Getting Serious

This category is a listing (by most recent) of gymnastics articles for those serious about gymnastics, or looking to get serious. If you are looking for introductory posts about gymnastics check out the Getting Started category, or the Having Fun category for light fun posts about the sport.

Competition season is an important time for many gymnasts and can be filled with both excitement and anxiety. While these emotions are natural for the most part, they can lead to poor performance if not harnessed correctly. One of the best tools a gymnast can utilize before every meet to combat unchecked emotions and to… Read More →

It’s the season when we start purposefully thinking about all the things we’re thankful for. You might have family gatherings for the holidays and spend a few minutes before a meal being thankful for the food on your table or thankful for the family and friends you’re surrounded by. You might have school projects where… Read More →

If so, then you've come to the right place! Home gymnastics equipment is great for helping both beginner and advanced gymnasts improve their skills by practicing at home. Practicing at home can help your child improve faster thanks to the power of repetition -- without spending extra money for more time in the gym. It’s also a great way for… Read More →

If you’re in the middle of meet season then you know how important scores are or at least how important you might think they are. In reality, while scores might seem like an indicator of your gymnastics success, they are actually one of the least valuable markers of how you’re doing in gymnastics. Not only… Read More →

Recently we came across the Perfect Balance Gymnastics Series while searching for quality gymnastics books to recommend to our readers. In doing our research we found out that Melisa Torres, the author of the series, was a gymnast herself which made us even more interested in learning more about her and her books! Often the… Read More →

Goal setting. You’ve heard the term a million times yet maybe you’ve never actually set goals, or you’ve stopped setting goals because you’ve never achieved the goals you set out to complete. If you’ve never actually set goals it’s probably because you haven’t seen the value in it. And if you’ve never achieved the goals… Read More →

It’s no coincidence that gymnasts who have gotten to the top of their sport share certain key habits. In fact, successful elite athletes in all sports have learned how to focus on the things that will bring them massive success, in lieu of getting sidetracked by the things that produce little to no tangible results… Read More →

It’s summer time and most gymnasts are doing up-training which means learning a whole new set of skills in preparation for next year’s competition season. While it’s often a fun time of year that gymnasts look forward to, it can also be filled with anxiety as gymnasts are attempting to learn challenging skill they don’t… Read More →