• Cartwheel Common Problems

    Since the cartwheel has such a drastic change in motion, from going straight forward, to being upside down, to moving backwards at the ending, there is a lot of opportunities for error. This blog will go over the common problems that could occur during the cartwheel. 1.

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    Gymnastics Homework: Backbend

           Today’s blog goes over the backbend! As seen in the video, the backbend is one of the fundamental skills in gymnastics, especially for the floor exercise. Students will need to have a grasp of the backbend to be able to front walkover, back walkover, and back handspring.

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    Gymnastics Homework: Scale & Arabesque

    As seen in the video, the scale and arabesque are beginner skills, however, proper practice can improve your technique in leaps and bounds. Almost anyone can stand on one foot, but some gymnasts make it look effortless, here is how you can achieve that. For boys, start in a lunge, back foot turned out, with your arms out to each side.

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    Gymnastics Homework: Handstand

             As seen in the video, handstands are a basic skill in gymnastics, but they are also one of the most vital elements. In girls and boys gymnastics, the handstand position is used in every event, either being held, or used to transition between skills. As gymnasts progress in the sport, being on your hands is almost as common as being on your feet.

  • How Does Gymnastics Help Kids Develop

    You might be asking “why gymnastics” or “how can gymnastics help my child”? You’ve come to the right place for answers! Emerald City Gym is a premier gymnastics destination for children of all ages. You won’t find better gymnastics in Kansas City or its surrounding areas. We focus on each child whether they are training to become an Olympic gymnast or they are taking gymnastics classes to get a great physical education and keep their bodies healthy.[Read More]

  • Emerald City Gym Provides Health Benefits for Children of All Ages

    Healthy children who have healthy lifestyles filled with exercise grow into healthy adults with a lifetime of advantages. Dedication to exercise takes determination and structure, but it is well worth the effort and goes a long way in ensuring healthy children with healthy bodies and minds. [Read More]

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