Gymnastics is a sport involving performance of exercises requiring physical strength, flexibility, agility, coordination, balance and grace. Gymnastics is a competitive sport, with competitions being regular, and even featuring in the olympics. Many elements of free running originate from gymnastics.
 Relation to free running
In relation to free running, gymnastics has many good uses. Gymnastics teaches many relevant moves with good technique and some teachers are willing to help teach traceurs. The only negative to gymnastics in relation to parkour is the rolls are for padded areas and will probably injure your back if you do them on cement.
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