 gymnastics qualification and is working on getting her next level 2 general gymnastics qualification. 

Mariah started gymnastics at the age of 7, competing as an artistic, floor and vault gymnast until 21. She won many regional titles in her career especially for her floor and vault routines. Mariah's passion for working with children led her to combine her love for gymnastics with coaching aspiring young gymnasts and takes great pride in making positive impacts on the children she teaches. Mariah holds a level 2 general gymnastics qualification and is working towards her level 3.

Isla trained in gymnastics growing up in her hometown of Surrey. She then went onto to train as a dancer at one of the country's top performing arts schools. She graduated with a degree 3 years ago. Since then she has now decided to concentrate her love for teaching gymnastics along with the performing industry. Her enthusiasm and positive nature means she is very much adored by all the children she coaches. Isla hold a level 1 in general gymnastics. 

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