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

Whine and Cheese Mats

When your kids are whining that “there’s nothing to do” and you’ve had about enough, it’s time to introduce the cheese mat. No, it’s not a spread of Gruyère and crackers, it’s a gymnastics apparatus that fits well into a home space and provides hours of active fun for the kiddos. In fact, it may just be the ticket to a lifetime of healthful activity and future sports interests. Continue reading Whine and Cheese Mats

A Staple Home Gymnastics Apparatus

Has your child come home from gymnastics practice begging for a cheese mat? Do you have any idea what that even is? Perhaps you know it by its scientific name: the incline mat. Or maybe you don’t – but here’s the thing: you should become very familiar with it because it should become a staple in your home arsenal of gymnastics equipment. Continue reading A Staple Home Gymnastics Apparatus

Choosing the Right Gymnastics Equipment for Skill Level and Growth

Purchasing gymnastics equipment shouldn’t be like buying clothes or toys for your kids, knowing that they’ll outgrow them in a year or less. The good news is that you can get top-quality gymnastics equipment that will match their skill level now and will be able to grow with them as they get bigger and as their skill levels change. Continue reading Choosing the Right Gymnastics Equipment for Skill Level and Growth

Is There Such A Thing As Too Much Gymnastics Equipment?

To the parent of a budding gymnast, the amount of equipment like cheese mats, tumbling mats, crash mats, and more that your little one may ask about acquiring for the house might seem a little absurd. How much of this do you really need, you might ask. Can you get away with just some, and not all? Honestly, you might, but you might meet some resistance when you posit the idea. I recently encountered a twelve year-old girl who willingly gave up two of the most adorable guinea pigs I have ever seen due to the fact that she was spending so much time practicing gymnastics that she didn’t have time to take care of them. Gymnastics has a tendency to inspire an unusual level of passion in even its youngest practitioners, and it’s the sort of thing you’ll want to encourage. Continue reading Is There Such A Thing As Too Much Gymnastics Equipment?

How to Support Your Child’s Gymnastics Program

One of the best ways to help the longevity and quality of your child’s gymnastics program is by contributing gymnastics equipment, like crash mats, tumbling mats, and gymnastics wedges. Clubs always need funds, but sometimes the funds they raise aren’t enough to buy top-quality equipment. You don’t want your child’s safety at risk, so you’re best bet is to help the program by providing competition-quality equipment. Continue reading How to Support Your Child’s Gymnastics Program

Tumbling Mats and Cheese Mats at Home

Buying gymnastics equipment for home use can be tricky, not only when you’re looking at traditional gymnastics equipment like tumbling mats, but also when you’re hunting for that unusual piece of equipment like a cheese mat. If you’re not even sure you know what that is, have no fear; you’ll learn. Continue reading Tumbling Mats and Cheese Mats at Home