Gymnastics and Cheerleading: What is the Difference?

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Throughout my life, I have heard that cheerleading is not a sport. When you hear the word “cheerleading”, what comes to mind? Pom-poms? Cheers? Football? Of course all of those things are affiliated with cheerleading, but would you ever think of gymnastics? That’s right! Many people actually talk about the two like they are the same. Cheerleading does consist of … Read More

An Open Letter to my Gymnast: Thank You

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Dear my Little Gymnast, I cannot believe how fast you are advancing and how fast you are growing up. It feels like yesterday when I used to carry you on my hip, or when your entire little hand could only wrap around my finger. I remember when you would try to do little summersaults on the couch, and when you … Read More

Meet Season is Here, What Camera to Use?

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Hooray! Your little gymnast’s meet season is finally here and she is super excited to compete against other teams. Your gymnast has been practicing all year round just for meet season and as one of her biggest fans; you have to decide which camera is perfect for capturing all her breathtaking moves. Luckily, I am here to tell you which … Read More

A Letter To A New Gymnastics Dad

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Dear New Team Dad, How excited are you for your little gymnast right now? She was asked to become a member of the team and she cannot stop smiling or stop jumping with joy! Your gymnast deserves that spot because not only has she been working hard on her skills, but also you have watched her grow from tumbling around … Read More

Am I Too Old For Gymnastics

Most people are amazed when they see young girls and boys tumbling across a gym floor. If you aren’t familiar with gymnastics events, the athletes may look superhuman. With this in mind, many older kids (12+) often wonder if they are too old to start gymnastics classes. The answer everyone wants to hear is “no.” People will tell you; you … Read More

7 Sports to Consider When You Retire Your Leo

No matter how much talent you have or how hard you work in the gym, there is going to come a day when it’s time to hang up the leotard. Whether your gymnastics career is cut short due to fear, finance, injury, or time restraints – sooner or later, it will happen. Instead of worrying about what you are going … 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

Emily Moskalenko, an 8 year old amazing “Pole Dancer”

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Emily Moskalenko is a Ukrainian acrobat (or should we call her a gymnast?) who recently got the chance to show off her skills on the Romanian talent show Next Star. With just a stage, two poles, and bones that are possibly made of rubber, Emily performed a routine unlike anything that the judges had seen before. She completely stuns the … Read More

Gymnastics Insurance – How to Find the Right Policy

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Whether you run a recreational gym or a highly competitive gym, you will need gymnastics insurance. While having the proper insurance policy isn’t always something gym owners think about, it is extremely important, and can protect the gym and the owners if an accident or incident were to occur. There are a ton of options out there and finding the … Read More