Gemau Cymru Success

July 18, 2017

Incredible day at the Gemau Cymru games.  6 members represented the club in the weightlifting competition.

It takes courage to walk out onto the lifting platform on your own and these girls and boys were outstanding in their attitude, effort and comradely.

Special mention to Lucy who was awarded the Best Technical Lifter in her group, narrowly missing first place for total weight lifted and to Calum for placing 3rd in his group for total weight lifted.

We are an affiliated club with fully qualified coaches and our Head Coach is a British Weightlifting Licensed Coach. Our weightlifting club runs every Thursday 7:00-8:00p.m.

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2016 Invitational competition

September 15, 2016

We held our first in house invitational gymnastics competition with a fantastic turnout of over 30 gymnasts with lots of awards, fun and smiles.

Well done to all involved. All the gymnasts did themselves proud, learning new routines and performing them for the first time in competition.


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Finalists announced in Cardiff Life Awards 2016

February 3, 2016

We are delighted to be shortlisted as a finalist in the Cardiff Life Awards 2016 within the ‘Health’ section.

Sakura are constantly striving to improve options available to children and young adults for health & fitness and feel that this is recognised in our success, making it to the final.

Category winners will be announced March 17th – fingers crossed for a win!

New Yoga class launched

January 11, 2016

We have partnered with “I’m a Yogi – Yoga” to offer yoga courses. We will be running two taster classes on Wednesday February 3rd & 10th 6:00pm – 7:00pm priced at 5.00 per class. 5 week course commences Wednesday February 24th. A maximum of 12 participants only; to secure your place please email

If successful, another course will run after the easter holidays.

The class will be delivered by Sinead O’Neill, a qualified children and teen yoga teacher, teaching within Cardiff and the Vale. With a degree in Psychology and four years of experience working with children and young people (2-18 years), Sinead has enjoyed delivering groups and one-to-one work with children and young people, focusing on increasing their wellbeing through promoting healthy nutrition, exercise and relaxation. Settings include schools, nurseries, hospitals, and communities. Sinead has worked for, or in partnership with, leading charities Action for Children, Barnardos and Mind.

Sinead’s classes aim to support children’s development of strength, flexibility, confidence and concentration. Sinead also uses mindfulness and relaxation techniques to support children’s emotional wellbeing. It is hoped that children are able to use yoga as a tool to improve their physical and mental health. Classes are fun and engaging, with an appropriate amount of challenge so that each child feels like they are progressing with their practice, no matter where they start from.

Sinead has completed her award in Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Young People.

New timetable from September launched

September 2, 2015

A new timetable is now available on the website, additional classes for gymnastics including our development squad and a re-schedule of other weekly classes, overview of changes;


Monday: Pre-School Gymnastics 3.5 yrs plus 10:00am – 10:45am

Wednesday: Pre-School Gymnastics Walking – 3.5 yrs 10:00am – 10:45am

Thursday: Pre-School MultiSports 3 yrs plus 2:00pm – 2:45pm

Thursday: Gymnastics Age 4-6 yrs 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Thursday: Gymnastics Development Squad (Invitation Only) 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Friday: Pre-School Gymnastics 3.5 yrs plus 10:00am – 10:45am

Saturday: Gymnastics Age 3-5 yrs 09:00am – 10:00am (From 12th September)

Saturday: Gymnastics Age 6-8 yrs 10:00am – 11:00am (From 12th September)

Saturday: Gymnastics Age 9 yrs + 11:00am – 12:00pm (From 12th September)

Bookings now being taken for the saturday gymnastics classes

Classes Ending

Monday: Pre-School Gymnastics 2.5 – 3.5 yrs

Wednesday Pre-School Gymnastics 3.5 – 4.5 yrs

Thursday: FUNdamental Fitness

Friday: Pre-School Gymnastics 2.5 yrs – 3.5 yrs

Saturday: Toddler Tumble & Parent + Child classes

Summer Sports Camps

July 1, 2015

We are now taking bookings for our half-day summer sports camps. Email to confirm your place.

Tuesdays: Running Camp

13:30 – 15:30 Age 11yrs and above

July 21, 28 & August 04, 11, 18, 25

£10 per day or book all 6 for £50


Wednesdays: Multi-Sports Camp

12:00 – 16:00 Age 7yrs and above

July 22, 29 & August 05, 12, 19, 26

£15 per day or book all 6 for £75


Thursdays: Weightlifting Camp

13:00 – 16:00 Age 10/11yrs and above

July 23, 30 & August 06, 13, 20

£10 per day or book all 5 for £45


Fridays: Gymnastics Camp

12:00 – 16:00 Age 4/5 yrs and above

July 24, 31 & August 07, 14, 21, 28

£15 per day or book all 6 for £75

REPs assured

May 29, 2015

Instructors that care about their clients are REPs registered.

REPs is an independent, public register which recognises the qualifications and expertise of health-enhancing exercise instructors in the UK. REPs provides a system of regulation for instructors and trainers to ensure that they meet the health and fitness industry’s agreed National Occupational Standards.

REPs provides assurance and confidence to the public and employers that all professionals on the Register are appropriately qualified and have the knowledge, competence and skills to perform their role effectively.

REPs was developed to protect the public from ‘cowboy trainers’ who do not hold appropriate qualifications. As well as protecting the public, REPs was also established to recognise the qualifications and skills of exercise professionals.

All Sakura coaches are registered to REPs; we care about our clients.

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Now open for Birthday party celebrations

May 29, 2015

Sakura are now taking bookings for birthday parties.

Parties are available on Sundays, prices are dependent on what you require and the number of children attending.

The following options are available for you to choose from;

  • Hire only – if you would like to hire the facility to put an inflatable and then use the separate area for food & games
  • Hire + Activity: Hire of the venue plus 1hr of coaching – gymnastics (max 23 children), fun & games (max 30 children), multi-sports (max 30 children).
  • Hire + Activity + Games: Hire of the venue plus 1hr of coaching plus 30 mins of party games after food to bring the party to a close.

All options include water / squash for guests and Sakura party invitations.

Children’s gym is first for Cardiff.

May 12, 2015

A brand-new gym catering exclusively for under-18s is set to open in Llanishen next month.

Sakura Health and Fitness is the first gym of its kind for Cardiff and will provide a unique opportunity for children to benefit from a range of fun fitness activities under expert supervision and guidance.

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The facility Tŷ Glas Industrial Estate has been transformed into a fitness arena with specific training zones complete with tools and equipment for a variety of activities that focus on strength, endurance, flexibility and fitness.

Owner and personal trainer, Sarah Clark, was inspired to set up the business as a result of a life-long interest in the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle, particularly when children are engaged at an early age. She will be supported by a team of three expert coaches who will deliver guidance and training to young people that will help them across all aspects of life from health and well-being to concentration and team work.

Sarah, 41, said: “Introducing strength, conditioning and endurance training at a young age is fun way to get children involved in physical fitness and put them on the path to a lifelong enjoyment of exercise.  Taking part in sports and fitness classes provides so many additional cognitive and psychological benefits that children can continue to benefit from throughout their life.”

Sakura will offer dedicated classes for gymnastics, weightlifting and karate in addition to a wide range of instructor led exercises classes to include spin and circuits. The programmes offer participants the opportunity to enjoy keeping fit in a fun, inclusive environment and even the option to train competitively. Structured classes for parents to attend with their babies or toddlers will also be available.

Sakura will also have a dedicated ‘homework room’ where young people can make use of their time while waiting for friends or siblings who are taking part in classes.

Sarah continues: “We welcome children and young people of all abilities – whether you’re looking for a fun way to keep fit and make new friends or have a real focus on training to compete in local or national competitions, we can help you define and reach your fitness goals.”

Sarah is passionate about providing young people with the skills and knowledge that will enable them to achieve both their life and fitness goals. The club takes its name from the word for cherry blossom; these trees are symbolic of continued strength and longevity as the cherry blossom grows back stronger every year.

Sakura is affiliated with Welsh Gymnastics, Weightlifting Wales and Karate Budokan International.

She continues:  “All too often gymnasts and athletes injure themselves because they haven’t built up their strength from a young age. The sports specific strength and conditioning training we offer at Sakura will combat that – giving young people a solid foundation to build upon. I believe it’s better to create a strong child than to fix a broken adult.”