Gymnastics Competitions are Back! 4 Ways we Prepare to Compete

For boys in Yorkshire, regional grades took place last month. It was Mr F’s second time at this competition, having missed last year due to COVID. As competitions are gradually beginning to get going again, I thought this would be a good time to put pen to paper (metaphorically!) and think about how we help Mr F to prepare for the highs and lows of taking part in a gymnastics competition.

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Paranting Magazine- Making the Attainable, Aspirational

{GIFTED} What do you do whilst you’re waiting for your gymnast during long training sessions? For some people, being a gym parent can mean lots of time spent sitting in a waiting room or in your car, and there’s only so many times you can scroll through social media or play Candy Crush without getting bored; so when I was kindly gifted the first and second editions of the brand new Paranting magazine (yes, that’s an ‘a,’ not an ‘e!’), I was interested to read it and see if it would help me pass the time.

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A Parents’ Guide to Team GB’s Olympic Hopefuls

After a year’s delay, the Olympic Games in Tokyo are about to begin. I can vividly remember watching the opening ceremony of the 1996 Atlanta Games while I was still at primary school, and being in awe of the spectacle of it all. I’ve loved watching the Olympics ever since. For me, it’s the highlight of the sporting calendar, and as a family, we will spend a lot of time over the coming weeks watching as many sports as we possibly can, and hopefully seeing Team GB gain a good haul of medals!

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What Does my Son Need for Boys’ Gymnastics?

Have you recently signed your son up for boys’ gymnastics classes? If so, you’ve made a great choice- find out why I think it’s important for my boys to take part in gymnastics in this blog post. But if you don’t have a background in boys’ gymnastics yourself, you might be wondering what exactly you’ll need to buy for your son. In this handy guide, I list the essentials you will need for taking part in men’s artistic gymnastics, plus some little extras that are popular with many young gymnasts.

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