The formal definition of gymnastics, according to Oxford Dictionaries, is "Exercises developing or displaying physical agility and coordination. The modern sport of gymnastics typically involves exercises on uneven bars, balance beam, floor, and vaulting horse for women, and horizontal and parallel bars, rings, floor, and pommel horse for men."
Gymnastics is a sport in which athletes called gymnasts perform acrobatic feats – leaps, flips, turns, handstands and more – on a piece of apparatus such as a balance beam, or with a piece of apparatus like a rope or ribbon.
What Are the Different Types of Gymnastics?
There are three types of gymnastics currently featured in the Olympics: artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, and trampoline. Artistic gymnastics is the most commonly known. Men and women both compete on equipment like the uneven bars, parallel bars, and rings.
Which Are the Biggest Gymnastics Competitions?
The Olympics is the ultimate gymnastics meet, and many young gymnasts set their sights on making the Olympic gymnastics team. The Olympics are held every four years and artistic gymnastics teams now have five members beginning with the 2012 Games in London. The teams used to have six members through the 2008 Games, and they had seven through the 1996 Games.
World Championships are the second biggest competition in gymnastics, and they've been held in every non-Olympic year in recent years. There were two Worlds in 1994, one for teams and one for individuals, as well as a Worlds in 1996, the Olympic year. Worlds has sometimes been held every two years, too.
Other major competitions include the European Championships, the Asian Games, the Pan American Games and World Cup meets.
Recreational Gymnastic Classes
The sessions and cost are based on the following details:
- Cost £26.00
- 4-week course
- 1 hour per week
- BG qualified instructor
After the first 4 week block you will be required to purchase British Gymnastic membership
- Cost £20.00
To sign up or for more details on session times click the link below