Gymnastics – Arnold Sports Festival Australia
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre


What is Gymnastics?

Gymnastics is a fun activity that is the foundation for all sports and physical activity. Gymnastics teaches participants how to move, roll, jump, swing and turn upside down. It is an exciting sport for its unique contribution to general fitness, coordination, agility, strength, balance and speed.

Gymnastics provides a sound foundation in movement for boys and girls of all ages. This allows everyone to develop their whole body which is useful in all other sports and activities. Gymnastics can be enjoyed for recreation, and for competition, where gymnasts are given the opportunity to compete throughout the year in many competitions.

There are eight Gymsports which include Men’s Artistic Gymnastics, Women’s Artistic Gymnastics , Rhythmic Gymnastics, Aerobic Gymnastics, Acrobatic Gymnastics, Trampoline Gymnastics, Cheerleading and Gymnastics For All. Gymnastics Victoria pride themselves on being an inclusive organisation working towards a vision of gymnastics for all Victorians. 

Affiliated with Gymnastics Australia and the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), Gymnastics Victoria provides gymnastics pathways from fundamental movement programs to Olympic Games and World Championships.

Gymnastics is the fastest-growing major participation sport in Victoria with Gymnastics Victoria on track to reach 60,000 members by the end of 2017 and currently have over 700,000 participants and 130 clubs.

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