You're thundering down the runway, launching into your fifth backflip in a row. For a moment it feels like the whole world is rotating around you. Then it's over. And that's when the crowd goes crazy.
Tumbling is a truly breath-taking type of gymnastics. It's all about somersaults, flips and twists - and linking them together, one right after the other. If you've already got a bit of gymnastics experience, it's easy to get started with tumbling (not to mention a whole lot of fun).
If you already love doing somersaults or cartwheels, you'll find tumbling really easy to get into - whatever age you are. You'll start by learning how it feels to perform simple tricks on a sprung runway. Then, as your technique and confidence grows, you'll learn to perform amazing sequences of flips and twists. If you get a kick out of competing, there are contests for every age group from child to adult. Of course, if you want to tumble just for fun, go for it!
Ready to become a tumbler? All our clubs provide a safe, friendly environment with professional coaches to help you learn. Gymnastics can be adapted to be inclusive for everyone, regardless of your ability. Find your nearest venue in the Club Finder below along with some helpful questions to ask the club.