Term 3 2017 Newsletter

26 Jul


NNAOG – News

Thank you for being part of the NNAOG family.

North Narrabeen Academy of Gymnastics has some exciting news! Over the holidays we have had a group of young Men’s Gymnastics athletes join our Squads Program with 2 very experienced coaches who have both coached at a National and Max also at an International Level. With boys ranging from levels 3 to level 8 we have 3 boys who were accepted into the State Development Squad and 2 boys in the Senior State Squad, one of these athletes also claimed 3 medals at the Australian Gymnastics Championships.

Please make these new members feel welcome in gym and we look forward to seeing the continual growth of such a wonderful sport in our centre!


Things to remember:

  • Please wear shoes into the building – all classes are bare foot
  • Children with long hair should have their hair tied back
  • No jewellery or watches to be worn
  • Sign in commences 5 min before class start time
  • If your child has not been booked in they will not be allowed to enter the class
  • Each child is eligible for 1 make per term, make ups do not carry over to next term
  • Final payment for this term is due on the 29th of July
  • Enrolments for each term are open from week 5 every term



There are 3 methods of re-booking your child,

  1. Over the phone (9913 7421)
  2. At reception
  3. Online, on our website


Social Media

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the most up to date info.

You can also find out what is happening in the gym and the latest results from our competitive gymnasts.

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Training Tips:

Casts on bars

Key coaching points are:

  • Front support – arms straight, hips open, chest in
  • Strong pike position with shoulders forward and arms straight
  • During the pike position shoulders should remain shrugged to ears
  • As hips extend, they should lock in place with hip line extended and tight
  • Elbows straight and head neutral and chest must remain in · Buttocks and thighs tight with toes pointed and legs together
  • Controlled clear front support with shoulders in front of bar
  • Return to front support on the bar


About the Business Owner:


Jason Semeniuk

I started gymnastics at 4 and when I showed signs of a promising career, I was moved into the competitive team of gymnasts.

From here I developed my skills and passion for the sport and went on to win medals and all round titles at state level, apparatus medals at national level and also won my division on the Australian Tour of South Africa in 2007.

At the age of 15 I started as an assistant coach at the club I was currently competing for, on a voluntary basis. From here the love of gymnastics grew as I started to develop the children I was coaching and improve my skills as a coach.

In 2009, I moved to the northern beaches for an opportunity to grow my coaching abilities even more. As a coach I have had many athletes from Junior Development to Senior International who have won many State Championship and National medals and titles. In 2012 I also coached on the Australian Tour of Las Vegas with one of my athletes.

I have owned the “North Narrabeen Academy of Gymnastics” business here at Pittwater Sports Centre since 2015, encompassing both the FitNastics program and Competitive Gymnastics. I feel so lucky to be involved in this wonderful sport and want to promote it to as many people as possible.



Honey Muesli Balls



  • 2 1/2 cups nut-free toasted muesli
  • 1 cup pitted prunes
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 50g butter, melted, cooled


  • Step 1
  • Process 2 cups muesli, prunes, honey, mixed spice and butter in a food processor until well combined.
  • Step 2
  • Place remaining muesli on a plate. Using 1 level tablespoon of prune mixture at a time, roll into a ball, then roll in remaining muesli to coat. Place on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm.
  • Step 3
  • Store muesli balls in an airtight container in the fridge.




Staff Member of the Term:


Annalyse Graham

Annalyse has been working with us for the past 2 years while still training at a high level. This year Annalyse qualified for the National Championships and got to travel down to Melbourne with the NSW State team.

Competing in Level 9 Annalyse and her NSW team mates finished up with a Silver Medal in the team’s event. Annalyse also qualified for the all-around finals and finished in 17th place.

It’s been great to see Annalyse bring her wealth of knowledge into the Gym as a coach and we look forward to seeing her continue to grow into one of our Senior coaches.