Gymnastics Ireland Dance Funk Challenge & Fitness Workouts launching soon

8th February 2021, 17:10pm | National

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Gymnastics Ireland welcomes members of all ages, levels and disciplines to join the new Dance Funk online challenge with Alan McGrath, a professional choreographer and dancer who has danced with Justin Bieber, David Guetta and Westlife, as well as appearing on the Eurovision and MTV’s European Music Awards. The aim of this Dance Funk challenge is to encourage physical activity in a fun and expressive way while helping to improve balance, strength, coordination, rhythm and timing - all important attributes to any gymnast.

Running in parallel, we will also be releasing a new series of fitness-based workouts with Luke Carson, Gymnastics Ireland National Coach and coach to pommel-horse star and World medallist Rhys McClenaghan. Luke will be challenging our gymnasts to focus on their basic strength and conditioning.

Both of these online activities will run free of charge for 6 weeks and workouts will be streamed every Friday at 4.30-5.00pm (Dance Funk workouts) and Saturday 10.30-10.45am (Fitness Workouts) starting on February 19th via the Gymnastics Ireland Facebook page @GymnasticsIre.

All gymnasts who submit a video of their dance steps & moves learned in each Dance Funk session will be in with a chance to win a prize at the end of the 6 week-period. Please ensure you have your parents consent to take part in this activity if you are under 18. Please note that sharing videos is not a requirement of this online activity and gymnasts can take part without entering the competition for a prize. Any inflammatory commenting on videos will be removed immediately

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