From Ancient Greek γυμναστής (gumnastēs, “trainer of athletes”), from γυμνάζω (gumnazō, “I train naked, exercise”), from γυμνός (gumnos, “naked”)
She was a member of her high school's cheerleading squad and a gymnast for seven years.
Now it is true that before 447 B.C., besides the teachers of writing, gymnastics and music, to whom the young Greek resorted for elementary instruction, there were artists and artisans who not only practised their crafts, but also communicated them to apprentices and pupils, and that accordingly the Platonic Protagoras recognizes in the gymnast Iccus, the physician Herodicus, and the musicians Agathocles and Pythoclides, forerunners of the sophists.
Years later, when professional wrestler and gymnast Albert Earl Carter published his 1979 book, "The Miracles of Rebound Exercise," mini-trampoline sales skyrocketed.
Shawn Johnson is a seasoned gymnast, no stranger to physical movement, athletic precision, and a touch of grace to go along with the talent.
Imagine your drum major is an accomplished gymnast.