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Frequently Asked Questions

Recreational Gymnastics

  1. What’s the difference between a 9-week program and the club program at Markham Gymnastics Club?

Competitive Gymnastics

  1. How will I know my child has the potential to be a competitive gymnast?
  2. How old should be child be before he/she starts in the competitive program?

Gymnastics Terminology

  1. Kip
    A basic skill in artistic gymnastics on the uneven bars that is used at a way of getting on the bar in a front support position or a handstand from a hanging or standing position.
  2. Roundoff
    The roundoff is similar to a cartwheel except the gymnast lands with two feet placed together on the ground instead of one foot at a time, facing the direction they arrived from.The roundoff is a gymnastic technique that turns horizontal speed into vertical speed (to jump higher); it is also used effectively to turn forward momentum from a run into backwards momentum, giving speed and power to backwards moves such as flips and somersaults.
  3. Giant
    When casting into a handstand position and making a full rotation around the bar while the body is kept in a straight line.