Gymnastics is simply great exercise – for the whole body – improving strength, fitness, balance and co-ordination. It provides a magnificent foundation for the development of physical skills, and bodily self-awareness, which can improve gymnastic performance and be readily transferred to other sports and physical activities.
Gymnastics is fun for people of all age groups. Children particularly enjoy the physical challenges, the development of new skills, the possibilities for weightless ‘flight’ and the ability to fall – safely and with nothing more than a bruised ego!
Gymnastics is a very social sport. It provides the opportunities to meet new people, make friends, be respectful of others, train and learn co-operatively and, often, work as part of a team.