Gymnastics For All

4thAsianGymnaestrada 

Singapore Gymnastics holds an annual Gymnastics Festival – Gym Fest to celebrate all kinds of movements and performances.

Gym Fest is a celebration of ‘Gymnastics For All’ .

Singapore Gymnastics organised the 4th Asian Gymnaestrada, 2-3 November 2013 at Bishan Sports Hall.

This is in line with achieving our vision of “Gymnastics for Everyone – Enjoyment and Excellence” and our mission of promoting gymnastics as a sport for all ages. Gymnastics for All (GFA) is also one of the seven official disciplines of Gymnastics as defined by the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG). This event will comprise of numerous performances incorporating dance, aerobic movements, mass displays, calisthenics, and a variety of basic gymnastics movements, to bring out the qualities of Gymnastics for All – Fun, Fitness, Fundamentals, and Friendship!

In July 2011, Singapore Gymnastics had the great pleasure of sending the winners of the Most Creative Performance at Gymfest 2010 – Nanyang Primary, to participate in the World Gymnaestrada, held once every four years with about 25,000 participants, in Lausanne, Switzerland. We are extremely proud that the 40-strong contingent will live all the magic engendered by this extraordinary gymnastics festival!

Gymnastics for All is practiced everywhere and by all, regardless of age or cultural or ethnic status. As such, in addition to local performances, foreign counterparts are also invited every year to participate in this entertaining event.

Singapore Gymnastics holds an annual Gymnastics For All event “Gym Fest” in the second half of the year, and looks forward to sending a large contingent to the World Gymnaestrada 2015 in Finland.

What is Gymnastics For All?

As per the FIG (Federation Internationale de Gymnastique):

“Gymnastics for All (GfA) is the historical and cultural discipline of the FIG. Created by its founder, Nicolas Cuperus (BEL) in 1881, GfA bring together gymnasts of all ages, all genders, of all cultural backgrounds to enjoy the diverse range of physical activities that gymnastics offers.

 

Gymnastics for All activities contribute to personal health, fitness and well being – physical, social, intellectual and psychological. The focus of GfA is the F4 (Fun – Fitness –  Fundamentals –  Friendship) and can involve gymnastics with or without apparatus, gymnastics and dance. It offers aesthetic experiences in movement for participants and spectators while providing the opportunity to focus on items that are of particular interest in a national and cultural context.

 

This makes gymnastics one of the largest sporting organisations contributing to global health, fitness and well-being in the world!”