With gymnasts being at home, we have created this page to help combat the fact that we are in lockdown and are not currently able to continue with our gymnastics program.
The aim is to keep up fitness, curb boredom, and to have a little fun. So let's get to the gym challenges, worksheets and activities.
What activities are there
Here you'll find many options specific to each age group, and gymnastics ability, of which has been categorised into three categories, PRE-SCHOOL, GENERAL & RECREATIONAL GYMNASTICS, and ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS. All of which have conditioning and flexibility programs.
All gymnasts can watch videos on our "Things To Watch" player below.
We have also included activities directly from British Gymnastics. You can download gymnastic worksheets, and we have given home/mini equipment tips.
If you have mini-gymnastics equipment at home, it is a great time to use it for conditioning and basic elements. *Gymnasts must not use apparatus to try harder skills without a coach present.
Home /Mini apparatus can be found on the following websites:
There are many more companies that can be found via an online search.
*Please also make sure that if you or your child/children are continuing to practice gymnastics in your home, that the activity is safe.
Things to Watch
2020 Friendships & Solidarity - Tokyo Japan
2019 Gymnastics Wolrd Cup - Men's Artistic
2019 Gymnastics World Cup - Women's Artistic
Below is a list of safety measures to gymnasts and parents.
Make sure you have enough space around you before starting an activity
Make sure you check activities set are appropriate for participants physical and mental limits
Make sure challenge-based activity is focussed on the gymnast challenging their personal best rather than being compared to others
Make sure participation is at the same level it would be during a normal week i.e. not doing hours of activity every day if they only take part once or twice per week normally
Safety is absolutely paramount in our sport and we all need to continue to keep gymnast safety at the forefront of our minds. Please also make sure that if you or your child/children are continuing to practice gymnastics in your home, that the activity is safe.
Gymnasts At Home
BG wants to share the amazing things our community are doing to keep active at home. Whether that's creating your own Quatro leotard, completing some of our gymnastics colouring in, or by doing a daily workout, we want to know.
BG has created a page where we'll be featuring some of our favourite posts from Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Remember to tag British Gymnastics and use #GymnastsAtHome.
Please also make sure that if you or your child/children are continuing to practice gymnastics in your home, that the activity is safe.
Visit our #GymnastsAtHome page.
Don't forget to email firstname.lastname@example.org, or DM on social media your videos and pictures from home trying out all the activities from here.