The Safety Post

It’s time for the spiel about gymnastics safety again – before, during and after your child’s time on the tumbling mats. Daily, the news cycle contains stories about gymnasts who thought they were safe, in trusted hands, who became victims of abuse and coverups. Every parent’s nightmare. It’s our job as parents to make sure our kids are safe, and there are a million little things we have to keep our eyes on to ensure that safety. Continue reading The Safety Post

Challenge Accepted

As I was getting out of the car in a crowded parking lot the other day, I watched a little girl, oblivious to her mother’s calls to get into the car, balance precariously as she traversed the parking curb, just like an elite gymnast on a balance beam. I nodded in her direction and told my daughter, “Life is a balance beam.” Continue reading Challenge Accepted

An Activity for Life

Getting your kids interested in tumbling or gymnastics is as simple as giving them a tumbling mat to play on when they’re very young. When they begin to play on a tumbling mat, they’re becoming accustomed to the surface of the tumbling mat and how it responds to their activity. When you enroll the little guys in their first tumbling class, they’ll recognize the apparatus and know exactly what’s expected. How easy was that? Continue reading An Activity for Life

Giving the Gift of an Active Lifestyle

Being the forward-thinking parent you are, you’re considering holiday gifts for your kids already, and you’ve considered some kind of gymnastics equipment for your little gymnasts. Good for you. Giving kids a gift that promotes activity, creativity, and skill progression is probably the smartest decision you ever made. Continue reading Giving the Gift of an Active Lifestyle

A Parent’s Greatest Tool

Helping your child prevent chronic diseases that could plague them as adults is tough, especially in a sedentary, fast-food culture, but with some gymnastics equipment at home, you encourage an active lifestyle and the love of a sport that is sure to help keep the little ones happy and healthy. And that’s what parenting is all about, right? Continue reading A Parent’s Greatest Tool

Resources from the Gymnastics Studio

How do you know what kind of tumbling mat to get for your child or grandchild? Should you purchase an incline mat? Would a practice balance beam be a good idea at home? Well, yes, yes, and yes, but how do you know which ones on the market are going to be the best for your child? The best answer is to go check with the expert: your child’s gymnastics coach.  Continue reading Resources from the Gymnastics Studio

The Best Gymnastics Kit for Your Kid

Three things every young gymnast needs: a tumbling mat, a practice balance beam, and an incline mat. Of course, when formal training becomes involved, those three things might become a coach, a class, and reliable transportation, but for now, in the early stages, having some apparatus at home on which to practice can be the impetus that drives a lifetime of healthful activity. Continue reading The Best Gymnastics Kit for Your Kid