About Us

The Queenstown Gymnastics Club is the Wakatipu's only community focused fully equipped gym & includes a sprung floor and apparatus for men's and women's artistic gymnastics (MAG & WAG).

We run a range of recreational and competitive gymnastics programs, suitable for children from the age of 3 through adults of all ages. Our quality coaching is provided in a friendly atmosphere designed to deliver not only fun but discipline and progression.

Our club is an incorporated society registered as a charity, and is affiliated with GymSports New Zealand (GSNZ) under which all of our programs are endorsed.


We are very fortunate to have experienced, knowledgeable and enthusiastic coaches. We hope you will feel comfortable to approach your child's coach with any concerns or questions you may have throughout the year.

Club Rules

Whilst our aim is for the gym to be a fun and friendly environment we do ask that parents and siblings remain off of the apparatus during class times. This eliminates any distractions to gymnasts and also prevents injuries. There is a lot of equipment in the gym and we need to ensure your safety. We cannot be responsible for children that are not a part of our classes so please keep them out of harm's way.


As appointed, our Committee for 2024 is below:

  • President - Kate Dawson 
  • Treasurer - Harriet Watkins
  • Secretary - Sonia Mcleod
  • Coach Coordinator - Kate Dawson
  • Fundraising Officer - Tania Hurndell 
  • Funding Officer - Hannah Ballantyne 
  • Health & Safety Officer- Todd Ballentyne
  • Safeguarding Officers- Leigh Clearwater & Nicola Stephens

The Committee is vital to the running of the club and is continually looking for new members. If interested in joining please email us at qtgymnastics@hotmail.co.nz. 


Emily Bell

Artistic gymnaastics has been a big part of my life since a young age, after retiring as a gymnast, I became a coach to continue my passion for the sport. I have experience coaching preschool, recreational and competitive STEPS 1-4. I studied for a year at the New Zealand Institute of Sport where I recieved my sport coaching qualification as well as being qualified as a coach through gymnastics NZ. I like to use an athlete centered approach when coaching and letting them develop on their own journey. I love gymnastics as it is such a great sport for development and growth and I enjoy seeing my athletes grow into amazing individuals.

Elessa Impey

Elessa has been coaching with us in Term 3 with our Competitive Team and for Term 4 she will be bringing her expertise as an ex-gymnast, Coach and Judge to our Recreational Programme. Elessa has a passion for gymnastics and the social and emotional learning that comes through engaging children and youth in sport.  

Emily Bell
Coach & Administrator
Elessa Impey
Junior Coach