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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.

National Governing Bodies

British Gymnastics

Contact Email
information@british-gymnastics.org

Active Rutland

Rutland Local Sport Alliance (LSA) commonly known as Active Rutland acts as a key group in enabling key partners in sport, active recreation, health and physical activity in Rutland

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.

Ivanhoe College

Specialist Technology College in North West Leicestershire

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

Loughborough University

Loughborough is extremely proud of its reputation for providing the best student experience. From its earliest days Loughborough University has produced research that matters, with strong links with industry, commerce and the professions.

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.

Gymnastics Squad Coach

North Leeds Gymnastics Academy Community Club is looking for a coach to support squad development

Minimum 10 hours a week (up to 5 hours per evening) with more hours available if desired for the right person (up to 25 hours including some flexible day time work).

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

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

Partners

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