Aly Raisman: America’s Fiercest Gymnast

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Aly Raisman vaulted into America’s minds and hearts at the 2012 London Olympics. She’s been making waves ever since as both a Gold Medalist and an activist. Read on to learn more about this powerhouse and her journey to and from the Olympics. We cover her humble beginnings to her Olympic journey and beyond!  Olympic Journey Aly Raisman was born … Read More

Simone Biles: The Most Decorated American Gymnast

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Who Simone Biles is Simone Biles is a four-time Olympic gold medalist in gymnastics. She was born on March 14, 1997, in Columbus, Ohio. Simone is 4 ft 8 in (142 cm) tall and is of African-American and Belizean descent.  Simone was raised by her mother, Nellie. She began taking gymnastics classes at the age of six and quickly showed … 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

Football Players Can Be Gymnasts Too

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I will never forget a specific feature commercial my University aired on TV when I was a junior in college. The commercial was about a well known football player majoring in ballet, and he was expressing how much he enjoys dance along with explaining how it helps him become a better football player. A football player…loves to do ballet? Yup, … Read More

Father’s Day Gifts For Gymnastics Dad

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Can you believe that it is already June? Can you believe that Father’s Day is around the corner? I sure can’t! Father’s Day falls on the third Sunday of June, so this year it is June 17th. If you’re anything like me, then you must be rattling your brain around for gift ideas for Dad. Dads in general are pretty … Read More

Mother’s Day Gifts For Gymnastics Mom

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April showers bring May flowers and do you know what else is in May? Mother’s Day! What a beautiful sunny month to be able to celebrate Mom and show her how much you appreciate her for being one of your biggest fans, and definitely one of your biggest supporters. Coming up with gift ideas can be a challenge especially when … Read More