Linda and Steve Mace run Just Gym, and offer gymnastics based movement classes for children, starting with Tumble Tots for crawling babies through to Tumbling classes for 11-13  year olds.

Linda Mace – Principal Coach (right): “Gymnastics has been a part of my life since I was 7 years old. With my husband Steve we currently run our own business Just Gym Ltd, providing gym classes for young children; including children who have learning difficulties.

We believe getting your child active is vitally important. Being active increases co ordination as important neural pathways are developed in the brain, gives confidence as they attempt new skills and find they are achievable, and creates a lifelong interest in physical exercise which is great for overall health.

As a gymnast Linda was involved in display gymnastics, recreational gym classes, competed in rhythmical gymnastics and was part of cheerleading teams for Top Town teams.  Her coaching career began as a 12 year old coaching some recreational gymnasts.  Since then Linda has coached both Mens and Womens competitive gymnasts, recreational gymnasts including young babies through to Adults and has held national judging qualifications.  Gymnasts who first started their gym classes with Linda have gone on to be national champions.  

Over the years, Linda has gained many gymnastics qualifications which include coaching and judging certificates to level 2. Linda has presented for Gymnastics NZ and holds a current first aid certificate.

Our Classes

Preschool classes are great fun as the child and parent warm up together then move around a circuit of activities which include activities of balance, rolling, spinning, hanging, jumping and more.  Moving to music is often part of the class.  

After school classes are non competitive allowing a child to move and learn at their own pace.  Fundamental Movement Patterns of landings, spring, balance, rotation, locomotion and swing are taught. These movement patterns are a foundation for all sports. 

Term 1 - We teach key skills.

Term 2 - Build skill base

Term 3 - We work towards a gym competition which is optional for all children who attend Just Gym.

               Just Gym Competition Sat 18 September 2021  Just Gym clinic Sun 19 September 2021

Term 4 - We explore other aspects of gym not covered throughout the year and start introducing skills required for the next level in the New Year.

All classes are run on term by term basis, for a 9 week term where possible. New enrolments are taken for each term. Your child can start at any term throughout the year and attend one or more terms.


Special Need classes

Just Gym has identified a movement need for primary aged children with physical special needs and has developed specialised classes to help with the child’s development, confidence, participation and enjoyment in physical activity.                 Moving is Fun Thursdays 2- 2.45pm Richmond Town Hall   

Our class locations

NELSON classes are held at Hampden Street School, Ngatiawa St.

RICHMOND classes held at the Richmond Town Hall, 9 Cambridge St.


All students to be dressed appropriately. NO JEANS, BELTS BUCKLES, DOMES or ZIPS as it can damage equipment and restrict movement. Dresses and skirts can also inhibit movement and are not recommended. Bare feet in the gym please.  Long hair to be tied back for safety. 

Start Time

CLASSES START AT THE STATED TIME.  Please be on time for your class


All students must show willingness to learn and an acceptable standard of behaviour.  Just Gym management reserves the right to discontinue or refuse an enrolment.

To enrol

  • Phone: Linda or Steve 03 5466013.
  • Linda's Moblie: 027 618 9803
  • Email:
  • Or speak to us in person.

PAYMENTS by week two please.

Payment Options:

Cash / Cheque / Direct Credit

Just Gym Limited

ASB Nelson 12 3165 0241375 00

All Prices include GST.

Email Us

Linda Mace (Principal Coach) / email: / Phone (03) 5466013 / 027 6189803