Gymnastics Poses for Pictures

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The 2017 meet season is approaching and you and your gymnast are looking to update her gymnastics photo that is sitting above the fireplace along with the rest of your family pictures. A lot has happened within the last year, whether your gymnast moved up a level (or two, or maybe three!) or maybe she is on a different team. … Read More

How to Become a Gymnastics Judge

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Have you ever wondered what it took to become a judge for gymnastics? Their jobs may seem quite easy, but believe me when I say there is a lot to it! You see judges most during meets, obviously. There are a few judges sitting at a table at each event: bars, beam, vault, and floor. These judges have gone through … Read More

Halloween Costume Ideas for Gymnasts

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Oh, how I love Halloween season! There is nothing like competing with your neighbors when it comes to decorating your house and your yard, carving pumpkins, apple picking, eating candy until your stomach hurts, telling spooky stories, visiting haunted houses and of course, costume picking. I hope that you can agree with me when I honestly say that picking out … Read More

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

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