Your Ultimate Gymnastics Leotards Buying Guide

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gymnastics leotards buying guide

Gymnastics leotards are an essential part of any gymnasts’ wardrobe. With a wide variety of colors and fabrics, it’s easy to get carried away while shopping. However, it’s important to consider fit, brand, shape, cut, fabric, sleeves, gymnast’s measurements, whether you’re buying a competition or training leo, and your gymnast’s personal preference to ensure you get leos they will actually … Read More

Avoiding the Parent Trap

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Avoiding the parent trap in Gymnastics

Of all the wonderful things that sports offers our kids today, I never thought that I would get sucked into the so-called “parent trap”. I admit, it’s not one of my proudest moments, I was turning into “that” gym mom. Luckily, I came to see the err of my ways early on and was able to course correct. In a … Read More

Big dreams or Realistic goals?

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Dream Big, Set Goals, Take Action

Last week I read a Facebook post where a mother of a gymnast was in a panic because her daughter wasn’t going to move up a level this year. This repetition caused her daughter (and the mother) much frustration. The daughter had set big goals for herself. She started competing in gymnastics in 2014 at the age of ten. This … Read More

It’s Only Gymnastics.

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Last week I heard a story about a family who got kicked out of a gymnastics competition because the father caused a huge emotional scene during his daughter’s competition. The little girl was on bars and fell on her front hip circle. The dad was clearly upset and started having a fit. He threw his arms up into the air … Read More

5 Tips To Help Keep Gymnastics Fun

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KEEP GYMNASTICS FUN

Did you know that according to a 2014 research study by George Washington University, the number 1 reason why athletes quit their sport is because it is no longer fun? Did you know that 75% of athletes will quit by the time they are 13? As parents, what do we do with this information? Parents have a large part to … Read More