Birmingham City Council

Gymnastics & Martial Arts Centre

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Overview

Kick Start Spring,


This April we are giving you the opportunity to try our classes for free! Our leisure centres will be hosting taster class events so why not come along and try something different. With over 500 classes a week, there is always something new to try. Why not get your heart rate going in Body Combat or slow it down with some Pilates. From high intensity to a more relaxed class, we have a great choice on offer. It doesn’t stop there, join in April and get one month FREE!


Birmingham Gymnastics & Martial Arts Centre
Walsall Road
Perry Barr
B42 2LR

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Telephone Number:
0121 675 8959

Public Transport:
Buses 28, 51, 52A

Parking:
75 free car parking spaces, 5 free disabled parking spaces. The Gymnastics & Martial Arts Centre (GMAC) has 30 free car parking spaces and 2 disabled parking spaces

Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 8.30am - 10.00pm, Sat and Sun 9.00am – 5.00pm

Disabled facilities available at this site?
Yes

Martial Arts

Three Martial Arts rooms that host a wide variety of Matted Martial Arts activities such as Judo, Karate, JuJitsu, Krav Ma Gar, Aikido, Pro Kikz and Olympic Wrestling. In addition these spacious rooms are used to accommodate a comprehensive exercise to music programme at various times throughout the day and evening including weekends. – These rooms are available for hire.

Gymnastics Hall

The GMAC has the ability to host Gymnastics Events within a 1857 square metre hall that has a full compliment of International Men and Women junior and senior gymnastics equipment. Within this room are a number of pits specifically located for specialised coaching and seating for 400 spectators complimented by a viewing gallery that overlooks the arena.

Catering

As an affordable, quality venue we are also able to offer refreshments, hot and cold catering for all your needs.
City of Birmingham Gymnastics Club
Based at the venue is the City of Birmingham Gymnastics Club & Coaching programme. – The Club caters for Gymnastics from 2 years upwards to and including adults.

Exercise to Music

We have a wide and varied range of Exercise to music classes catering for a variety of levels of fitness catering to all levels.
All aerobics and fitness classes take place at GMAC except for Studio Cycling.

Essential Information
  • Opening and Closing Times
    Day Opening Time Closing Time
    Monday 08.30 22.00
    Tuesday 08.30 22.00
    Wednesday 08.30 22.00
    Thursday 08.30 22.00
    Friday 08.30 22.00
    Saturday 09.00 17.00
    Sunday 09.00 17.00

  • Gymnastics, Dance & Martial Arts
    Days Time Activity In:
    Monday 10.00am - 3.00pm Gymfants MA 1
    7.00pm - 8.00pm Juitsu - Junior/Family MA 3
    7.30pm - 9.30pm Olympic Wrestling MA 1
    8.00pm - 10.00pm Juitsu - Adult MA 3
    Tuesday 10.00am - 3.00pm Gymfants MA 1
    4.00pm - 7.00pm Gymnastics MA 1
    7.30pm - 9.00pm Karate MA 3
    Wednesday 10.00am - 3.00pm Gymfants MA 1
    4.00pm - 7.00pm Gymnastics MA 1
    7.00pm - 8.00pm Juitsu - Junior/Family MA 3
    8.00pm - 10.00pm Juitsu - Adult MA 3
    Thursday 10.00am - 3.00pm Gymfants MA 1
    4.00pm - 7.00pm Gymnastics MA 1
    4.00pm - 6.00pm Krav Ma Ga - Junior MA 3
    Friday 10.00am - 3.00pm Gymfants MA 1
    6.30pm - 8.00pm Aikido - Junior MA 3
    7.00pm - 9.30pm Olympic Wrestling MA 1
    8.00pm - 10.00pm Aikido - Adult MA 3
    Saturday 9.00am - 10.30am Judo - Adult & Junior MA 1
    9.00am - 4.45pm Gymnastics MA 1
    10.30am - 12 noon Aikido MA 3
    12.30pm - 1.30pm Krav Ma Ga MA 3
    2.30pm - 3.15pm Street Dance (11 upwards) MA 2
    Sunday 11.00am - 12. noon Olympic Wrestling MA 1

    Recreational Gymnastics Development - Classes for 4 to 16 years, Please ask at reception.

  • Activities

    Activity

    Day

    Times

    Information

    Price

    Inclusive facilities and activities, each activity to be assessed on an individual basis

    As in programme

    As in programme

    As in programme

    As in programme

    • Gymnastics Hall – Per Event
    • Martial Arts Rooms – Per Hour / Per Day
    • Meeting Room – Per Hour / Per Day
  • The City of Birmingham General Gymnastics Programme has been in operation for twenty-one years. The programme is now run at Birmingham GMAC.
    Elite Level Gymnastics


  • The City of Birmingham Gymnastics Club is one of the oldest clubs in the country dating back to the early 1900's

    General Gymnastics

    General gymnastics caters for those wishing to do basic level gymnastics; this mainly entails floor and vault work and some basic level apparatus work. Whilst this level of involvement is about fun, fitness and fundamental body management there are opportunities to experience local and even regional level competition for those who wish to.

    Performance Programme

    The City of Birmingham Gymnastics Club has a competitive arm of its structure which is defined as the performance programme. Invitation onto the programme is through selection either after being ‘spotted’ from the General programme by a member of the coaching staff or after open selection trials where invitation will be given to those who show the right levels of potential in their flexibility strength and attitude. More extensive training opportunities with specialist coaches will be offered to selected gymnasts in order to prepare them for higher levels of competitive gymnastics.
  • All Classes from £5.60
    Aerobics and Fitness Class Information
    Day Time Class In:
    Monday 10.00am - 10.45am HIIT # GMAC
    10.00am - 10.45am Studio Cycling ALEX
    11.15am - 12 noon Kettle Bell Training GMAC
    1.30pm - 2.30pm Circuits GMAC
    6.00pm - 7.00pm Aerobics GMAC
    6.00pm - 6.45pm Studio Cycling ALEX
    6.45pm - 8.15pm Yoga ALEX
    7.00pm - 7.45pm Studio Cycling ALEX
    7.15pm - 8.15pm Body Pump GMAC
    7.15pm - 8.00pm Kettle Bell Training GMAC
    8.00pm - 9.00pm Boxercise ALEX
    Tuesday 10.00am - 11.00am Aerobics (Ladies Only) # GMAC
    10.00am - 10.45am Studio Cycling # ALEX
    12.15pm - 1.15pm Body Pump GMAC
    6.00pm - 7.00pm Hardcore Aerobics * GMAC
    6.00pm - 6.45pm Studio Cycling ALEX
    7.15pm - 8.15pm Body Pump GMAC
    8.15pm - 9.00pm Body Combat GMAC
    Wednesday 10.00am - 11.00am Pilates GMAC
    10.00am - 11.00am Zumba GMAC
    10.00am - 10.45am Studio Cycling # ALEX
    11.15am - 12.15pm Body Pump GMAC
    11.15am - 12.15pm Ultimate Core GMAC
    5.30pm - 6.00pm Skip & Abs GMAC
    6.00pm - 7.00pm Aerobics GMAC
    6.00pm - 6.45pm Studio Cycling ALEX
    7.00pm - 8.00pm Strength, Endurance & Core GMAC
    7.30pm - 8.30pm Boxercise GMAC
    Thursday 10.00am - 11.00pm Circuits (ladies only) GMAC

    10.00am - 10.45am

    Studio Cycling # ALEX
    11.00am - 12 noon Body Combat GMAC
    11.00am - 12 noon Nordic Walking # GYM
    6.00pm - 7.00pm Body Combat GMAC
    6.00pm - 7.15pm Yoga GMAC
    7.00pm - 7.45pm Bums, Tums & Thighs GMAC
    Friday 10.00am - 11.00am 50 + Aerobics # GMAC

    10.00am - 10.45am

    Studio Cycling ALEX
    11.00am - 11.45am Body Combat # GMAC
    12.15pm - 1.15pm Body Pump GMAC
    6.00pm - 6.45pm Studio Cycling* ALEX
    6.00pm - 7.00pm Aerobics GMAC
    7.00pm - 8.00pm Body Pump GMAC
    Saturday 9.30am - 10.15am Studio Cycling ALEX
    9.30am - 10.30am Aerobics * GMAC
    10.45am - 11.45am Body Combat GMAC
    11.00am - 12.30pm Yoga ALEX
    Sunday 10.15am - 11.00am Studio Cycling ALEX
    10.15am - 11.15am Aerobics GMAC
    11.30am - 12.30pm Body Pump GMAC

    * Not suitable for beginners
    # Be Active Class
  • The Be Active Scheme is a free scheme open to Birmingham residents. We are working in partnership with the NHS to offer all Birmingham residents free swimming, group exercise classes and gym sessions at certain times at various leisure centres. The scheme is currently ongoing.

    For more information about Be Active please visit contact your local Leisure Centre

Frequently Asked Questions
    • Through the popularity of the gymnastics programmes offered at the GMAC a waiting list system is in operation, your child's name can be placed on the waiting list by contacting Sarah Travis on 0121 675 4181 or via email at sarah.travis@birmingham.gov.uk