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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/

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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.

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

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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

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”)