Archive for category: Gymnastics

You’re Beautiful, Don’t Forget It!

“To Love Yourself Is To Understand You Don’t Need To Be Perfect To Be Good.” As a gymnast your mentality for the most part is a little different, you work very hard on a daily basis. But for most gymnasts it always feels like there is someone stronger than you, someone more flexible and, someone more courageous. But keeping all that in mind the only person you should be competing with is yourself. Every time you go to practice you should do the best you can do, not someone else...


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...


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...


Body Image Bullying and Injuries Episode 2

Listen in on Jumptwist as we discuss body image, bullying and injuries. In todays society, body image and bullying is a serious subject. We open up on our personal experiences, how to deal with them, how it affects someone and what to do if it happens to you. We also chat about injuries and how to take every one serious. Your body is your instrument and you must keep it well kept to continue on a safe healthy long career.  If there is a topic you would like to hear us discuss, let us know.


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...


Step into the Jumptwist Spotlight | Mckenna Panos

Mckenna Panos is our newest Jumptwist Spotlight! She is an Xcel/Platinum at Carolina Elite. Mckenna received a 9.350 on floor at her very 2nd competition! We love Mckenna’s never give up attitude and are proud to have her on #TeamJumptwist. Watch her routine:   Mckenna flew down to South Florida from her home in North Carolina. She was very persistent practicing and perfecting her choreography anytime and place she could. Her appointment was completed with Jumptwist choreographer Alli...