USA Gymnastics Fitness Program

PROGRAM INFO

What: The USA Gymnastics Fitness Program is an initiative that encourages physical fitness through fun activities that emphasizes strength training, cardiovascular exercise, flexibility and good nutrition.

Who: The program is geared toward children 6-16 years old and can be used for gymnasts from recreation to team. The program is designed for year-round use to develop a physically active lifestyle for today's youth. The new USA Gymnastics Fitness Program also features scales of measurement, additional movement training exercises, as well as exercises for three levels of fitness: beginner, intermediate and advanced students. Other new materials include individual online video breakdowns of every exercise, a participant progression chart, updated Fitness and National Gymnastics Day logos.

Where: The USA Gymnastics Fitness Program can be held at any gymnastics club, youth organization, school or community center. You can find a local club by calling 1-800-345-4719 or visiting www.usagymclub.com.

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When: While the program is designed to be year-round program, most gymnastics clubs start their sessions in the early spring with a renewed push during the back-to-school timeframe. Each year, National Gymnastics Day (Sept. 21, 2013) is a platform for clubs to host demonstrations of the program and voluntarily participate in the National Gymnastics Day's fundraising efforts for Children's Miracle Network.

Why:

The 2013 USA Gymnastics Fitness Administrator's Handbook is available NOW!
Click here to see the handbook. You can read it in our interactive viewer or to download a PDF copy.

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