Childrens Book on gymnsatics
Childrens Book on gymnsatics

8ft Folding Gymnastics Floor Beam and Brand New Beam Book

 

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£99.99

What should you be looking for when you purchase a Gymnastics Floor Beam for your child?

With the launch of our new Gymnastics Book and the popularity of Floor Beams we thought it would be helpful to give you some advice and recommendations for buying a new floor beam.

What to look for:

  • Fire resistant materials
  • Professionally upholstered
  • The width of the beam to be larger at the bottom than the top as this minimises the risk of the beam tipping over, insuring the safety of the gymnast.
  • The hinge should be narrower than the beam to ensure the gymnast doesn’t catch their feet on the hinge.
  • Recommended 1/2 inch fire retardant foam on top of the beam
  • A light Beam which is less likely to snap together when folded and pinch fingers
  • Manufactured in the Uk (this may or may not matter to you)
  • Not a solid wood design that can quickly warp

 

With the introduction of apparatus into our books we have teamed up with Just4Gym to give you the ultimate gift package for your budding gymnast;

8ft Black Floor Beam and our BRAND NEW BOOK!

We have chosen Just4Gym because their beams meet all the above standards that we feel are vital for the perfect beam. We like their unique design, the quality of materials and the one years manufacturers guarantee. The beams are extremely stable and durable and we have tried and tested them in our club.

If you would like to purchase the beam and book use this button;




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*https://youtu.be/3qw3ReU83S4

So after all the hard work and anticipation we are thrilled to now have this great addition to the series available for you to purchase.;

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DK Capture Photography in Poole Bournemouth www.dk-capture.com




Head Over Heels About Gymnastics Floor Beam £10.49


Creating Bendy Wendy and Jumping Jack join Gymnastics

 

 

Initial Idea for a Children’s Gymnastics Book…

Children's Gymnastics Books
Coaching Tool ‘Bendy Wendy’

Bendy Wendy is the a name of a coaching tool that many of us coaches use to demonstrate gymnastics skills. Bendy Wendy is a flat plastic gymnast with pins at every joint so that you can demonstrate to kids the shapes their bodies should be making. I am not sure where the name came from however it has always amused me.

Jumping Jack however took a long time to be agreed upon with many other names considered… Hans Stand – Roley Noley and Quick Nick to name a few. It was a bit like naming your child whilst you are pregnant the more people you asked the harder it became and eventually we settled on Jumping Jack!

The actual story and children’s book idea came from watching an episode of The Apprentice where the task was to create a book specifically for children. I sat there with my husband and was astounded at how hard they found it to think of a story that would work. I found myself wanting to shout at the screen and couldn’t believe how much they struggled. I do find this the case with every episode of the show though – I always think I could do a better job! However I did go to sleep that evening and think to myself I am sure I could do that…. This thought stayed with me and I kept returning to the idea that writing a children’s gymnastics books is something I must do.

Brand new Children's Gymnastics Book..
Brand new Children’s Gymnastics Book..

Changing Genre…

Having had success with our instructional books it felt daunting jumping into the new genre of Children’s Story Books. When one formula works you wonder if you should move away and create another. When the first story board was written and it started to come together there were lots of moments where it was nearly abandoned. I found  the best place to find courage was in other people, asking them for guidance and even sometimes motivation. I was very lucky to ask the right person to get me motivated initially and soon had produced a start that I knew I would eventually be proud of. This gave me the confidence to then trial it and share it with more people to obtain the feedback I needed to create a quality product.

 

The Story…

Gymnastics has been a huge part of my life, it was my childhood hobby and is now my business. Gymnastics taught me to be courageous, disciplined, persistent, patient, resilient, ambitious and most of all told me I could do things I never thought possible. This is the reason the sport is so amazing, how lucky was I to learn all of these things in such a fun way doing something I really love. I would never have been the person I am today if I hadn’t gone along to my first gymnastics class, enjoyed it and been nurtured by great coaches to ensure I persisted with the sport. This quickly became the story and is hopefully the first in a series of books that will provide encouragement and show you how much you can learn and grow from being involved in a sport.

 

Illustrations…

In my head I had a vision of how the book would look, I met with Anthony the illustrator and shared my initial thoughts with him. He helped to develop and finalise the names of all the characters prior to bringing them to life. After some time I returned to his office and was acquainted with all the characters except ‘Gemma Gym’. I guess this was always going to be the hardest one to please the client with! With a bit of tweaking we had six characters and a promise that Gemma Gym would be easy now that he was confident that I liked the style of the characters he had created. This left me to then finalise the story line and get him all the text he needed. Once he had been given a few weeks the book started to take shape and was ready to review and tweek.

During the creative process with Anthony we have often been distracted by my lovely four year old son. Himageis highlights of going to see Antony in his offices at Magic Box Media was the water dispenser, his R2-D2 and of course the swivel office chairs! He will be going to school this year and I keep 2015-04-08-22-38-37promising Anthony that I will be able to have meetings that aren’t either late in the evening or accompanied by a little pickle!

The finished Product…

Bendy Wendy and Jumping Jack Join Gymnastics took 5 months to create from start to finish and we are extremely proud to be releasing it.

Brand new Children's Gymnastics Book..
Brand new Children’s Gymnastics Book..

This book is inspired by real life class experiences to which we can all relate, adults and children alike. Two young, apprehensive gymnasts step foot into what would appear to be a daunting new experience; their first gymnastics lesson, only to find that all is not as overwhelming as it would first appear. In no time at all Bendy Wendy and Jumping Jack make new friendships, gain confidence and learn new skills leaving them excited to return again.

 

Sharing Knowledge

I am very grateful to everyone that has helped to create this book – thank you – you know who you are…. I would also like to say that as so many people have helped me along the way that if anyone reading this needs help and believes my experience in this journey may help them – please ask! I can’t promise to always be able to help but will most definitely try!

 

How can you help us?

Did you know that if there are 50 reviews on Amazon  it lists a book in its news letters and other promotions (Also Boughts). You can help us by writing us a reveiw (you dont have to have bought your copy from Amazon) it can be short, remember its the number of reviews that matters the most.

 





Fantastic response to our Beam Competition

 

 

We were sent some fantastic videos in response to our gymnastics beam competition and want to share them with you….

To be in with a chance to win a floor beam kindly donated by Just4gym and all the entrants had to do was send us a picture of routine 1 from inside our floor skills book.

These are some of the fantastic videos;

Beam Competition Video Clips…

 

 

 

Thank you very much to everyone that sent us a clip, were were really overwhelmed with the response.

 


Brainwaves Reward Stickers and Charts

 

 

The budding young gymnasts in our classes love to receive stickers for their achievements so when we were asked by Brainwaves to review some of their Brainwaves stickers and charts we we thrilled at the idea.

When the package arrived in the post my own children were the first to see them, my sons are 4, 7 and 9 years old and love reward stickers! My initial response to their requests for the stickers was initially “no! these are for the gym club”. However on seeing how keen they were I had a re-think and came up with an idea inspired by my sister and her children. My sister had been awarding her children buttons for any jobs that they had done without being asked, she had suggested that this would be a good thing for me to do whilst my husband was going away with work. Her children had loved the concept and been extremely helpful.

I took this idea and placed each of the boys a chart on the fridge with their name written in the space provided;Brainwaves - Mini Sticker Chart

Rules were then debated and this is what we agreed;

  • Complete a household job without being asked (or one you are asked if you are aged 4!)
  • No moaning about the task you are doing.
  • Complete the whole task and put everything you use away.
  • Wait for mum or dad to notice don’t tell us and insist on the sticker immediately.
  • Once the chart is filled you will receive £5 – generous parents!The sticker charts on the fridge.

 The results were immediate one of my sons is fastidious in his approach to life, he is naturally tidy and meticulous. He was quick on the case desperate to get his first sticker – going about the task with planned precision. My other son on the other hand moves through life leaving what looks like a hurricane behind him. His clothes fall about him on the floor exactly where he was at the time they needed removing and jobs are something other people do without him noticing! However my washing was miraculously taken off the line, the table was laid without a hint of it needing to be done. My youngest was creative in keeping up with his brothers pulling out a stool to help with the washing line and inventing jobs like putting the toothpaste on the brushes at 3pm in the afternoon.

It was lovely to see and whilst my husband was away on business it was a fantastic tool to use to have some extra help. I was thrilled at the motivation it had given them and it made me realise that they are capable of helping more than I had ever thought to ask.

One of my closet friends also has three boys and she was intrigued with what we were doing and joined in. I gave her 3 charts and a couple of pages of the reward stickers and her boys got stuck in using the same rules;

 

They loved the charts but did have some feedback about the stickers I had selected;

We would like to see more stickers suitable for older kids – football ones please!”

I would agree with them on this point – I was extremely surprised with how much the older children enjoyed the activity and liked putting their stickers onto the charts. However the whole chart and the stickers that we had chosen were geared more for younger children and I think this is something that Brainwaves could branch out into. My friend has since kept up with the charts and will now become a regular customer!

Next was onto the real task; see what the gymnasts think about the stickers and charts. I started out by giving out the stickers at the end of class to all of the children. Here are a few pictures;

The younger children usually receive a hand stamp at the end of class and so the change to a sticker was warmly welcomed. The stickers are bright and have motivating words splashed all over them. The feedback was great and the children were really happy when they were brought out the following week.

I asked the parents what they thought about the stickers and the responses were great:

“My daughter loves to get something at the end of her class and the stickers are great”

“I prefer the sticker to a stamp as it doesn’t need to be washed off”

“Children will do anything for a reward I think it is a great idea”

I also gave out random stickers for things that I saw gymnasts do that I felt was deserving;

  • Achieving a skill for the first time
  • Being brave
  • Persevering on tasks
  • Trying something new
  • Having a good attitude
  • Showing kindness to other class members

This was for the slightly older children and I hadn’t decided on these set things until I saw the children doing one of these things. The children responded well and it was good for encouraging good behavior from all of the children. I think I did start off a little to generous though and so the second time I did this I was a bit less generous in giving out the stickers.

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The charts were put into use with the children that I see first thing in the mornings, I really enjoy these classes as the children are fresh and keen to work really hard. We set a routine of body conditioning exercises and the children then knew what was expected for the stickers. The ideas for the exercises were a combination of their ideas and mine, I encouraged the children to think about their whole bodies and not just focus on one body part. The exercises included things like press-ups and burpees. It was agreed that once their sticker chart was filled up we would have fun session using the parachute.

The children were excellent at this and I noticed a great deal of independence being displayed. When we do body conditioning there is a lot of repetition and it is probably one of the least fun activities at gymnastics. With the motivation of receiving the stickers I was astounded at how hard they worked and how they stuck to the task. Over the course of the five weeks that we filled in the charts I was able to leave them to the activity so that it became a station that didn’t have any coach help. This enabled myself and the other coaches to work on other skills which was invaluable.  At the end of the five weeks we had a great session using the parachute this was a real treat as it is only really used for special occasions like Christmas.

The children that used the charts and reward stickers for the body conditioning also said that they would have liked a wider choice of stickers. However Brianwaves do have a huge selection of reward stickers and I should have thought a lot more about the activities I was going to undertake before I ordered our stock.

I would not hesitate to recommend Brainwaves and their product, they arrived promptly  and were well packaged. The products are eye-catching and well thought out. Please visit their website and get ordering!


Gymnastics Books and Dvds

 

Gymnastics Books

Order Direct

from inside the Uk:

Order our book directly from us at the discounted price of £8.49, your book will be dispatched in 3-5 working days (free UK postage). If you need your book urgently please feel free to contact us and we will endeavour to get it to you as quickly as possible.

This is a picture of Volume 1 book from our Christmas Gymnastics Gifts
Head Over Heels About Gymnastics Volume 1 Boys and Girls Floor Skills £8.49



 Volume 1 £8.49 Floor Skills

This is an image of Volume 2 book from our Christmas Gymnastics Gifts
Head Over Heels About Gymnastics Volume 2 Pair and Trio Balances £8.49

 Volume 2 £8.49 Pair and Trio Balances




This is an image of a female gymnast showing Volume 1 and 2 of pur gymnastics books and wearing our leotard from the Christmas Gymnastics Gifts packages.
Christmas Gymnastics Gifts – Package 3 Head Over Heels About Gymnastics Books Volume 1&2 and Girls or Boys Leotard £37.99



BOTH VOLUMES £16

NEW DVD!

Following on from the great sucess of our books we have now launched a Dvd order it from us at the discounted price of £9.49. Your DVD will be dispatched in 3-5 working days (free UK postage). If you need your dvd urgently please feel free to contact us and we will endeavor to get it to you as quickly as possible.

This is an image of our Dvd Volume 1 from our Christmas Gymnastics Gifts
Head Over Heels About Gymnastics Volume 1 DVD £9.49

 




 

Girls and Boys Head Over Heels About Gymnastics Leotards £22 (£32 with shorts)

 

This is an image of our boys gymanstics leotard and shorts from our Christmas Gymnastics Gifts
Head Over Heels About Gymnastics Boys Leotards £22
This is a picture of our girls gymnstics leotards from our Christmas Gymnastics Gifts
Head Over Heels About Gymnastics Girls Leotards £22
Girls or Boys
Size


 

 

 

 

Please contact us at coleshills@ntlworld.com if you would like a combination of books and DVD’s we will happily make you a package with a suitable discount. 

Ordering your books and DVD’s from outside of the UK:

We will happily match any of the above prices however there will be an additional £8 for postage. Email us at coleshills@ntlworld.com and we will send you a paypal invoice.

Available on your Kindle;

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Available from iTunes:

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Testimonials;

“The layout is fun, colourful and there are useful tips on post-it notes to help them too”

“I brought this and she loves it”

“I love the fact that this book stands up on its own making it easy to use whilst practicing”


Gymnastics Books and Dvd Gift Package

 

 

Are you are looking for the perfect gift for a budding gymnast? If you are…. look no further you have found our 

This is an image of a girl showing our books Dvd's and a leotard from Christmas Gymnastics Gifts range
Christmas Gymnastics Gifts – Head Over Heels About Gymnastics Volume 1&2 Books, Volume 1 DVD. Girls and Boys Leotards are also available.

‘Cartwheelingly’ spectacular Gymnastics Books and Dvd Gift Package!

Just £24.99 ( RRP £36.97)




Leotards also available £22;

Girls or Boys
Size



Why is your budding gymnast going to love this package?

  • Covers all of the crucial building blocks that make a successful gymnast
  • Over a hundred balances to perform with friends
  • Full range of modern high definition photographs
  • Clear insightful coaching hints and top tips
  • Thumbs up Progress charts to track development
  • High quality detailed video clips breaking down each skill
  • Slow motion video feature for advanced skills
  • Achievable results whether you are new to the sport or an experienced gymnast
  • Hours of fun for both children and parents

 

One of the many clips featured on the Dvd:

 Sample page from one of the books;

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Just today we received feedback from another gymnastics coach saying;

“We love the quality of the books and the coaching points on each page!”

 

Why should you purchase our Gymnastics Book & DVD Gift Package? We think this review says it all;

I’ll give anything a go and my kiddies are much the same, although it has to be said that when I confronted my 6 year old with the idea of reading a book about gymnastics he was already half way up the curtains, upside down with toes pointed so this is a field of expertise that he is familiar with. Me and my daughter however are both made of soft plump limbs, little muscle tone and struggle to stand upright without losing balance so the challenge was on with this new book. So I got my best long skirt on (I know, not ideal, but I was just going to be the narrator), my son got his Tae Kwon-do outfit on and my daughter, who is 3 years old, got dressed in pink leggings with a fetching pink tutu and a vest. I put a few old mats down left from the good old days of callanetics and we were good to go. Now, as normal with me, I am always a little sceptical at the ability an author has to motivate the reader into anything other than rigid boredom but am constantly and pleasantly surprised by children’s utter enthusiasm for almost anything other than homework or housework. Firstly, can I say something brilliant about this book – hot diggerty – it stands up on its own! So the kiddies can prop it up on the table on its own little stand and see it properly to practise their gymnastic moves without having to keep stopping to pick the book up. What a marvelous idea! So, we worked our way through the book page by page, starting with the warm up exercises and then onto stretching with particular success and hilarity trying to do a stretch called the ‘feet to head’ stretch where you ‘simply’ lie on your tummy and try and push your head back towards your feet and touch them together. The kiddies puffed and panted and Delilah, the 3 year old, rolled out of the stretch several times finding herself under the coffee table giggling and I gave it a go to find I was approximately 3 foot short of my feet being anywhere close to my head.(I’m sure I could do this 30 years ago. Has someone implanted a steel rod down my spine rendering me utterly inflexible whilst I wasn’t looking?) My son however was so good at it he could practically plait his hair with his toes (should he want to). The illustrations on each page are superb, showing very clearly how to create the move or stretch in colourful glossy pictures and with very useful hints and tips attached to help give you a better idea how to achieve them and also showing you how NOT to do them, to avoid strains or injury (or long skirts falling over your face). We practised the pike headstand (I say we, this was done by my willing colleagues), the cartwheel, the bridge, the circle roll, easy ones, difficult ones and I must say I joined in and we all had a brilliant afternoon. My son took the book to bed with him to study in more detail and my daughter and I had a donut afterwards to celebrate the joy of exercise. This is an excellent book to use to encourage your children into gymnastics, it’s easy to follow, beautifully written and an awful lot of fun, so roll up your rug, push the toys out of the way, turn the telly off and have a laugh whilst learning something new! –Hayley Thornton

Budding gymnasts in action;


Christmas Gymnastics Gifts

Christmas is on its way and to get prepared we have packaged together our books, DVDs and brand new leotards to create our Christmas gymnastics gifts. We think your budding gymnasts will be thrilled to receive these bundles as the perfect gifts at this festive time of the year! These Christmas gymnastics gifts are just a sample of the possible packages we can offer.  Please  contact us if you would like to create your very own personal Christmas gymnastics gifts.

How to purchase your Christmas gymnastics gifts;

  • Package 1 – Volume 1& 2 Books, Volume 1 DVD and Girls or Boys Leotard – £44.99 *please note boys shorts are an extra £10

    Girls or Boys
    Size



  • Package 2 – Volume 1 Book and DVD and Girls or Boys Leotard – £38.49 *please note boys shorts are an extra £10

    Girls or Boys
    Size



  • Package 3  – Volume 1 & 2 Books and Girls or Boys Leotard – £37.99 *please note boys shorts are an extra £10

    Girls or Boys
    Size



  • Package 4 – Volume 1 and Girls or Boys Leotard – £29.99 *please note boys shorts are an extra £10

    Girls or Boys
    Size



  • Volume 1 Book – £8.49



  • Volume 1 DVD – £9.49



  • Volume 1 Book and DVD £16.99



  • Volume 2 Book – £8.49



  • Volume 1&2 Books and Volume 1 DVD £24.99



  • Volume 1&2 Books £16



  • Girls or Boys Leotard – £22 *please note boys shorts are an extra £10

    Girls or Boys
    Size



Contact us at coleshills@ntlworld.com if you would like to create your own Christmas gymnastics gifts package, we will be happy to help. Alternatively if you would like to contact us for any other reason please feel free to do so. We also welcome pictures of gymnasts to use in our social media marketing and advertising. These books, apps, dvd’s and leotards have all been the personal project of our head coach Gemma Coles. She has self published all of these products from beginning to end. It is only now that a small team has begun to build up working alongside Gemma.

Please click on this facebook link to our page if you would like to keep up to date with any new products we are introducing or if you would be kind enough to send us some pictures of your children working with the books and dvd’s. We would be thrilled to see your child using one of our Christmas gymnastics gifts – we are yet to have a fan in one of our leotards -could you send us the first one?

Here are some pictures that we were sent last year from a budding gymnast at Christmas time – spot the Christmas tree in the background! These pictures show you how versatile our products are as this child is performing gymnastics in her lounge with no equipment. She is using our app – just one of the great Christmas gymnastics gifts we offer that will provide hours of fun for your children.

This gymnast is lying down in front of her Ipad performing gymnastics
These pictures were sent to us last Christmas from one of our many happy customers.
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What an amazing straddle hold from this gymnast in front of the Christmas Tree making us feel so very Christmassy!
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Another great picture, this time of a fantastic ‘D’ stretch – well done! Thank you so much for sending in your pictures – really motivating!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Gymnastics Book & Dvd Gift Package

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Are you are looking for the perfect gift for a budding gymnast? If you are…. look no further you have found our our ‘cartwheelingly’ spectacular Gymnastic Book and Dvd Gift Package!

Just £16.99 ( RRP £24.98)




Why is your budding gymnast going to love this package?

  • Covers all of the crucial building blocks that make a successful gymnast
  • Full range of modern high definition photographs
  • Clear insightful coaching hints and top tips
  • Thumbs up Progress charts to track development
  • High quality detailed video clips breaking down each skill
  • Slow motion video feature for advanced skills
  • Achievable results whether you are new to the sport or an experienced gymnast
  • Hours of fun for both children and parents

 

One of the many clips featured on the Dvd:

 Sample page from the book;

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Just today we received feedback from another gymnastics coach saying;

“We love the quality of the books and the coaching points on each page!”

 

Why should you purchase our Gymnastics Book & DVD Gift Package? We think this review says it all;

I’ll give anything a go and my kiddies are much the same, although it has to be said that when I confronted my 6 year old with the idea of reading a book about gymnastics he was already half way up the curtains, upside down with toes pointed so this is a field of expertise that he is familiar with. Me and my daughter however are both made of soft plump limbs, little muscle tone and struggle to stand upright without losing balance so the challenge was on with this new book. So I got my best long skirt on (I know, not ideal, but I was just going to be the narrator), my son got his Tae Kwon-do outfit on and my daughter, who is 3 years old, got dressed in pink leggings with a fetching pink tutu and a vest. I put a few old mats down left from the good old days of callanetics and we were good to go. Now, as normal with me, I am always a little sceptical at the ability an author has to motivate the reader into anything other than rigid boredom but am constantly and pleasantly surprised by children’s utter enthusiasm for almost anything other than homework or housework. Firstly, can I say something brilliant about this book – hot diggerty – it stands up on its own! So the kiddies can prop it up on the table on its own little stand and see it properly to practise their gymnastic moves without having to keep stopping to pick the book up. What a marvelous idea! So, we worked our way through the book page by page, starting with the warm up exercises and then onto stretching with particular success and hilarity trying to do a stretch called the ‘feet to head’ stretch where you ‘simply’ lie on your tummy and try and push your head back towards your feet and touch them together. The kiddies puffed and panted and Delilah, the 3 year old, rolled out of the stretch several times finding herself under the coffee table giggling and I gave it a go to find I was approximately 3 foot short of my feet being anywhere close to my head.(I’m sure I could do this 30 years ago. Has someone implanted a steel rod down my spine rendering me utterly inflexible whilst I wasn’t looking?) My son however was so good at it he could practically plait his hair with his toes (should he want to). The illustrations on each page are superb, showing very clearly how to create the move or stretch in colourful glossy pictures and with very useful hints and tips attached to help give you a better idea how to achieve them and also showing you how NOT to do them, to avoid strains or injury (or long skirts falling over your face). We practised the pike headstand (I say we, this was done by my willing colleagues), the cartwheel, the bridge, the circle roll, easy ones, difficult ones and I must say I joined in and we all had a brilliant afternoon. My son took the book to bed with him to study in more detail and my daughter and I had a donut afterwards to celebrate the joy of exercise. This is an excellent book to use to encourage your children into gymnastics, it’s easy to follow, beautifully written and an awful lot of fun, so roll up your rug, push the toys out of the way, turn the telly off and have a laugh whilst learning something new! –Hayley Thornton

Budding gymnasts in action;

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The launch of our new gymnastics DVD sending us Head Over Heels!

 

 

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Following the success of Head Over Heels About Gymnastics Floor Skills and the accompanying App we are thrilled to launch our first Gymnastics DVD. The lovely Harry and Charles from Plato Video worked tirelessly with us to create this fantastic addition to our growing collection of gymnastics books, apps an now DVD’s.

Whether you’re a coach, PE teacher, parent or even a budding gymnast yourself, this DVD contains everything you need to know about developing a range of essential gymnastics skills.

High quality clips guide the gymnasts through a multitude of floor skills under the expert tuition of Gemma Coles, Head Coach of Head Over Heels Gymnastics. The clips break down the skills in detail with slow motion features for the more advanced skills. The featured gymnasts range in ability and provide achievable gymnastics results whether you are new to the sport or an advanced gymnast.




Below is a sample of just one of the many skills covered in the DVD:

This is my son who was super excited to see his mummy on the TV!

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Gymnast writes about her transition from gymnast to coach

 

 

 The assistant coaches that we have in our club are the foundations of the future. They are fun, enthusiastic, loyal, hardworking and such a pleasure to work with. I feel in an extremely privileged position to have such dedicated coaches enjoying being part of our team. MoCoachesst coaches start off volunteering for hours on end observing and assisting with grass roots gymnastics. This is not always the most exciting gymnastics but the dedication to caring for the children and encouraging them to love the sport is admirable.

 I asked one of our fantastic gymnastics coaches to write about her experience from gymnast to coach and why after 6 years she has hardly ever missed a session;

‘I started gymnastics coaching when I was 11 years old and 6 years later I still love coaching as much as the very first lesson I helped out in. Coaching for Head Over Heels is incredible, there is always such a friendly and relaxed atmosphere which means the gymnasts are always having fun and achieving the best they can. One of the best things I find about gymnastics coaching is seeing the reactions on the gymnasts face and the sense of pride they have when they achieve something they have been working on for a long time, whether that be mastering a forward roll, walking on the beam without support or handspringing alone.

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No two gymnastics lessons are ever the same and that’s another one of the things I love about it. Gemma works extremely hard to ensure that the gymnasts are always having fun using different apparatus and trying out new skills every week, this is also what makes it such an incredible and supportive gymnastics company to work for as I’m sure all of the coaches will agree.

 

I began gymnastics aged 4 with Gemma, in the same class as I now coach. I remember lining up at the end of the mats, and although I was not the best gymnasts in the room, there was never a sense of competition. I used to set myself realistic targets, for example, squatting onto the vault and landing on my feet instead of my knees or straddling over, and even though there were other gymnasts who were able to handScreenshot_2015-09-19-12-26-31 (2)spring over the vault I never felt pressured to be like them. Personally, I feel that this is why Head Over Heels is such an incredible gymnastics club, it allows each and every gymnast to be themselves and have fun whilst doing exercise, learning new skills and achieving their own personal goals.’

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