Disciplines

Integrating Young and Old

People practice do general gymnastics because exercise is fun. Its value lies in particular
in the promotion of health, fitness and in doing sports with like-minded people in clubs and
associations.

General gymnastics proposes many different exercises, which are regularly adapted to trends
and the development of new programmes and sports.

Photos: Volker Minkus / UEG

Mentalities, cultures and traditions of the European member federations distinctively
characterise the varied offer within Europe. Among the different exercises proposed by general
gymnastics, one can find:

  • All sorts of gymnastics with or without apparatus or with conventional and unconventional hand apparatus
  • Fitness und health gymnastics
  • Fitness Aerobics
  • Jazz Gymnastics
  • All sorts of dances
  • Folklore and exercise forms which are characteristic for a country
  • Acrobatics
  • Tumbling
  • All sorts of group games
  • Exercises outside or in water
  • Events in popular sports which contribute to the preservation or increase of one's abilities