Recently, a young girl who is naturally and unusually limber was encouraged by a teacher to give gymnastics a try. Her mother responded that she would be doing dance instead because “gymnastics isn’t something you can do your whole life.” The 90 year-old gymnast in viral videos recently disproves this theory, but the mother raises an important question: how can you make gymnastics serve you throughout life? Continue reading Gymnastics for Life
Looks like the sport of gymnastics could use some crash pads. Or maybe a million of them. I don’t know about you, but I’m sickened looking for gymnastics news only to see the first whole page of results be entirely about the ongoing investigation and trial surrounding sexual abuse of young gymnasts, both male and female. Continue reading Choosing Gymnastics Amid Abuses
Simone Biles and Gabby Douglas led the US Women’s Gymnastics team to a resounding lead in qualifying for the team finals of the World Gymnastics championships this past weekend. With leadership and performances like theirs, it’s easy to see why the US women are so dominant in the sport. Continue reading Who Loses with the Two Person Rule?
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
It doesn’t get any stronger or bouncier, any more graceful or rhythmic, than at the USA Gymnastics Championships. The nation’s top male and female competitors in rhythmic and acro gymnastics are getting ready to take the floor in Greensboro, North Carolina in just less than a month. And you should go. Continue reading 2015 USA Gymnastics Championships Coming Soon!