Tumbling Mats, Tumbling Mats, Tumbling All the Way

‘Tis the season, and what better gift to give your favorite young gymnast than his very own tumbling mat for practice at home. Once the wrapping is off, the fun begins. And fortunately, a tumbling mat isn’t one of those gifts that’s going to end up on the floor of the closet in a week. This is a gift that will be a constant source of challenge, imaginative play, and years down the road, a place to master skills. Continue reading Tumbling Mats, Tumbling Mats, Tumbling All the Way

Gymnastics Safety at Home

Does it totally freak you out when your son or daughter comes home from gymnastics practice and wants to show you all the things they learned…without a spotter or at least a tumbling mat to protect them? Alleviate your fear by providing some equipment at home that will encourage them to continue their practice, but in safety (and without you with your finger on the 911 button). Continue reading Gymnastics Safety at Home

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

Safe Gymnastics Fun, Indoors or Out

Most young gymnasts start in the backyard. Or the living room. It’s called play. But when they become more serious about their gymnastics commitment, most of the practice and play time occurs in a gym. Extending that time to the home can be a challenge, especially regarding safety, but with the right equipment, you can provide your little tumbler or gymnast with just the right apparatus to keep their interest and skills up. Continue reading Safe Gymnastics Fun, Indoors or Out

Follow the Kid’s Lead

Do you look enviously at all the kids in your child’s gymnastics class and wish you had their energy and flexibility? Maybe you just wish you had the freedom to roll and tumble and swing and dance like a child. It’s never too late – even adults can benefit from gymnastics components incorporated into their workout routines. Continue reading Follow the Kid’s Lead

Getting Your Kids Excited About Gymnastics

It really isn’t difficult to encourage kids in gymnastics, because chances are, the first time they take a class and see all the potential routines, apparatus, and powerful role models, they’re going to fall in love with the sport on their own. To encourage this enthusiasm, this unconscious desire to lead an active, healthful lifestyle, you can do plenty and it won’t necessarily cost you an arm and a leg. Continue reading Getting Your Kids Excited About Gymnastics

Active Gifts

It’s tough sometimes during the end of the year to express love to our friends and family with material gifts as the season dictates. Often getting a child something from their wish list means giving them something that will end up under the bed in a week or, worse, consuming their attention by digitally entertaining their brains. But gifts that communicate your love as well as your values are always the best way to go, and in this post, you’re going to learn about a really great gift idea. Continue reading Active Gifts

Tumbling, Cartwheel, and Crash Mats

A good gymnastics program is a treasure to find, but how do you bring it home so the kids can keep practicing? Some good tumbling mats, cartwheel mats, and maybe even a crash pad can be just what you need to keep the young gymnast practicing safely even at home. Continue reading Tumbling, Cartwheel, and Crash Mats