Aerobic Gymnastics has not only been a great form of physical training for the general public since the 1980s, but also as a top-level competitive sport.
It’s a great way to improve your fitness individually or in a group setting. Aerobic Gymnastics is the most energetic of all the gymnastics disciplines and requires the ability to perform continuous complex and high intensity movements to music, which originates from traditional aerobics. Competitive routines must demonstrate a balanced choreography of creative aerobic movements, flexibility, power, and strength and difficulty elements performed with perfect execution.
The discipline integrated into the FIG programme in 1995, the same year that the first Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships were held at the Stade de Coubertin in Paris, FRA.
Aerobic gymnasts can compete in the following classes: Aerobic Gymnastics which consists of competitions in five categories: Men’s individual, women’s individual, mixed pairs, trios, and groups (of five gymnasts); Aerobic Step which is performed with eight gymnasts; and Aerobic Dance, which is also performed with 8 gymnasts.
All routines are performed on a 7 x 7 m area (floor), 10 x 10 m for the groups.