Gym Wizards

Leading the Way in Teaching Fundamental Life, Tumbling Gymnastics and Parkour Ninja Skills

GYM WIZARDS, the premier educator in fundamental TUMBLING gymnastics skills for children, proudly holds memberships with the South African Gymnastics Federation, the Western Cape Gymnastics Association, and is a  Gym Kids Academy and a Ninja Zone Licence holder.

Two Programmes

Gym Wizards is the proud holder of two licences- one for Tumbling Gymnastics and one for Parkour Ninja.

Tumbling Gymnastics
Using GKA’s Scientific Six-Step Grading Certification System, we’ve empowered over 30,000 children across 25 schools in the Western Cape, solidifying our reputation as the place where children gain confidence for life. Our gymnastics tumbling classes are an absolute hit and give kids a classic underpinning of excellent technique and great discipline.

Since 1998, we’ve been dedicated to providing communities, parents, and children with the highest quality recreational fitness, tumbling, and gym training.

Ninja Parkour

Since 2018, Gym Wizards introduced Ninja Parkour to the children. Ninja combines gymnastics, martial arts, obstacle course training, and freestyle movement to introduce kids to the exciting world of Ninja Sport!

In Ninja classes, kids learn flips, rolls, jumps, and kicks, in combination with strength and agility courses. This fast paced and fun new sport creates a solid foundation for success, based on important values and character building techniques.

Life Skills

Every child under our care receives personalised attention to maximise their development. We’re committed to delivering top-quality gymnastics lessons that equip children with the skills and confidence to conquer life’s challenges with unwavering joy.

Recognising the link between physical and mental health, we prioritise social skills and cutting-edge teaching methods to foster healthy bodies and minds in our young gymnasts. Each child holds importance to us, and we take pride in building trusting relationships between teachers and students.

We are devoted to nurturing, supporting, and unleashing the inner champion in every child, in a non-judgmental environment that respects each child’s own pace of learning.

Gym Wizards Mission Statement
Our gym exists to further the happiness, education, and health of our clients and to inspire and care for each student who comes through our doors.

Our teaching philosophy drives our mission…

“To teach tumbling gymnastics movement in a fun, safe environment, and enrich each child’s self-confidence”

Founder & Owner of Gym Wizards

Tania Williams

Tania started as a young gymnast, went onto gain Springbok colours (National Champion in 1984) and later, after graduating with Honours in Psychology, became National Coach for the SA Gymnastics Team.

  • She has worked intensively with Russian gymnastics methodologists and child, educational and sport psychologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and injury rehabilitation specialists.
  • She was appointed National Coach in 1990, a position she held until 1999. In this capacity, she attended numerous international events including the 1998 Commonwealth Games, 1998 Moscow Youth Olympics and the 1999 World Championships in China.
  • She has developed 10 Springbok gymnasts including the 1999 Junior and Senior African Champions and hundreds of Western Province Team Gymnasts.
  • She headed the Cape College Gymnastics Club from 1990 to 1997.
  • Tania created and has managed Gym Wizards since 1998.
  • Tania was the first South African coach to study in the former USSR. She was invited by Byelorussian Gymnastic Federation and Olympic Committee to attend gymnastic schools for study purposes.
  • She created and implemented the Gymnastics Talent Identification Programme nationwide in 1996- to identify gymnasts among previous disadvantaged children – the first of its kind in SA.
  • Tania was the first South African gymnastics coach to implement “Russian” style training for the South African gymnastic team, which in turn led to the transformation of training in South Africa.
  • She served on the SAGF Woman’s Technical Committee 1997/8 as the National High Performance Coordinator.
  • Tania pioneered the “Russian” style training for the South African gymnastics team, revolutionising training methods nationwide.
  • She served as the Head Coach for the Western Cape Sports Academy in 1997/98.
  • Since 1998, Tania has mentored gymnastics coaches and trainers, many of whom have become National Coaches, Western Province Coaches, club owners, and specialists in recreational and educational gymnastics.

Levelling Up System

Gym Wizards Tumbling-Levels
Ninja Zone Levels - Gym Wizards

In both GKA Tumbling and Ninja Parkour, we use colour coded levelling up/grading systems. This allows kids to progress at their own pace while practicing alongside their peers. It’s such FUN, kids just want to come back for more.

  • Parents are reinforced as they see their children progress through the curriculum while it enhances their strength, flexibility, coordination, stamina, and posture!
  • The Programme serving as a foundation for success in all sports. Dancers, rugby players, hip-hop artists, swimmers, horse riders, soccer and tennis players, martial artists, and more benefit greatly from our specialized conditioning training.
  • The Programme also has a unique approach to teaching children using social skills like communication, diversity, friendship and developing important character traits like discipline, perseverance, and teamwork – all of which are embedded in the Curricula.

How we do that?

It’s a combination of the following approaches blended together in a tried and tested formula:

  • Application of timeless pedagogical principles (pedagogy is the science of teaching children according to developmental stage/age). Your child learns step by step, each step building on the last.
  • Child Centred communication with children (acknowledging feelings and setting boundaries)
  • Humanistic method of solving difficult behaviours/emotions (shyness, fear, anxiety, ADHD, ADD, low self image, low muscle tone, obesity)
  • Personal connection and care enhances self confidence through a trust based teacher-child relationship.
  • Regular assessments, awards and display opportunities
  • Open communication with parents
  • Learner paced teaching
  • Facilitation of peer learning and support – Co-operation, effort and kindness is encouraged and rewarded.
  • Programmes for all abilities- everyone can do it!
  • Scientific  lesson planning makes lessons fun, safe and disciplined
  • Large doses of love and nurturing

Our Team of Professionals

Tania Williams Founder and Owner of Gym Wizards
Tania Williams
Founder & Owner
Ruwayda Isaacs
Head Coach
Elsabe Viviers
Marketing

What Sets us Apart...

Discover the different Programmes we offer and reach out to us to explore the myriad ways in which we can support and enrich your child's development.

Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Mon-Fri: 8am – 6.00pm
Sat: 9.00am – 2.00pm
Sun: Party Bookings Only
Public Holidays: Closed