Training28th April 2017
Why Everyone Should Include Gymnastics in Their Training
Over the past decade, gymnastics has come a long way. Viewed by many as the pinnacle of elite sports performance, it has found its way into contemporary culture through the continued growth of martial arts, dance, and parkour. Due to this growth, more and more people are now exploring gymnastics as a way to learn a new skill and to improve their fitness.
LEARNING TO MOVEAlthough the modern sport of gymnastics involves equipment such as bars, rings, vaults and beams, in basic form, gymnastics training involves the practice of body weight exercises designed to improve strength, balance and coordination.Interestingly, the same three attributes formed the basis of our own motor development. As young children we manipulated our own body weight to increase strength, balance and coordination, enabling us to sit, crawl, stand, squat, walk, run and jump. Unfortunately, many of us discontinued this movement education as we grew older.
WHY IS GYMNASTICS GOOD FOR YOU?At EVO, we understand that optimal levels of strength, balance and coordination can be achieved through regular practice of seven fundamental movements:
7 BENEFITS OF GYMNASTICS TRAINING
- Requires no equipment
- Improves body awareness
- Engages your body with the environment
- Teaches you to move with intention and integrity
- Improves strength, power, speed, coordination, balance and flexibility
- Improves efficiency in other movements
- Fun and challenging