Avoiding the Parent Trap

Avoiding the parent trap in Gymnastics

Of all the wonderful things that sports offers our kids today, I never thought that I would get sucked into the so-called “parent trap”. I admit, it’s not one of my proudest moments, I was turning into “that” gym mom. Luckily, I came to see the err of my ways early on and was able to course correct. In a world … Read More

Sacrificing the Ordinary for the Extraordinary

Sacrificing the Ordinary for the Extraordinary

People often come up to me and ask me if I am upset about sacrificing my entire childhood for gymnastics. Spending over 14,000 hours of my youth in a gym could seem like huge sacrifice to many, and at first I bought into that idea. After all, it made my athletic story better when it is full of drama and … Read More

4 Simple Ways to Eat Healthy as a Gymnast

Eat Healthy as a Gymnast

Killer training and practice are not the only things that help a gymnast’s body and performance. One factor that also determines a gymnast’s success is a healthy and proper diet.  Good nutrition will help athletes focus, endurance, and body control. A healthy diet can also help prevent some injuries like stress fractures. Not only does a proper diet help performance, … Read More

10 Reasons Your Parents are Lucky You’re a Gymnast

Your Parents are Lucky You’re a Gymnast

You probably feel pretty lucky to be a gymnast! Your friends are probably envious of you, and you probably realize how hard your parents work to keep you in the gym. But, did you know you parents are lucky you’re a gymnast too. Find out why below. You’re Very Confident Confidence is a tough thing to teach. Some kids go … Read More

10 Life Lessons I Learned from Gymnastics

As I look back on my gymnastics career, I realize that I gained much more than just trophies and ribbons. For a long time, gymnastics was my life. I lived and breathed gymnastics on a daily basis, and I wouldn’t change any of it if I had the chance. As an adult looking back on my adolescent and teenage gymnastics … Read More

5 Tips to Stay Healthy in Gymnastics

Stay Healthy in Gymnastics

To stay healthy in gymnastics is indisputably important regarding this sport that is basically dealing with flexibility, balance, and control. Such a wrong movement, position, and some other factors may lead to certain injury or any issue that surely affects the athletes’ overall performances. To help every gymnast achieves their goals, these are some key tips to keep gymnasts’ body … Read More

CHEERS to Gymnastics Moms For These 20 Things

Unless you are a gym mom, it’s hard for others to see how much you sacrifice for your child in order for them to participate in a sport such as gymnastics. Gym moms give up a lot in terms of time, money and energy so they can support and encourage their athlete to be all that they can be. Other sports parents … Read More

Big dreams or Realistic goals?

Dream Big, Set Goals, Take Action

Last week I read a Facebook post where a mother of a gymnast was in a panic because her daughter wasn’t going to move up a level this year. This repetition caused her daughter (and the mother) much frustration. The daughter had set big goals for herself. She started competing in gymnastics in 2014 at the age of ten. This … Read More

Self Growth Interpretations of 10 Levels in Gymnastics

gymnast's personal growth

Having a son in Taekwondo for the past 7 years has taught me so much about this amazing sport and discipline. When my son was 6, he was going through a tough time where his behavior passed the “cute” stage and so he would act out to get attention. My husband and I tried to refocus him and enrolled him in several sports before … Read More

This One Exercise Will Improve Your Jumps And Tumbling By 20%

Photo credit: Sean Hansford, ISA National Gymnastics Finals 20th Feb 2011 This article was originally written by Coach Sahil M. from TumblingCoach.com and is Republished (and revised towards gymnasts) under permission, granted to allgymnasts.com on Aug 7th, 2015. Let’s face it, every gymnast under the sun – no matter how good he or she already is, wants higher jumps along with tumbling that is … Read More