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Gymnastics activities

The gymnastics activities context


Gymnastics involves moving the body with control and precision, and is often described as body management through the use of functional movement. Gymnastics activities can include a variety of movement experiences both off and on apparatus that include transferring weight, flight, balance and rotations. Gymnastics activities in schools help students to develop locomotor and balance skills, as well as body and spatial awareness, coordination, flexibility, agility, muscular strength and endurance and bone strength.

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