Aerobic Gymnastics is the ability to perform high intensity complex aerobic movement patterns to music. The movements originate from traditional aerobic exercises. Routines demonstrate strength, flexibility and dance using the seven basic aerobic steps.
There are five aerobic gymnastics categories: Individual women, Individual men, Mixed pairs (same sex pairs are allowed in GB), Trios & Groups (5 gymnasts).
At Bulmershe we run classes for all four levels of aerobic gymnastics.
IAC (Introduction Aerobic Code). Introductory Aerobics combines dance, strength and flexibility for gymnasts aged 7 years and above. Gymnasts compete in teams of three to six gymnasts. This squad trains once a week for 2 hours. Interclub competitions are held throughout the year.
RAC (Recreational Aerobic Code). Girls and boys aged from 8 years old compete in teams of up to 5 gymnasts. Interclub competitions are held throughout the year.
NAC (National Aerobic Code). This is the third level which is more closely linked to the FIG code of points. Girls and boys compete in all categories, but are limited in with their choice of difficulty elements. Club, Regional and National competitions are held throughout the year at various locations.
FIG (Follows the Code of Points from the Federation of International Gymnastics). These are the International rules for aerobic gymnastics. All five categories are competed in four age groups: National Development (10 – 11 years), Group 1 (12 – 14 years), Group 2 (15 – 17 years) and seniors (18+ years). Club, Regional and National competitions are held throughout the year at various locations. Selection for GB National Squad is made from this category and some of these gymnasts will compete in International competitions.
If you are interested in starting Aerobics please email firstname.lastname@example.org
A background in dance or gymnastics is useful but not essential.
For further information about Aerobic Gymnastics Click here British Gymnastics Aerobics Discipline.