Origin of gymnasticsfrom gymnastic
a sport combining tumbling and acrobatic feats, usually done with apparatus such as the parallel bars, the balance beam, etc.
- a. used with a pl. verb Physical exercises designed to develop and display strength, balance, and agility, especially those performed on or with specialized apparatus.b. used with a sing. verb The art or practice of such exercises.
- used with a pl. verb a. Complex intellectual or artistic exercises: mental gymnastics.b. Informal Feats of physical agility: had to go through gymnastics to cross the slippery walk.
- A sport involving the performance of sequences of movements requiring physical strength, flexibility, and kinesthetic awareness.
- Gymnastics was a significant part of the physical education curriculum.
- Complex intellectual or artistic exercises or feats of physical agility.
- His mental gymnastics are legendary.
From Ancient Greek γυμνασία (gumnasia, “athletic training, exercise”), from γυμνός (gumnos, “naked”), because Greek athletes were training naked.
- She instructed certain of her favourites in gymnastics and athletics, as a useful training for war.
- Apart from these verbal gymnastics, Diodorus did not differ from the Megarian school.
- He was educated at Duisburg, Zurich and Bonn, where he distinguished himself by gymnastics as much as by study.
- Services; the balloon establishment; the detention barracks; fire brigade stations; five churches; recreation grounds for officers and men; schools; and especially the military technical schools of army cooking, gymnastics, signalling, ballooning and of mounted infantry, Army Service Corps, Royal Army Medical Corps and veterinary duties.
- At the beginning of the 5th century B.C. every young Greek of the better sort already received rudimentary instruction, not only in music and gymnastics, but also in reading and writing.