Sport Aerobics is a hard and competitive sport that has a singular connection of aerobic choreography and gymnastics elements. This sport generate a chance for adolescents, and adult individuals to compete in a sport that demands less risk than gymnastics while keeping the artistic quality and fun of aerobics.
Code of Points 2001-2004 defines the sport as: “Sports Aerobics is the ability to perform continuous complex and high intensity movement patterns to music which originate from traditional aerobic dance. The routine must demonstrate continuous movement, flexibility, strength and utilization of the seven basic steps with a high degree of perfectly executed elements of difficulty.”
Sports aerobics is an interesting, recreational and competitive sport that demands performing active movement patterns to fast paced music. It is a sport that is less strenuous, in comparison with the gymnastics but it offers the fun and artistic quality of aerobics.
The competitive from of aerobics started in the year 1984. Actually is a controversy, if Sports aerobics had its origin in the United States or Japan. However it was only in 1995 that the Federation International de Gymnastique (FIG) adopted Sports Aerobics as the 4th discipline of Gymnastics. The First World Championships hosted by the FIG was realized in Paris, France. With every passing year the World Championships has of more individuals and nations participating.
Now, over 45 nations worldwide receive national competitions that qualify athletes for numerous International and World Championship events such as:
• Suzuki World Cup
• FIG World Aerobic Championships (rotating European countries)
• World Aerobic Championships (USA)