Gymnastics is an old sport that requires intense dedication and motivation. It attracts gymnasts from a very young age and requires a high level of flexibility and athleticism in order to perform various moves in a number of different categories. Some of the categories are: tumbling, trampoline, acrobatic gymnastics, floor gymnastics, vault, parallel bars, high bar, balance beam, pommel horse, still rings, and rhythmic gymnastics.


There are a number of different pieces of equipment needed for the different variations in gymnastics, but each gymnast will need a comfortable leotard, hand grips, mats and wrist supports.

Gymnastics Basics

The rules for gymnastics vary according to the categories, but there are universal considerations: