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Gymnastics Inclusion (UK)

The UK based Recreational and Therapeutic
Gymnastic and Trampolining Association

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What Is Gymnastics?

Gymnastics is a recreational activity and a competitive sport involving the performance of exercises requiring strength, flexibility, balance and control.

The best known of the gymnastic events is Artistic Gymnastics. Apparatus for Women's Artistic gymnastics typically involves the use of vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor. Apparatus for Men's Artistic gymnastics typically involves the use of floor, pommel horse, rings, vault, parallel bars and high bar.
Other popular gymnastic disciplines are: Rhythmic, Tumbling, Acrobatics, Double minitramp and aerobic gymnastics.
Also Trampolining. (See below.)

Gymnastics evolved from exercises used by the ancient Greeks and was originally used as part of military training and included skills involved in mounting and dismounting a horse.

What is Trampolining?

Trampolining is a recreational activity or a competitive sport in which the participant performs shapes, twists, turns, rotations and routines of these skills while bouncing on a trampoline.

The modern trampoline was invented in the early 1930s by George Nissen He was an acrobat and novelty act performer and made the first modern trampoline in his garage in order to practice his diving and tumbling skills..He used the trampoline to entertain audiences and thus began the emergence of a new sport.


What is Rebound Therapy?

Rebound Therapy is the use of trampolines by a trained instructor to provide opportunities for movement, therapeutic exercise and recreation for people with a wide range of disabilities.

Rebound Therapy was developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s by Eddy Anderson who was a remedial gymnast and headteacher of a special needs school..

The principles of Rebound Therapy form the basis of all trampoline movement and it is widely used as a starting point for recreational trampolining; both with students and coaches.

It is one of the most popular activities for children with special needs within UK special needs schools. It is also a popular activity for people with disabilities of all ages.


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