Understanding Uneven Bars in Gymnastics

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If you have a little gymnast who is wanting to start the wonderful sport of gymnastics, you might want to know what that will entail. First off, there are four events; the vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise. Knowing about the events might be helpful for you as a parent. You could help explain to your new gymnast … 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

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

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

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

Rhythmic Gymnastis

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

Top 5 Reasons You May Need to Switch Gyms

[tps_header]There are two reasons gymnasts usually switch gyms. Some are habitual gym hoppers who are always going somewhere new looking for something different, and then there are those that leave for legitimate reasons. Below are the top 5 reasons you may need to switch gyms.[/tps_header] Reason 1: Safety Reasons If your gym is unsafe, or you have safety concerns that … Read More

Where to Find Great Gymnastics Leotards

Beautiful girl with Pink Rhythmic gymnastics hoop

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