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Author archive: Christina
09
20
2017

Jumptwist California Bound

Hey everyone, this is Shannon, the Choreography Director for Jumptwist. I just wanted to fill you in on our first Jumptwist tour across America as we met with clients and headed to U.S.A Gymnastics Congress Trade Show. Taking us 12 days, 8 states, and a few RV Camps all in the 33 foot Jumptwist RV to California from Florida, it was truly an experience of a lifetime. The  Jumptwist Road Crew stopped to work with clients we had already sent choreography to for the tour. It was great to see all the...

06
13
2017

Abuse in the Gym: How to Recognize It and Combat It

This is a pretty touchy subject right now in the world of gymnastics. As a parent and a coach, I see both sides of the picture. As a coach, you always want your team to succeed and be the best. You want them to stand out on top, hit the podium every meet and end on a great note as state champion. You push your athletes beyond limitations at times because you know they are fully capable of being the best at what they do. But where do you draw the line? I have seen coaches scream and belittle thei...

02
07
2017

Fear, Social Life, Sacrifice, and Competition Tips | Episode 1

What happens when a gymnast/coach, retired gymnast, and gymnastics judge talk gymnastics? Topics in this gymnastics podcast include fear, social life, sacrifice, competition tips, visualization, raw talent vs. hard work, and choosing floor music. This podcast is meant to give gymnasts some insight and mentorship. Team Jumptwist gives advice on many topics that can help motivate and encourage gymnasts throughout their careers. If there are topics you would like us to discuss, please comment below...

11
21
2016

10 Simple Fixes to Increase your Compulsory Beam Scores

Sometimes the scores on the balance beam can be unbelievable to a coach, parent, or gymnast especially if the gymnast managed to stay on the beam. However, there are so many deductions that the judges can take that it is easy for them to add up without the routine actually looking so low-scoring. There are times where you may see one gymnast fall off the beam and still score higher than her teammate who stayed on the entire time. If you read the following 10 tips to improve your beam scores, you...

07
11
2016

Olympic Team is Named | San Jose

Jumptwist just left the SAP Center where the Olympic Trials in San Jose California was held. The energy in the crowd was absolutely amazing and the dismounts off of bars were practically perfect. While the gymnasts were warming up, the crowd was being entertained, having handstand contests and interviews with previous Olympic gymnasts. There wasn’t a single person in the arena who wasn’t on the edge of their seats. USA’s 2016 Olympic Team: Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, Aly Raism...