For 38 years the gym in Chartres has been a pool of young talents

The gym is an opportunity for 5-10 to learn about many sporting activities such as horseback riding, archery, kayaking… (© City of Chartres – Martino Group)

For the launch of this school year 2022 and fitness center van Chartres (Eure-et-Loir), José Rolo, deputy mayor in charge of sports, associations and youth, did not hide his surprise and satisfaction when he noticed that the system lasts so long.

This is indeed thirty-eight years that the Gym has been placed on the baptismal font, an initiative of the City for children aged 5-10 yearsprovide them with the opportunity to discover sports activities during the school year non-competitive. The front room of a possible course then in a club.

A gateway to associations

The Gym wants to be a bridge, an impetus to the associative and sporting life of Chartres, always related to school life but outside of school time. Quite a groundbreaking piece of equipment when you consider the current government guidelines that encourage 30 minutes of exercise every day!

And in thirty-eight years of its existence, the City should be very happy to have dug up a few nuggets in this Gym. Some have simply liked a sporting activity thanks to the opportunity to test different sports, others have honestly stepped up a gear.

Like Carole Viémont for the BMX and his daughter Jodie as mentioned by José Rolo and Pascal Kojeou and Christophe Helias, Head of the Sports Unit and Head of Youth and Sports within the Department of Youth and Sports:

We can say that they are one of the most striking examples, from discovery at the Ecole des Sports to the emergence of a club that today ranks among the top of the best in France!

Jose Rolo, Pascal Kojeou and Christophe Helias

260 students maximum

New activities are offered for each new school year, making it possible to offer the most complete range of sports possible outside of school hours.

Every start of the school year about 250 children come to the School, knowing that the maximum grade is 260 due to a maximum number of children per discipline, sometimes a dozen.

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These disciplines correspond to existing activities in the Chartrain area.

Children born in 2016 and 2017

A chance to fly over multiple disciplines before finding happiness.
A chance to fly over multiple disciplines before finding happiness. (© City of Chartres – Martino Group)

For the youngest, the Youth and Sports Department of the City of Chartres has come up with one hour weekly sessions dedicated to the discovery of sports activities in the form of fun games.

During these sessions, children from 5 to 6 years old can participate in athletics, gymnastics, collective games… These workshops also allow them to discover the different types of balls and rackets. 88 seats are available this year.

And also for adults

The city’s Youth and Sports Department has expanded its range of sports activities for adults (who can try badminton and ultimate frisbee this year, as well as fitness sessions) and seniors (with bowling, table tennis and golf sessions).
Registrations are made on the family portal of the site of the city of Chartres, from September 5 for the Chartres and September 7 for all.

Children born in 2014 and 2015

Children aged 7 and 8 get the chance to practice three sports activities throughout the year, all different depending on the time slot chosen.

The different bikes all bring together individual sports or team sports, which can be practiced both indoors and outdoors, to offer a wide range of activities for children. 100 seats are available this year.

Children born in 2012 and 2013

Finally, the gym for older children also offers activities in the form of a cycle, allowing children to discover three activities during the school year, in time slots from 1h15 to 1h30. Some disciplines are not only accessible to this last age group, such as the BMX or kayaking. 72 seats are available this year.

Organization and registration

All disciplines are supervised by qualified teachers. Sports equipment is lent by the city, but every child is required to wear sportswear for all activities. Registrations are made on the family portal of the site of the city of Chartres.

█ Practical: Prices for an annual cycle: Chartres: € 31. Non-chartrains: € 44.50. For residents of Chartrains: from Monday 5 September 2022. For everyone: from Wednesday 7 September 2022, 2 pm. No reservations or registrations are made by telephone.

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