Archive for category: Gymnastics

Take a Break

Hello everyone, it’s Shannon Director of Choreography here at Jumptwist. I want you to take a moment and reflect, then take a deep breath. During this time of the year when there is so much going on sometimes you need to take a moment to yourself. This moment alone could be all sorts of different things. When I take a moment for myself I turn my phone off a few nights a week,  go for a walk, or  just lay down for an hour and put some quiet music on in the background.  I think it’s im...


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. Keeping 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’s...


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...