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Horizontal Bar VS. 3Play | Your Gymnastics Questions Answered!

What are the major differences between and Adjustable bar and 3Play Bar? 


Adjustable Horizontal Bar 3Play Bar (Double Bar)
Gymnast Weight Limit 70 Lbs 125 Lbs
Gymnast Level Level 1 to Level 3 Level 1 to Level 4
Weight of Equipment 50 Lbs 100 Lbs
Versatility 1 Bar only, no conversion kit available  – 2 Bars, either can be removed to become 1 single Horizontal Bar – Can be adjusted to become parallel or uneven bars
Adjustments Adjusts 3-5ft in height – Adjusts 3-5ft in height – Adjusts 1-1/2–3ft between bars
Shipment Ships in 1 box Ships in 2 boxes
Width 4ft wide 4ft wide, *w/ 5ft wide option
Extensions Recommended after 70 lbs, increases the bar weight limit to 100 Lbs Base extensions included, no extra parts necessary

What kind of skills can be performed on your bars? 

Home gymnastics equipment is strictly for working on basic skills such as the ones listed below;

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

Can I convert my Single Horizontal Bar to a Double Bar or 3Play Bar? 

The Simple Answer, No. A single bar cannot be converted to a double bar, however, our 3Play (Double Bar) has the versatility to adjust in height, width, and has the option to remove bars.

Can my gymnast transition from bar to bar on the 3play Bar? 

Competitively, No. 

Even if your gymnast is small enough to swing from bar to bar, he/she should not be practicing anything over a basic skill from Level 1 to Level 4 at home without the supervision of their coach.

For fun? Yes!

You can use these bars in multiple ways, not just for practice! Have a little bit of fun and use them as a set of monkey bars!

What are the benefits of having a 3Play (Double Bar) at home?  

A double bar is great for any conditioning your gymnast may want to do at home. Even though he or she should not be transitioning from bar to bar outside the gym, you can use this double bar in many other ways. Placing the bars at a parallel height and doing forearm dips is one of the best ways to get some good upper-body strength conditioning in! Get creative! The 3Play bar can be adjusted in height, width between bars and has the option to remove a bar. There are many great uses for this bar outside of gymnastics!

Is the 3Play Bar (Double Bar) available in a larger size? 

Our 3Play bar is a smaller version of Uneven / Parallel Bars. Any bar that is larger or adjusts higher than a Nimble Sports bar should not be used at home due to safety and practice concerns OUTSIDE of the gym. Your gymnasts should not be practicing routines outside his or her gym without the supervision of their coach unless approved otherwise. 

Home gymnastics equipment is strictly for working on basic skills such as the ones listed below;

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

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

New Combos | Home Use Uneven Bars

The 3Play Little Gym is here! Making its’ debut last fall, is one out of two of our brand new combo packages!

What is included in this package?

This combo comes with a 3-Play 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 Low Beam Braces (Standard Low 6”), and an 8ft x 4ft Gymnastics Folding Tumbling Mat that fits perfectly between the 3Play Bar legs. This Double Horizontal Bar is made to help master basic gymnastic skills. Advanced tricks and Routines are not recommended to be performed on this bar.

 

Want more details?

The Nimble Sports 3-Play Little Gym Combo comes in a variety of sizes and colors. The 3-Play Bar is designed to change from the adjustable horizontal bar to the adjustable uneven bars to the adjustable parallel bars. This Combo is great for beginner to intermediate level gymnasts who want to flip, tumble and train at home. 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.

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. Balance Beam Braces can be changed out at any time, converting a low beam to a high beam or an adjustable beam. 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!

Nimble Sports Gymnastics Folding Tumbling Mats are excellent for beginning and advanced gymnastics, exercise, aerobics, cheerleading, martial arts, karate, dance, wrestling, fitness, special needs, and more. The Gymnastics Folding Tumbling Mat is great for home use and competitive gymnastics.

 

Packaging and Specs:

This Package Includes: (1) 3-Play Bar *choice of color (1) 8ft Balance Beam *choice of color (1) 8ft x 4ft Gymnastics Folding Tumbling Mat *choice of color (1) Set of Low Balance Beam Braces

Ships in 5 boxes: (2) 3-Play Bar, (1) 8ft Balance Beam, (1) Gymnastics Folding Tumbling 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)

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 Synthetic Suede
Constructed from 3/4” Laminated Wood
Designed and Made in the USA

Low Balance Beam Braces
Constructed with Heavy Gauge Steel
Standard 6″ Braces
Ends are protected by Rubber Caps to prevent Marks and Scratches
Brace measurements are taken from 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

See our FAQ page for estimated shipping times.

 

Sources:

https://www.nimblesports.com/3playlittlegym/3play-little-gym

www.nimblesports.com

 

Nimble Sports | Horizontal Bars for Home Use

Horizontal Bars for Home Use can help your Gymnast improve their basic skills quickly!

In the comfort of your own home your little athlete can flip,  twist, train and tumble with some of the best Home Equipment on the market made right here in the USA!

Unlike competitors, we use state-of-the-art Heavy Gauge Steel to construct our gymnastics equipment. You can even find our Horizontal Bars being used in some Gyms for practicing basic skills!

Our equipment comes with a standard 1 year warranty.

We have plenty of colors and choices of bars to choose from to find the perfect match for your gymnast to practice at home.

Your child will stay one step ahead of practice and competition with their very own Home Gym!

To get more information and see our assortment of Horizontal Bars, Parallel and Uneven Bars, visit www.NimbleSports.com!

 

 

Guide For Selecting The Best Home Gymnastics Equipment

A How-To Guide For Selecting The Best Home Gymnastics Equipment

You’ve decided you want your young tumbler or gymnast to be able to practice at home, but now you’re presented with the problem of where to start. This guide will help you create the perfect home gym in a limited amount of space.

Quality home gym equipment encourages your gymnast to advance his or her skills in a safe, comfortable and affordable environment. At Nimble Sports, we offer top-quality balance beams, horizontal bars, mats and complete home gym combo packages to turn any room in your home into a place for your athlete to train or simply have fun.

Home-Use Considerations

There are a number of issues to consider when purchasing gymnastics equipment for home use. You probably don’t have 1,000 square feet of space or the lofty budget of a professional gym. Nimble Sports gymnastics equipment is designed for home use and junior gymnasts between levels one and four.

The following are a few factors to consider when creating your home gym:

  • Mat considerations: The thickness and dimensions of the mat you choose are more important than most buyers think.  It is important that the mats you purchase provide enough support to prevent injury, and are made to the standard of a competitive gym for your gymnast to practice maneuvers that are more difficult. Nimble Sports offers the best gymnastics mats for home use, which are the ideal thickness to perform a variety of skills, are exactly what you will find at the gym and can be folded for easy storage.
  • Bar considerations: It’s essential to choose horizontal bars that are  table enough for your gymnast yet easy to store when not in use. At Nimble Sports, we offer the best gymnastics bars for home use. These bars are simple to assemble and disassemble, yet strong enough to keep your junior gymnast safe at all times.

 

Using Your Home Equipment
There’s no doubt your son or daughter will be excited to use his or her home gym equipment the moment it arrives. Our Nimble Sports team provides all of the information needed for you to assemble your new equipment safely and easily. Even better, all of our gymnastics equipment for kids at home is designed for use in small spaces, so it can be tucked away when you’re done with every session.

Buying Your Equipment

Nimble Sports makes it easy to locate and purchase the home-use gymnastics equipment that’s right for you. Whether you’re interested in a folding mat for tumbling or are shopping for a complete home gym setup, we offer all of the items needed to suit your gymnast’s favorite disciplines, size and skill level.

Find the ideal gymnastics equipment for your little athlete on our website. Or, call us toll free at 1-877-MAT-BEAM for help choosing and purchasing your perfect home gym setup.

Sources

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

Home Gymnastics Equipment: Guide to the Best Mats, Bars, Beams for your Gymnast

http://www.wesellmats.com/blog/making-room-for-gymnastics-at-home/

master the art of gymnastics at home

Spook-Tacular Home Gymnastics Equipment for Your Gymnast

Check out our “Spook-Tacular” NEW Products and Combos!! And be SURE to keep an eye out for our Annual Nimble Sports Halloween Contest! (Details to follow)


Nimble Sports 3-Play Little Gym is our NEWEST Combo and comes in pink or blue bars, with a Low-Balance Beam in 4 different colors and your choice of 8ft folding mat that comes in a variety of colors!

The Nimble Sports Premium Adjustable Horizontal Bar is great for beginner to intermediate level gymnasts who want to flip, tumble and train at home and holds up to 125 Lbs when purchased with our Premium Base Extensions.

The PINK 3Play bar is a LIMITED QUANTITY Item, 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.

Home Gymnastics Equipment for Kids

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Get a Grip on Gymnastic Rips

Rips are a common and painful occurrence in the sport of gymnastics.  From novice to professional, each gymnast will likely experience rips some time during their gymnastics career.

How can you take care of your rips?

Prevention

1. After workouts, wash your hands with soap and water, and rub unscented hand lotion all through your hands. Use a brand recommended by your coaching staff.

2. Don’t let excess callouses build up. Prevent these by rubbing the areas with a pumice stone. What if your callouses are too new to find? Soak your hands in water for about ten minutes and you will be able to notice areas on the palm that retain a whitish color. These will be the affected areas you will want to rub. Use the pumice stone only as necessary. Do not over-do this process or over-use your pumice stone as this can cause more damage to your hands during workouts.

3. Always keep your hands somewhat moist. Don’t let them dry up, especially outside of the gym.

4. Use a combination of tennis wristbands, gym tape and pre wrap to cover areas of your hands that rub on your grips.

Dealing with a Rip

1. You should remove the excess skin and sterilize using a pair of nail clippers or medical scissors. Cover the rip with over-the-counter antibiotic ointment to allow the rip to breathe.

Healing

1. Once new skin has covered the rip, continue using hand lotion as described above. If the rip is allowed to dry up, the skin will crack and you will continue to rip in the same spot.

2. Working out when you have a rip; be sure to tape and protect the rip appropriately before you start practicing. Use ointment to prevent friction from re-opening the wound and cover with pre wrap and gym tape.

3. When you have a rip during competition; before competition keep ice packs on the area of the rip or soak your hands in ice cold water for ten minutes. Be sure that your hands return to normal temperature before you compete.

Back To School Sale

Looking for the perfect equipment to start your gymnast off the school year and competition season on the right foot? Our 4 foot wide 3 Play Bar and Mat Combo is on sale this month! Take an extra 10% off Purchase price by applying the discount code: B2S-AUG-17

The 3Play Gymnastics Bar is a great piece of versatile home equipment! This bar can be used as a Horizontal Bar, Uneven Bars, and as Parallel Bars and adjusts from 3 to 5 feet in height! You can play and practice in three different ways!

This combo also comes with An 8ft tumbling mat that fits perfectly between the width of any one of our Nimble Sports Gymnastics Bars. The folding mats allow for additional support on your landing whether you’re dismounting the bar or using it on your own to practice your tumbling tricks and passes!

 

 

 

Nimble Sports ABC Gymnastics Challenge ft. Gymnast of the Month (July) Isabelle Roberts

In the midst of the USA Gymnastics Championships, we’ve recently partnered with @_gymnastisabelle_ to bring you the NEXT big Gymnastics Challenge! The Nimble Sports Gymnastics Challenge!

A spin-off of the ever so popular ABC Gymnastics Challenge, We’ve put Isabelle’s gymnastics skills to the test to come up with a different skill for every letter in NIMBLE SPORTS.

You might be wondering “Who is Isabelle Roberts”?

Isabelle is a 7 year old competitive gymnast. She is Level 3 State Champion in Uneven Bars, Balance Beam, Floor Routine and All Around Champion for the State of Georgia! She is currently training Level 4 and training to test for the TOPS gymnastics program (Talent Opportunity Program – which is a ale search and educational program for female gymnasts ages 7 to 10 and their coaches).

Her goals are set high! Isabelle is striving to go to the Olympics, become an NCAA college gymnast and eventually become a gymnastics coach all at 7 years old!

Submit your own Nimble Sports Gymnastics Challenge to:

Email: social@nimblesports.com or TAG US on Instagram or Facebook!

We can’t wait to see them!

Follow Isabelle to see how you can use our gymnastics equipment to train to be the best!

Instagram: @_gymnastisabelle_

Youtube: Isabelle Roberts

 

Would you like your Little Gymnast to be featured on our Nimble Sports Blog? Submit photos and videos to: social@nimblesports.com with their gymnastics biography and what they love about it!