Greece, New York
675 Ling Rd
Rochester, NY 14612
(585) 663-4810
The Victors Gym has been the premier private gymnastics facility in Greece, NY. As a USA Gymnastics Member Club, they offer safe, supportive, and fun classes for boys and girls ages 2 years and up.

Gymnastics or Tumbling: Which Is Right for Your Child? August 29, 2017

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Gymnastics or Tumbling: Which Is Right for Your Child?, Greece, New York

Thinking about enrolling your child in a gymnastics class? As you begin your research, you might notice that there seems to be a lot of overlap between recreational gymnastics programs and tumbling programs. If you’re not familiar with the differences between the two, it can be tough to know which is right for your child. The guide below will help you better understand how these two forms of exercise differ.

Gymnastics & Tumbling: What’s the Difference?


GymnasticsAlthough most gymnastics classes for children start small, these lessons help them make a slow-but-steady progression towards more difficult maneuvers. A child who sticks with their lessons may one day be performing spectacular routines involving balance beams, parallel bars, and still rings, among others. In gymnastics, students leap above the ground, raise themselves up on equipment, and, quite simply, don’t always stay very close to the floor.


As you may have guessed from the name, tumbling is a lot more precise and coordinated floor work. Routines often involve handstands, somersaults, tucks, and similar maneuvers. Unlike traditional gymnastics, students don’t use any special equipment during their routines. Tumbling moves can also be incorporated into other activities like cheerleading.

One of the obvious benefits of tumbling is the lack of major equipment. Students can only practice a full gymnastics routine at an official gym that’s equipped with the necessary items. On the other hand, a tumbling student who is confident in their abilities can practice some of their moves in the comfort of their own home.

That said, tumbling requires a lot of strength and is better suited to older children. To get a better sense of which option your child would most enjoy, discuss the issue with the staff of a local gymnastics gym.


If you’re considering enrolling your child in tumbling or gymnastics in the Rochester, NY, area, consider The Victors Gymnastics. Their expert instructors, complete facility, and experience in gymnastic technique will have your child enjoying their time learning this classic sport. They’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have—contact them online, or call (585) 663-4810.

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