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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/

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!

Congratulations to the Winners of the Spring into 2015 Photo Contest!

We would like to thank all of the entrants into our Spring into 2015 Photo contest, and those of you who made the finals! Congratulations to our 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners!Isabelle-Olivia-Eden

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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!