Having a Ball with Gymnastics

The upcoming events at World Gymnaestrada in Finland (July 12-18) will highlight some of the most intricate and interesting performances gymnastics has seen. Without a doubt, the most spectacular will be the group events, with hundreds, possibly thousands of participants in a single routine. A performance of any kind on that scale is extraordinary. But the individual gymnastics competitions can put some of the most flexible, agile, and athletic gymnasts in the spotlight. These are the performers that take our breath away.  Continue reading Having a Ball with Gymnastics

Choosing a Gymnastics Program

Gymnastics is one of those sports/activities that just can’t be beat as a healthy activity for children. It’s a no-brainer. Kids love to run, tumble, swing, dance, perform feats of superhero strength, and get applause for it all. The segue from child’s play into gymnastics is an obvious one. Choosing a gymnastics school or gym for your child is a little trickier. Here we offer some basic suggestions to guide you in a search for a good, safe program for your little gymnast. Continue reading Choosing a Gymnastics Program

2015 World Gymnaestrada

Every four years, a gymnastics spectacle captures the world’s attention, and it’s not the Olympics. The World Gymnaestrada will be held in Helsinki, Finland, this July and is expecting over 21,000 participants from 50 countries. This non-competitive gymnastics event is a celebration of the universal appeal of and participation in every kind of gymnastics at every level of mastery and at every age level. Continue reading 2015 World Gymnaestrada