Did you know that gymnastics has been around since 500 BC? Gymnastics was originated by the Greeks to train and develop muscles for combat. While we no longer need to prepare for battle, gymnastics is still a great way to enhance body movement, coordination, and muscle development. At the Y, we have gymnastics classes available for beginners all the way up to advanced gymnasts. Here are the top 3 benefits of taking a gymnastics class:
Movement is a vital part of overall health and wellness for people of all ages. By enrolling in a gymnastics class, you will learn ways to move your body that will focus on building muscle and enhancing flexibility. In a gymnastics class, you can expect to learn a variety of stretches and activities that use your body weight.
In addition to improving your physical fitness, when taking a gymnastics class you will meet many new people. When enrolled in a class at the YMCA, you will be grouped with people of a similar age, interests, and skill level. This a great opportunity to make new friends and build relationships, which is beneficial for one’s mental health.
In a gymnastics class, not only will you learn the many amazing tricks that gymnasts do, but you will also learn and develop other life skills. These skills include listening, learning, and goal-setting. Our qualified instructors work with each participant to make sure they leave their gymnastics lessons with new gymnastics and life skills.
No matter if you’re a beginner or advanced in gymnastics, there is always something new to learn in a gymnastics class. Here at the Y, we have gymnastics classes for all ages and skill levels. Each class is designed to build confident gymnastics and teach skills you will use both in and out of the gym. Register today and find a class that will be the perfect fit for you.