Five Minutes With Our COO – GSCkids Launch

Five Minutes With Our COO – GSCkids Launch

If you had only five minutes with our Chief Operating Officer – Kevin – what would you talk to him about? GSCkids of course!

Here, Kevin explains what GSCkids is about and why we’ve decided to relaunch our programme of children’s activities.

Take it away, Kevin:

We’re launching GSCkids, our new programme of children’s activities, in a bid to make activities more accessible and we’ve designed our timetables with busy families in mind.

We recognise the pressures that modern families face. Lots of parents and carers will be dropping off and picking up children from school, so we’ve avoided putting on classes at these times. We’ve also reviewed our pricing structure meaning lots of our prices have come down because we want to give families the best possible chance to participate.

The primary aim of GSCkids is to provide a safe and inclusive environment for local children and their families and carers to enjoy active lifestyles while having fun. Our doors are open to children of all ages and abilities. We invite them to come along, participate in sports, build their confidence and make friends.

We’ve kept the favourites from the current timetable and added some new classes too, including Junior Boxercise and Junior Gazelles. Junior Gazelles is a running club that runs concurrently with Garioch Gazelles, our running club for adults. We’ve done this so that parents and carers can drop off their children at Junior Gazelles, then go and join the adults’ group at the same time.

We’re excited to be offering Preschool Gymnastics classes - in partnership with Inverurie’s Donside Gymnastics - for the first time. Classes are suitable from 3.5-5 years old and are the perfect pathway into Donside’s school-age gymnastics programme.

Lots of our other preschool classes also serve as the ideal pathway into the next level of the chosen sport, should the children be keen. There are structured routes for progression and scope for competitions, but our main focus is always on having fun and developing healthy attitudes to sport and exercise.

We’ve also launched FamilyFIIT – a fun fitness class suitable for kids from eight years old – to encourage families to enjoy active lifestyles together. Initially we’re adding three FamilyFIIT classes, including one on a Saturday morning, but we will certainly look to add more if they prove popular.

Bookings are now open for the term beginning 21st August so check out our timetables and be sure to get in quick!