Gymnastics for Kids

Our Branches

Tzaneen & Hoedspruit Branches:
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Willem de Bruyn (Branch Manager)

Tel: 076 030 0097

Willem joined Gymnastics Academy in 2011 coaching Men’s Artistic Gymnastics.  In January 2014 he took over from the previous coach, and started coaching Rhythmic and GymnastiKidz.  In March 2014 he also started coaching Woman’s Artistic Gymnastics.

At the age of 18, Willem started his coaching career at Tzaneen Gimnastiek Klub, where he was a gymnast for 10 years, competing for Limpopo for 8 years in a row.  He stood out as an exceptional good gymnast on rings and won numerous trophies and events on this apparatus.

In 2006, Willem relocated to England and started a senior career in gymnastics at East London Gymnastics Club where he trained for 2 years and specialised on Rings, Vault and Floor.  Willem is currently a Social Auxiliary Worker, finishing his degree in Bachelor of Social Science.

During his coaching at Gymnastics Academy in 2014, Willem produced numerous Provincial winners in Men’s, Woman’s and Rhythmic Gymnastics


  • Level 1 Artistic Gymnastics Coach
  • Level 1 Mens Artistic Judge
  • Level 1 Rhythmic Gymnastics Judge
  • American Life Health Foundation – Basic First Aid and Adult/Child/Infant CPR
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Elmarie Bronkhorst

Elmarie is in charge of the admin and finances of the Tzaneen branch. She also transports the Tzaneen pre-schoolers in the mornings from schools to the gymnastics and back. She is a qualified Rhythmic Level 1 Judge.


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