The PCYC's gymnastics program is finally back underway after the easing of lockdown measures, but there's still a lot of problems COVID-19 poses for the committed group of athletes.
While the kids have leapt back into the program with enthusiasm, PCYC's gymnastics co-ordinator Tricia Harland says the return will be a slow burn.
"It's been a long time, it feels like it's been a year, not nine weeks," Ms Harland said.
"For our competitive kids, we're hoping it hasn't set them back too far, they've been doing some online strength and fitness training, but to be without it for nine weeks, we can just imagine their form will have taken a hit."
The PCYC have been using this first week back to implement a more relaxed schedule, and will be doing the same for the following two weeks while they assess the gymnasts on just how much their progress has been delayed and get them used to a number of COVID safe measures.
"There's a lot of stations and not moving until you're told to move, which is interesting for the hyper-active little bunnies that come through here, but all the coaches have been educated and are well aware of what they need to be observant of, so we're good to go," Ms Harland said.
Many of the serious competitors still aren't sure if they'll get to compete this year.
"We're still waiting on Gymnastics NSW to say what competitions are running, hopefully in November we'll be able to take them to some competitions and keep them motivated," Ms Harland said.