“I am a stronger athlete now than I was in 1992.”

17 Nov

Oksana Chusovitina gave an interview to Championat mostly about the 1992 Olympic games. She is the only one from that team who is still competing (which probably could be said about the majority of the teams for which she competed). She then went on to talk about why she never retired (and currently has no plans to retire) and how age and experience made her a better athlete….

I am a stronger athlete now 

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One-Stop Guide to Competing as an Adult Gymnast

10 Nov

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Adult gymnastics is so much fun! While many are satisfied to pop into the rec class or open gym from time to time, others crave the challenge and adrenaline rush of competition. Even beginners can compete. Click here to learn about the many options available to adult gymnasts!

Benefits of Adult Gymnastics are Endless

3 Nov

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Why I Took Up Adult Gymnastics  How to stay supple, one somersault at a time. This article originally appeared in the August 2016 of ELLE.

Perspective From An Adult Gymnast

27 Oct

World Champ Inspires How a 16 year old World Champion helped me with self confidence.

Adult Gymnastics Featured in NY Times

13 Oct

This article from 2012 is still pretty fun to read! Go adult gymnastics!

Adults Catch the Gymnastics Bug

Virtual Stars Team Championships

12 Sep

 

Attention Adult Gymnasts! Opportunity to be judged and win awards at this virtual competition.

APRIL 1ST – 30TH, 2018 VIRTUAL STARS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS

ENTRY DEADLINE: February 1st, 2018 is the roster and check deadline. Video Deadline submission is April 1st, 2018.There will be no refunds; rebates will be mailed to the head coach after the competition is judged virtually and after the meet is posted visually/electronically for eternal viewing. The judges will have until April 15th to judge the submitted videos and the results, videos, and scores will be posted to the meet website: http://www.virtualstarscompetiton.com. Trophies or banners and t-shirts will be mailed out no later than April 30th, 2018 to each gym.

VirtualStars Competition

“I want to inspire…show there can be longevity in gymnastics” – new Jenny Hansen Interview

29 Nov

Yes, we’ll just admit it now. We are her biggest fans. I mean, how can you not love her? Try, we dare you!

…”My ultimate goal would be to make the Olympics but I really want to remind everyone the sport brings so many opportunities. I want to inspire people and show there can be longevity in gymnastics. It should be fun regardless if you compete internationally or just learn a back tuck again. Staying healthy is also one of my top priorities.”

“Which skill came back the quickest? Which was the hardest? … Ironically, the skills I’ve never done were easier to do- like Arabian double fronts. It sounds odd, but because I’d never done them before I didn’t have any bad habits to break and I could visualize the trick in my head. Cast handstands on bars were one of the hardest things to get back.”

Read more of Amy Van Deusen’s interview with 38 year-old gymnast, Hansen 

Hansen posts often and communicates directly with her supporters on Twitter and Facebook. Fans can support her by contributing to her training fund.

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