How To Properly Care and Maintain Your Inflatable Mats

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The average gymnastic mat lasts about three years. To get the most out of your inflatable mat and possibly extend its lifespan, be sure to follow these four simple steps. These straightforward and easy steps will help you stick to a regular maintenance routine. You live for gymnastics. You love gymnastics. Your kids live and breathe gymnastics. Or, maybe, it’s … Read More

The Complete Guide to Gymnastics Levels

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Gymnastics levels are designed to help gymnasts understand where they are in their skills and serve as a guide for which skills a gymnast should learn next. Levels also determine which competitive events a gymnast can participate in. There are two programs: Junior Olympic and Xcel, that gymnasts usually advance through. Each program has its own set of requirements.  This … Read More

Best Air Track Mats for Gymnastics Home Practice

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The 5 Best Air Track Mats for Gymnastics: These are the five best air track mats for gymnasts: 1. AirTrack Factory Air Track Mats 2. FBSPORT Inflatable Training Mat 3. AKSPORT Inflatable Floor Mat 4. EZ GLAM Inflatable Tumbling Track Mat  5. DAIRTRACK IBATMS Air Mat  Honorable Mention:  Milazul Tumbling Track Air Mat  Choosing the Right Mat Practice makes perfect, … Read More

Air Mat vs. Tumbling Mat: Which Is Best for Gymnastics?

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One of the great things about gymnastics is that it’s easy to practice without a lot of complicated equipment. This is especially true when you’re first starting out. If there’s one training aid that all aspiring Olympians can benefit from, it’s a dedicated tumbling surface a.k.a mats. Portable mats and tracks make drilling dangerous skills much safer. Some can even … Read More

Recreational vs. Competitive Gymnastics: Which is Better for Your Child?

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Find out the differences between recreational and competitive gymnastics, and which one will better suit your budding gymnast! New Found Love for Gymnastics So, your child wants to start gymnastics. They’re talking nonstop about Gabby Douglas, dreaming of doing handsprings and cartwheels just like her. They’re practicing splits and leaps in the backyard, their favorite stuffed animals and dolls acting … Read More

Oh No! Here Comes The Dreaded Gymnastics “Burnout”

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When you hear the word “gymnastics” what comes to mind? Do you think cartwheels and somersaults? Glittery pink leos and ballerina buns? How about hard work and dedication? Tears and bruises? Do you think hours of practice or even homeschool? Ice packs or massages? Not many people realize how tough gymnastics is and that it is a very competitive sport. … Read More

Gymnasts Are Ballet Dancers Too

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Would you believe me if I told you that ballet dancing can actually improve your gymnast’s skills? Ballet dancing can help teach your gymnast how to manage and control their breathing while performing, enhance overall flexibility, and improve your athlete’s balance and posture. Many athletes that are involved with gymnastics are involved with ballet dancing too. Both sports go hand-in-hand … Read More

How to Protect Your Gymnast From Sexual Abuse

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U.S.A. Gymnastics team doctor, Larry Nassar, was sentenced to life in jail for sexually abusing gymnasts and keeping it silent. Around 250 (and most likely more) gymnasts have spoken up about the accusations because they were not going to hide their secret in the dark anymore. This sex abuse scandal because one of the biggest sex scandals in all of … Read More

The Ultimate Gymnastics Gift Guide

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Have you ever felt stuck when it came to gift ideas for a gymnast or gymnastics lover that is in your life? Well, look no further for this is the Ultimate Gift Guide for gymnasts! Hopefully this ultimate guide will help you find gifts for birthdays, Christmas, stocking stuffers, male gymnasts, gymnastics coaches, gymnastics parents, and gifts for $10 and … Read More