Gymnastics for All – the right place to start
Based on the notion that gymnastics is a sport for everybody, Gymnastics for All is the flagship discipline of the sport. Offering a variety of activities, programmes, events and competitions suitable for all genders, age groups and abilities, Gymnastics for All contributes to personal health, fitness and well-being.
The focus of Gymnastics for All activities is Fun, Fitness, Friendship and Fundamentals, involving
- Gymnastics with or without apparatus
- Gymnastics and Dance
Gymnastics for All begins with movement programmes for pre-school children and progresses through to recreational gymnastics taught in clubs, schools and leisure centres across the UK. Children are encouraged to learn and experience a variety of basic movement patterns across the range of gymnastics disciplines. By exposing children to movement and skills involved in all disciplines, they can quickly find their feet, choose to specialise in one discipline or transition to another as their preferences change.
An increasing number of clubs and leisure centres across the UK are specialising in Gymnastics for All, providing opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to take part in festivals and performances under the GymFusion brand.
GymFusion is British Gymnastics national Festivals programme. It offers the opportunity for teams of gymnasts to perform in a show style, non-competitive event where the emphasis is on fun and friendship. It offers a fantastic experience for both gymnasts and spectators alike by capturing the ethos of Gymnastics for All; the bringing together gymnasts of all ages, genders and abilities, to enjoy the diverse range of physical activities offered by the sport.
Gymnastics for All also provides opportunities for international representation. Every four years the World Gymnaestrada sees in excess of 20,000 Gymnastics for All enthusiasts the world over, come together to perform routines of national and cultural significance in front of adorning fans from all corners of the globe. With age and ability no barriers to participation, the World Gymnaestrada epitomises the philosophy of Gymnastics for All.
And if competition is your thing, then Gymnastics for All also provides opportunities for lifelong participation in the British Vets or for competitive teams (e.g. World Gym for Life Challenge) in order for participants to mix it with the best.
Gymnastics for All is about 'More Opportunities for More People' and offers a wide range of experiences for participants and spectators while providing the opportunity to focus on fun, fitness, friendship and fundamentals.
What are you waiting for – Join a gymnastics club today.