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Upgrade your Easter Basket

8blbfmWho wouldn’t love a perfectly pastel colored mat in their, very large, Easter basket?

We’ve got spring time colors to fill any wish list, from blues to pinks to pastel multi colors! What a perfect way to hop into Spring? pastelmat

 

 

8vlgfmIf you’ve got the goodies, but need a Easter basket to deliver your chocolate bunnies, we’ve got just the bag for you!

Our brand new Nimble Sports gym bag comes in blue and purple! It has an adjustable detachable strap and two handles and a front zip pocket! What a creative way to celebrate Easter?

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Check the bags out here!

Spring into 2015 Photo Contest Finalists

Voting is underway for the Nimble Sports 2015 Photo Contest! Votes will be counted by liking the finalists photos on Facebook until March 13th at 11:59p et. The three finalists with the most votes will win cash prizes!

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See below contestants and visit the Facebook Gallery to vote!

Nimble Sports Holiday Purchasing Tips

Nimble Sports Gymnastics Equipment
With the holidays quickly approaching and Nimble Sports products in high demand, we want to ensure you and your loved ones have the best experience when ordering mats, beams and everything in between. Here are some tips and FAQs to make sure you have the best experience shopping with Nimble:

 

When should I order?

Order early to ensure availability. End of November is ideal!

What age range are Nimble Sports gymnastics equipment made for?

The equipment is based on a gymnasts ability/weight. Gymnasts should be at levels 1-4 and weigh less and 100 lbs for horizontal bars and less than 150lbs for balance beams.

Can I use these items outside?

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

What should I do when my package arrives?

We know in the Fall and Winter months many of our products are purchased as gifts, so please be sure the check your entire order as soon as it arrives to ensure the contents are what you ordered. Take care when opening packages with sharp objects, as razor blades and scissors could potentially damage the products.

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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.

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. Please ship to a residential address, if you’re trying to hide the package from the gift recipient, send to a friend or family member, not a business address.

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

Yes, please contact us in regards to pricing.

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.

Will not refund shipping.

A refurbish charge may apply on all opened returned items.

If item is damaged in shipping we will replace and pick up old item.

Place your order today!

Minimizing Gymnastics Injuries

With all the stress your body goes through during gymnastics routines, you’re certainly prone to physical injuries.

Don’t Be Afraid to Bail Out

Be Careful When Trying Something New

Whether you’re attempting a new flip or movement, your body doesn’t have the muscle memory to give you the awareness when something isn’t going right. Build up to the trick by understanding the mechanics of the movements required, and understand how to properly bail out if you feel that something isn’t going right.

Stretching

Most importantly, stretching is vital to keep yourself healthy and injury free. Many tricks require intense flexibility, and operating on cold muscles and joints puts you at risk of tweaking something, or initiating an injury that will linger with you for an extended period of time.

Strength Training

When people run into below the knee issues like sprained ankles, it is typically because the muscles surrounding their ankles in their in their shins, calves and feet are not strong enough to support the demands of gymnastics training.

Don’t Goof Around

The majority of gymnastics related injuries in practice occur when gymnasts are not even practicing. Improper use of equipment or horseplay is often what leads to injuries. When you’re at practice be sure you’re there to practice, and always use gymnastics equipment properly.

Calf Conditioning for Gymnastics

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Exercising your calf and lower leg muscles is extremely important for maintaining gymnastics health and preventing injuries. The common ankle sprains and rolled ankle injuries, and many knee injuries can be attributed to not enough muscle training and strengthening of lower leg muscles – particularly in the calf. We’ve listed a few great exercises to strengthen those muscles that are best performed after a workout.

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Heel to Toe Walking

Walk across a soft surface barefoot while balancing only on your heels. Feel free to walk on a straight path, or make it fun by maneuvering obstacles. and then for another minute, walk only on your toes. You can switch things up and target new muscles by pointing your heels or toes straight, inside or outside. If done correctly, you won’t need to do this exercise for longer than a minute.