Posts By: Gym Gab

TOPs Gymnastics State Testing

TOPs (Talented Opportunity Program) State Testing will be finished as of July 31st. That means less than two weeks of testing left and then the waiting for the cut-off score begins! New to the TOPs gymnastics program? Wondering what a cut-off score means? Wondering what happens next? Let’s gab about it! Here are the basics . . .  … Read more »


You’ll probably agree that with most any sport or hobby, we tend to learn that “it’s a small world” once we dive into the thick of it. But the gymnastics world might not be as small as you may think. The branches on the gymnastics tree reach further and are more numerous than many people are… Read more »

Why Leotards?

  Today’s leotard post includes a product review of  Snowflake Designs leotards.     Let’s start with why I love leotards so much MORE than tanks and shorts, shall we? First and obviously most importantly, leotards keep gymnasts safe. Leotards let gymnasts move without restriction, avoiding hazards while flipping, twisting, tumbling, or swinging – especially when being… Read more »

Gym Mom Jobs

We all balance many roles in life. These days, probably too many. Wife, Mother, Coach, Blogger, Friend . . . are just the beginning of my (Makenna’s) slightly overwhelming list. The challenge of course is managing all of the titles and not letting the most important roles (for me, that of wife and mother) get neglected because of my commitment to… Read more »

Summer Bucket List

We couldn’t be more excited that summer is here!  As many of us get used to new workout schedules, we anticipate learning and getting used to new gymnastics skills! How exciting to think about!!! What a better way to get started with all of that than a Gymnastics Summer Bucket List!?!?! In our free Gym Gab printable for… Read more »


You’d think that with all the coaching, blogging, and taking-our-kids-to-gymnastics-ing we do, we’d get tired of hearing about and finding new exciting gymnastics-related things in our lives. Well, that’s simply not the case!!! Through our endless adventures in instagram-land, we discovered little Miss Baylie who we thought you’d all love to meet as well! Meet Baylie,… Read more »

10 Life Hacks for Sore Muscles

If you’re a gymnast or a parent to one, surely you’d agree that gymnastics is full of great workouts and sore muscles afterward.  We, at Gym Gab, aren’t physicians, but we are definitely active individuals and have coached many athletes, so we are certainly familiar with muscles and muscles being sore.  Because of this, we thought you’d… Read more »

Summer Book Club

The gymnastics competition seasons are over and soon school will be too!  It all goes by so quickly!  In our excitement to get the summer going, we thought you’d be interested to start a Gym Gab Summer Book Club with us! What better way to keep our athletes reading throughout the homework-free months than to… Read more »


We are excited to introduce another lovely former gymnast and friend to our LIVED, LOVED, and LEARNED series today. If you can’t remember what this series is about, check it out HERE! Kaitlin Hoffman is a tiny little lady with a wonderfully huge story we think you’ll love! Having started competitive gymnastics at 7 and then zipping up into… Read more »

When Gymnastics Is Art

Aristotle once wrote that “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” We truly believe that when gymnasts find themselves passionate about their sport, their routines of sequenced skills become stories and artwork displaying the “inward significance” of their sport to them. Gymnastics can be beautiful artwork!  With… Read more »

Weekend Gab: Makenna

Part of being a gymnast is learning how to be a good teammate.  But sometimes we learn that we’re part of a bigger team than we think.  Let’s Gab about it! Photos | Makenna and her family at the Disneyland Resort & Disneyland after attending Region 1 Championships Two weekends ago, I (Makenna) attended the… Read more »


“How was gym today?” is a question every gym parent wants to ask their kid on the car ride home. Unfortunately this age-old, open-ended question loses it’s importance when the word “fine” become the oh-so common answer.  Here is a list of 25 questions to ask your athlete (not all in the same day of course),… Read more »