It is a range of trestles, tops and activities that are all compatible with each other to offer an unending number of variations. To assist hand grip the equipment has been designed using larger tubes than conventional trestles, but the section of tube used also allows them to be lighter without sacrificing strength. A unique fastening eases the job of assembly, allowing children to participate in setting up for class and even suggesting and trying out their own ideas of layout.
Storage a major consideration in the design of Gym Time was that it should occupy as little space as possible when stored. All of the equipment in the range either nests together or stacks to give the most economic use of space.
Versatile being of modular design and incorporating a unique system of linking, the Gym Time range can be arranged in a countless number of different configurations to suit a wide range of gymnastic activities and age groups.
Safe a unique non slip linking method for joining the equipment together, and large rubber feet means that the apparatus will not move or slide in use. The system has also been designed to eliminate all finger, limb and head traps.
Lightweight The Gym Time range utilises strong light materials which make it possible for children to lift and move equipment in line with the requirements of PE in the National Curriculum.
Interchangeable - the whole of the Gym Time range can be used to complement traditional gymnastic equipment and the linking equipment will fasten safely to traditional trestles, wall bars and climbing frames.
'Endorsed by British Gymnastics'
The Gym Time Pack contains the following items:
The Gym Time KS1 Pack contains the following items:
The Gym Time trestle system incorporates 450mm (18), 760mm (30) and 1070mm (42) high trestles. The Plain Top (LGT040) can be fitted to any Gym Time trestle to make a table. A separate Top Pad (LGT050) can easily be fitted or removed as necessary. Using the Gym Time Velcroฎ fixing, trestle tops may also be used as linking elements between trestles. A pair of trestles of equal height with tops combine to form a 914 x 914mm (36 x 36) movement table. The Gym Time Hoops may also be used on any plain trestle top.
The Gym Time Balance Bench offers many advantages over traditional models:
A removable padded top gives a padded/plain option by simply unscrewing from underneath.
Gym Time hoops can be located across and along the length of the bench.
The bench has been designed to give a continuous smooth surface either as a bench or balance bean.
A 100mm wide balance beam complies with International standards and as a part of the system can be arranged at a variety of heights and inclines.
The wider base of the legs increases stability in use.
A Velcroฎ fastening system allows secure fixing to trestles and wallbars in an inclined or suspended position.
This fixing system eliminates the risk of the bench slipping when attached to other equipment.
Using the Gym Time Velcroฎ fixing system gives a rigid climbing ladder up to or across a trestle or wall bar. It can also be used as a free standing piece of equipment. When used in conjunction with the balance/slide plank a simple chute unit with side bars is created.
A versatile linking element in its own right as well as providing a rigidly held link between equipment. It may also be reversed to reveal a simple 4 wide beam at floor level for elementary balancing.
Adds another dimension to the Gym Time system. They can be fixed quickly and easily along the length and width of both the bench and plain trestle tops, thus increasing the versatility and use of the system.
This linking element can be used suspended between equipment for traversing, or used as a support for other linking apparatus. Used as a pair they provide an adjustable form of parallel bars or asymmetric bars.
Everyone who has seen these Velcroฎ targets has commented on how innovative and challenging they are. Developed as an aid to throwing and aiming, the targets ensure a high success rate due to the whole of the target boards being covered in Velcroฎ. One target board has a traditional bulls eye arrangement while the other has coloured shapes to aim at. The boards are fitted with Gym Time saddle fixings for securing to the large Gym Time trestles or wall bars etc. Supplied with 8 pyramid bean bags and 6 Velcroฎ bean bag scarves. The system offers a range of throwing/aiming and beat your own record activities. May also be used with rackets etc.
Use horizontally between Gym Time trestles, traditional movement tables, climbing frames etc. or at an incline in stepping/climbing activities. Can also be placed for hand-over-hand swinging and hanging. The offset-irregular rungs create challenge and enhance concentration.
This versatile addition to the Gym Time system provides further exciting challenges to compliment this trendsetting range. Any of the four sides of the beam may be used. Side 1 is 100m wide and has a plain wood surface. Side 2 is 200mm wide and is carpet covered. Side 3 is 100mm wide and has raised treads to aid climbing when the beam is inclined, Side 4 is 200mm wide and has green, yellow and red coloured circles on its surface. The beam is excellent for developing balancing and weight transference skills. It may be used on the floor, inclined or as a linking element between trestles etc. As with all Gym Time equipment the beam is lightweight and will fit to standard wall bars etc. as well as to the Gym Time trestles. As a further challenge the beam may be used in conjunction with the Gym Time hoops.
An exciting addition to the Gym Time range, the scramble Net offers children the challenging experience of working with a flexible climbing medium. Used on the ground or as a linking element, children can go under, over or through the net.
This versatile lightweight bouncer has been designed to compliment the other products in the Gym Time range as well as being suitable for use as a stand alone item. Featuring a fully sprung bed with generous padding, the bouncer frame can be used either horizontally or inclined by simply adjusting the pivoting leg. As with the other products in the Gym Time range, the Bouncer Frame is easily adjustable with tough Velcroฎ straps. Additional straps are provided to secure the Bouncer Frame to any of the Gym Time trestles for added security. Used with two large trestles and a single bar, (to act as a safety rail), the Bouncer Frame may be used as a play item for pre-school and reception children as well as the budding gymnast.
The market survey carried out by KPMG indicated that in many junior and infant schools, the job of teaching movement and gymnastics was falling on non-specialists. It was indicated that they particularly might find it useful to have some suggestions as to how the equipment might be laid out and used. Niels Larsen felt the need to offer the purchaser a usable system of which the equipment was only one part, so they approached Kate Pearson to draw up a set of worksheets to help teachers assemble, lay-out, use and store Gym Time.
The support pack consists of 2 cds , one containing a pdf file with 22 worksheets, the other an audio file of The Gym Time Song which is suitable for warm activities.
Also included is an allen key for affixing the trestle and bench top pads.
Suitable for use at Key Stage one, the Gym Centre consists of three frames each with a different range of activities. The frames are joined and open into a Y configuration to offer a multitude of activity and linking possibilities. The Gym Centre is easily folded against the wall when not in use, protruding only 0.2m.
Frame 1 is a rope frame and is fixed directly to a wall for extra rigidity, and features 2 climbing ropes (1 with turks head knots) and a rope ladder. Frame 2 is a conventional style climbing frame with horizontal bars. Frame 3 is an in and out frame introducing children to a more free style climbing experience.
The frame is suitable for use with traditional gymnastic equipment as well as other elements of the Gym Time range.
Space requirements : When in use in a Y configuration, 3m from the wall and 3.5m wide. A further 2m circulation area around the equipment is recommended.
When folded the frame is 2.5m high, 2m wide and 0.2m deep.
A set of 6 lightweight mats each 1950mm long on the longest side, 1384mm long on the shorter side, and 980mm wide, designed to be used with the Gym Centre climbing frame when used in the most popular Y configuration. Velcroฎ straps are provided to attach the mats to the frame. The set comprises 2 red mats, 2 orange mats and 2 lilac mats. 30mm thick.