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Who is The Gympire?

Post Views 1,397   For Elite athletes, it can be hard to maintain their bodies at peak physical condition after retirement. But for two former USA Gymnastics National Team members, they are using Instagram to motivate not only themselves but others to workout every day. Samantha Peszek was a National Team member from ’07-’10 and Read More

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LIC Kids Gymnastics Develops the Individual Along with the Athlete

Post Views 1,154   Gymnastics has long been associated with muscle strength, flexibility, and the drive win. But for one gymnastics school, their athlete’s psychological growth and development is just as, if not more, important. LIC Kids Gymnastics has been in the New York City area for over 9 years and is currently making large strides Read More

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Joan Moore Gnat – Paving The Way For US Women

Post Views 1,818   Not many people can say that they have won the same amount of National Championships as Simone Biles! But Joan Moore Gnat can and she is very modest about the bragging rights.  Joan won these National Championship All-Around gold medals in ’71, ’72, ’73, and ’74. In total, Joan won 10 Read More

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First Time At A National Team Camp

Post Views 1,173   Have you ever wondered what it was like to attend a National Team Camp? Did you ever want to know what types of things go on during a camp or if the pressure was so intense that you could feel it? Jenn Camps Larsen, Program Director and Coach at Tigar Gymnastics in Wheat Ridge, CO, Read More

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Q&A with Valeri Liukin

Post Views 982 As many of you know by now, Valeri Liukin has replaced Martha Karolyi as the new Women’s National Team Coordinator. But some of you may be wondering what qualifies Valeri to lead our Women’s National Team? Well… Valeri was a member of the Soviet National Team and attended the 1988 Olympic Games in Read More

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“Gymnastics – UNBROKEN” by YouTuber Anna Burns

Post Views 2,865   I posted the video, “Gymnastics – UNBROKEN” on Gym Blog Central’s Facebook page recently and it was a massive hit. The post, as of 9/19/16, has reached over 2.7 million people; been viewed over 1 million times; “Liked” by over 6,700 people; and shared over 18,000 times. I want to introduce you to the creator of this video and Read More

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Mary Lee Tracy – Part Time Coach To Olympic Coach

Post Views 1,907   While watching this year’s Olympic Trials on TV, I noticed that one coach would congratulate & hug gymnasts, that were not her own, as they came off the podium after their beam routines. This got me wanting to know more about this coach, so I decided to contact her for an interview. Read More

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Rhonda Faehn – The Leader of USA Women’s Gymnastics

Post Views 1,023   For Rhonda Faehn, her gymnastics career has now come full circle. As an elite level gymnast, Rhonda was trained by legendary coaches Bela and Marta Karolyi at their Texas ranch. Under their guidance, Rhonda was a member of the US Women’s National Team from 1985 – 1988. During this time Rhonda Read More

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Making Gators Dance – Part 2

Post Views 513 Here is Gym Blog Central’s second part of our exclusive interview with Florida Gator’s Gymnastics team’s choreographer, Jeremy Miranda. If you have not had the opportunity to read the first part, you can read the article here. Q: You have been choreographing floor routines for UF for over 9 years now.  What Read More

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Making Gators Dance – Part 1

Post Views 937 As a former USA Gymnastics JO Level 10 co-National Floor Exercise Champion in 2005 and a summa cum laude graduate with a bachelor of fine arts degree in dance performance from the University of Florida (2010), Jeremy Miranda seemed to prepare himself for a life of choreography in women’s gymnastics. As the choreographer for the Read More