Gymnastics is a tremendous sport in its own right, but gymnastics also happens to be the best building block for enhanced skill development and participation in any sport for boys. Participating in the sport of gymnastics can promote positive effects in the following areas:
Did you know that...
Men's Fitness Magazine (March 1996) declared men's gymnastics the world's toughest sport. The magazine ranked gymnastics first among 40 different sports using seven different evaluation criteria such as the fitness, skills and the brains required for success.
Men's gymnastics was the most watched television sport of the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
Elite male gymnasts are way off the scale compared to other athletes in overall fitness. There are approximately 3,000 clubs in the United States that offer lessons in men's gymnastics. This is in addition to programs offered by Parks and Rec Departments, school systems, and organizations such as the YMCA or Boys Club of America.