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

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

Three Things to Remember if Your Gymnast is Having a Bad Meet

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“I don’t run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run towards it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your foot.” -Nadia Comaneci Meet season. The season where your gymnast is basically living at the gym practicing routines for the upcoming meets. Your gymnast is working his/her butt off to stick … Read More

Alternatives to Gymnastics for your Gymnast

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Gymnastics is a very competitive sport that involves a lot of dedication and commitment. Typically if your child is on a gymnastics team then you would know that there is no time for anything else! Gymnasts train and work hard anywhere from four to six days a week. Gymnasts practice this much because it helps them prepare for meets and … Read More

Male Gymnastics Gift Ideas

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So, you’re here reading this post because you’re stuck when it comes to gift ideas for your male gymnast. Believe me, I know gifts, in general, can be quite tough to figure out because it is hard to think of the best gift to give to that person. If I am being honest, males, in general, are hard to shop … Read More

So Your Gymnast Wants to Quit

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So, your gymnast wants to quit gymnastics. This is probably something you never imagined happening, how is this possible? Your gymnast has been so involved with gymnastics basically her entire life. She has spent so many hours dedicating and committing herself to the sport, and you just cannot fathom why she does not want to do gymnastics anymore. Many people … Read More

What Your Gymnast NEEDS in Their Stocking This Year

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October just kicked in this week with Halloween just around the corner. Before we know it, Thanksgiving will be here and then the best time of year will be approaching- Christmas. How awesome, and may I say cozy, is the Holiday season? Who does not love the constant smell of cookies that linger around the house, the warmth from the … Read More