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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

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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.

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!

 

Youth Gymnastics Equipment for Home Use | Nimble Sports

Create Your Home Gym With Nimble Sports  

Nimble Sports is a company founded on one simple philosophy — to provide the highest-quality home gymnastics equipment for the best prices in the industry. Year after year, we continue to make gymnastics equipment that’s ideal for home use and geared toward young gymnasts. Most of our equipment is designed for gymnasts younger than age 12 and less than 150 pounds. Plus, because our niche is so small, we excel at what we do.

As one of the nation’s top 10 sports, gymnastics is continuously becoming more popular. It’s an ideal discipline for young athletes to increase flexibility, become more coordinated and strengthen muscles. It’s also a sport that doesn’t require a large gym or expensive equipment to practice. That’s why Nimble Sports manufactures premium, affordable home gymnastics equipment for kids — so they can master their skills in the comfort, affordability and safety of home.

Why Choose Nimble Sports?

At Nimble Sports, we go a step above the competition to provide top-notch kids gymnastics equipment. We’re able to keep our prices low because we construct all of our home gymnastics equipment for kids on site at Nimble Sports in Lansing, Michigan. Every mat we sell is hand sewn by our Nimble Sports team, and every balance beam is built from scratch. Even our welding is done right here at Nimble Sports.

When you purchase your gymnastics equipment for home from Nimble Sports, you know you’re getting a product that has been constructed from start to finish by us. To prove our impeccably high standards, we offer a one-year warranty on every product we sell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Practice at Home?

Gymnastics equipment for home use offers a long list of benefits. Having a home gym allows your gymnast to practice skills and disciplines whenever he or she pleases. Many times, when you don’t provide at-home equipment for your little ones, they begin using unsafe items, such as furniture, instead.Nimble Sports kids gymnastics equipment ensures that your children are practicing on top-quality items that meet the highest safety standards.

Another benefit to training at home is that you don’t have to travel to the gym and pay admission every time your gymnast wants to practice. Nimble Sports home equipment for kids will save you time and money. In fact, you’ll probably find yourself using some of your little gymnast’s equipment, too. Many of our Nimble Sports mats can be used for a long list of additional home workouts, including dance, martial arts and more.

Create Your Home Gym Today

Nimble Sports makes it easy to find the home gymnastics equipment you need in a matter of seconds. All orders are shipped the same or next business day. Start shopping our online store or call 1-877-MAT-BEAM to create your perfect home gym today.

 

Sources

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

http://gymnastics-equipment.com/

https://www.nimblesports.com/

 

Guide For Selecting The Best Home Gymnastics Equipment

A How-To Guide For Selecting The Best Home Gymnastics Equipment

You’ve decided you want your young tumbler or gymnast to be able to practice at home, but now you’re presented with the problem of where to start. This guide will help you create the perfect home gym in a limited amount of space.

Quality home gym equipment encourages your gymnast to advance his or her skills in a safe, comfortable and affordable environment. At Nimble Sports, we offer top-quality balance beams, horizontal bars, mats and complete home gym combo packages to turn any room in your home into a place for your athlete to train or simply have fun.

Home-Use Considerations

There are a number of issues to consider when purchasing gymnastics equipment for home use. You probably don’t have 1,000 square feet of space or the lofty budget of a professional gym. Nimble Sports gymnastics equipment is designed for home use and junior gymnasts between levels one and four.

The following are a few factors to consider when creating your home gym:

  • Mat considerations: The thickness and dimensions of the mat you choose are more important than most buyers think.  It is important that the mats you purchase provide enough support to prevent injury, and are made to the standard of a competitive gym for your gymnast to practice maneuvers that are more difficult. Nimble Sports offers the best gymnastics mats for home use, which are the ideal thickness to perform a variety of skills, are exactly what you will find at the gym and can be folded for easy storage.
  • Bar considerations: It’s essential to choose horizontal bars that are  table enough for your gymnast yet easy to store when not in use. At Nimble Sports, we offer the best gymnastics bars for home use. These bars are simple to assemble and disassemble, yet strong enough to keep your junior gymnast safe at all times.

 

Using Your Home Equipment
There’s no doubt your son or daughter will be excited to use his or her home gym equipment the moment it arrives. Our Nimble Sports team provides all of the information needed for you to assemble your new equipment safely and easily. Even better, all of our gymnastics equipment for kids at home is designed for use in small spaces, so it can be tucked away when you’re done with every session.

Buying Your Equipment

Nimble Sports makes it easy to locate and purchase the home-use gymnastics equipment that’s right for you. Whether you’re interested in a folding mat for tumbling or are shopping for a complete home gym setup, we offer all of the items needed to suit your gymnast’s favorite disciplines, size and skill level.

Find the ideal gymnastics equipment for your little athlete on our website. Or, call us toll free at 1-877-MAT-BEAM for help choosing and purchasing your perfect home gym setup.

Sources

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

Home Gymnastics Equipment: Guide to the Best Mats, Bars, Beams for your Gymnast

http://www.wesellmats.com/blog/making-room-for-gymnastics-at-home/

master the art of gymnastics at home

Spook-Tacular Home Gymnastics Equipment for Your Gymnast

Check out our “Spook-Tacular” NEW Products and Combos!! And be SURE to keep an eye out for our Annual Nimble Sports Halloween Contest! (Details to follow)


Nimble Sports 3-Play Little Gym is our NEWEST Combo and comes in pink or blue bars, with a Low-Balance Beam in 4 different colors and your choice of 8ft folding mat that comes in a variety of colors!

The Nimble Sports Premium Adjustable Horizontal Bar is great for beginner to intermediate level gymnasts who want to flip, tumble and train at home and holds up to 125 Lbs when purchased with our Premium Base Extensions.

The PINK 3Play bar is a LIMITED QUANTITY Item, 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.

Home Gymnastics Equipment for Kids

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Gymnast of the Month: August

Gymnast of the month is……Sophia Diaz from @diazdolls

You may recognize Sophia from her flipping around on our Nimble Sports Gymnastics Horizontal Bar all over Instagram!

An excerpt from Sophia’s Mom;

“Sophia started gymnastics as a toddler in diapers in a mommy and me program… by the age 5 she started begging to take gymnastics! We tried a few places and she truly enjoyed it so we decided we would permanently enroll her in a place that truly matched her personality! In January of 2017, we enrolled her at her current gym. She did a month of recreational classes before she tested out and was asked to join pre-team. Sophia did pre-team from February until end of June and was asked to join their level 2 team! Sophia has such a drive and determination to learn new things and will continue to work at it until she can do it! I say work but when I see her on her equipment she is having so much fun. She was fortunate enough to receive a Nimble Sports Little Gym Deluxe set for her 5th birthday and has truly loved every piece of it. She is not only motivated to grow herself, but enjoys helping others (especially her younger sister Olivia) and her cousins…”

  

Sophia has always loved to perform floor routines, but is growing to love the beam which is said to be her most difficult event.

Watch for Sophia’s features on our @nimblesports Instagram Page!