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

What to Pack for Meets

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Hello to the gymnastics community! I hope all of you are getting yourself prepared along with your gymnast for the upcoming meet season. For those that are new gymnastics parents, this will be a great post for you because sometimes it can become stressful to know exactly what to pack your gymnast when it comes to meets. Below I have … Read More

Gymnastics and Sportsmanship: Why is the Relationship Important?

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Hello gymnastics community! The weather is getting cooler and fall is kicking in, which means meet season is just right around the corner. I am sure your little gymnast had worked their butt off all summer to perfect that one skill, learn something new, or even moved up a level! Either way, it is quite an exciting time during this … 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

12 Helpful Tips for Parents New to Gymnastics

So your son or daughter is new to gymnastics! First, congratulations, gymnastics is an exciting sport that will help your son or daughter grow as a person and athlete. The information here is designed to provide helpful tips for parents new to gymnastics. There is a great deal of information to learn about competition. Some of the things you will … Read More

Gymnastics vs. Dance – Which One is Better?

Dancing is a part of gymnastics and many dancers love to do gymnastics, so how do you determine which is better? Both gymnastics and dance have similar elements, but many people have a favorite between the two. If you are trying to decide whether to concentrate solely on dancing or gymnastics there are many things to consider to decide which … Read More

Artistic vs. Rhythmic Gymnastics – Which is the Best?

To many, gymnastics is gymnastics! But, to those that know there is a definite line between the two types of gymnastics, artistic and rhythmic confusing the two is almost a punishable crime. Whether you talk to a fan of artistic gymnastics or rhythmic gymnastics, you will likely hear a long story or heated debate about which is better and why. … Read More

Everything We Need to Know About the Balance Beam

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The balance beam, usually referred to simply as beam, is a women’s gymnastics event. In Olympic order, the balance beam is the third of four events completed during competition. A traditional competition beam is raised about 4 feet off the ground, measures 4 inches wide, and is 16 ½ feet long from end to end. The top of a beam … Read More