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Important Gymnastic Instruction Terms

Gymnastics is a very technical sport. When athletes compete at any level, they are judged against a standard of perfection. Gymnastics lessons include athletic training as well as rhythmic preparation. Girls train so hard at this sport that they often attend intensive camps to help improve their technique. One part dance, one part acrobatics, gymnastics requires a large degree of technical know how for anyone to instruct an athlete in this sport. Whether your kids plan to attend a gymnastics academy or simply test out a few lessons at a local center, it helps to speak the lingo. You can start with these five important terms used in gymnastic class.

  • Tumbling - Full body flips and rolls standard in many gymnastic routines. Teachers instruct girls to begin by practicing in a studio or on a cushioned floor. Before tumbling is mastered, a coach may help a junior gymnast by supporting some of the students body weight.
  • Cheerleader - A type of competitive acrobat who leads a crowd in support of another team at an athletic event. Cheerleading is popular in American high schools and colleges. Competitive meets are held for cheerleading just as in the type of gymnastics typical of the Olympics.
  • Training Camp - An intensive week or summer long class that trains children and teens in competitive gymnastics.
  • Rhythmic Routine - A special type of gymnastic routine performed on a hard floor. Rhythmic routines are similar to dance in that they require musical consideration. Unlike dancers, rhythmic gymnasts are also expected to perform acrobatic moves such as tumbles and flips.
  • Uneven Bars - Gymnastic tool used for performing flips. They are a popular Olympic event.
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    Cay's Academy of Tumbling
    1227 Peoria Street, Washington, IL 61571
    We are the local leader in gymnastic training and instruction. We offer lessons in tumbling for ages 3 and up at our studio, teaching your children grace and balance with the sport.
    (309) 643-0261
    Clubs At River City The
    8603 N University St, Peoria, IL 61615
    At the Clubs at River City we believe that no matter what your fitness level, we have a program that will suit your needs. Whether you are new to exercise or already have a fitness routine, the Club
    (309) 693-5700
    Rising Stars Academy Inc
    2902 Gill St Ste C, Bloomington, IL 61704
    (309) 662-3330
    Gymnastics Etc
    402 Olympia Dr, Bloomington, IL 61704
    (309) 663-8413
    Victory Academy
    1015 Ekstam Dr, Bloomington, IL 61704
    (309) 662-4927
    The Cheer Spot
    401 Leopold St, Mackinaw, IL 61755
    (309) 354-1028
    Julie's Tumbling Weed Dance Studio
    25 E Front St, El Paso, IL 61738
    (309) 527-4210
    Gym Corner Gymnastics & Fitness Center
    208 Muller Rd, Washington, IL 61571
    (309) 444-3209
    Gmr Gymnastics Academy Inc
    712 W Walnut St, Fairbury, IL 61739
    (815) 692-2182
    Oak Hill Tumbling and Trampoline
    817 Broadway St, Lincoln, IL 62656
    (217) 735-1850
    Audra's Studio of Dance
    214 S Mclean St, Lincoln, IL 62656
    (217) 732-9137
    Rising Stars Academy Gymnastics & Tumbling
    825 N Ladd St, Pontiac, IL 61764
    (815) 844-4049
    Central Ill Tumbling & Trampoline
    1109 Broadway St, Pekin, IL 61554
    (309) 353-4496
    Eastside Centre
    1 Eastside Dr, East Peoria, IL 61611
    (309) 698-5437
    Debbie's Dance Studio
    119 E Washington St Ste 3, Monticello, IL 61856
    (217) 762-9211


    Gymnasts learn their craft through gymnastics instructions. These can take the form of group or private lessons geared to teaching students physical fitness through jumps, twists, and tumbling. It also teaches the basics of balance, along with discipline. Gymnastics can combine rhythmic dance, cheerleading, and acrobatics, depending on the lesson and program. Many young girls take gymnastics, although the sport is certainly popular with boys as well. Many gyms also offer men's and women's classes too. In fact, many gymnastics centers are hubs of competition, where students are constantly training for meets, learning not only the basics but also extras like rhythmic dance and cheerleading. Gymnastic instructions or classes, which help people learn how to perfect the sport of gymnastics, are led by qualified coaches. Gymnastics relies on lots of flexibility on the gym floor, involving physical exercises that develop and display agility, balance, and upper and lower body strength. Lessons can target beginners, offering simple tumbling instruction, along with forward rolls and cartwheels. As kids get older, they experiment more with jumping, balancing, vaulting, and flipping. Instructors usually place a large emphasis on safety, especially while on the balance bars and trampoline. Many private clubs, studios, schools and academy institutions offer gymnastics lessons, but many recreation department clubs and gyms offer public lessons for kids and adults of all ages. Coasts vary by program, depending on the student's age and ability. Juniors can also take gymnastics camps during the summer to further hone their skills on the gym floor. A visit to your town's recreation department can yield results as to area gymnastics camps and programs. Check online for listings of studios near you for private and group lessons. If you or your child is serious about making it to the Olympics someday, consider training-intensive private lessons.
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