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Guest Post: Anna Kojac, Mental Toughness Coach for Gymnasts

Guest Post: Anna Kojac, Mental Toughness Coach for Gymnasts

Self-love is an important aspect of gymnastics training. Read this Guest Post from Anna Kojac, M.Ed, about why self love is important and  how can parents and coaches foster self-love in gymnasts for resiliency and determination for a lifetime.

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At-Home Challenges for Gymnasts

At-Home Challenges for Gymnasts

Whether or not you’re back to the gym this summer, there are plenty of hours in a day to keep building strength and stamina while having fun. Try these activities with a sibling, parent, or friend. Create a leader board and track your progress over time for some friendly competition!

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Fresh Air Workout for Gymnasts

Fresh Air Workout for Gymnasts

Take your strength-building, cardio-pumping, balance-refining awesome-gymnast moves out of doors with yoga in the grass, hill sprints, and jump ropes! 

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Staying Active Outside of Gym Practice

Staying Active Outside of Gym Practice

Is this a time to let roller skates in the house? We’ll let you make that call for yourself, but here are our suggestions to help spark your creativity for offering a variety of activities to raise your gymnast’s heart rate. Dance party, anyone?

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5 Ways to Practice Gymnastics at Home

5 Ways to Practice Gymnastics at Home

Whatever your level, you don’t have to stop gymnastics training if you’re away from the gym. You can stay active and continue to build your skills without specialized equipment. Begin with a warm-up and full-body stretch in appropriate gear (may we suggest a Destira leotard?) and let’s get started!

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Visualizing:  A tool for every athlete

Visualizing: A tool for every athlete

Visualizing is arguably one of the most useful tools for gymnasts and for athletes in every sport! The ability for gymnasts to visualize can be used when learning new skills, taking skills from a low beam to a high beam, learning new routines, during mental blocks or in times of injury when you may not be able to perform to...

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Fueling up for Gymnastics

Fueling up for Gymnastics

Fueling your body before, during, and after a gymnastics practice or competition is of great importance to an athlete. Food, when eaten correctly, can help boost your energy levels and help your muscles to recover.

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The Press Handstand: Mastering It

The Press Handstand: Mastering It

The press handstand is a root skill in the gymnastics world and can be tricky to master. We’ve compiled a list of a few exercises that can be done with minimal equipment to help you master your press handstand!

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Stretch Your Splits Safely at Home

Stretch Your Splits Safely at Home

One of the root skills in gymnastics is your splits. As our Destira Stars know, splits are stretched in warm-up and then utilized on every event throughout each practice. Take a look at our step by step guide and Stretch Your Splits to the limit!

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Beach Conditioning for Gymnasts

Beach Conditioning for Gymnasts

It’s that time of year again! Competition season is over, school is out for the summer (or about to be) and the beach is calling your name! Here are 10 conditioning ideas you can take with you as you enjoy the sand and surf.

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Rips…. part of the package!

Rips…. part of the package!

Tips and tricks on treating and taking care of your rips!

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