Trojan Gymnastic Academy
Benefits of gymnastics for adults
Many think that by 15 they’re too old to start gymnastics, let alone 25 or older. Nothing could be further from the truth! Granted, trying to become an Olympic competitor by starting aged 30 might be a tall order, but it’s never too late to begin benefiting from the sport. Gymnastics can improve your health and overall fitness, boost your joint health, promote muscular development and benefit your cardiovascular system. It also helps make you better at other sports.
Strength and conditioning benefits
Functional strength is the primary focus of progressive gymnastics conditioning. This allows most adults to achieve levels of core strength they never thought possible. This strength training will not only benefit you in the above-mentioned ways, but it’ll also increase your resistance to injuries.
Both stretching and flexibility training are sorely missing from most programs, but they are essential to ensure proper circulation, mobility, and flexibility; all of which are necessary for gymnastics. As we age, our levels of flexibility tend to get lower, but this is usually down to decreased activity and lack of stretching rather than anything directly age-related. A consistent and safe approach to flexibility training is key for maintaining fitness, comfortable joints, and ease of movement.
Being an adult is an advantage
Let’s face it, gymnastics is hard. The key thing to remember is that everyone has to start at the same place and learn the same basic skills. It doesn’t matter whether you’re 5 or 55, you have to start on the same level. Something else to be mindful of is that adults have an increased risk of injury, due to their larger body sizes. It’s also important to note that adults will recover from injuries much slower than children too, so a safe and steady approach to progression is essential.
That said, you won’t have any better fun than learning gymnastics. You’ll learn something new every single session and be able to actively feel yourself starting to get better each time. As your skills progress, so too will your ability to tackle more complex moves and combinations. You’re never too old to get started, as long as you have the right mindset. Enquire with Trojan Gymnastics & Dance Academy today, you won’t regret it!