You think football is tough? Try being the master of six pieces of apparatus, each different to the other and requiring a combination of strength, mobility, endurance, flexibility, body control and co-ordination. The physique of an elite male gymnast says it all – years of hard work and dedication.
Roles models like London 2012 Olympic silver medallist Louis Smith began the sport at a young age, drawn to the thrill of learning new ‘tricks’, being with his friends and keeping out of trouble. Sound familiar?
With loads of physical activity, balanced with fun and excitement to test the craziest of thrill seeker, Men’s Artistic Gymnastics has something to keep every lad challenged.
Floor Exercise (FX), Pommel Horse (PH), Rings (RG), Vault (VT), Parallel Bars (PB), Horizontal (High) Bar (HB)
Notts Gymnastics Academy Men’s Artistic Squad started as Notts School of Gymnastics in 1989. It was founded by ex-Olympian Barry Winch. Since 1997 we have been based at the National Sports Acrobatics and East Midlands Gymnastics Centre in West Bridgford, Nottingham and in 2010 we joined with the other clubs at the Centre to form Notts Gymnastics Academy.
The Centre is a purpose-built gymnasium fully equipped for all gymnastic disciplines which is attached to Rushcliffe Leisure Centre.
The Men’s Artistic Squad provides the highest level of coaching for boys from age 5 through to senior international level to enable gymnasts to participate in men’s 6 piece gymnastics and for all to develop to their optimum level. The boys take part in competitions and displays at different levels right up to senior international level and have the opportunity to take part in trips to other clubs, including some overseas visits and competitions.