Posts By: Gym Gab

Gabby Douglas: Then and Now

Gym Gab is excited to present a five-day series featuring each member of the Fierce Five. Today we take a look at Gabby Douglas and why she was so important on the U.S. team in 2012, as well as where she is now. Find other Fierce Five member’s “then and now” links below. Photography | Christy Ann Linder Gabby Douglas Then Gabby Douglas’s first… Read more »

Jordyn Wieber: Then and Now

Gym Gab is excited to present a five-day series featuring each member of the Fierce Five. Today we take a look at Jordyn Wieber and why she was so important on the U.S. team in 2012, as well as where she is now. Find other Fierce Five member’s “then and now” links below. PHOTOGRAPHY | CHRISTY ANN LINDER Jordyn Wieber Then Like… Read more »

Aly Raisman: Then and Now

Gym Gab is excited to present a five-day series featuring each member of the Fierce Five. Today we take a look at Aly Riasman and why she was so important on the U.S. team in 2012, as well as where she is now. Find other Fierce Five member’s “then and now” links below. Photography | Christy Ann Linder Aly Raisman Then Aly Raisman first… Read more »

The Fierce Five: Then and Now

Can it really be more than two years ago that the “Fierce Five” became a household term in gymnastics? The London Olympic Games were just the beginning of the adventures of Gabrielle Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross, Jordyn Wieber and Aly Raisman, who have done everything from Dancing with the Stars to the Macy’s Thanksgiving… Read more »

Gymnastics Pumpkins!

In honor of the 1st day of October and all things spooky, we’re bringing back Makenna’s gymnastics pumpkins. You can find “how-to” directions listed below for ideas on how to make your own gymnastics-themed pumpkin! Got the creative bug? Send us a picture. We’d love to see how you’ve incorporated gymnastics into this Halloween season! Photos | Chelsey… Read more »

Begin here, Go anywhere: 7 Sports gymnasts should try

I love USA Gymnastics slogan, “Begin Here, Go Anywhere.” Whether it be graduation, injury, fear, finances, or other commitments, there comes a time in a gymnast’s life when she will have to retire the leotard (or at least the competitive one – check out Johanna Quass). The goal? To find an activity that will challenge,… Read more »

Throw a 10.0 Gymnastics Birthday Party!

Every gymnast at some point in her life begs for a gymnastics birthday party. The trick is turning your house into a gym or sprucing up the local gymnastics club. If you haven’t fulfilled your daughter’s dream of celebrating her birth and her sport together (or if she’s begging for a round two) the challenge just got a whole lot easier!… Read more »

Gymnastics Hairstyles: Part 1

It’s Compulsory Competition Season, so lets talk gymnastics hairstyles! There are hundreds of creative, cute gymnastics hairstyles on Pinterest (check out our gymnastics hairstyle board here), but not all will prove successful at a compulsory (levels 1-5) gymnastics meet! First Test: Is it Backward Roll Friendly? Did you know that your daughter has a backward roll in her floor… Read more »

Toddler Gymnastics – ten great benefits

We’ve all heard of the five senses sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch. But did you know that there are actually seven senses!?!? Gill Connell, a child development expert and co-author of A moving Child is a Learning Child, explains that the last two senses vestibular (sense of balance) and proprioception (our intuitive sense of space and position) may feel… Read more »

The world is their gym

  Today’s post includes a product review of Flip N Fit Leotards Psst . . . don’t forget to check out our Flip N Fit giveaway on Facebook. My friend (a talented photographer – check out Frosted Productions) and I have been aching to capture images of our little gymnasts but our busy schedules wouldn’t allow it. When… Read more »

HULK PANCAKES

We don’t know about you, but we really love to feel strong.  But even more than strong, we love to feel HEALTHY.   As gymnasts and parents of gymnasts, you can understand how important feeling like you’re each of these things is and one of the best ways to get there is by eating delicious and nutritious meals. … Read more »

Girls don’t have upper body strength. Ha!

When I (Jessie) was in my teens, I was able to go to “boot camp” for a youth conference where we were given the opportunity to go through some of the macho drills and obstacle courses the armed forces train on. Since I was a gymnast and took pride in my hard-earned strength, I couldn’t… Read more »