Athletic or disciplinary exercises; the art of performing gymnastic exercises.
Disciplinary exercises for the intellect or character.
Feats demonstrating a quick mental agility; as, mental gymnastics, verbal gymnastics.
a sport that involves exercises intended to display strength and balance and agility
a competitive sport in which individuals perform optional and prescribed acrobatic feats mostly on special apparatus in order to demonstrate strength, balance, and body control
The definition of gymnastics is extreemly broad. As it pertains to this site the term gymnastics is generally referring to artistic gymnastics, or the competetive gymnastics utilizing the events defined above. There is room on this site for the discussion of rhythmic gymnastics, general gymnastics, sports acrobatics, etc. but the main focus is artistic gymnastics.
Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of sequences of movements requiring physical strength, flexibility, balance and kinesthetic awareness, such as handsprings, handstands, forward rolls, aerials and tucks. It developed from beauty practices and fitness used by the ancient Greeks, including skills for mounting and dismounting a horse, and circus performance skills. In ancient times the term implied exercise taken in the nude by men in a gymnasium, a venue for intellectual and physical education.