It's fun and great exercise!!
Physical fitness development - specially in the area of strength, flexibility, agility, balance and coordination!
Cognitive skill development - such as listening and following directions!
Life skills development - particularly self-confidence, teamwork, responsibility, friendship, and sportsmanship!
Accomplishment of goals - setting goals and working hard to achieve them!
It's a great developmental activity - whether the goal is advancement in gymnastics or preparation for another sport!