Why Gymnastics?

  • Gymnastics is recognized by the International Olympic Committee and Sports Canada as one of the three foundation sports (swimming and athletics are the other two). Foundation sports play a crucial part in the development of fundamental movement patterns and sport skills. In other words, they foster the skills required by all other sports.

    Gymnastics challenges all parts of the body. Strength, flexibility, and agility are promoted in the upper body, core, and lower body. Gymnastics lessons are often sought by competitive teams in hockey, skiing, figure skating, diving, soccer, and more. Children who participate in gymnastics are well equipped to pursue any other sport or activity that they choose: they often develop above average strength, flexibility, coordination, concentration and confidence.


    Field of Play: Gymnastics is the sport that amazes. http://www.cbc.ca/sports-content/opinion/2014/10/field-of-play-gymnastics-is-the-sport-that-amazes.html

    Gymnastics (Wikipedia). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gymnastics).

    Ten Amazing Benefits of Gymnastics for Toddlers. https://kidsaversnetwork.com/toddler/10-amazing-benefits-of-gymnastics-for-toddlers/