Gymnastics is such a fun sport, but it’s also super challenging. It can be so inspiring to watch elite gymnasts compete at national competitions (I mean, who doesn’t love watching the Olympics?!), and they definitely serve as great motivation to keep practicing and setting goals you can work toward. It can also be helpful to get inspiration from gymnasts who aren’t quite at the elite level, but are working hard to get there.
I’ve found some incredible gymnasts on Instagram who serve as great inspiration and motivation to work on your own skills. I reached out to several of these gymnasts who have some fantastic accounts on Instagram (with really big followings). I definitely recommend following these athletes for daily content that will get you dreaming big and working hard. I asked these gymnasts if they could share some advice for anyone who is just starting out but has big goals they want to achieve. Keep reading for what they had to say!
1. Stay positive and be patient with yourself.
Karina (@gymnast.karina.x) is a 14-year-old gymnast living in the UK. Follow her account for awesome skills, inspirational quotes and video tutorials!
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“FLEXI-FRIDAY?” – – My ligaments still haven’t caught up with my sudden bone growth so flexibility is a tough fight and I’ve lost my bad leg split again. – 💙What’s everyone doing this weekend?💙 – – #needle #scorpion #flexifriday #gymnast #gymnastics #cheerleader #cheerleading #flyer #leotarddesign #splits
2. Find outside sources of inspiration when you’re struggling.
Violet (@itsflippinviolet) is an 8-year-old gymnast and a Level State Champ on Bars, Floor and All-Around. Follow her account for competition videos and inspiration to master new skills.
3. Focus on getting stronger.
Isabella (@isabelladawnofficial) is a 7-year-old Level 7 gymnast and TOPS Diamond Team Member. Follow her for fun skills video set to music that will get you pumped up!
4. It’s all about heart.
Kailey (@kaily_d_txgymnast) is a 12-year-old Level 8 gymnast. Follow her for competition videos and some seriously awesome action shots!
5. Don’t forget to have fun.
Emma (@emma_minigymnastbigdreams) is a 6-year-old gymnast. Follow her to watch her practicing and mastering new skills and some fun inspirational skills videos set to music!
6. Never compare yourself to others.
Brooke (@brookiecookie.gymnast) is a 9-year-old gymnast training Level 7/8. Follow her for inspiring videos as she works hard on new skills at practice and on her own at home!
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Happy National Gymnastics Day! I'm so glad the sport of gymnastics picked me!! As a gymnast I can be graceful, strong, flip, fly, and habe some amazing role models. The people I have met through gymnastics have been the best!! @gkelite @plumpracticewear @sylviap @herofuel @kidztrack.co @simonebiles @nastialiukin @ozoneleos @lauriehernandez_ and many more!! 💗💖💙💜❤ The Future is Bright with Gymnastics!! #gkelite #gymnast #model #ngday2018 #love #passion #happy #instagood #thankyou #herofuel #followme #clothes #followers #silly
7. Give it your all and have fun!
Serenity (@gymnast.serenity.uk) is a 7-year-old gymnast living in the UK. Follow her for inspirational skills videos and fun content in and out of the gym!
I love watching these gymnasts have fun, challenge themselves and continually improve. Hopefully, you can take some of their advice as you start your gymnastics journey. If you’re looking for more advice, check out what some gymnasts had to say about practicing handstands at home. What other advice are you looking for? Let me know in the comments section below!