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Gymnastics & Martial Arts Centre


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

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 9.00am – 5.00pm, Sun 9.00am - 1.00pm

Disabled facilities available at this site?

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.


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 8.30am 10.00pm
    Tuesday 8.30am 10.00pm
    Wednesday 8.30am 10.00pm
    Thursday 8.30am 10.00pm
    Friday 8.30am 10.00pm
    Saturday 9.00am 5.00pm
    Sunday 9.00am 1.00pm

  • Gymnastics, Dance & Martial Arts
    Days Time Activity In:
    Monday 10.00am - 3.00pm Gymfants MA 1
    7.00pm - 8.00pm Jujitsu - Junior/Family MA 3
    7.30pm - 9.30pm Olympic Wrestling MA 1
    8.00pm - 10.00pm Jujitsu - 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 Jujitsu - Junior/Family MA 3
    8.00pm - 10.00pm Jujitsu - 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






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

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    • 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.
  • Our group fitness programme has been carefully crafted to suit all of our members. We have a selection of over 60 classes including classes from the Les Mills programme, Boxercise, Studio Cycling, Yoga, Zumba, Bootcamp and a selection of high intensity classes.

    For details of our class timetable over the Christmas and New Year period please see the attachment at the bottom of the page.

    Classes from £5.60
    (30min GRIT sessions - £4.60)

    Aerobics and Fitness Class Information
    Day Time Class In:
    Monday 10.00am - 10.45am HIIT # GMAC
    10.00am - 10.45am Vibe Cycling ALEX
    11.15am - 12 noon Kettle Bells GMAC
    12.15pm - 12.45pm GRIT 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
    7.00pm - 8.00pm Body Pump GMAC
    7.00pm - 8.00pm Kettle Bells GMAC
    8.00pm - 9.00pm Zumba 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 Aerobics GMAC
    6.00pm - 6.45pm Studio Cycling ALEX
    7.15pm - 8.15pm Body Pump GMAC
    8.15pm - 8.45pm GRIT Cardio GMAC
    Wednesday 10.00am - 11.30am Pilates GMAC
    10.00am - 11.00am Zumba GMAC
    10.00am - 10.45am Vibe Cycling # ALEX
    11.00am - 11.45am Vibe Cycling ALEX
    11.00am - 12 noon Body Pump GMAC
    11.00am - 12 noon Strength & Core GMAC
    6.00pm - 7.00pm Aerobics GMAC
    6.00pm - 6.45pm Studio Cycling ALEX
    6.30pm - 7.30pm Indoor Boot Camp GMAC
    7.00pm - 7.45pm Vibe Cycling ALEX
    7.00pm - 8.00pm Strength, Endurance & Core GMAC
    7.30pm - 8.30pm Boxercise GMAC
    Thursday 7.15am - 7.45am Body Blast GMAC
    10.00am - 11.00pm Circuits (ladies only) GMAC

    10.00am - 10.45am

    Studio Cycling # ALEX
    11.15am - 12 noon Body Combat GMAC
    11.15am - 12.15pm Nordic Walking # GYM
    6.00pm - 7.00pm Body Combat GMAC
    6.00pm - 6.45pm Vibe Cycling ALEX
    6.00pm - 7.15pm Yoga ALEX
    7.00pm - 7.45pm Bums, Tums & Thighs GMAC
    Friday 10.00am - 11.00am 50 + Aerobics # GMAC

    10.00am - 10.45am

    Studio Cycling ALEX
    10.00am - 11.30am Yoga Well Being 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 - 11.15am GRIT Strength GMAC
    11.00am - 12.30pm Yoga ALEX
    11.30am - 12 noon GRIT Cardio GMAC
    Sunday 10.00am - 10.45am Studio Cycling ALEX
    10.00am - 11.00am Aerobics GMAC
    11.15am - 12.15pm Body Pump GMAC
    12.15pm - 12.45pm GRIT Plyo GMAC

    Please arrive 15 minutes early for pump class

    # Be Active Class

  • The Be Active Scheme is a free scheme open to Birmingham residents. We are working in partnership with Birmingham Public Health to offer all Birmingham residents free swimming, group exercise classes and gym sessions at certain times at various leisure centres and parks. The scheme is currently ongoing.

    For more information about Be Active please visit contact your local Leisure Centre or visit http://beactivebirmingham.co.uk/

  • Your Choice Members – Continue your fitness journey with us.

    Simply visit your local leisure centre 8 times during November and December and be entered into a free draw to win some fantastic prizes. Loyalty cards need to be stamped 8 times and multiple entries will be accepted.

    A Stamp can be given for any of the following your choice membership activities: Gym, Swim, Fitness Class, Sauna

    Prizes include free memberships!

    Terms and Conditions:

    Only one stamp per activity Cards must be stamped at the time of the visit. Lost cards cannot be replaced. Cards stamped with 8 visits will be entered into a prize draw to win a prize. Only one prize per person, per month. The winners 8 visits will be validated by their Leisure Flex attendance records. Premier Membership prizes will be added onto existing membership and are not transferable/ Winner will be notified by Business Development.

  • Stuck for that perfect Christmas present, not sure what to buy that special somebody? Why not give the gift of health this Christmas.

    This December, we are giving all Leisure Card Holders the opportunity to purchase a two week Premier membership for only £10*. Recipients of the gift have until the 17th January 2015 to redeem their membership which includes full access to the gym, swimming pools, fitness classes and sauna suites. Recipients also receive the bonus of a further £10 off any Your Choice Membership if taken out by the 31st January 2015.

    Limited stocks available – to buy yours, visit your local leisure centre now.

    *Terms and Conditions:

    • Offer is subject to availability
    • The purchaser must have a leisure card to be eligible
    • A gift voucher will be provided to the purchaser which can be used to activate a 14 day membership. Membership must be activated by 17th January 2014.
    • £10 off a Your Choice Membership discount must be taken by the 31st January 2015.
    • A mini induction is required for use of gym – this will be provided free of charge
    • Unlimited access to swimming, fitness classes, aqua exercise, gyms and saunas where available at sites.
    • Concessionary prices not available on two week membership
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