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I Love Gymnastics

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    Since I Was 7

    I started doing gymnastics since I was 7 years old. I would watch on it on tv and begged my parents to let me do it. They would always say "no it's not safe." "It's too dangerous." However, after awhile they finally let me do it. I fell in love with the beam the first time I was...
    MissMajoretteplayer MissMajoretteplayer 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 2, 2012

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    Yes, I Love Gymnastics

    When I was younger I took some gymnastics courses but i was already doing back hand springs before i took those classes. One day I decided to do a round off to back hand spring without the teachers permission,(which i executed perfectly) and he made me do one hundred push ups I...
    nonyabiznaz420 nonyabiznaz420 26-30, M Aug 9, 2010

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    Gymnastics Isn'T Just A Sport.Its A Passion.

    I first started gymnastics when I was 6 years old. I only did one season. I then did other sports like softball, track, and basketball. Summer of 2012, I started gymnastics again. I was 11 years old. I was out of shape for gymnastics so I did lots of conditioning at home. When I...
    Gymnastixx Gymnastixx 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 21, 2013

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    I <3 Gymnastics

    I've taken gymnastics lessons since I was at least three. Later in 2004 my mom actually started her own gym. I took classes there too, and then a handfull of me and a bunch of other 6 yearolds joined the first team that the gym had! I'm so proud of my mom for starting this gym on...
    sweetxrose sweetxrose 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 25, 2011

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    HMC17 HMC17 13-15, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I think gymnastics is awesome.

    Last summer I worked out a lot with my ex-girlfriend. We did a lot of gymnastics stuff in her backyard on the trampoline. We both wore a leotard, which was pretty weird to wear in the first place. But the more I wore a leotard, the more I was going to love it. You can’t get...
    LeotardBoy1 LeotardBoy1 18-21, T 2 Responses Apr 4

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    My Favorite Skills

    Beam: Tuck Jump Bars: Mill Circle and Kips Floor: Back Handsprings Vault: Front Handspring The Skills that I hate Beam: Stick Jumps (They are so boring) Bars: Casts Floor: Handstand Forward Rolls Vault: Dive Rolls
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 31, 2013

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    I have been doing gymnastics

    for 12 years, and I can honestly say that it is one of the scariest, most dangerous, and toughest sports I can think of. I wouldn't trade my gymnastics life for the world.
    erinbear123 erinbear123 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 3

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    A Most Impressive Gymnast

    Shawn Johnson and Nastia Liukin. Great gymnasts. Wonderful routines. But, it is Oksana Chusovitina who impressed me the most. She's someone I have watched compete for almost a decade which is insane given that most gymnasts if they don't qualify for top 6 in an Olympic...
    femme7 femme7 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 19, 2008

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    I Love(D) Gymnastics

    me and my twin started when i was 3 and then it happened i was 12 years old and i was loving gymnastics i was a level 5 for the 3rd year because my coaches wanted high scores. i was on bars and was practicing handstands my coach never liked me in the middle of spotting me i feel...
    ashleyjo1 ashleyjo1 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19, 2013

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    it is legit my life. I don't know

    if I will ever be good enough to go to the Olympics or anything, but I can dream I guess :-)
    shrimptastical shrimptastical 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 24, 2014

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    I am still learning gymnastics ~level 3 ~ this

    is so far the best thing I am doing in my life πŸ˜„
    saraficationXD saraficationXD 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 21, 2014

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    Ellytheoutcast Ellytheoutcast 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 28, 2014

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    I held it for 10 mins

    so proud of myself
    Sarahkinley Sarahkinley 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    My Sister, Not Me

    This summer, during the Olympics, my sister and I were mesmerized with all of those gymnasts running around doing amazing things with their bodies. It was the coolest thing to watch them do that, and knowing they worked so hard to get there. My sister and I woke up every morning...
    sugarcoatedchainsaw sugarcoatedchainsaw 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 14, 2012

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    Never Too Fat Or Too Old To Be A Gymnast! My Story

    213lbs 36yrs old I gave birth to six children in seven years I hadn't been in a gymnastics gym in over 12 years This is my gymnastics story (so far). Ask any "retired" gymnast (usually of the older-with-children variety) and they will say, "I can still FEEL that skill. My mind...
    SHWA SHWA 36-40, F 8 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    Miss It

    I miss gymnastics too@ I've been tumbling since I was eight years old. Right now I just plain can't afford, don't have time in between college and work, and there are no gyms near me. I still love it and without it I feel incomplete, like a part of me is missing. I'll get back to...
    GinaLaPI GinaLaPI 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 19, 2008

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    HMC17 HMC17 13-15, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I had a comp today and graded level 6!

    !Just thought I'd share with you all :3
    kaye95 kaye95 16-17, F Jul 11, 2014

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    I really want to know how to do a backflip

    and a cartwheel! It is amazing that gymnasts can do it all the time! I am very fascinated by gymnasts due to their flexibility and power!
    RedBlueandBlack RedBlueandBlack 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 6, 2014

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    Going back to gymnastics in 5 days :) Had a 2

    year break, after I had done it for 4 years.
    glitterglam glitterglam 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    I Miss It

    I was in gymnastics for eight years. I was really good and in a lot of competitions but I only did it for fun. I made so many good friends there and had such a good time. Then I started getting too tired to go and I dropped out. Now I just laze about after school. I went...
    brighteyed brighteyed 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 14, 2007

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    I am really enjoying watching the commonwealth

    gymnastics, all those shiny leotards lol
    wheels1972 wheels1972 41-45, M Jul 29, 2014

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    My Short Story Bout Gymnastics (:

    So i started gymnastics when i was 2 , i enjoyed it so , much as well as dance , so i started do rhythmic and artistic gymnastics (: When i was 5 , i had a bad accident on floor , my coach told me i was ready for a move i wasn't ready for and i broke my thigh into my hip .. the...
    EllieL789 EllieL789 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 1, 2012

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    Had a great day training today,

    really worked my body, got to help about a very sweet girl who won't let her disability stop her.
    Gymnasterin Gymnasterin 16-17, F Feb 23

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    My Gymnastics

    Ever since i was 4 years old i have made gymnastics a part of my life without it i would have nothing, I take part in meets and competitions i train 3 hours a day 7 days a week and i train for 2 hours at home 5 days a week i love gymnastics. My gymnastics has helped me through my...
    Amanda1gymnastics Amanda1gymnastics 13-15, F Dec 22, 2012

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    I love gymnastics! I haven't taken any lessons

    at all, but I really want to learn some cool tricks. I workout at home. First I warm up. Then I do handstands by the wall and stuff. I enjoy trying new tricks so much, that I already know how to do front kickovers, backbends, elbow stands. I really want to learn the back...
    crazypeanut crazypeanut 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 3, 2014

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    Gymnastics for life!!

    ! I've been doing since I've been 2 and still doing it. My favorite gymnast is Simone Biles!!
    cchristinaa cchristinaa 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 30, 2014

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    Stick Your Dismount!!!

     i always loved gymnastics and the Femininity of it all but we didnt have the funds when i was 10 and i just forgot all about it till now and i think im crazy as to wanting to learn the sport but i get so intimidated with all these girls that have been doing it ever...
    Lacilove Lacilove 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 3, 2008

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    Love Gymnastics

    i did gymnastics when i was little but i had to stop when we moved away and i never continued doing it. sometimes i regret that i didnt keep going at another gym because i had so much fun and it was something that i was really good at.
    cheekychic400 cheekychic400 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 20, 2009

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    Doing gymnastics tricks in my front yard

    earlier today πŸ˜‚had fun
    Sarahkinley Sarahkinley 13-15, F Mar 29

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    It still ****** me off

    that there are some people who don't think it's a 'real 'sport. Those people (mainly guys, muscle jocks and manly macho idiots actually) should take a very long fall onto a very hard balance beam between the legs. >:(
    nothingnobodynowhere nothingnobodynowhere 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 6, 2014

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    I πŸ’™ Gymnastics

    I started gymnastics when I was 3 and really loved it but sometimes got a bit bored so my mum took me out of it so I could start when I got a bit older. I started again when I was 8 and did not get bored once I love gymnastics and have big dreams to get gold in the olympics...
    Samaracox06 Samaracox06 13-15 1 Response Mar 12, 2013

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    I love doing gymnastics in public places,

    like the mall or downtown, where older guys stop and stare at my splits or backbends. Some times they take me to a back alley and ask to see more. I DO NOT MEAN NUDITY! Just more gymnastics. Makes me feel good!
    emgymn01 emgymn01 18-21, F Aug 14, 2014

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    I Wish I Could Still Do Gymnastics.

    I started gymnastics when I was 9 and I fell in love with the sport, I never wanted to quit. Well when I tore everything in my ankle I had to make a choice, gymnastics or school cheerleading. Since I had already started my cheerleading season, my choice was clear to me, I had to...
    gymcheer1218 gymcheer1218 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 21, 2012

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    Love It.....

    I did gymnastics at an elite level when young and was obsessed. Even now, years later, I am still obsessed. I watch all the televised gymnastic events and wish the sport had more recognition. My favourite at the moment is the russian gymnast, Aliya Mustafina. I think she is...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 22, 2013

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    I've been I gymnast for two years

    and have improved so much!
    Ellytheoutcast Ellytheoutcast 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 23, 2014

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    I Love Gymnastics

    I am old enough that I watched Nadia on TV during the Olympics. This turned me on to gymnastics which I did for a number of years. I loved tumbling and was OK on beam but had no real interest in bars or vault. Over the years, I've been a fan of Kim Zmeskal and Dominique Dawes...
    femme7 femme7 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 15, 2008

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    Ive just missed watching the gymnastics on the

    tv, damn it ive missed all those sexy little bottoms
    wheels1972 wheels1972 41-45, M Dec 13, 2014

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    Gymnastics, cheer and parkour are totally

    awesome. Gymnastics is what I'm best at, though. I've been taking it for 1 and a half years now, and it just keeps getting more fun. before the summer I had just learned how to do a tempo and a standing back tuck but I haven't had access to our squishy floor so I can't practise...
    stuforyou stuforyou 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 27, 2014

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    Just got back from a meet first overall

    😍😊 we killed it πŸ†β€οΈ
    Sarahkinley Sarahkinley 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 1

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    Gymnastics Uniform

    Last week I asked my Mom if i can do gymnastics and she said yes. The next day she drives me to a gymnastics store and there are soo many outfits there. As im a boy i thought i would get a t-shirt and shorts but they had the gymnastics outfit thats girls wear for boys to. We...
    DanAddem DanAddem 13-15, M 5 Responses Mar 31, 2012

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    Gymnastics

    I want to start gymnastics classes but i cant do the splits and what should i do
    Dancerbelle Dancerbelle 22-25 5 Responses Feb 24, 2013

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