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...For the past 3 years I have coached Gymnastics, both with elite boys, and on a recreational level. If you have read my P... is for Pressure op you will know that my Son James is a great little gymnast and it was through and for him that I got involved. I have been at the gym today, helping ... Read review

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Community Level 7MandyMinx

MandyMinx

WHY NOT TAKE A TUMBLE WITH ME

AdvantagesGood for co-ordination, balance etc

DisadvantagesHard work

"...immigrants.There was a boom in Gymnastics in the late 1800's with clubs being built throughout the country.It was not till 1899 that the first competition was held, it was a team competition England v Ireland v Scotland. In 1908 a man called Walter Tysall made history for Great Britain by winning a silver medal on the floor in the Olympic games held in London.In the seventies with the appearance of the Olga Corbett in the 1972 Olympic games the sport ..." Read review
30.11.2002

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Nasty Gym Sticks

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"...I went to my first gymnastics class when I was 4 years old, and took part in my first competition at age 6. I was hooked and even though I haven't been to a gym class since I was 14, I'm still into it. Women's artistic gymnastics consists of 4 main disciplines : bars, beam, floor and vault. As well as these, some comps include conditioning routines, which is basically a short music-less floor routine which focusses on control. As with many ..." Read review
29.08.2001

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Community Level 2lil0lou

lil0lou

Is it worth it?

AdvantagesThe feeling of competing!

Disadvantagesgruelling hours, injuries...

"...age of four I started gymnastics and soon became very good. At it at the age of 8 I was club champion and was the Scottish under nines champion. I felt proud of what I had done. I moved house however when I was 10 and joined a new club who were much stricter and more disciplined. The summer holidays consisted of training for 10 hours a day and sleeping from exhaustion for the rest. When I broke my thumb (nothing to do with gymnastics) they still ..." Read review
20.03.2006

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Community Level 2fumo

fumo

Somewhere to buy leotards from

Advantagesthe only UK site I found

Disadvantagesmain page is dull

"...you have a child doing gymnastics you will know that it involve expense and the range of gymnastics clothing from Milano is very good quality. I found that if you want a catalogue then phone them, don't email them as they take too long (either that or the bloke in charge of passing on the requests is a bit slow). The site is a bit bland but the on-line catalogue is definately a winner. ..." Read review
10.08.2000

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Fancy A Tumble

Advantagesfitness, beautiful to watch

Disadvantagesinjuries

"Gymnastics has been part of my life since 1976, where I watched the wonderful routines of Nadia Comaneci, the Romanian who score seven perfect tens during the Montreal Olympics. I was 6 years old. I started doing gymnastics myself and only gave up training, once I had children of my own. Now my eight year old daughter (named Emilia, after famous Romanian gymnast, Emilia Eberle!) is also a gymnast. I think gymnastics is a great sport to do ..." Read review
01.10.2000

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None really (*)
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None (*)
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expensive (*)
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fantastic atmosphere
bits of grit in your coffee (*)
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