Oh No! Here Comes The Dreaded Gymnastics “Burnout”

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When you hear the word “gymnastics” what comes to mind? Do you think cartwheels and somersaults? Glittery pink leos and ballerina buns? How about hard work and dedication? Tears and bruises? Do you think hours of practice or even homeschool? Ice packs or massages? Not many people realize how tough gymnastics is and that it is a very competitive sport. … Read More

Gymnasts Are Ballet Dancers Too

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Would you believe me if I told you that ballet dancing can actually improve your gymnast’s skills? Ballet dancing can help teach your gymnast how to manage and control their breathing while performing, enhance overall flexibility, and improve your athlete’s balance and posture. Many athletes that are involved with gymnastics are involved with ballet dancing too. Both sports go hand-in-hand … Read More

How to Protect Your Gymnast From Sexual Abuse

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U.S.A. Gymnastics team doctor, Larry Nassar, was sentenced to life in jail for sexually abusing gymnasts and keeping it silent. Around 250 (and most likely more) gymnasts have spoken up about the accusations because they were not going to hide their secret in the dark anymore. This sex abuse scandal because one of the biggest sex scandals in all of … Read More

The Ultimate Gymnastics Gift Guide

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Have you ever felt stuck when it came to gift ideas for a gymnast or gymnastics lover that is in your life? Well, look no further for this is the Ultimate Gift Guide for gymnasts! Hopefully this ultimate guide will help you find gifts for birthdays, Christmas, stocking stuffers, male gymnasts, gymnastics coaches, gymnastics parents, and gifts for $10 and … Read More

Gymnasts Love Food

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Who doesn’t love food? Food is essential for young athletes because that is where they get their energy from. Gymnasts practice anywhere from five to even seven days a week. Sometimes gymnastics practices are hours long, some gymnasts even have two practices in one day! The US is known for being at the top of the list when it comes to … Read More

Football Players Can Be Gymnasts Too

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I will never forget a specific feature commercial my University aired on TV when I was a junior in college. The commercial was about a well known football player majoring in ballet, and he was expressing how much he enjoys dance along with explaining how it helps him become a better football player. A football player…loves to do ballet? Yup, … Read More

It’s OK To Involve Your Child In Gymnastics

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The last time we watched gymnastics in the Olympics was during the summer of 2016 in Rio. The next Summer Olympics will take place in 2020 where gymnastics will be a big hit once again; though I am not sure if anyone would be able to compete up against the Final Five! Gymnastics has been a popular topic in the … Read More

Father’s Day Gifts For Gymnastics Dad

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Can you believe that it is already June? Can you believe that Father’s Day is around the corner? I sure can’t! Father’s Day falls on the third Sunday of June, so this year it is June 17th. If you’re anything like me, then you must be rattling your brain around for gift ideas for Dad. Dads in general are pretty … Read More