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5 Fun Flexibility Exercises to do at Home!

Young gymnast stretching

Let’s go over five awesome flexibility exercises that our little gymnasts can do at home. Who said that gymnastics fun is over when class is over? Practice these 5 simple exercises to boost flexibility, helping out your gymnastics abilities! Don’t forget to warm up with some jumping jacks, arm circles, and roll out your wrists…

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Bending Backwards: October Bridge Photo Contest

Girl doing back bridge, field.

Contest: Bridge Photo Challenge Prize: Pacific West Gymnastics sweatshirt, t-shirt and a feature in our monthly newsletter Deadline: October 22, 2023 To Participate: Post a photo doing a Bridge on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #PacWestOctoberPhotoContest. For details, see How to Participate Join us in celebrating an iconic gymnastics skill! Participate in our online…

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Dressing your Gymnasts for Success: 4 Outfits for Girls!

Young gymnast at the gym, stretching.

Gymnastics attire is not just about looking cool, it actually is very important for safety! While our gymnasts are flipping upside down, swinging on the bars, or balancing on the beam, it is important to wear the proper attire to prevent injuries that may occur from loose clothing getting caught on equipment, covering eyes, or…

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Smiles Upside Down & All Around: September Handstand Photo Contest

Contest: Handstand Photo Challenge Prize: Pacific West Gymnastics sweatshirt, t-shirt and a feature in our monthly newsletter Deadline: September 24, 2023 To Participate: Post a photo doing a Handstand on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #PacWestSeptemberPhotoContest. For details, see How to Participate Join us in celebrating an iconic gymnastics skill! Participate in our online Handstand…

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Jump for Joy: August Photo Contest

Straddle jump photo contest

Contest: Straddle Jump Photo Challenge Prize: Pacific West Gymnastics sweater, t-shirt and a feature in our monthly newsletter Deadline: August 25, 2023 To Participate: Post a photo doing a Straddle Jump on Facebook or Instagram using hashtag #PacWestAugustPhotoContest. For details, see How to Participate Participate in our online Straddle Jump Photo Contest for a chance…

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August Fun: 5 Free Concerts and Outdoor Movies in Bay Area Parks

Outdoor movie night in the park with the family

It’s time to take advantage of the warm summer nights in the Bay Area! Many parks put together summer concerts and outdoor movies to enjoy with family or friends. Bring your picnic blanket and snacks, and get ready for some fun! 1. StarLight Cinema: St. James Park, San Jose On August 5th at dusk, go…

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60 Second Flip Out: Cartwheel Challenge

Girl doing cartwheels in sand on the beach

Anyone who can do a cartwheel is invited to participate in our Cartwheel Challenge, and the one who does the most cartwheels wins! Find a large open area, have a family member or friend film your attempt, and cartwheel away. To participate in the challenge, post your entry on Facebook or Instagram with our official…

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