Developed by those clever ancient Greeks, gymnastics beautifully combines body control, coordination, dexterity, gracefulness, and strength with tumbling and acrobatic skills thrown into the mix too. Overall the effect is breathtaking and a pleasure to witness.
The sport debuted in the Olympics (another Greek innovation) for men over a hundred years ago, in 1896. It took another 40 years before women were allowed to compete in the Olympics. But it has only been since the mid-1900s that gymnastics has achieved its power house status. Given its background and benefits, it’s no wonder that is has become one of the most sought after children’s activities. And that’s not just our opinion.
A recent report, named the ‘Taking Part’ survey commissioned by the department for culture, media and sport, confirms that gymnastics is one of the most actively sought after by children; especially in the 11-15 age bracket. And that’s not likely to change anytime soon. In fact it’s quite the opposite. So popular is the activity that’s it’s not uncommon for children’s gymnastics clubs to have lengthy waiting lists. In fact some agile Gymnastics coaches are taking the lead by leaping into action and starting new clubs.
According to an article on the British Gymnastics website, the numbers continue to rise; attributed to the popularity of Olympics, demand appears to spike every four years. Great news for young athletes and coaches alike.
It has never been a better time to run a gymnastics club for children. It’s a specialism which is constantly in demand, allows children to learn new skills, become fit and have fun. Win-win all round. And once a club has sprung to life, it makes sense to grow and as one ClassForKids gymnastics coach said ‘help develop champions.’
The best way to grow quickly? Hop, skip and jump to take a look at the ClassForKids booking management system.
Using the booking management system allows for planning of classes online. From taking registers, tracking the progress of all children as well as keeping parents up to date ensures time can be better spent in either marketing activities or teaching more classes.
The platform incorporates so much innovation and creativity, we think the ancient Greeks would approve.