"Four years ago we had nothing but a few mats".
Now all the Harefield Academy gymnastics club has is a desperate need for an enlarged trophy cabinet after a medal-winning month beyond all expectations.
In the past month, five gymnasts from the Academy in Northwood Way, Harefield, have won national gold medals, with a further 22 also winning honours.
Natasha Maxwell, 32, from Rickmansworth, is the lead gymnastics coach at the Academy, and says that hard work and discipline are the secrets to the clubs success.
"We are a separate entity from the Academy itself, we are a gymnastics club which train at the Harefield Academy, with the support from the staff, and many students who attend.
"Before the Academy was built we were training in Harrow Leisure Centre, on a smaller scale."
When the opportunity arose to lead a gymnastics club from the sports-focused government funded academy the club jumped at the chance.
"There are students here who are winning national medals, who had never done any gymnastics until three years ago."
The club is open to all of different abilities, from the ages of just three upwards to 24.
Natasha, who is a qualified High Performance Coach in Acrobatic Gymnastics, was the visionary behind the move from Harrow to set up in Harefield, at the time describing the academy's support as a dream come true.
"We train all year round, and through the summer when the school is closed down for educational activities.
"The best gymnasts turn up regularly and show discipline to contribute to their success."
The ultimate aim is for the club to be involved at the London Olympics in 2012, and to keep their upwards rise continuing.
"We have world championships trials coming up, along with national finals, and are heading to Bulgaria for an international competition.
"I think it is very likely that we will have some involvement for London 2012."