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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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Douglas Talks Rio 2016

Post Views 228 “I am ready, I am so ready!”, states Gabby Douglas when talking about the upcoming 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. USA Gymnastics has recently released a video of Gabby talking about 2012, her present training, and Rio 2016. When talking about her training, Gabby states, “Every turn counts and….it is Read More

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An Olympic Reunion

Post Views 360 USA Gymnastics has announced they will be hosting, for the first time, a reunion of all former USA Gymnastics Olympians and alternates from all four disciplines (Women’s & Men’s Artistic Gymnastics, Rhythmic Gymnastics, and Trampoline) at the 2016 Women’s Gymnastics Olympic Team Trials in San Jose, California on July 8 & 10. Steve Read More

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Russia Chooses Olympic Team, Already?

Post Views 325 Russia has already announced a majority of their women’s gymnastics team for the 2016 Olympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro.  Really? According to the Russian gymnastics federation’s website, they have chosen 4 of the 5 women who will represent Russia in the Team and All-Around competitions this coming summer. All 4 women are Olympic Read More

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Bellu and Bitang Return to Romanian Team

Post Views 169 After a dismal performance at the most recent World Championship, Romania is bringing back two coaches that left coaching the Romanian team a few months ago. Returning as the Romanian gymnastics team’s coaches are Octavian Bellu and Mariana Bitang which was confirmed by Carmen Tocala, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Read More

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The Dark Years: When Gymnastics was Too Painful to Watch

Post Views 164 This is an incredibly amazing autobiographical account of Wendy Bruce Martin’s journey from being an Olympic gymnast to who she is today.  She explains the internal and external battles of training, living, and breathing gymnastics for 15 years and how that affected her as she entered the “real world” without gymnastics.  Beautifully written Read More

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Be Coached By An Olympian

Post Views 171 Have you ever wanted the advice, help, assistance, and/or guidance from a National, World, or Olympic Champion on ways to improve your gymnastics? The best person to help you possesses an impressive 59 international medals and 49 national medals, most of them GOLD. She was the first US woman to win back Read More