GYMNASTICS IS FOR EVERYBODY
The physical strength, flexibility, power, agility, coordination, grace, balance and control of a top gymnast is always impressive, but not only competitive gymnasts benefit from practicing gymnastics. Tumbling Gymnastics is for everybody. Tumbling is practiced in all gymnastics sports, cheer-leading, dancing, acrobatics, diving, parkour and more. Tumble Mania, the founder and owner of the TumbleSPORTS brand, presents all tumbling activities to children and young adults.
THE BENEFITS OF GYMNASTICS
The Covid-19 pandemic highlighted the health benefits of practicing gymnastics. Regular gymnastics exercise with expert coaches builds a tough immune system ready to fight off invading pathogens and prevent disease. Specialized strength, flexibility and cardio fitness programs and routine classes reduce stress levels and promote overall well-being. Body weight exercises build upper body, lower body and core strength and develop strong, healthy bones preventing osteoporosis. Flexibility training reduces risk of injury and promotes greater range of motion, body control and physical well-being.
THE MAGIC OF GYMNASTICS
Gymnasts have increased coordination, learn to avoid hazardous situations and naturally correct body alignment sitting, walking, standing or jumping etc. They are disciplined, learn self-control to make corrections and self-discipline to stay on a task. Younger gymnasts learn social skills as to stand in a line, look, listen, be quiet when others are talking, work and think independently and how to be respectful. Older gymnasts often become role models. Gymnastics require high concentration levels and gymnasts are likely to have better self-esteem and self-efficacy. Programs aim to achieve personal goals and develop goal setting skills.
TUMBLING & COMPETITIONS
Tumbling gymnastics consists of somersaulting, flipping, rolling or arm supported re-directional techniques. It can be performed on a mat or track or without apparatus. It employs a wide range of movements and requires discipline, skill, speed, flexibility and strength. Competitive tumbling gymnastics is done on a dynamic track by boys, girls and adults. The sport is governed by the Federation of International Gymnastics (FIG). Tumblers perform consecutive elements without interruption or change of rhythm. At international events, only feet and hands are allowed to touch the track.
TUMBLE MANIA activities
Our activities are for all keen to practice tumbling exercises for the excellent recreational, movement educational and health qualities it has to offer, those who seek to master specific tumbling skills and those who love to participate in competitions. We cater for beginners to high level. Registered with the SAGF (South African Gymnastics Federation), we have since 1982 presented tumbling classes, competitions, workshops and camps for participants, coaches and adjudicators and produced top local and international performers.
In tune with NEW DEVELOPMENTS
Tumble Mania stays in tune with international developments by attending FIG Academy courses and presenting workshops. We have hosted top international gymnasts and coaches from the USA, Russia, France, Belgium and England at Tumble Mania events.