What is it about gymnastics that has captured people’s imaginations since its origins close to 5,000 years ago? It is gymnastics’ unique combination of grace, flexibility, agility, balance, power and strength. Gymnastics’ balance of artistry and acrobatics has earned it a place at the very forefront of the Olympic movement, since the first modern Games in 1896. The same attraction that draws people to watch Olympic gymnastics on television is what inspires people of all ages to participate in the sport.
Why is gymnastics so popular?
It is the fact that everyone can find something meaningful and beneficial in the sport, regardless of your age, your ability, or the ambitiousness of your goals. There is room for everyone in this sport, from the recreational gymnast who participates just for fun, to the high performance international competitor who is drawn by the allure of a gold medal. Gymnastics not only helps you improve your fitness, it also demands mental focus, and provides a valuable outlet for personal expression. You’re never too young, or too old, to gain something positive from the sport.
Gymnastics is the best sport in the world, and here are some of the reasons why there are more than 150,000 registered gymnasts in Canada:
· Program for every skill level and goal, form purely recreational to high performance competition
· A sport that is focused on the needs of the athletes
· High quality, fully certified coaching
· A clean sport that will fulfill you at all ages
· A sport that is community based
· A sport that is well governed provincially and nationally to ensure an enjoyable experience that is safe and based on a code of ethics and standards
You owe it to yourself, or to your child, to find out how gymnastics can promote self-esteem, self-discipline, and form the healthy foundation for an active lifestyle.
Richmond Gymnastics offers Gymnastic Programs for Beginners to the most advanced levels. For beginners, our Recreational & Pre-School programs are for you. Our competitive program serves the Women's artistic and Men's artistic programs. Each of these programs is divided into the Pre-competitive, Provincial and National levels. We also offer beginner to advanced Trampoline.
Richmond Gymnastics Association (RGA) is a parent and volunteer non-profit organization, established in 1968. We have been offering quality gymnastics programs in Richmond, BC for children and adults of all ages for over 48 years.
Our recreational and competitive programs are coordinated and coached by experts who have spent more than 30 years in the sport. The coaches have dedicated their passion into developing athletes and encouraging the interest in gymnastics through the competitive and recreational programs.
We offer programs for all ages and levels from certified coaches, who are certified through the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). Classes for the fundamentals of gymnastics are offered as well as more advanced classes for gymnasts looking to improve their skills. We have members from throughout the Lower Mainland training at all different levels with some on their way to the Olympics. Class sizes are small which allows for maximum involvement by all participants and more effective coaching strategies.
We offer classes from 18 months old to adult, our programs are for both boys and girls. In addition, we also host gymnastic birthday parties, school field trips, and dry land training and conditioning for various sport groups.
We would like to reach out to the Richmond community and offer the fitness and developmental benefits of gymnastics. The sport is internationally known to be one of the best sports to keep fit and active while improving balance, coordination, strength, and power.
Please call our office for further details, we will be happy to answer your questions.