Gymnastics is one of the most comprehensive lifestyle exercise programs available to children, incorporating strength, agility, balance, flexibility, coordination and endurance among others. Gymnastics also helps to build a variety of motor and coordination skills, as well as a good sense of body awareness.
What physical benefits do you gain from doing gymnastics?
- Strength– gymnastics is a weight bearing exercise which helps create healthy bones and increases power
- Balance– increases your sense of body control and muscle memory
- Flexibility– creates limber and movable muscles gives you better body control and reduces injury
- Endurance– builds strong cardio endurance and muscle endurance
Whether they are participating in competitive gymnastics or recreational gymnastics, the skills being learned will prepare your child for success in any sport he/she would like to practice in the future.