Back to School? Back to Everything!

As the kids are preparing to go back to school, now is the time to make sure you have everything you’ll need, including those tumbling mats for all the pent-up energy they’re going to need to expend when they get home from class. Sure, the first few days might be fun, but as they settle into routine, they’ll need to get the wiggles out once they get home. And of course, that’s exactly the time you will be wanting a little rest. Haul out some tumbling mats and let the roughhousing begin! Continue reading “Back to School? Back to Everything!”

Tumbling Mats Can Do Anything!

Our tumbling mats fit that definition of the perfect tool: you can use them for multiple purposes. Think about it: would you rather have a screwdriver or a Swiss Army knife? You might think tumbling mats are just for the kids, but even there you’d be limiting the use of our mats. These are just about the most versatile mats we carry and we’d like to show you why. Continue reading “Tumbling Mats Can Do Anything!”

Indoor Summer Workouts with Gymnastics Equipment

We don’t know about you, but for us, the tumbling mat season really kicks off when the sweltering summer heat kicks in. The real competitive season ended in April, but how many elite athletes do you know who take time off? Practice is a year-round thing, and if you’re not inclined to do outdoor exercise in these record-setting summers, grab a few gymnastics mats and get set up in the luxury of a nice, air-conditioned environment. It’s an awesome way to stay limber and in shape in the summer (or get your kids to wear themselves out) without the need to reapply sunblock every twenty minutes. Continue reading “Indoor Summer Workouts with Gymnastics Equipment”

Playing for Growth

Toddlers and young children develop and improve gross motor skills mostly through play, and one of the most fun ways of playing is with some fun gymnastics equipment like a tumbling barrel. Or maybe a cheese mat. Or even just a tumbling mat. All three encourage kids to think creatively, be active, and in the meantime, unbeknownst to them, develop crucial motor skills. Continue reading “Playing for Growth”

Time To Bring It In

As the weather cools down, rolling in the leaves will quickly give way to rolling around the house, and what better way to encourage that active lifestyle than with some safe, supportive tumbling mats? It might not be as fun as falling into a gigantic pile of leaves, but tumbling mats afford the opportunity to do more than you could in the crunchy, fall ground coverings.  Continue reading “Time To Bring It In”

Santa’s Got Nothing on You

Gymnastics mats are the best holiday gift EVER. Just read some of the reviews. Grandparents, aunts and uncles, moms and dads – they all talk about how the gymnastics mat was the first present that didn’t get forgotten about a week later. We’ve got them in stock and ordering early for the holidays is a great idea! Continue reading “Santa’s Got Nothing on You”

Time to Start Tumbling?

If you have a toddler and you’re wondering if it’s time to start group tumbling classes, the answer is absolutely yes! Tumbling is a great way to introduce young kids to an organized, active lifestyle that will motivate them to keep it up way into adulthood. The worst thing to encourage in children is a sedentary lifestyle for all the reasons we know: obesity, chronic disease, and disability. Tumbling starts kids out on the right track with fun, challenging, and developmental activities to encourage that active life they already seem to have! Continue reading “Time to Start Tumbling?”