Recreational Gymnastics

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Gymnastics is a sport that can be competitive and recreational. Sometimes being on a team can be difficult because you have to dedicate many hours into training and prevent you from doing things, or participating in things. When you belong to a team you are making a commitment. Being on a team is not for everyone, especially for those who … Read More

Different Types of Gym Chalk and Why Gymnasts Use it

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Have you ever seen a gymnast without chalk all over their hands, leos, feet and legs? If you said yes, please let me know where because I have yet to see this. I never actually understood chalk and why gymnasts use it. I was honestly very curious about the subject, so I decided to talk to a gymnast that I … Read More

How to do a Cartwheel

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Cartwheels. A cartwheel is a gymnastics skill that is one of the first skills taught to a young gymnast. Cartwheels are so popular and common that your little gymnast probably was doing them before even entering gymnastics. If your gymnast is working towards tumbling, cartwheels are one of the first steps. Cartwheels are super familiar with kids, it is like … Read More

Picking the Right Floor Music

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What is the only thing you hear at a gymnastics meet besides cheering? If you answered “music” then I definitely have to agree with you! There is nothing more overbearing than a million different lyric-less songs playing back-to-back for a few hours while you are watching your little gymnast compete. Some songs are definitely catchy, others are elegant and soft, … Read More

So Your Gymnast Wants to Quit

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So, your gymnast wants to quit gymnastics. This is probably something you never imagined happening, how is this possible? Your gymnast has been so involved with gymnastics basically her entire life. She has spent so many hours dedicating and committing herself to the sport, and you just cannot fathom why she does not want to do gymnastics anymore. Many people … Read More

Safe, Low-Impact at Home Conditioning Ideas

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Exercising. It sure as heck is not easy. Now that the cooler weather is approaching us it may be difficult to stick with your regular routine when it comes to exercising especially if you are doing a lot outdoors. Going to the gym can be quite a hassle because it is always crowded, sometimes you have to wait for a … Read More

What to Put Under the Tree for Your Gymnast This Year

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I recently just wrote a post on what to stuff your young gymnast’s stocking with this Christmas, and now I am getting to the bigger and maybe even to the more exciting things! With fall kicking in and the Holiday Season around the corner, it is only natural to start wondering what to put under the tree for your gymnast. … Read More

What to Pack for Meets

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Hello to the gymnastics community! I hope all of you are getting yourself prepared along with your gymnast for the upcoming meet season. For those that are new gymnastics parents, this will be a great post for you because sometimes it can become stressful to know exactly what to pack your gymnast when it comes to meets. Below I have … Read More

Teamwork and Gymnastics

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“We work hard every day. It’s hard to do things by yourself, but as a team you can go so far.” -Laurie Hernandez in Rio after USA won a gold medal in gymnastics That says it all, doesn’t it? How do you think the USA women’s gymnastics team dominated the Rio Olympics? Was it because they only focused on themselves … Read More

Friendships and Gymnastics

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Friendships. What are friendships honestly? According to the Dictionary, friendships are a state of mutual trust and support between two or more people. Friendships are eating pizza at midnight while laughing and cracking jokes. Friendships are being a shoulder for someone to cry on, or a pat on the back for a job well done. Friendships consist of many memories, … Read More