Recreational Gymnastics

‚Äč"... Because Gymnastics is Good For Children."

Interesting facts about Children's Gymnastics: Facts & Fun Ideas

  • Gymnastics became an Olympic sport in 1896.
  • Artistic gymnastics is usually divided into Men's and Women's Gymnastics. Men compete on six events: Floor Exercise, Pommel Horse, Still Rings, Vault, Parallel Bars, and High Bar, while women compete on four: Vault, Uneven Bars, Balance Beam and Floor Exercise.
  • Only women compete in rhythmic gymnastics which involves the performance of five separate routines with the use of five apparatus (ball, ribbon, hoop, clubs and rope) on a floor area.
  • Trampolining and Tumbling consists of four events; individual and synchronised trampoline, double mini trampoline and tumbling.
  • NASA scientists have discovered that jumping on a trampoline is up to 68% more effective exercise than jogging. It burns about 410 calories an hour.
  • Acrobatic gymnastics is a group gymnastic discipline. Acrobats in groups of two, three and four perform routines with the heads, hands and feet of their partners
  • Aerobic gymnastics involves the performance of routines by individuals or groups of up to 6 people, emphasising strength, flexibility, and aerobic fitness.
  • The pommel horse was developed centuries ago as an artificial horse used by soldiers to practice mounting and dismounting. Even Alexander The Great is thought to have used one.