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

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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

A Letter to New Gymnastics Mom

Dear New Team Mom, A big warm welcome to the team!! Get ready for an amazing ride filled with many ups and downs and plenty of plateaus. I am sure your athlete was ecstatic about being asked to join team and worked really hard to get there. She was jumping up and down with her team mates and couldn’t wait to … Read More

It’s Only Gymnastics.

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Photo Credit: Will Ferrell from Kicking and Screaming Last week I heard a story about a family who got kicked out of a gymnastics competition because the father caused a huge emotional scene during his daughter’s competition. The little girl was on bars and fell on her front hip circle. The dad was clearly upset and started having a fit. … Read More

5 Unusual Ways To Overcome Mental Block in Tumbling

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This article was originally written by Coach Sahil M. from TumblingCoach.com and is Republished under permission, granted to allgymnasts.com on Aug 7th, 2015. Let’s face it, mental blocks are very real and something you may have to deal with at some point in your tumbling career. Personally, I hope you never get them and tumble fearlessly forever. However, after coaching so many athletes over the … Read More