GK US Classic | Our Top 10 Lovely Leos

On top of Gymnastics being such an exciting sport to watch, it seems like we are always on the edge of our seat to know what our favorite Leos will look like each competition! Here are our TOP TEN picks from the GK Classic!

10. Arizona Sunrays

Jade Carey rocked this patriotic blue Leo — looking like the fierce competitor that she is!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Twin City Twisters

Grace McCallum and Tori Tatum brought a bit of sparkle to their skills with a bedazzled seafoam and magenta ombre’ Leo!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. First State

Morgan Hurd looked brilliant in a gorgeous maroon Leo with a scalloped mesh chest and tons of silver sparkle (is she maybe channeling the inner Gryffindor?!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. WOGA

The WOGA girls channeled their inner sass-factor with this super fun geometric black and purple Leo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Texas Dreams

The girls from Texas Dreams have been bright and cheery all season long in an array of rainbow colored Leos, with some subtle glam these Leos stuck out in the crowd!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Solid Rock

Jordan Bowers cleaned up with an elegant white and red ombre Leo with a beautiful bedazzled pattern on the front!

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. World Champion Center

Simone and Olivia were (almost literally) on fire in these bright red and orange bedazzled Leos!

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. ENA Paramus

Olivia Dunne was stunning in a coral pink bedazzled Leo, a classic look goes a long way! We absolutely love this Leo!

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. GAGE

Alexis Jeffrey picks up our most unique Leo for the day, the cross pattern of flowers and color contrast in this Leo has our eyes seeing Hawaiian skies!

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Naydenov Gymnastics

And our NUMBER ONE Leo for the GK Classic absolutely goes to Jordan Chiles from Naydenov Gymnastics! Fun fact, this Leo was Inspired by The Black Panther and designed by Jordan’s mom. Jordan channeled her inner Warrior Princess throughout the entire day and she KILLED it! We absolutely ADORE this Leo!

Benefits of Team Gymnastics For Your Child | Nimble Sports

The Many Ways Children Benefit From Team Gymnastics  

Involving children in sports offers more than just physical benefits, and gymnastics is one of the best activities for teaching your kids lessons that they can carry into all aspects of their lives — now and in the future. When your children take part in gymnastics, they learn far more than how to perform forward rolls and handstands. 

The following are just a few of the many ways your little gymnast will benefit from practicing the sport in a team setting.

Learning the Basics of a Healthy Lifestyle

Youth gymnastics is a way to instill healthy habits in your kids at a young age. Team gymnastics teaches young athletes that leading an active life is both healthy and fun. When many people think of gymnastics, they often imagine the Summer Olympics. Although few gymnasts ever become Olympians — gymnasts will take away healthy habits that they will continue using throughout their lives. The team atmosphere of group gymnastics also encourages kids to enjoy being around others who enjoy an active lifestyle.

Understanding the Importance of Teamwork

The ability to work well in a team atmosphere is one of the greatest lessons your son or daughter will learn and be able to use for the rest of his or her life. Group gymnastics teaches kids to work as a team toward a common goal. They learn to create routines as a group and support one another through the ups and downs of the sport. These skills are later used in the classroom, workplace and beyond.

Giving and Receiving Support

As a young athlete, it is easy to be preoccupied by personal successes and failures. Team gymnastics teaches children that they can not only learn and draw support from fellow athletes, but they can also teach and provide support. Group gymnastics teaches kids to care about the successes and failures of others as well as how to ask for support when they’re in need.

Handling Wins and Losses

Life is full of successes and failures, whether large or small. Through group gymnastics, your child will learn how to properly celebrate wins and how to handle losses in a fair and mature manner. Team gymnastics is also a setting where having too much drive for an individual win can harm the performance of the team as a whole. Balancing personal desires and the ability to learn from wins and losses are key skills your gymnast can take directly to school, friendships, and eventually future life and workplaces.

Get Your Child Involved

There’s no doubt that group gymnastics offers a variety of physical and mental benefits that can be carried throughout your child’s life. Here at Nimble Sports, we manufacture the highest-quality gymnastics equipment for kids, so your child can practice good habits at home and at the gym in a team setting. Whether you’re looking for your child’s first tumbling mat or a complete home gym setup, our experts will help you find the right equipment for his or her age and skill level. Call 877-MAT-BEAM or browse our website to get your gymnast started today.

 

Sources

What Are the Benefits of Team Gymnastics?

https://www.champaigngym.com/benefits-gymnastics

 

6 Hilariously Relatable Gymnastics Memes

Ever look for something that describes your day of *epic* or *failed* practice perfectly? Check out these hilarious gymnastics memes and more on our Pinterest page!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gymnastics Equipment your Kids will Love!

Creating the perfect home gym for your young gymnast may seem overwhelming at first, but Nimble Sports is here to help. We offer a variety of combo packages, including a balance beam and folding mat combo, horizontal bar and folding mat combo, complete little gyms and several other combinations, to help you create the perfect training area your kids will love!

You’ll want to consider a number of factors when choosing the Nimble Sports kids gymnastics set that’s perfect for your child. We offer combinations of balance beams, horizontal bars, folding mats and other items to suit your young gymnast’s favorite disciplines, skill level, size and more. Choose one or more of the following packages to complete your home gym with a single, simple purchase. All items are covered with a One Year scratch and dent Warranty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To see a full list of products from Nimble Sports click the link below!

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

Gymnastics Skills YOU can do on your Nimble Sports Tumbling Mats

Nimble Sports Tumbling Mats are perfect for any level gymnasts, recreational or competitive, our mats are sturdy and reliable and just like you would find in any gym!

Here are some skills your child can perform but are not limited to doing on our mats;

 

Sources;

http://gymnasticshq.com/level-1-gymnastics-requirements/

http://gymnasticshq.com/level-2-gymnastics-requirements/

http://gymnasticshq.com/level-3-gymnastics-requirements/

http://gymnasticshq.com/level-4-gymnastics-requirements/

Gymnastics Skills YOU can do on your Nimble Sports Balance 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.

Our gymnastics beams are great for beginner to intermediate level gymnasts from Level 1 to Level 4. Your gymnast can perform these skills on any of our balance beams; 

  • handstand
  • leap with 90 degree split
  • straight jump
  • side handstand dismount*
  • jump to front support mount
  • arabesque to 30 degrees
  • lever
  • 1/2 pivot turn
  • cartwheel to side handstand dismount
  • jump to front support mount
  • stretch jump
  • cartwheel to 3/4 handstand dismount
  • cartwheel
  • split jump to 120 degrees
  • cartwheel to side handstand, 1/4 turn dismount

A balance beam is an essential piece of training equipment for every gymnast. However, mastering the balance beam isn’t easy, and having a junior balance beam at home can provide the practice and confidence needed to advance as a gymnast.

 Nimble Sports offers a variety of balance beams for sale, whether your young gymnast is a beginner or advanced competitor. There are a number of factors to consider when shopping for a kid’s balance beam for your home. You can choose from all of our different options here; https://www.nimblesports.com/product-list/balance-beams

 

Sources;

http://gymnasticshq.com/level-1-gymnastics-requirements/

http://gymnasticshq.com/level-2-gymnastics-requirements/

http://gymnasticshq.com/level-3-gymnastics-requirements/

http://gymnasticshq.com/level-4-gymnastics-requirements/

Gymnastics Skills YOU can do on your Nimble Sports Horizontal Bar

Skills YOU can do on your Nimble Sports Horizontal Bar and Nimble Sports 3Play Bar;

Our Gymnastics Horizontal Bars are great for perfecting your beginner skills and keeping your old skills in “like-new” condition. 

Our gymnastics bars are great for beginner to intermediate level gymnasts from Level 1 to Level 3. Depending on which bar you have, and which level of gymnast, your child can perform these skills on our bar.

  • pullover
  • front hip circle
  • single leg squat through
  • forward stride circle (mill circle)
  • back hip circle
  • underswing dismount
  • cast
  • leg cut
  • single leg basket swing
  • squat on to pike sole-circle dismount
  • sole-circle dismount

When your gymnast reaches 70 lbs, he/she may need extensions that will add extra weight to the base of the bar that will extend the life of your bar. 

If your gymnast is more aggressive and performing at a higher level, 3Play bars will hold 125 lbs and do not require additional base extensions, as they are already included!

 

Sources;

http://gymnasticshq.com/level-1-gymnastics-requirements/

http://gymnasticshq.com/level-2-gymnastics-requirements/

http://gymnasticshq.com/level-3-gymnastics-requirements/

http://gymnasticshq.com/level-4-gymnastics-requirements/

Benefits of Gymnastics for Toddlers | Nimble Sports

Gymnastics can offer amazing benefits for toddlers such as improving strength to helping develop cognitive and social skills. Click here to learn more benefits of gymnastics for toddlers!

5 Benefits Of Gymnastics For Toddlers

Children between the ages 1 and 3 seem to have endless energy reserves. These exciting and action-packed years are also when little ones learn and acquire healthy behaviors that they carry into adulthood. Gymnastics is one of the best activities for channeling that non-stop energy into positive play, social skills, flexibility, strength, coordination and most importantly — fun!

The following are five of the benefits of gymnastics for toddlers and why you should consider starting your son or daughter in the sport of gymnastics during these developmental years.

1. Gymnastics Builds Strength 

Strength is what your toddler needs to develop new physical skills and stay safe while having fun. This weight-bearing sport helps your child develop strong, healthy bones that can prevent injury and even reduce the negative impacts of osteoporosis as an adult. It may seem like your child is just having fun tumbling on the mats, but he or she is building important core strength as well as upper- and lower-body strength.

2. Gymnastics Provides the Exercise They Need

According to the American Heart Association, children should get at least one hour of physical exercise each day. Anyone who has ever been around a toddler knows most don’t run out of energy reserves after a single hour. Gymnastics gives little ones at least the one hour of physical activity they need on class days. With proper mats and equipment, they can continue that exercise at home on non-class days, too.

3. Gymnastics Improves Cognitive and Social Skills

Gymnastics isn’t a purely physical sport. It involves learning routines, practicing body awareness and being a positive, participating member of a team. Toddlers quickly learn the importance of body and spatial awareness when practicing even the simplest tumbling routines. Early gymnastics classes also teach the importance of patience (waiting your turn), sharing and positively interacting with fellow athletes.

4. Gymnastics Improves Coordination

Toddlers often appear clumsy as they master the skills of standing still, walking, jumping, running and rolling. Early gymnastics programs focus on alignment skills, which help your child become more agile and less likely to sustain injuries.

 

 

5. Gymnastics Is Fun!

Early gymnastics is an ideal way to introduce your son or daughter to active, productive play. Your toddler will probably see gymnastics class as a fun playtime with friends. Yet while children are having fun with their fellow gymnasts, they’re also exercising and developing physical and mental skills that will play important roles throughout their lives. Active play — enjoyed through activities like gymnastics — also teaches children that exercise is something to be enjoyed, never dreaded.

Nimble Sports specializes in gymnastics equipment specifically designed for kids. Browse our gymnastics equipment today to build the perfect home gym for your little one’s age and skill level.

City of Jesolo Trophy | Hairstyle Inspiration 2018

From Russia and Brazil to the USA, We’ve found a Gymnastics Hair Trend from The 2018 City of Jesolo Trophy!

Buns and Braids.

Many of your favorite gymnasts including; Brazilian – Jade Barabosa, Russian – Angelina Melnikova, and your USA girls – Emma Malabuyo, Ragan Smith and Olivia Dunne sported this stylish look resembling their own version of the world famous, “Aly Bun”.

Lets take a peek at your favorite Jesolo gymnast’s take on their Aly bun!

Jade Barabosa – Jade chose to style her bun, tight to the back of her head with a messy bun, despite her super clean gymnast skills!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Angelina Melnikova – A clean, high, and tight bun secured with a scrunchie matching her leo. This hairstyle definitely matched up to Angelina’s pretty and tight lines on bars!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emma Malabuyo – Emma styled her bun high and tight just like Aly, but with her own twist. She added a matching colored scrunchie and white bow to perfect her Jesolo look!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ragan Smith – We usually see Ragan with a high pony, not this time! She’s mixed it up with a high and tight bun complete with a front French braid and her signature scrunchie!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Olivia Dunne – Olivia kept it sweet and classic with her bangs braided into a swept back high bun with a scrunchie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Try imitating these looks by learning to braid! Check out the video linked below to learn how!

Gymnastics Life Lessons and Skills | Nimble Sports

Gymnastics can not only have endless physical and mental benefits for children but also can teach them important life skills. Click here to learn more on how gymnastics can help your child grow as a person and an athlete!

 

Life Skills Your Children Can Gain Through Participation In Gymnastics

A lot of parents are aware that sports offer a number of physical and mental benefits to their children. However, many of them don’t know how exactly the skills learned in gymnastics will affect their children’s daily lives. These are a few of the lessons that many young athletes take from gymnastics practice and competition into everyday life.

Ambition

Gymnastics may be the first experience your son or daughter has with working toward a goal and achieving it through plentiful practice and discipline. Gymnastics is a sport that encourages athletes to create a personal goal and advance from one level to the next to achieve it. This skill can be taken straight from the gym into other sports, school and eventually the workplace.

Discipline

New gymnastics skills aren’t learned overnight, and major goals take a lot of effort to achieve. Gymnastics will teach your child that discipline and hard work are essential to reaching major goals. Our little ones may have to trade some play dates and sleepovers for practice or competition that will help teach them what goals they think are most important in their lives.

Acceptance of Defeat

It’s understandable that young gymnasts want to win every competition they enter, but that may not always happen. Competition is an ideal time for kids to learn that defeat can play an important part in improving, and that it’s essential to be a good sport — win or lose.

Balance

There’s no denying that gymnastics will help improve your young athlete’s physical balance, but this is a sport that requires mental balance, too. Young gymnasts learn that practice takes place multiple times per week. That means, time for homework and other activities must be managed properly. Gymnastics offers an early lesson in how to balance your life to include what you need (an education, family time, etc.) and what you love (gymnastics, time with friends and more).

Respect

Gymnastics practice gives your kids the ability to learn a sport that’s not taught by you (the parent). The first day your child enters the gym, he or she is taught to respect coaches and teammates. Gymnastics coaches are experts in their field of work. Young athletes quickly learn that learning to respect and trust them and other peers in the sport, is essential to preventing injury, advancing in the sport and winning competitions.

Toughness

Most gymnasts experience setbacks and occasional injuries throughout their careers. As unfortunate as these obstacles can be, they also teach young athletes to accept and endure what comes, whether it be mental or physical pain from not being able to land a skill, or a twisted ankle. Your child will quickly learn that in gymnastics, and in life, things don’t always go as planned, and that certainly doesn’t mean it’s time to throw in the towel.

Teamwork and Friendship

One of the greatest benefits of gymnastics is the lifelong friendships that can be made in practice and at competition. Gymnastics may be an individual sport, but every athlete is also part of a team. The gymnasts your little athlete practices with in the gym every day will quickly become a network that supports and encourages your young gymnast — and vice versa.

Want to get your young athlete involved in gymnastics? Nimble Sports offers the perfect gymnastics products to build a safe, fun and kid-friendly home gym that will help your aspiring gymnast learn the basics of this beneficial sport. Shop with us today and feel free to reach out with any questions!

 

Sources

https://www.theodysseyonline.com/gymnastics-taught-me

https://www.flogymnastics.com/articles/5039776-10-life-skills-learned-from-gymnastics

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