Getting involved in sports is something that everyone agrees is a great idea for kids – especially for teenagers whose idea of the ideal after school activity is often playing Madden on the Xbox or spending hours on Facebook rather than actually getting out and being active on a regular basis. Any sport comes…

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At what age can – or should – a child begin gymnastics? It’s a question that gymnastics schools, coaches and instructors hear all the time. And the most basic answer any of them can offer is that there are no hard and fast rules. There are no legal or even generalized ‘rules’. There are gyms…

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When a child, no matter what age, takes gymnastics classes there are certain supplies their parents will need to buy (as is the case in pretty much any sport). And with budding female gymnasts, even the youngest ones, that  includes at least one leotard. As they progress in the sport, it may be that they end…

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Gymnastics really is a sport suitable for both boys and girls, for both toddlers and teens and for young bodies of all shapes and sizes. There are, however, some ongoing myths and misconceptions about gymnastics that prevent parents from encouraging, or even considering, allowing their child to enroll in a gymnastics class. And that’s a…

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Raising children can be a hugely rewarding, life-enriching experience but it can also be a huge source of stress and sometimes even despair. There are those who will wax lyrical about how every moment of child-rearing is a joy, but any realistic parent knows that those people are liars. Children lie to their parents. They…

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The 2016 Olympic Gymnastics competitions in Rio were some of the most spectacular, memorable and most watched of all time. Over the course of the competitions nearly 200 hugely talented gymnasts, male and female, flipped, leaped, twisted and soared for the crowd, a crowd that was enthusiastic – and vocal – every second of the…

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In the run up to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, which are now finally here, the Women’s US Gymnastic team has received a huge amount of attention. And not just from the US media either. The ladies are considered hot favorites to scoop up the golds, especially 19 year old ‘supergirl’ Simone Biles and…

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Many of the gymnastics fans rooting for the US Women’s Gymnastics team in Rio vividly remember their predecessors, The Fierce Five. Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, Kyla Ross, and Jordyn Wieber famously scored a team gold in London in 2012 and became the darlings of the international media and some of the most recognizable…

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Anyone who has even the slightest interest in gymnastics knows that in Rio in August all eyes are going to be on the 19 year old Texan phenom that is the hurricane known as Simone Biles. Many pundits and even former Olympians feel she now has what it takes to make the kind of impact…

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