Aerobic gymnastics

Aerobic gymnastics has not only been a great form of physical training for the general public since the late 1980s, but also a top-level competitive sport. Aerobic gymnastics presents dynamic moves, strength, flexibility, co-ordination and musicality in a routine, lasting up to 1 minute 50 seconds.

Aerobic gymnastics is the ability to perform continuous complex and high intensity movement patterns to music, which originate from traditional aerobic exercises: the routine must demonstrate continuous movement, flexibility, strength and the utilisation of the seveb basic steps, with perfectly executed all the movements including the difficulty elements

Athlete may compete

  • Men’s individual
  • Women’s individuals
  • Mixed pairs
  • Trios
  • Groups (six gymnasts).

The routine is performed on a 7 x 7 m area (floor), 10 x 10 m for the groups.

The word aerobic literally means "with oxygen" or "in presence of oxygen". Aerobic exercise is a form of exercise that utilizes oxygen to produce energy, which must last for more than 20 minutes if the participant is to achieve Target Heart Rate. This trains cardiovascular system (heart, lungs). The discipline integrated the FIG programme in 1995.

Contact

Andrée Montreuil, Technical Director, 604-333-3491, amontreuil@gymbc.org





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