The Benefits of Gymnastics

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Welcome to the fantastic sport of Gymnastics. We trust that you will enjoy your time with us and hope your children continue to benefit from this great sport.

Positive movement experiences can influence a ones outlook on physical activity for life. We aim to create positive healthy physical recreation opportunities for members both competitive and non-competitive, to set realistic expectations for successful performance and achievement, believing success can be presented in many different ways.

Gymnastics provides many benefits to children’s growth and development. The package of benefits offered by gymnastics participation can enrich and physically educate the lives of its participants in ways that are difficult to achieve through most other activities and sports (Sands, 2003). Participation in gymnastics should be recommended as a positive foundational activity for school-aged children. Some of the studied benefits of participation in gymnastics are:

    • – enhanced development of fundamental motor patterns
    • – enhanced flexibility
    • – enhanced general strength and postural control
    • – ability to learn to jump, land and fall safely
    • – enhanced balance
    • – enhanced aerobic and anaerobic endurance
    • – unique long-term bone forming and strengthening advantages
    • – potential for enhanced cognitive benefits
    • – enhanced Task Mastery orientations
    • – potential for enhanced skill goal setting, team work and the ability to focus on tasks.


The following are a great read into the Benefits of Gymnastics

Benefits of gymnastics participation for school age children (Dowdell, 2013)

Why Gymnastics? (Sands, 1999)

Sands, W.A., Caine, D.J. & Borms, J. (2003). Scientific aspects of women’s gymnastics, Basel: Krager

Beyond the Games: Brain & Body pp 6-7 (USA Gymnastics, June 2013)

Blog Post – Everything my daughter needs to know she’s learnt from gymnastics


Here are some examples of other sports that have used gymnastics:

GWS Giants (AFL)

Phoenix Suns (NBA – Basketball)

Surfing Australia

Gymnastics is to sport, what the alphabet is to reading


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You can find further info on gymnastics at the following links:

Our Classes,

Timetable and Calendar,

Men’s Artistic Gymnastics,

Women’s Artistic Gymnastics,

Acro Gymnastics,

Gymnastics For All,

Gymnastics Queensland,

Gymnastics Australia.


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