City of Jesolo Trophy | Hairstyle Inspiration 2018

From Russia and Brazil to the USA, We’ve found a Gymnastics Hair Trend from The 2018 City of Jesolo Trophy!

Buns and Braids.

Many of your favorite gymnasts including; Brazilian – Jade Barabosa, Russian – Angelina Melnikova, and your USA girls – Emma Malabuyo, Ragan Smith and Olivia Dunne sported this stylish look resembling their own version of the world famous, “Aly Bun”.

Lets take a peek at your favorite Jesolo gymnast’s take on their Aly bun!

Jade Barabosa – Jade chose to style her bun, tight to the back of her head with a messy bun, despite her super clean gymnast skills!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Angelina Melnikova – A clean, high, and tight bun secured with a scrunchie matching her leo. This hairstyle definitely matched up to Angelina’s pretty and tight lines on bars!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emma Malabuyo – Emma styled her bun high and tight just like Aly, but with her own twist. She added a matching colored scrunchie and white bow to perfect her Jesolo look!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ragan Smith – We usually see Ragan with a high pony, not this time! She’s mixed it up with a high and tight bun complete with a front French braid and her signature scrunchie!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Olivia Dunne – Olivia kept it sweet and classic with her bangs braided into a swept back high bun with a scrunchie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Try imitating these looks by learning to braid! Check out the video linked below to learn how!

Gymnastics Life Lessons and Skills | Nimble Sports

Gymnastics can not only have endless physical and mental benefits for children but also can teach them important life skills. Click here to learn more on how gymnastics can help your child grow as a person and an athlete!

 

Life Skills Your Children Can Gain Through Participation In Gymnastics

A lot of parents are aware that sports offer a number of physical and mental benefits to their children. However, many of them don’t know how exactly the skills learned in gymnastics will affect their children’s daily lives. These are a few of the lessons that many young athletes take from gymnastics practice and competition into everyday life.

Ambition

Gymnastics may be the first experience your son or daughter has with working toward a goal and achieving it through plentiful practice and discipline. Gymnastics is a sport that encourages athletes to create a personal goal and advance from one level to the next to achieve it. This skill can be taken straight from the gym into other sports, school and eventually the workplace.

Discipline

New gymnastics skills aren’t learned overnight, and major goals take a lot of effort to achieve. Gymnastics will teach your child that discipline and hard work are essential to reaching major goals. Our little ones may have to trade some play dates and sleepovers for practice or competition that will help teach them what goals they think are most important in their lives.

Acceptance of Defeat

It’s understandable that young gymnasts want to win every competition they enter, but that may not always happen. Competition is an ideal time for kids to learn that defeat can play an important part in improving, and that it’s essential to be a good sport — win or lose.

Balance

There’s no denying that gymnastics will help improve your young athlete’s physical balance, but this is a sport that requires mental balance, too. Young gymnasts learn that practice takes place multiple times per week. That means, time for homework and other activities must be managed properly. Gymnastics offers an early lesson in how to balance your life to include what you need (an education, family time, etc.) and what you love (gymnastics, time with friends and more).

Respect

Gymnastics practice gives your kids the ability to learn a sport that’s not taught by you (the parent). The first day your child enters the gym, he or she is taught to respect coaches and teammates. Gymnastics coaches are experts in their field of work. Young athletes quickly learn that learning to respect and trust them and other peers in the sport, is essential to preventing injury, advancing in the sport and winning competitions.

Toughness

Most gymnasts experience setbacks and occasional injuries throughout their careers. As unfortunate as these obstacles can be, they also teach young athletes to accept and endure what comes, whether it be mental or physical pain from not being able to land a skill, or a twisted ankle. Your child will quickly learn that in gymnastics, and in life, things don’t always go as planned, and that certainly doesn’t mean it’s time to throw in the towel.

Teamwork and Friendship

One of the greatest benefits of gymnastics is the lifelong friendships that can be made in practice and at competition. Gymnastics may be an individual sport, but every athlete is also part of a team. The gymnasts your little athlete practices with in the gym every day will quickly become a network that supports and encourages your young gymnast — and vice versa.

Want to get your young athlete involved in gymnastics? Nimble Sports offers the perfect gymnastics products to build a safe, fun and kid-friendly home gym that will help your aspiring gymnast learn the basics of this beneficial sport. Shop with us today and feel free to reach out with any questions!

 

Sources

https://www.theodysseyonline.com/gymnastics-taught-me

https://www.flogymnastics.com/articles/5039776-10-life-skills-learned-from-gymnastics

https://www.nimblesports.com/contact

Teaching Children Gymnastics Basics | Nimble Sports

If your child is showing interest in gymnastics, be sure to check out Nimble Sports guide to gymnastics basics. Teach your child gymnastics basics in the comfort of your own home. Click here to learn more!

Teach Your Child Gymnastics Basics At Home…

You don’t need a gym membership to teach your little athlete the basics of gymnastics. In fact, your home can be one of the safest and most effective places for your child to build self-confidence on the mat; learn to follow instructions, and improve flexibility, balance, strength and coordination. This guide to teaching your son or daughter the fundamentals of gymnastics will help you create engaging warmup sessions, boost your child’s strength, and help him or her master a number of skills.

Always Start With a Warmup

Most athletes know that warming up is essential to a safe and productive training session. Your young gymnast’s warmup session should consist of roughly 10 minutes of exercise geared toward getting the heart pumping and muscles loose. Jumping jacks, jumping rope, and laps around the room are just a few ways to get your child in motion.

Always follow the warmup with a series of stretches, which you can make more fun by relating to your child’s favorite animals, activities or foods. For example, tell your child to pretend to be a flamingo when performing a traditional quadriceps stretch.

Practice the Fundamentals

Most parents are not gymnastics coaches, so home is not the place to teach your children complicated maneuvers that are best taught by professionals. Instead, use this time to focus on the fundamental positions — such as the pike, straddle and tuck. Learning to roll out of a dismount is another fundamental skill to help prevent injury if the maneuver isn’t properly landed on the feet.

Use Proper Equipment

Nimble Sports manufactures the highest quality and most affordable home-use gymnastics equipment for kids. Using the proper equipment is essential to helping your child advance safely and efficiently. Nimble Sports offers low, padded beams for beginners, cushioned landing mats, incline mats and all of the equipment you need to teach your child gymnastics in the comfort of your home. Browse our products today to help your child advance his or her gymnastics’ skills.

Repetition Is Key
Repetition is the key to setting a new skill in stone. Instruct your little one to perform each new skill or maneuver 10 times before moving onto the next. Be sure to instruct and correct to prevent the development of sloppy form. A sticker chart is an ideal way to track performance and the completion of learning new skills. Visual progress is also an effective mode of encouragement.

Always Cool Down

Last but not least — every gymnastics session should end with a 10-minute cool down. This can be a fun game of duck-duck-goose, cartwheel race, or any activity that encourages your child to unwind and have fun. After all, that’s what gymnastics is all about!

 

 

Sources

https://www.livestrong.com/article/465931-how-to-teach-gymnastics-to-children/

https://www.nimblesports.com/balancebeam/low-beams

https://www.nimblesports.com/product-list

Looking for a New Gymnastics Meet Hairstyle?

Look NO further than Peng Peng Lee! If you are not already following the UCLA Bruin on Instagram you are going to want to! Peng Peng is the Ultimate #GymnasticHairGoals

All styles have been taken directly from Peng’s personal Instagram @pengpengclee 

If you’re looking for some major Hairspiration, messy buns, braids, faux hawks or a simple sassy pony, you need to follow this beam queen!

We give  this girl a Perfect 10 on her meet style for sure!

Athlete Fueling | Healthy Eats for Your Kids

Are you a parent who is constantly looking for yummy, yet healthy snacks for your athletes to be fueled with energy for the day’s practice(s)?

Come follow our Pinterest board for some GREAT ideas for snacks and meals that will keep your athlete fueled all day long in tip-top shape!

https://www.pinterest.com/nimblesports/healthy-eating-for-athletes/

 

Sources:

http://www.eatright.org/resource/food/resources/eatright-infographics/sports-fueling-for-kids

 

Gymnastics FAQ | Nimble Sports

Many customers ask about our shipping times, rates and specs on our gymnastics equipment! Here’s a short post on some of the most Frequently Asked Questions we hear from you!

 

Frequently Asked Questions

My child is x years old. Is this right for them?

The equipment is based of their ability/weight. For example: One 8 year old might be lighter and less advanced than a 6 year old. Please see weight limits in regarding if your gymnast is a good fit for our gymnastics equipment.

What is the weight limit on your gymnastics equipment?

The weight limit for our horizontal bars is less 100lbs. The weight limit for the balance beam is 150lbs.

To what level of gymnastics do your products cater to?

Our gymnastics equipment is for junior gymnasts ranging from level 1 to level 4. This is based off the new gymnastics levels.

I’m trying to change the colors and I’m having difficulty.

The color selection is a new feature here at Nimble Sports. For optimal choosing power, start with the top selection and work your way down. If you go out of order, it will reset the whole form.

How heavy are your items?

Horizontal bars are 50lbs. Balance beams without braces are 30lbs. Gymnastics mats are 20lbs.

Can I use these items outside?

Our gymnastics equipment is intended for indoor use as they aren’t protected against severe weather.

If I purchase a low balance beam, can I add beam braces at a later date?

Yes. All of our non-folding beams can have braces added to them later on.

When will I receive my item?

We ship out of Michigan, you should receive your order in around 1-5 business days depending on your location.

Can I ship to an address other than my billing address?

Yes, during the checkout process you will have the opportunity to ship to another address.

Do you ship to Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico?

Yes, you will need to contact us in regards to shipping items to these locations.

Can I ship to another country other than Canada or the United States?

Yes, please contact us in regards to pricing.
FedEx Trade Networks Transport and Brokerage (Canada) Inc. will act as the Canadian Customs Broker with the Canada Border Services Agency for shipments to Canada. Duties, taxes, clearance, ancillary and advancement fees will be invoiced to the Canadian recipient.

Can I call and pick up my order instead?

Absolutely!

This is a gift. Will the package come unmarked?

The boxes do not show a logo and are unmarked. Although the shipping label will say “Nimble Sports.” So hopefully your little one doesn’t Google us and spoil the surprise.

How difficult is it to set up my equipment?

Not hard at all!
A balance beam needs a power drill or a phillips screwdriver.
Horizontal bars will need 2 & 9/16th wrenches and a phillips screwdriver.
Gymnastics mats require no assembly.

What is your return policy?

Returns are accepted within 14 days of shipment date. Nimble Sports does not refund shipping. The buyer is responsible for shipping the equipment back. A restocking fee may be applied on all returned items. If item is damaged in shipping contact us and we will replace and pick up the damged item.

What should I do if my packages are stolen?

Nimble Sports is not responsible for stolen packages, and will not refund the purchase price of stolen equipment. If your packages were stolen, contact your local police department and file a police report for stolen items. If your packages show delivered on the FedEx website, but you did not receive them, contact your local police department and file a police report for stolen items.

Choosing The Right Sport for Your Child

Choosing The Right Sport For Your Child 

If there’s one word that can be used to describe any child, it’s “potential.” Your children are bundles of raw potential. Finding the right outlet for your children is important. Because, the right outlet can influence who your children will become and help shape the rest of their lives. An obvious example of that potential is the near-limitless physical energy your kids likely exert all day. Sports are a popular outlet through which parents try to harness and shape that liveliness. With the right combination of encouragement and enthusiasm, your kids could channel their boundless energy into a lifelong love of sports. That love of sports can give children something they’ll enjoy doing for most of their lives — possibly giving them an opportunity to excel at the highest levels of competition. Yet for your kids to become champions or even just lifelong enthusiasts, they have to begin with choosing the right sport.

A child’s natural excitement for sports can be crushed quickly if he or she chooses to participate in a sport that isn’t suited for him or her. You may want your daughter to experience the same fun you had playing with your friends on the basketball court, but she may prefer the individual focus of karate or gymnastics. Choosing the right sport for your kids may make a difference in whether or not they stick with it for other reasons, as well. For example, your kids may love hockey, but if your family’s budget can’t keep up with the equipment costs, it’s likely your children won’t be able to stay on the ice. You also want to make sure that the sport your children choose gives them the best chance to succeed and continues to challenge them. For example, if your son is stronger than he is swift on his feet, he might have a better time participating in wrestling or football than cross-country or track.

All parents want to help their kids reach their fullest potential. That means helping to guide them toward making the best decisions as to where they want to direct that potential. Choosing the right sport for your kids can mean the difference between finding their passion and staying rooted to the couch. Consult the following guide for some tips about how you can help your kids choose the sport that’s right for them.

SOURCES

https://www.slideshare.net/Nimble_Sports/choosing-the-right-sport-for-your-child-guide/1

New Combos | Deluxe Uneven Bars for Home Use

The 3Play Deluxe Gym is here! Making its’ debut last fall, is one out of two of our brand new combo packages!

Spoil your Hard Working Gymnast with the 3Play Deluxe. This All-Inclusive Combo Package comes in a variety of sizes and colors. The 3Play Deluxe is great for beginner to intermediate level gymnasts who want to flip, tumble and train at home.

What does this set include?

This combo comes with a Nimble Sports 3Play Bar in the color of your choice (Blue or Pink), an 8ft Balance Beam in the color of your choice (Tan, Blue, Pink or Purple), a set of Nimble Sports Adjustable Beam Braces (12”-18”), an 8ft x 4ft Gymnastics Folding Tumbling Mat that fits perfectly between the 3Play Bar legs and a 3ft x 6ft Soft Foam Landing Mat.

This 3Play Bar is made to help master basic gymnastic skills and is designed to change from the adjustable horizontal bar to the adjustable uneven bars to the adjustable parallel bars. Base extensions are included with the 3-Play for added stability. **Professional protective mat should be used with this product to help reduce the chance of injury. Advanced tricks and Routines are not recommended to be performed on this bar.
The Nimble Sports Balance Beam is perfect for beginner to intermediate level gymnasts, sturdy and reliable, whether you are working on new skills or keeping your mastered skills in tip-top shape.

Nimble Sports Gymnastics Folding Tumbling Mats are an excellent multipurpose purchase. These mats are great for home use gymnastics, exercise, acrobatics and competitive gymnastics. Our Landing Mats are perfect for gymnasts who like additional support when making tough landings from their balance beam or 3Play bar. These mats fit great underneath our higher sets of Beam Braces. Nimble Sports Beam Braces accommodate any of our 8ft beams. From floor beam braces to the more advanced gymnasts who want to be higher off the ground, you can choose from 1 of 6 different brace type that fits your Little Gymnasts’ needs!

 

Packaging and Specs;

This Package Includes: (1) 3Play Bar *choice of color (1) 8ft Balance Beam *choice of color (1) 8ft x 4ft Gymnastics Tumbling Mat *choice of color (1) 6ft x 3ft Landing Mat *choice of color (1) Set of Adjustable Balance Beam Braces (Adjustable 12″ -18″)

Ships in 6 boxes: (2) 3Play Bar boxes, (1) 8ft Balance Beam, (1) Gymnastics Folding Tumbling Mat, (1) Landing Mat, (1) Set of Adjustable Beam Braces

Nimble Sports Warranty: One Year Scratch and Dent Warranty on All Nimble Sports Gymnastics Equipment – If your equipment is damaged upon arrival please call us to schedule an exchange (1-877-628-2326)
* * * Warranty is VOID if equipment is left outside and exposed to the elements (rain, snow, etc.). * * *

 

Adjustable 3-Play Bar
Height of each bar is adjustable from 3ft to 5ft in increments of 6 inches (36”, 42”, 48”, 54”, 60”)
Width will adjust from 18″-36″ in 3 inch increments (18″, 21″, 24″, 27″, 30″, 33″, 36″)
Base is 4ft wide to fit a 8ft x 4ft Gymnastics Folding Tumbling Mat
Constructed with heavy duty steel, supporting two 1-1/2 inch poplar wood dowels
Ends are protected by Rubber Caps to prevent Marks and Scratches and for increased traction
Lock knobs included for simple adjusting
Intended for beginner to intermediate gymnasts
Base extensions included
Weight Limit of 125lbs
Designed and Made in the USA

Balance Beam
8ft long x 4” wide x 4” high (without Braces attached)
3/8 Closed Cell Foam Padding on top for added foot support and comfort
Wrapped with Commercial Grade Synthetic Suede
Constructed from 3/4” Laminated Wood
Designed and Made in the USA

Adjustable Balance Beam Braces
Constructed with Heavy Gauge Steel
Height adjusts from 12″ to 18″ in 2 inch increments (12″, 14″, 16″, 18″)
Ends are protected by Rubber Caps to prevent Marks and Scratches
Brace measurements are taken from the Bottom of the Floor to the Top of the Balance Beam
Designed and Made in the USA

Gymnastics Folding Tumbling Mat
8ft long x 4ft wide
Folds into (4) 2ft sections for easy transport and storage
Constructed from 18 oz Vinyl coated Nylon Cover and 1-3/8” Cross Link Firm Foam
Cover is mildew and puncture resistant, and fire retardant
Velcro strips featured on each end allows for additional mats to be connected
Designed and Made in the USA

Gymnastics Landing Mat
6ft long x 3ft wide
Folds into (2) 1-1/2ft sections for easy transport and storage
Constructed from 18 oz Vinyl coated Nylon Cover and 4” Thick Soft Foam
Cover is mildew and puncture resistant, and fire retardant
Zipper allows you to change foam if it wears out
Designed and Made in the USA

See our FAQ page for estimated shipping times.

Sources:

https://www.nimblesports.com/3playdeluxe/3play-deluxe

New Combos | Home Use Uneven Bars

The 3Play Little Gym is here! Making its’ debut last fall, is one out of two of our brand new combo packages!

What is included in this package?

This combo comes with a 3-Play Bar in the color of your choice (Blue or Pink), an 8ft Balance Beam in the color of your choice (Tan, Blue, Pink or Purple), a set of Nimble Sports Low Beam Braces (Standard Low 6”), and an 8ft x 4ft Gymnastics Folding Tumbling Mat that fits perfectly between the 3Play Bar legs. This Double Horizontal Bar is made to help master basic gymnastic skills. Advanced tricks and Routines are not recommended to be performed on this bar.

 

Want more details?

The Nimble Sports 3-Play Little Gym Combo comes in a variety of sizes and colors. The 3-Play Bar is designed to change from the adjustable horizontal bar to the adjustable uneven bars to the adjustable parallel bars. This Combo is great for beginner to intermediate level gymnasts who want to flip, tumble and train at home. Base extensions are included with the 3-Play for added stability. **Professional protective mat should be used with this product to help reduce the chance of injury.

The Nimble Sports Balance Beam is perfect for beginner to intermediate level gymnasts, sturdy and reliable, whether you are working on new skills or keeping your mastered skills in tip-top shape. Balance Beam Braces can be changed out at any time, converting a low beam to a high beam or an adjustable beam. From floor beam braces to the more advanced gymnasts who want to be higher off the ground, you can choose from 1 of 6 different brace type that fits your Little Gymnasts’ needs!

Nimble Sports Gymnastics Folding Tumbling Mats are excellent for beginning and advanced gymnastics, exercise, aerobics, cheerleading, martial arts, karate, dance, wrestling, fitness, special needs, and more. The Gymnastics Folding Tumbling Mat is great for home use and competitive gymnastics.

 

Packaging and Specs:

This Package Includes: (1) 3-Play Bar *choice of color (1) 8ft Balance Beam *choice of color (1) 8ft x 4ft Gymnastics Folding Tumbling Mat *choice of color (1) Set of Low Balance Beam Braces

Ships in 5 boxes: (2) 3-Play Bar, (1) 8ft Balance Beam, (1) Gymnastics Folding Tumbling Mat, (1) Set of Beam Braces

Nimble Sports Warranty: One Year Scratch and Dent Warranty on All Nimble Sports Gymnastics Equipment – If your equipment is damaged upon arrival please call us to schedule an exchange (1-877-628-2326)

Adjustable 3-Play Bar
Height of each bar is adjustable from 3ft to 5ft in increments of 6 inches (36”, 42”, 48”, 54”, 60”)
Width will adjust from 18″-36″ in 3 inch increments (18″, 21″, 24″, 27″, 30″, 33″, 36″)
Base is 4ft wide to fit a 8ft x 4ft Gymnastics Folding Tumbling Mat
Constructed with heavy duty steel, supporting two 1-1/2 inch poplar wood dowels
Ends are protected by Rubber Caps to prevent Marks and Scratches and for increased traction
Lock knobs included for simple adjusting
Intended for beginner to intermediate gymnasts
Base extensions included
Weight Limit of 125lbs
Designed and Made in the USA

Balance Beam
8ft long x 4” wide x 4” high (without Braces attached)
3/8 Closed Cell Foam Padding on top for added foot support and comfort
Wrapped with Commercial Synthetic Suede
Constructed from 3/4” Laminated Wood
Designed and Made in the USA

Low Balance Beam Braces
Constructed with Heavy Gauge Steel
Standard 6″ Braces
Ends are protected by Rubber Caps to prevent Marks and Scratches
Brace measurements are taken from the Floor to the Top of the Balance Beam
Designed and Made in the USA

Gymnastics Folding Tumbling Mat
8ft long x 4ft wide
Folds into (4) 2ft sections for easy transport and storage
Constructed from 18 oz Vinyl coated Nylon Cover and 1-3/8” Cross Link Firm Foam
Cover is mildew and puncture resistant, and fire retardant
Velcro strips featured on each end allows for additional mats to be connected
Designed and Made in the USA

See our FAQ page for estimated shipping times.

 

Sources:

https://www.nimblesports.com/3playlittlegym/3play-little-gym

www.nimblesports.com

 

Nimble Sports | Kids Home Gymnastics Equipment Set

Gymnastics Equipment for Home Use can help your Gymnast improve their basic skills quickly!

In the comfort of your own home your little athlete can enjoy the fun of Gymnastics right at home.  With our regulated safety standards, your gymnast can flip, twist, train and tumble with some of the best, coach approved, Home Equipment on the market made right here in the USA!

Unlike competitors, we use state-of-the-art Heavy Gauge Steel to construct our gymnastics equipment. You can even find our Horizontal Bars, Balance Beams and Tumbling Mats even being used in some Gyms for practicing basic skills!

All equipment comes with a standard 1 year warranty.

We have plenty of colors, choices and combos to choose from to find the perfect match for your gymnast to practice their skills at home.

Your child will stay one step ahead of practice and competition with their very own Home Gym!

To get more information and see our assortment of Gymnastics Equipment for Home Use, visit www.NimbleSports.com!