Aerobics

Aerobic has not only been a great form of physical training for the general public since the end of the 1980’s, but also a top-level competitive sport.

Aerobic Gymnastics presents dynamic moves, strength, flexibility, co-ordination and musicality in a routine, lasting up to 1 minute 50 seconds (1’30’’ for all categories from 2013).

The different categories are: Individuals Men, Individuals Women’s, Mixed Pairs, Trios and Groups (of 6 gymnasts). The routine is performed on a 7 x 7 m area (floor – for individuals), 10 x 10 m for the Mixed Pairs, the Trios and the Groups. In 2011, the FIG decided to include Aerobic Dance and Aerobic Step in the World Championships programme, since Sofia in 2012.

Aerobic Gymnastics is the ability to perform continuous complex and high intensity movement patterns to music, which originate from traditional aerobic exercises:  the routine must demonstrate continuous movement, flexibility, strength and the utilisation of the seven Aerobic basic steps, with perfectly executed all the movements including the difficulty elements.

The winning routine must show clean and balanced movements with perfect technique. The routine must include at least one element from the 4 element groups which present dynamic strength, static strength, jumps / leaps and flexibility / balance and may include a maximum of 10 elements (Individual) or 12 elements  (MP, TR & GR) in total.

The competitor must also demonstrate combinations of aerobic movement patterns with arms and feet, including the seven basic aerobic steps: March, Jog, Skip, Knee Lift, Kick, Jack and Lunge.

Calendar

Gymnastics Ireland Calendar - click here...

More Information

FIG Introduction to Aerobics - click here...

FIG Video - click here...

The following documents support all Aerobic Events:

Gymnastics Ireland Competition/Event Policy - click here...

FIG Code of Points - click here...

Judging

Gymnastics Ireland Judging Policy - click here...

Education

Coaching

General Coaching Information - click here...

Gymnastics Ireland Coaching Policy - click here...

Gymnastics Ireland Coaching Courses - click here...

Judging

Gymnastics Ireland Judging Courses - click here...

Anti-Doping

The anti-doping rules of Gymnastics Ireland are the Irish Anti-Doping Rules published by the Irish 
Sports Council and as amended from time to time by the Irish Sports Council. 

Gymnastics Ireland Anti-Doping Policy - click here...

Rules & Regulations

Gymnastics Ireland Rules & Regulation - click here...