Artistic vs. Rhythmic Gymnastics – Which is the Best?

To many, gymnastics is gymnastics! But, to those that know there is a definite line between the two types of gymnastics, artistic and rhythmic confusing the two is almost a punishable crime. Whether you talk to a fan of artistic gymnastics or rhythmic gymnastics, you will likely hear a long story or heated debate about which is better and why. … Read More

Where to Find Great Gymnastics Leotards

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Whether your daughter is in recreation or competitive gymnastics, she will need leotards. In fact, even if your gym doesn’t require gymnasts to show up in a leo at their first class, your daughter will probably want one. If she is like most gymnasts, she’ll probably want more than one. Most gymnasts have entire drawers or sections of their closet … Read More

Everything We Need to Know About the Balance Beam

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The balance beam, usually referred to simply as beam, is a women’s gymnastics event. In Olympic order, the balance beam is the third of four events completed during competition. A traditional competition beam is raised about 4 feet off the ground, measures 4 inches wide, and is 16 ½ feet long from end to end. The top of a beam … Read More

Best Balance Beam for Home Practice and Where to Find It

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If you have a gymnast in your life, you probably have or need an at-home beam. Balance beams are the easiest to use piece of at-home gymnastics equipment, and one of the most difficult events for any gymnast to master. An at-home beam is affordable, easy to install, and can quickly inspire confidence in any gymnast. If you are thinking … Read More

Gymnastics Insurance – How to Find the Right Policy

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Whether you run a recreational gym or a highly competitive gym, you will need gymnastics insurance. While having the proper insurance policy isn’t always something gym owners think about, it is extremely important, and can protect the gym and the owners if an accident or incident were to occur. There are a ton of options out there and finding the … Read More

Top Reasons You May Need Gymnastics Insurance

Gymnasts incite oohs and ahhs from crowds everywhere with their routines full of jumps, stunts, and acrobats. As parents and coaches of gymnasts, we understand these awe-inspiring routines don’t happen overnight, and are the result of hard work, classes, practices, and a ton of dedication. With any amateur or youth sport, injuries can happen, and that is why gym owners, … Read More

10 Things Only Gymnast’s Moms Understand

by: Tawnya (This article was originally written here. Re-posted by permission from the author.) Life of a Gymnastics Mom When my daughter first became interested in gymnastics, neither she or I had any idea that it would become such a big part of our lives, of our family’s life. Today, from November to March our life pretty much revolves around the … Read More

The Marathon Gymnast

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As a mother of a level 7 competitive gymnast, I sometimes find myself trying to figure out when she will make it to level 10- the highest level before Elite. You see when she first started out she was on level 4 (where a lot of girls start), and improved very quickly. I saw other girls her age skipping levels … Read More