No doubt about it, girls love gymnastics. Whether it’s on the front lawn or at the beach or park, the girls are busy cartwheeling about. And while they are enjoying their gymnastics lessons at the Hampton Gymnastics Center, they are also reaping all of the benefits that gymnastics has to offer. These include increased balance, strength, flexibility, agility, and spatial awareness. Students also achieve improved decision making and self confidence.
Spacial awareness refers to an awareness of ones body position while in motion. This includes rotating (flipping or rolling) and twisting. All of these attributes are important to the gymnast. But these benefits also have, what experts refer to as, “Carry Over Value.” In other words, gymnastics training improves an athletes performance in any other sport or academic endeavor. In the majority of sports, one’s balance can be lost due to contact or by sheer momentum. In gymnastics, while tumbling, vaulting in the trampoline or apparatus, the gymnast deliberately goes off balance and learns to control the result through an increase in spatial awareness. Think of the positive impact this training while have on girls and boys as they pursue any other sport or academic endeavors.