Nimble Sports ABC Gymnastics Challenge ft. Gymnast of the Month (July) Isabelle Roberts

In the midst of the USA Gymnastics Championships, we’ve recently partnered with @_gymnastisabelle_ to bring you the NEXT big Gymnastics Challenge! The Nimble Sports Gymnastics Challenge!

A spin-off of the ever so popular ABC Gymnastics Challenge, We’ve put Isabelle’s gymnastics skills to the test to come up with a different skill for every letter in NIMBLE SPORTS.

You might be wondering “Who is Isabelle Roberts”?

Isabelle is a 7 year old competitive gymnast. She is Level 3 State Champion in Uneven Bars, Balance Beam, Floor Routine and All Around Champion for the State of Georgia! She is currently training Level 4 and training to test for the TOPS gymnastics program (Talent Opportunity Program – which is a ale search and educational program for female gymnasts ages 7 to 10 and their coaches).

Her goals are set high! Isabelle is striving to go to the Olympics, become an NCAA college gymnast and eventually become a gymnastics coach all at 7 years old!

Submit your own Nimble Sports Gymnastics Challenge to:

Email: social@nimblesports.com or TAG US on Instagram or Facebook!

We can’t wait to see them!

Follow Isabelle to see how you can use our gymnastics equipment to train to be the best!

Instagram: @_gymnastisabelle_

Youtube: Isabelle Roberts

 

Would you like your Little Gymnast to be featured on our Nimble Sports Blog? Submit photos and videos to: social@nimblesports.com with their gymnastics biography and what they love about it!

 

Are you Watching the 2017 USA Gymnastics Championships?

Are you tuning in to the USA Gymnastics Championships tomorrow? Check out the information below! Our Gymnastics Mats, Balance Beams and Horizontal Bars are perfect for tumbling, acrobatics, home gymnastics, competitive practice and can help you become the best gymnast you can be!

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Make sure you mark your Calendar for July 29th as the U.S Classic in Chicago Illinois will be taking place. Tickets have been on sale since May 12th, don’t miss a chance to get yours if you’re in the area! The Senior Session will start at 6:30 pm in the Sears Centre Arena.

5 Reasons Why you should be like Nimsey when you’re practicing Gymnastics

June is National Adopt A Cat Month! For our first blog post of June we would like to take some time to appreciate our adorable, furry mascot for bringing some joy into the workplace while making home gymnastics equipment for Little Gymnasts around the world.

Here are 5 reasons every gymnast should be a little like Nimsey…

  • Nimsey has been the biggest fan of our Gymnastics Equipment for 3 years! She loves to stretch out and nap on our soft Gymnastics Mats and even tests our Balance Beams by walking across them. Our equipment is Nimsey approved!

  • Like all young gymnasts who know how important it is to stay hydrated during practice and at Gymnastics Meets, Nimsey loves to get her daily intake of water. She drinks it straight from the fridge and cold from the bottle (she even likes to sip from the cap!)

 

  • When Nimsey does cute or funny stunts we reward her with treats! Just as when you’re practicing new skills on your home gymnastics equipment and you finally perfect it, your mom or dad might bake you a sweet treat or take you out for ice-cream!

 

  • Nimsey loves her Nimble Sports family and always greets us excitement! When you walk into the gym to practice does it make you happy to be see your gymnast friends and coaches? We bet it does!

 

  • Nimsey is Nimble! Any and all gymnasts know that you must be nimble and have strong full-body control to be a great gymnast! Nimsey leaps and climbs all through the office as easily as strong gymnasts leap and tumble through the gym.

Lets Re-Cap our 5 Reasons Why you should be like Nimsey when you’re practicing Gymnastics;

  1. Nimsey loves our Nimble Sports Equipment!
  2. She likes to stay hydrated.
  3. Nimsey gets rewarded when she tries something new.
  4. She is always excited to see her friends.
  5. Nimsey is Nimble!

 

Get the details on our latest Beam and Mat Combo Sale!

Want the Details on our NEW Summer Sale? Keep Reading!

We’re featuring our PINK 8ft Balance Beam and Mat Combo! To get started head to NimbleSports.com!

Step 1: Choose your Beam Brace Height.

Step 2: Choose your PINK 8ft Balance Beam.

Step 3: Choose your Gymnastics Mat Color.

Step 4: Click the BUY button.

At the checkout, enter the code: PINK-BEAM-JUN17 to receive 10% off your Pink Beam and Mat Combo!

Want some more details on this combo? Read below.

Balance Beam and Gymnastics Mat Combo

The Nimble Sports Balance Beam and Gymnastics Tumbling Mat Combo comes in a variety of sizes and colors.

This Beam and Mat Combo 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 an 8ft Nimble Balance Beam of your choice in color (Tan, Blue, Pink or Violet), sizable braces (Standard Low 6”, 12”, 18”, 24” or your choice of Adjustable 12”-18” or 14”-24”) and a 6ft x 4ft Tumbling Mat that slides perfectly underneath the beam.

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 Mats are an excellent multipurpose purchase. These mats are great for home use gymnastics, exercise, acrobatics and competitive gymnastics. This Mat Size leaves both ends of the beam open for a Nimble Sports Incline or Landing Mat to mount and dismount the beam.

Nimble Beam Braces accommodate any of our 6ft, 8ft, or 12ft 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!

 

This Package Includes: (1) 8ft Balance Beam *choice of color (1) Set of Beam Braces *choice of height (1) 6ft x 4ft Gymnastics Tumbling Mat *choice of color

Ships in 3 boxes: (1) 8ft Balance Beam, (1) Beam Braces, (1) Folding Mat

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)

Product Details:

  • Gymnastics 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
  • Balance Beam Braces
    • Constructed with Heavy Gauge Steel
    • Ends are protected by Rubber Caps to prevent Marks and Scratches
    • Brace measurements should be taken from the Bottom of the Floor to the Top of the Balance Beam for total accurate measurement.
    • How many braces do I need? 6ft and 8ft Balance Beams support a Set of 2 braces, and the 12ft Balance beam supports a Set of 3.
    • Designed and Made in the USA
  • Balance Beam
    • 8ft long x 4” wide x 4” high
    • 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

Don’t Buy Your Summer Gymnastics Equipment Before Checking Out this Major Flash Sale

If you’ve been waiting for the right deal to come along before purchasing your summer gymnastics equipment, we’ve got good news: it’s here!

We are having a major flash sale, with any purchase of $350 or more, you’ll get a FREE 8ft Folding Balance Beam. Satisfy your summer practice time without sacrificing your budget! Enter code FREEBEAM-MAY17 at checkout (your folding beam color may vary – our team will do our best to match the color combos you’ve chosen!)

After you apply the code, look for the bottom of your item screen to say “Free Folding Beam” This means your code has applied successfully!

Click the image below to start shopping!

*Flash Sale EXCLUDES current Color Combos that are on Sale*

 

 

Does Pinterest Pique Your Interest?

If you’re a gymnast and Pinterest fanatic here are some great boards to get you motivated, decced out, and accessorized!

Motivation

Sometimes it seems impossible to master a new move or get it just right and we become discouraged, but have no fear! Arley Art is here with ample motivating quotes to get you through those hard times. Their board Gymnastics has over 30 pins featuring your favorite gymnasts!79110e79d96899aadd1bcded30e573d9

Equipment

Share high quality in home gymnastics equipment from our very own Nimble Sports Gymnastic Equipment board on Pinterest! There are 83 Pins featuring our adjustable bars, low balance beam, high balance beam, folding beam, bags, mats, and more!

Accessories

Gymnastics- It’s My Life features mugs, phone cases, t-shirts, pillows, party invitations, watches, fabric, the list goes on and on. All of the products on this board are sold by Golly Girls so you can find them in one easy place. Their products are colorful, fun, and customizable!  

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Great Meet Hairstyles

The best hairstyles for gymnasts are high ponytails or high buns. Being a gymnast requires a certain amount of professionalism and following these rules make the most professional looking gymnast possible, also some gyms/meets have certain parameters for gponytail-side-view2ymnasts hair. So follow these rules to look professional and stay out of trouble:

-Ponytail sits at the crown of head so ponytail can be seen if looking gymnast head on.

-Ponytail above shoulders. If hair is too long, curls or a bun are desirable.

-Bangs out of face. If they need to be clipped up, have clips match hair or leotard. Mismatching clips looks unprofessional.

-Wear a scrunchie or bow that matches leotard. Plain rubberbands are just that, plain.

Here are some acceptable looks!

 

 

Nimble Sports Spring Into Spring 2017 Video Contest

Do you or your young gymnast love to flip, tumble, and catch it all on video? If so, our 2017 Spring Into Spring Video Contest is for you!

 

How to Enter: Submit via email a 1-2 minute video of your young gymnast using one or more of Nimble Sports at-home gymnastics equipment products. Email videos to sales@nimblesports.com. In the email please put the gymnasts first name, and a parent or guardian contact name, phone number and email address.

Submissions will be accepted from now until 11:59pm est April 3rd, 2017. All video submissions may be used for promotional purposes. We will contact submissions chosen by the Nimble team for a finalist video compilation. Winners announced April 17th; if your video is chosen, you will win a $100 Visa gift card!

Rules

  1. Video must be shot horizontal or “wide screen” (Please do not edit the clips)
  2. Video must be submitted by parent/legal guardian via email to sales@nimblesports.com
  3. Gymnasts must be between ages 4-12 on date of submission
  4. Equipment used must include at least 1 item from Nimble sports.
  5. Video must be 1-2 minutes in length and include the following:
    1. Gymnast introduce themselves with first name (ONLY) and age
    2. Gymnast says their TOP GOAL in gymnastics for this year
    3. Showcase funny or cool tricks (humor goes a long way)
  6. One submission per gymnast

 

Deadline for email submissions:
11:59p est April 3rd, 2017
Top video submissions announced April 17th:
Video Winners = $100 Visa Gift Card

10 Interesting Facts About Gymnastics

1)The Ancient Greeks prepared their young men for war by doing gymnastics!

 

2) Women weren’t permitted to compete in gymnastic events until the 1920s.

 

3) Acrobatic gymnastics, which were once referred to as Sport Acrobatics, are a group gymnastic sport for men and women.woman-gymnast-blog

 

4) In the Olympics only women can compete in the Balance Beam and Uneven Bars.

 

5) Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson was the winning contestant on Dancing with the Stars in 2009.

 

6) Gabby Douglas is the first African American to win the individual all-around event.

 

7) Most major gymnasts start their careers as early as two years old!

 

8) Total Sportek ranked gymnastics the fourth hardest sport,only falling behind Boxing, MMA, and rugby.

 

9) Trampolining bounced into the Olympics in 2000

 

10) In 2012 the average age of the USA women’s gymnastics team was 17 while the average age of the men’s was 21.5

 

Did you already know some of these facts? Are there other interesting facts you’d like to share with us? Comment below!

 

 

Gymnastics Moves for Beginners

Do you want to help your little gymnast become the best they can be? Help them master the basics. Gymnastics basics are incredibly important to master before trying to complete the more technical moves. Some basics that are necessary include:

Forward Roll- Start standing upright then reach for the floor and tuck your chin looking at your belly button and roll coming back up in the same position.somersault

Cartwheel- This move starts in a tall stance, one foot in front of the other. Gymnasts reach down with their hands, side by side and in line with their front leg. They kick their back foot over their head, then kick their front foot. They land with the leg opposite of the one they started with in front.

Backward Roll- This move starts with a tall stance. Gymnasts then squat down on their heels, sit on the mat, roll backward, push off the ground and elevate into a standing position.

Handstand- Gymnasts reach for the ground, extending their legs to the air with their feet “kissing” when the body is vertical and upside down.

Bridge- The bridge starting position is on the back, hands next to the head with fingertips pointing toward the toes. Gymnasts bend their legs and place their feet on the floor and push with their arms and legs. They get their the arms straight and their head off the ground.

Back Bend/Back Bend Kick Over- The starting position is standing with arms straight up by the head. Gymnasts look at their hands and bend backward in a “U” shape until their hands touch the ground. Once this is mastered, they can kick their legs over their head and land on their on their feet in the lunge position.