Gymnastics - which one's for you?
Gymnastics is an excellent activity for both boys and girls. It is ideal for developing a child’s balance, basic motor skills and coordination.
Gymnastics is the name for a whole range of different Gymsports, or disciplines. These include those Gymsports you may have seen on television at the Olympic or Commonwealth Games such as Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (the one where the men show super human strength on Rings and the women do somersaults on the Beam), Rhythmic Gymnastics (the one where they throw a ball, hoop or clubs in the air while doing a astounding leap, and catch it), and Trampoline (where they jump as high as the roof).
Gymnastics also includes Acrobatic (think amazing pyramids) and Aerobic Gymnastics (LOTS of energy), as well as Gymnastics for All - an all-encompassing gymnastics discipline for people of all ages, gender and ability.
Which will you try?
Use the links on the side of this page to find out more about each GymSport:
- Gymnastics for All: fun and fitness for all ages and abilities, with a broad range of skills
- Men's Artistic Gymnastics: daring skills of strength and power for men and boys on six apparatus
- Women's Artistic Gymnastics: expressive and powerful skills for women and girls on four apparatus
- Rhythmic Gymnastics: stylish control and flexibility while skilfully manipulating hand-held apparatus
- Trampoline Gymnastics: aerial awareness at its peak for high-flying men, women, boys and girls
- Aerobic Gymnastics: fast and dynamic, individual or groups showing strength, agility and flexibility
- Acrobatic Gymnastics: balances, throws and teamwork combined into spectacular routines
Each Gymsport is managed by a Technical Commission who work with Gymnastics NSW to support and develop their Gymsport and the athletes and officials within their community.