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August 26th, 2008

I am a performance artist who would like to incorporate a Rhythmic Gymnastics Ball act.
I have loved watching this art for years, and want to try it.
I have already bought a ball, and a book and have been trying things on my own.

Any advice on what to do to learn some basic moves at an artistic level rather than competitive.

If anyone knows any coaches in the region of The US/preferably Detroit/Chicago area that could help me learn a few things.

I am located in the Metro Detroit area, but would be willing to travel for coaching.

Everything in my area seems to be geared toward teaching children.

July 25th, 2008

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uhh, does anyone  still use this?

June 1st, 2008

1)Who are you?
Mel :)

2)How long have you been doing gymnastics?
Started when I was three up until I was fourteen, so 11 years. I started with rhythmic then switched to artistic.

3)Do you have any goals for gymnastics?
I quit... worst decision of my life. :[

4)What is your favorite flip/tumbling pass/apparatus/event?
Mostly bars, but I love beam and floor too. Basically everything besides vault. I'm not even going to get into flips/tumbling passes because we'll be here all day. For rhythmic ball, definitely.

5) Do you have a favorite gymnast? if so, who? 
SO many. Nastia Liukin is my favorite gymnast ever though. She really is the best in the world right now. She had a hard year with her ankle surgery and everything, which is the only reason Shawn Johnson got so ahead of her. Don't get me wrong, I love Shawn Johnson too, but she only got so popular because Nastia couldn't compete for a while, and then it took her a while to get back. Anyway, other than them for art: Alicia Sacramone, Shayla Worley, Courtney Kupets, Chellsie Memmel (currently), and then obviously the classics: Nadia Comaneci, Dominique Moceanu, Kim Zmeskal, Shannon Miller, Mary Lou Retton, Olga Korbut, Svetlana Khorkina... etc. etc.
For men Alexander Artemev... <3333 I love him. Jonathon Horton, Paul Hamm, Sean Townsend
RG: Anna Bessanova, Olga Kapranova, Vera Sessina

6) What level of gymnastics are you doing?
Quit right before elite... stupid.


April 6th, 2008

1)Who are you? Terra! I'm 15 years old.
2)How long have you been doing gymnastics? I did some rec gymnastics type stuff between Kindergarten and 4th grade (Ages 4/5-ish to about 10 or 11) and then started up again doing school gymnastics in 7th grade. I'm considering joining another rec class to keep in shape during the off-season.
3)Do you have any goals for gymnastics? Just do well with my fellow Kentlake (my school) athletes, I guess. Maybe make it to leagues/districts on bars next year? I like.
4)What is your favorite flip/tumbling pass/apparatus/event? BARS! :D Okay, I'm not /that/ good. Not club level or anything, but I also like floor.
5) Do you have a favorite gymnast? if so, who? Hmm, I really look up to Shawn Johnson and Carly Patterson
6) What level of gymnastics are you doing? Well, we don't exactly have levels in school. So uhhh... high school level? lol.

March 26th, 2008

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1)Who are you?

Well my name is Daniel, I'm 24, I live in Eastbourne, ES, UK. I'm a student most of the time.

2)How long have you been doing gymnastics?

On and off between the ages of 5 and 16.

3)Do you have any goals for gymnastics?

To start again I guess.

6) What level of gymnastics are you doing?

None at the moment.  I stopped at 16, when I went to college.  A car accident at 19 damaged both my knees and I was faced some difficult choices.  I focused on getting mobile again and getting back into my other sport (fencing). 

So yeah that's me.  Hello. 

March 24th, 2008


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Hi! I am doing a health psychology research study! I am a former level 8 artistic gymnast, so I want to build my hypothesis around gymnastics conditioning.

If you could help me collect some data, I would like to know:

- Type of Gymnastics / Level
- A  detailed description of your conditioning including:
* Frequency of routine
* Repetitions of exercises (for example, 50 push ups)
* Description of the parts of the work out that are not common work out vocabulary words
* Any beams, bars, machines, etc used for conditioning.

If you could give me any information at all, that would be wonderful!

Thank you very very very much!!

(Cross posted)

February 29th, 2008

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We all know gymnastics isn't easy, so how do you stay motivated?

February 20th, 2008

I've been a real slacker of a mod., but my life has calmed down, and I'm ready to get this place pumping again. If you have any suggestions feel free to tell me. Also, if you let me know of Competition dates, events airing on tv, etc. I'll find something cool to do with those as well. We're coming back and better than ever, so I hope you guys are ready.

October 30th, 2007

Hey everyone,

in case you are interested - we do have photos up from Worlds and other competition. To see them please check

Or discuss in our forum:

January 4th, 2008

Anyone know of any gyms in the Houston/Sugarland/Missouri City area of TX that has open gym sessions? Just a few hours they allocate to non-members or members that don't take formal classes to come by and practice. We had sessions like this at Jonas Gymnastics in Marlboro, NJ every Tuesday night and Saturday afternoon. And pretty much all the gyms I've been to in NJ have that open session, usually on Saturdays. Just curious if anyone knows any around my area of Sugarland, TX that host open gym sessions.

Thanks in advance!
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