GymFest has been running for many years now most recently at Beckett Park in Headingley where it has been well attended by an audience of 1500. So when the organising committee announced that they would hold Gym Fest 2017 at Leeds FirstDirect Arena, there would clearly have been a few doubters as to whether a gymnastics club could run a festival of gymnastics in a large arena and make a success of it. Yet on January 22nd 2017, that’s exactly what Leeds Gymnastics Club and the Gym Fest organising committee did.

They packed the place out with 5,500 gymnasts and gymnastics fans. 1250 gymnasts and 4250 spectators. All gymnasts from the club had the opportunity to take part and perform in front of the huge audience. Many took part in a gymnastics flash mob and many groups put their own displays together and performed them with enthusiasm and skill.

Below are a selection of some of the highlights of the day. We’re already looking forward to Gym Fest 2018!

We will shortly be announcing the date for Leeds Gym Fest 2018. Stay tuned or follow us on Facebook or Twitter or our newsletter to ensure you’re the first to know.

gymnastikanj #gymnastikanj #gymfest2017 #balancebeam #preteam #kaitlynhandy ...

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Ya estoy calentando los motores para el #gymfest2017 que realizará novocentrord el próximo 22 de Abril con diferentes disciplinas a practicar!! Vamo' a darle! 💪🏼😸 #WorkOut #moments #workhard ...

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#Gymfest is coming to Aberdeen next month for the very first time! Are you joining us? Spectator tickets are on sale now!! #gymfest2017 #aberdeen #aecc #gymnastics #display #festival #scotland ...

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Ya en 2 semanas tenemos el #gymfest2017 con nuestros vecinos de novocentrord sportord #yoga #yogaplus #yogaplussdq #yogaplusnovocentro ...

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Gymfest 2017 #aberdeenaecc #gymfest2017 💜 courtesy of PSB photography 👌🏼 ...

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Bar demonstration at #gymfest2017 #feelingproud #Ky #gymnastics #gymnast #bars kygymnast10 🤸🏽‍♀️😍😊 ...

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IS IT SATURDAY YET?!?! We're all so excited for Western Gymnastraeda this weekend! 👏🏼 #gymtasticsnorth #gymtastics #gymtasticsgymclub #acro #acroyoga #gymnastics #gymnast #yoga #dance #dancelift #cheer #circus #tumbling #handstand #flip #calisthenics #parkour #fitness #yyc #strength #workout #flexible #cangym #trioacro #westerngymnastraeda #gymfest #gymfest2017 #AGF2017WG albertagymnastics ...

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¡Ya es mañana! Los esperamos en el #gymfest2017 de novocentrord #yoga #yogaplus #yogaplussdq #yogaplusnovocentro ...

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Great weekend at Gymfest. Thank you scotgymstagram for a great weekend! #hamiltongymnasticsclub #gymforall #gymfest2017 #gymnastic ...

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För en gäng vi har🏆 Tredje plats i tumbling och trampett 🥉#supergjengen #3plass #🥉 #gymfest2017 #stord ...

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Que no te cuenten..., tienes que vivir la experiencia #yoga #yogaplus #yogaplussdq #gymfest2017 novocentrord sportord #yogaplusnovocentro ...

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The clock is ticking down, not long to go now until our very first #Gymfest in Aberdeen! #gymfest2017 #aberdeen #scotland #gymnastics #gymnasts #aecc #visitaberdeenshire ...

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SOOOOO STOKED FOR WESTERN GYMNASTRAEDA THIS WEEKEND!!! Get ready to see this amazing backbend pyramid from our Senior team! ⛰ Acro coach: hayleycalgary #gymtasticsnorth #gymtastics #gymtasticsgymclub #acro #acroyoga #gymnastics #gymnast #yoga #dance #dancelift #cheer #circus #tumbling #handstand #flip #calisthenics #parkour #fitness #yyc #strength #workout #flexible #cangym #AGF2017WG #gymfest2017 #backbend #pyramid #backflexibility #humanpyramid #gymnastraeda ...

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Nos preparamos para el #StudioCinco #GymFest2017 Las #SuperChicas de las 15hs ya comenzaron con su coreo de #ZumbaStep ...

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G Y M F E S T 2017 👊💙 #USCheerRebels 🌟 #USGymGymfest ...

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Cheeky little FaceTime with these two terrors who are loving their trip so far. #gymfest2017 #scottishgymfest #gymfestscotland #loveaberdeen leedsgymnastics #tillytwoshoes #jasthegymnast lgc_displayteam lgcdisplayteam ...

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