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GYMNASTICS

 

WHAT IS GYMNASTICS?

Gymnastics has existed for more than 2,000 years, but its development as a competitive sport began a little over 100 years ago.  In this sport individuals perform a sequence of acrobatic movements mostly on special apparatus in order to demonstrate strength, flexibility, balance, and body control.  Exercise equipment such as bars, rings, mats, trampolines and vaulting horses are used to develop agility and muscular strength. 

Although gymnastics is one of the most physically and mentally challenging it is also one of the greatest sports available to children.  It is one of the few sports that will address all FIVE of the fitness components:
  • muscle strength
  • flexibility
  • muscle endurance
  • cardiovascular endurance
  • body composition
     

HOW CAN GYMNASTICS HELP MY CHILD?

Gymnastics is the foundation of all other sports because it develops power, agility, coordination, balance, speed and reaction-time in a child.  Your child will develop skills in gymnastics that will be the foundation to help them progress in other sports.
 

THE DEFINITION OF WINNING....

Every child will develop at their own pace and the child who is ahead today may not be tomorrow.  Therefore it is important to teach your child that everyone can win only when winning is defined as "your personal best" rather that "being better than you opponent".  With this definition in mind your child will always be in full control of their outcome and will always feel that they are a winner!