"Gymnastics is a fantastic activity for health, fitness and wellbeing. It builds discipline and resilience and improves confidence and self esteem” said Lisa, when asked about why she feels gymnastics is important for her child.
Gymnastics is what we call a fundamental skills activity. The skills learnt in gymnastics - balance, strength, co-ordination and flexibility – can be transferred into every day life and a wide range of other sports and activities including diving, football, rugby, badminton, dance and many more.
We’ve been in touch with some of our gymnasts and parents to find out what they get out of this fantastic sport and why they Learn it, Like it, Live it!
Aria started gymnastics when she was just 3 years old and has quickly progressed. She has grown in confidence, shows determination when practicing new skills and can regularly be found practicing in the middle of the living room or garden to increase her flexibility, core strength and balance.
We asked Aria how she felt about gymnastics and this is what she said
“What I love about gymnastics is learning new skills. The best things I’ve learnt are forwards and backwards walkovers. At the moment I am working on aerials and flips, I’d like to be able to do all different kinds of flips! My coaches are so helpful and kind and make things easy to understand.”
So if you’re considering gymnastics as an extra curricular activity we strongly advise you to give it a go. All of our junior gymnastics sessions follow the Rise Gymnastics scheme by British Gymnastics. There are medals and certificates along the way to keep children engaged and you can track their progress too with our online portal – Course Hub.
If Aria's story has inspired you and you want to find out more about gymnastics please complete our enquiry form.