A Salute to Gymnasts Who Never Stand on the Podium

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Unless you spend a great deal of time in a gym, you don’t understand everything that goes into creating gymnast. Gymnastics is more than four routines, high scores, and podiums. In fact, if an athlete wants to get shiny new bling and their chance to salute the audience from the podium, they need to put in work, and lots of … Read More

5 Tips To Help Keep Gymnastics Fun

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Did you know that according to a 2014 research study by George Washington University, the number 1 reason why athletes quit their sport is because it is no longer fun? Did you know that 75% of athletes will quit by the time they are 13? As parents, what do we do with this information? Parents have a large part to … Read More

Why Gymnastics? (Technically Explained)

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Gymnastics is an activity of ancient origins and modern tensions. Most large and medium size cities and towns have a private gymnastics school or offer gymnastics activities via a park district, public school, Turners, Sokol, or YMCA. Media attention toward gymnastics has continued to grow, making gymnastics one of the top television-audience draws. Gymnastics at the top levels continues to draw attention. It … Read More

Hospital Emergency Rooms Visits Caused by Sport Injuries.

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This table shows the number of people visiting hospital emergency rooms in 1997 categorized by sports injuries. Note that hunting injuries are not included. In somecases, injuries caused by using equipment are separated from the activity, such as swimming. The number of people visiting emergency rooms is listed after the equipment/activity and the percentage of patients admitted to a hospital is shown in parentheses. … Read More

How to Find the Right Gymnastics Gym/Club

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Gymnastics is a great activity for kids of all ages and abilities. In addition to amazing upper and lower body strength, gymnastics also helps kids develop balance, co-ordination, flexibility, and self-confidence. Not to mention, the gym is a great place to have a ton of fun. If you are thinking about getting your son or daughter into gymnastics, you need … Read More

How to Make Your Gymnastics Leotards Last Longer

Your daughter will put their gymnastics leotards through a lot. Leotards are expected to fit like a second skin, be stunning to look at, and shouldn’t have to cost a ton. To do this, gymnastics leotard companies use special fabrics and ways to manufacture these leotards to get the look you desire. As a result, leotards are high-performance athletic gear … Read More

History of Rhythmic Gymnastics

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Rhythmic gymnastics uses ropes, hoops, balls, clubs, or ribbon accompanied by music on the floor. The event is for women-only and can be performed by individuals or groups. Rhythmic gymnastics started over 3,500 years ago in ancient Egypt and were a celebration of the female human form. During this time, aesthetic expression in the human form was encouraged. Shortly after, … Read More

What is Rhythmic Gymnastics: Everything You Need to Know

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When you think of gymnastics, you probably think about floor routines, uneven parallel bars, the vault, and balance beam, but there are two types of gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and traditional gymnastics. Rhythmic gymnastics is different than traditional gymnastics because it is performed solely on the floor and uses equipment in floor routines. Below, you will find out everything you need … Read More

What Parents Need to Know at the First Gymnastics Meet

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Your son or daughter’s first gymnastics meet is coming up and you are probably beside yourself with excitement. You’ve been to practices, you’ve talked to the coaches, and even older team members parents, so you think you’re good to go, right? Nope. No matter how prepared you think you are, you are probably going to be confused the moment you … Read More

30 Things Gymnastics Parents Should Avoid

Whether you are a newbie gymnastics parent or an old pro, you have probably heard all the things gymnastics parents are supposed to do but have you heard of all the things you shouldn’t do. Gymnastics is beneficial physically and mentally for gymnasts in all levels of competition, and as parents there are things we definitely shouldn’t do to make … Read More