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!

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Great weekend in Aberdeen at #Gymfest2017 ! scotgymstagram #astroeden ...

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Some amazing gymnastics on display 🤸‍♂️ #leedsgymfest2017 #leedsgymfest ...

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Second year doing Gymfest, same wardrobe malfunction. #madd_dawg #gymfest2017 ...

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GymFest Leeds 2017 choreography! With
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Skye and I watching gymfest videos. #gymfest2017 #scottishgymnastics #sister ...

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Absolutely delighted to meet her gymnastics idol nilemw. Made Daisy’s year..so inspiring for the kids to get real life access to elite athletes

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Here's part of our routine from Leeds Gym Fest #team #leedsgymfest2017 #gymfest17 #gymnastics #dance #performance #splits #elements ...

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Calum & Nile Wilson at #leedsgymfest 🏆🤸🏽‍♂️🤸🏽‍♂️ ...

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Our display girls are training hard for Leeds GymFest! Who is getting excited? 😝😝 #leedsgymfest2017 #gymnastics #dance #displaygymnastics ...

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#gymfest2017 #saturdaymorning #fun #vorfreude #Bankdrücken #Sport #KDK #bavaria #sportistmord #sportistdochkeinmord #scwald #scfitness #grillen ...

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Christmas parent for Lacey #leedsgymfest2019 #leedsgymfest #leedsarena #gymnastics ...

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So proud of Arlo-Jack today , his first gymnastics performance and at Leeds arena #gymfest #leedsgymnastics #leedsgymfest #leedsgymfest2020 ...

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Showing rawly87 how it's done! 😉 #leedsgymfest2017 #coachesdisplay ...

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