Rising of the Fraser Coast Phoenix

THE Fraser Coast’s newest gymnastics club is on the rise.

Phoenix Gymnastics directors Jade Hodges, Jo Everett, Kylie Howe and Stacey Smith are ready to help you along your gymnastics journey. PHOTO: Shaun Ryan.

Phoenix Gymnastics started operating on February 15, 2021 and has already seen a steady flow of people through its doors.

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The club is a dream come true for four women who had ambitions to start and grow their own business while also nurturing and sharing their passion for gymnastics.

Good News Fraser Coast caught up with the club’s four directors, Jade Hodges, Jo Everett, Kylie Howe and Stacey Smith at their Averial Close, Dundowran premises recently.

The new club is kitted out with a full range of equipment and the building is decorated in vibrant colours and modern wall art.

“We wanted to create a space where everyone is respected, feels safe, learns about gymnastics and develops positive experiences,” said Jade.

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Phoenix Gymnastics offers a full range of programs – ranging from baby gym sessions to adult classes.

“There is a great mix of people who have joined the club, with some focusing on competition, while others are there for the social side of things and fitness,” said Stacey.

Kylie said all four directors have the same vision.

“We are strong women in business and believe Phoenix Gymnastics can offer more to the community interested in the sport,” she said.

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While the classes differ by age group, the directors all agreed that gymnastics presents a host of benefits at all levels.

Self-confidence, hand-eye coordination, routine and positivity are some of the benefits and skills club members can expect to enhance during regular classes – other than the physical exercise and fitness, of course.

Jo explained that the club has already established close working relationships with five Fraser Coast schools.

“Some of the schools come to us for regular sessions, while we travel to others to facilitate,” she said.

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While focusing on growing their club and business, the directors are also keen to pay it forward by identifying certain charities to support.

If you are interested in joining Phoenix Gymnastics, or even just giving the sport a go, keep a look out for the club’s grand opening. In the meantime, you can find out more about the club, its programs and schedules by clicking, here.

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