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How to have fun as a family with your Gymnast

Here are a few fun ideas we came up with here at Nimble Sports to get your whole family involved in Gymnastics!

  1. Create a maze or fort out of your gymnastics mats and balance beams.
  2. Play “Simon Says” Gymnastics style!
  3. Make obstacle courses out of your home equipment and see who does the best tricks or gets the best time.
  4. Use your tumbling mats to have a cartwheel competition. (anyone who does not want to participate can be a judge!)
  5. Find your favorite gymnastics challenge on Youtube and recreate it!

Below are a few videos of parents and siblings tumbling, jumping and having fun as a family, all while getting some home practice in! Let these challenges inspire you to make your own fun with your gymnasts! (Videos from “My Gym Dad” and “The Cheernastics 2”)

Flip and Tumble into Christmas in July

Are we crazy? Maybe!

We’re offering discounts this July that we’ve never offered before! Receive 10% Off ANY Little Gym or Little Gym Deluxe by using the code “GYM-JUL17” at Checkout!

Want to know more about what’s on sale?

Little Gym Combo (Horizontal Bar, Balance Beam, Braces and Gymnastics Mat)

Flip, tumble and train at home. What does this set include? This combo comes with an Adjustable Nimble Sports Horizontal Bar in the color of your choice (White, Blue, Pink or Violet), an 8ft Balance Beam in the color of your choice (Tan, Blue, Pink or Violet), a set of Nimble Sports Beam Braces of your choice *price may vary (Standard Low 6”, 12”, 18”, 24” or your choice of Adjustable 12”-18” or 14”-24”), and an 8ft x 4ft Tumbling Mat that fits perfectly between the Horizontal Bar legs.

This Horizontal Bar is made to help master basic gymnastic skills. 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 Mats are and excellent multipurpose purchase. These mats are great for home use gymnastics, exercise, acrobatics and competitive gymnastics.

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) 3ft – 5ft Adjustable Horizontal Bar *choice of color (1) 8ft Balance Beam *choice of color (1) 8ft x 4ft Gymnastics Tumbling Mat *choice of color (1) Set of Beam Braces *choice of height
  • (shop now by clicking any photo!)

    • Product Details:
      • Ships in 4 boxes: (1) Horizontal Bar, (1) 8ft Balance Beam, (1) Folding 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)
      • 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
      • Adjustable Horizontal Bar
        • Height is adjustable from 3ft to 5ft in increments of 6 inches (36”, 42”, 48”, 54”, 60”)
        • 4ft x 4ft wide base
        • Constructed with steel, supporting a 1-1/2 inch poplar wood dowel
        • Intended for beginner to intermediate gymnasts
        • Base extensions recommended for any gymnast over 70 lbs or gymnasts who perform at a Level 3
        • 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

Little Gym Deluxe Combo (Horizontal Bar, Balance Beam, Beam Braces, Gymnastics Tumbling Mat and Landing Mat)

Spoil your Hard Working Gymnast with the Little Gym Deluxe. This All-Inclusive Combo comes in a variety of sizes and colors. The Little Gym 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 an Adjustable Nimble Sports Horizontal Bar in the color of your choice (White, Blue, Pink or Violet), an 8ft Balance Beam in the color of your choice (Tan, Blue, Pink or Violet), a set of Nimble Sports Beam Braces of your choice *price may vary (Standard Low 6”, 12”, 18”, 24” or your choice of Adjustable 12”-18” or 14”-24”), and an 8ft x 4ft Tumbling Mat that fits perfectly between the Horizontal Bar legs and a 3ft x 6ft Soft Foam Landing Mat.

This Horizontal Bar is made to help master basic gymnastic skills. 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 Tumbling Mats are and 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 horizontal bar. These mats fit great underneath our higher sets of Beam Braces.

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) 3ft – 5ft Adjustable Horizontal 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 Beam Braces *choice of height

(Shop Now by clicking any photo!)

  • Product Details:
    • Ships in 5 boxes: (1) Horizontal Bar, (1) 8ft Balance Beam, (1) Folding Mat, (1) Landing 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)
    • 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
    • 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.
      • Velcro strips featured on each end allows for additional mats to be connected.
      • Designed and Made in the USA
    • Adjustable Horizontal Bar
      • Height is adjustable from 3ft to 5ft in increments of 6 inches (36”, 42”, 48”, 54”, 60”)
      • 4ft x 4ft wide base
      • Constructed with steel, supporting a 1-1/2 inch poplar wood dowel
      • Intended for beginner to intermediate gymnasts
      • Base extensions recommended for any gymnast over 70 lbs or gymnasts who perform at a Level 3
      • 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

 

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!

 

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*

 

 

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

2016 Halloween Costume Contest

If you love your Nimble Sports products and you are, or your young gymnast is, tumbling, flipping and celebrating Halloween, we have a contest for you!

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How to Enter: Submit via email your best photo of your young gymnast using one or more of Nimble Sports at-home gymnastics equipment products in their Halloween costume. Email photos 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 October 31st, 2016. We will post our 10 favorite submissions on the Nimble Sports Facebook Page, where users can like as many photos as they want to cast their vote. We will contact 10 submissions chosen by the Nimble team for Facebook voting. Voting will take place for two weeks, and November 14th, 2016 the 3 photos with the most likes will be awarded prizes!

Rules
1. 1 photo per entry
2. 1 entry per person
3. Must be using Nimble Sports equipment
4. Must be wearing a Halloween Costume

5. Entries must be submitted via email to sales@nimblesports.com

 

Deadline for email submissions
11:59p est October 31st, 2016
Facebook voting period
12:00a est November 1st, 2016 – 11:59p est November 14th, 2016
Prizes awarded to 3 photos with most likes:
1st place = $300 visa gift card
2nd place = $150 visa gift card
3rd place = $50 visa gift card

Michigan University Takes The Win

The University of Michigan’s gymnastic team hosted Michigan State on February 14th, and won the meet by a full two point lead. Junior Nicole Artz took the meet by st

Nicole Artz on beam

Nicole Artz on beam

orm. The junior had a record high on the beam (9.950) where she took first place, Artz also placed first in her uneven bars routine and won the all-around with an overall 39.500. Her teammates Talia Chiarelli and Lindsay Willaims also had record highs, Chiarelli on the vault with a 9.925 and Willaims on the beam with a 9.900.

 

The girls’ performances were outstanding but they also wowed the crowd with their support for the recently deceased Chip Hills. Chip is coach Cailee Hills father who suffered from pancreatic cancer, in his honor the girls have adopted a purple theme throughout the year called “Flip for Chip” . The whole team can be seen sporting purple ribbons in their hair!
Michigan is happy with their win and look forward to competing with in Oklahoma on the 26th. Oklahoma University is currently the top-ranked team in the nation scoring an average 197.428 while Michigan scores an average 196.993. Recently, Michigan has been scoring over 197.000 with a 197.225 at the MU vs MSU meet so the competition will be fierce.  

Sources:

http://www.mgoblue.com/sports/w-gym/recaps/021416aaa.htmlhttp://www.ncaa.com/rankings/gymnastics-women/nchttps://41.media.tumblr.com/ae5b97a03c949acffa5e3ecaddc890ab/tumblr_nodi3f6PQN1rpkobco1_500.png

How to do Gymnastics Moves at Home

 If you’re little gymnast is nagging you to get her to the gym, make your home the gym with these easy steps.

Step 1: Find comfortable, stretchy clothes.

Step 2: Find a big, soft surfaced area.

Step 3: Warm-up with 30 jumping jacks, 30 push ups, and 30 curl ups.

Step 4: Stretch. Pike for 30 seconds, butterfly for 30 seconds, straddle for 30 seconds, do 30 lunges, rock and roll 30 times.

Step 5: Backbend. Stand straight with your legs shoulder length apart. Place your hands straight next to your ears with your palms flat. Lean backwards and keep going down slowly until you reach the floor.

Step 6: Cartwheel.

Step 7: Handstand. Go into a cartwheel position. Bounce off your front leg and kick your back leg up straight then kick the front leg up.home gymnasts

Step 8: Splits. Do them for an hour a day.

Step 9: Scorpion. Grab your leg and make your toes touch your shoulder. Try to grab leg with other hand as well.

Step 10: Elbow Stand. Like a handstand on your elbows.

Step 11: Practice for an Aerial. Be able to do a cartwheel Get a bed and put your elbows there and kickover (elbow cartwheel). Do not do it on the floor because when your are on the bed,it give you experience of flipping through the air. Get a perfect aerial cartwheel on the bed, then move one elbow off to get closer to an aerial. Make that perfect. Move both elbows off of the bed and kick your legs over. Repeat it until you can get an aerial without your arms on the bed. Move your bed and you should pretend the bed is still there and do an aerial.

*Includes excerpt from http://www.wikihow.com/Do-Gymnastic-Moves-at-Home-(Kids)

USA Gymnastics Fitness program

usa gymnastsThe USA Gymnastics Fitness Program Handbook is an in-depth look at the who, what, when, where and why’s of gymnastics for girls ages 3-16 years old. The handbook explains everything in gymnastics from nutrition, strength trainings, to stretching and more in depth. The USA Gymnastics Fitness Handbook is a great place to look for information to help your gymnast become as fit, healthy, and competitive as possible.

https://usagym.org/pages/home/fitness/pdfs/handbook.pdf

Gymnastics Moves for Beginners

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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.
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.

*Includes excerpts from http://www.livestrong.com/article/468932-gymnastic-moves-for-beginners/