If you never thought there was a way to make gymnastics even more enjoyable for your young gymnast, you haven’t seen our skill shapes! Watch their faces light up when they come home from tumbling practice to discover a brand new tumbling barrel or octagon. These gymnastics accessories can extend their enthusiasm for the sport well beyond their time in class at the gym.
Of course, the first thing you’ll want to have is a good tumbling mat. Regardless of the extra apparatus you choose, having a safe, supportive foundation is key to success and safety, any parent’s primary concern. Our tumbling mats come in different thicknesses, widths, and lengths so you can get the one that’s just the right size for your tumbler. They even have hook and loop fasteners on the edges so you can connect two or more together as the gymnast’s routines demand more space. They fold up neatly for easy storage when they’re not being used, and even the littlest tumbler can do it herself since they’re lightweight. Covered in heavy duty vinyl, these mats won’t tear easily and can be cleaned up easily if a spill occurs.
Now for the gymnastics barrel! You’ve got your tumbling mat in place, so let’s take a look at the really fun stuff! A tumbling barrel is just about as much fun as your child can have. It can help him develop gross motor control, balance, and confidence in his tumbling abilities. Besides that, it offers hours of endless, imaginative play opportunities. It’s just a great way to encourage your kids to choose an active lifestyle, which will go a long way in helping them maintain a higher quality of life down the road.
Tumbling octagons have been around forever, but aren’t as well known to the parent looking for gymnastics apparatus for the home. While younger tumblers can use the octagons (they come in many sizes, just like the tumbling mats), they are especially good for older gymnasts wanting to master skills like walk-overs and handsprings.
With a tumbling mat as your foundation, you can build a home gymnastics practice space that’s inviting, challenging, safe, and affordable. Extend your child’s practice time and show them your encouragement with some super fun gymnastics accessories!