How to Become a Gymnastics Judge

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Have you ever wondered what it took to become a judge for gymnastics? Their jobs may seem quite easy, but believe me when I say there is a lot to it! You see judges most during meets, obviously. There are a few judges sitting at a table at each event: bars, beam, vault, and floor. These judges have gone through … Read More

Halloween Costume Ideas for Gymnasts

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Oh, how I love Halloween season! There is nothing like competing with your neighbors when it comes to decorating your house and your yard, carving pumpkins, apple picking, eating candy until your stomach hurts, telling spooky stories, visiting haunted houses and of course, costume picking. I hope that you can agree with me when I honestly say that picking out … Read More

Safe, Low-Impact at Home Conditioning Ideas

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Exercising. It sure as heck is not easy. Now that the cooler weather is approaching us it may be difficult to stick with your regular routine when it comes to exercising especially if you are doing a lot outdoors. Going to the gym can be quite a hassle because it is always crowded, sometimes you have to wait for a … Read More

Why the U.S. Gymnastics Dominated the Olympics

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During the summer of 2016, the Summer Olympics were held in Rio. One particular sport that stood out and flooded social media was of course: Gymnastics. There is no doubt that the key to the women’s US Gymnastics team’s success was not only great sportsmanship, but the deep connection and the friendship the girls developed is what really led them … Read More

10 Quotes to Inspire Any Young Gymnast

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Photo Credit: Danilo Borges/brasil2016.gov.br Hello, gymnastics community! Summer is coming to an end which means gymnastics meet season is coming to a start soon. As we all know, gymnastics is an extremely hard sport that includes some serious dedication. I can only imagine how hard it must be to be an actual gymnast, and I have seen with my very own … Read More

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

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