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Gymnastics

Gymnastics is an acrobatic sport which requires strength, agility and co-ordination.

See Also:
Trampolining

An Overview of Gymnastics

Gymnastics covers many different disciplines.

All are skilled and challenging and require physical strength, agility and co-ordination. Under the overall description of gymnastics lie the individual disciplines and activities of:

  • Men's artistic Gymnastics (includes high bar, parallel bars, rings, floor, vault and pommel horse)
  • Women's Artistic gymnastics (includes uneven bars, beam, floor and vault)
  • Rhythmic Gymnastics
  • Trampoline and Tumbling Gymnastics
  • Acrobatic Gymnastics

British Gymnastics provides a national directive and structure for the sport; delivering a range of opportunities across the age spectrum to take part and stay in gymnastics, as well as developing talent and delivering top-level success.

Gymnastics is an accessible and inclusive sport offering opportunities to all ability levels and ethnic groups within a range of controlled learning environments. It promotes an active and healthy lifestyle and is recognised as forming the basis for physical literacy by developing fundamental movement skills.

Benefits

  • Flexibility
  • Balance
  • Coordination
  • Concentration

Costs

Whether it's bouncing on a trampoline, doing cartwheels or hanging from monkey bars, you can work on your gymnastics for free!

Facts

  • Team GB won 4 medals in the artistic gymnastics at London 2012.

Find Gymnastics Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

Make your Move

Tue, 06 Nov 2018

The greatest benefits to our physical and mental health comes when we go from doing no physical activity at all to doing just a little bit!

GO GOLD Funding Programme

The aim of GO GOLD is to support talented young athletes, including those athletes who are being recognised by their National Governing Bodies as being our future Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth

National Governing Bodies

British Gymnastics

Contact Email
information@british-gymnastics.org

Swallowdale Primary School

Swallowdale Primary School provides children with a varied and carefully planned range of physical activities on a daily basis, allowing them to progress and blossom.

Aylestone Leisure Centre

Aylestone Leisure Centre offers activities in our sports halls, together with our swimming pools and fitness suite.

Spence Street Sports Centre

Spence Street Sports Centre offers swimming facilities, a gym and sports classes.

TKT Cheerleading

TKT Cheerleading offers classes for age 2 years and above. Cheerleading is not only great exercise but it's a fun team sport, athletes enjoy being part of a team and learn to trust others. Come along, learn new skills, make new friends, be part of someth

Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University is ranked amongst the UK's greenest universities in the Green League for our environmental commitment. We have 28,000 students (HESA 2011 / 12) and have invested £350 million since 2003 across our three campuses to create an i

British Gymnastics Coach Development Fund

British Gymnastics Coach Development Fund (CDF) provides grants for up to 50% fee reduction on selected UKCC Level 1 and 2 course places.

British Gymnastics Foundation - Hardship Fund

The British Gymnastics Foundation is providing a new Hardship Grant to provide financial support to enable their members to continue to be involved in gymnastics.

Level 2 Gymnastics Coach

We are in need of recruiting a Level 2 coach to help with planning and running sessions.

Gymnastics Club Development Coach

North Leeds Gymnastics Academy Community Club is looking for a community sports coach (minimum level 2 GG/WA/MA qualification) to deliver a varied club programme to support this rapidly developing club.

Full time hours may be available following a trial period at club for the right candidate if desired.

We want our sessions to be fun, progressive and rewarding for our gymnasts, as well as our coaching team, so if this club culture is right for you we would love to receive your application.

Partners

  • NWL LSA
    O&W LSA
    Charnwood LSA
    Sport England
    Active Rutland
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Harborough LSA
    Active Partnerships
    Active Leicester
    H&B LSA
  • Equality Standard
    Safeguarding
    Blaby LSA
    Melton LSA

Partners

  • Active Rutland
    O&W LSA
  • NWL LSA
    Harborough LSA
  • Safeguarding
    Blaby LSA
  • Leicestershire County Council
    H&B LSA
  • Charnwood LSA
    Active Partnerships
  • Active Leicester
    Sport England
  • Melton LSA
    Equality Standard