Bridlewood hosts annual Kanata gymathon

The Kanata Rhythmic Sportive Gymnastics Club hosted its annual Gymathon at the Bridlewood Elementary School on Nov. 2 and 3. Gymnasts from the ages of four to 16 and from various levels of training came together to enjoy an afternoon of friendship, fitness and, most of all, fun, all while raising money for much needed equipment for the club.

Throughout the two afternoons, the gymnasts were led by enthusiastic coaches in various exercises requiring flexibility, balance and coordination, all using the essential apparatuses for the sport of rhythmic gymnastics: the ball, hoop, rope and ribbon.

The gymnastics club is a local non-profit, volunteer rhythmic gymnastics club which offers recreational classes throughout the Kanata and the Stittsville area.

The sport of rhythmic gymnastics combines the grace of ballet and dance with gymnastics movements requiring flexibility, concentration and co-ordination.

Founded in 1975 by head coach Dasa Lelli, it offers programming in two developmental streams, recreational and advanced training.

A new winter session will begin in the new year with several recreational class options.

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