Jennifer Pinches


The 5 Most Talked About Things at the Doha World Championships (So Far)

We’re right in the middle of the 48th FIG Artistic World Championships, which are being held in Doha, Qatar all this week until Saturday 3rd November. So far we’ve seen the qualifications and the team finals. Maybe you’ve been following along on Twitter and livestreams, or maybe you’ve missed the action so far due to work or school? Either way there’s still plenty left to see! Read on to find out what’s got the gymnastics community talking so far, plus how to catch the rest of the week’s competitions… Simone... Read More


February News Highlights

It’s been a big month for our Women’s Artistic gymnasts, but March is set to be even bigger. Time to make sure you’re caught up on all the latest news and events. Read on for a recap of February’s highlights, and a sneak peek of what’s coming up in the next few weeks… The English Championships The 2018 English Championships took place at the start of the month, between the 9th and 11th of February. The competition was held in a new venue in Essex, at the Redbridge Sports and... Read More

3 Valentine’s Day Challenges to Try in the Gym!

Not planning a romantic candle-lit dinner on the 14th of February? Neither are we. But Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples. Here are three ways you can celebrate the sport you love! The Card Trick               A hearty way to warm up, or build strength, this technique is used by athletes in many different sports. It’s also one way to ensure you’ll be looking at a card covered in hearts this Valentine’s Day! The way it works is simple. Choose four different exercises or... Read More

13 reasons why I need a new leotard!

Have you seen it yet? The new catalogue is out, and full of gorgeous leotards for your training comfort and joy. Whilst we think the new designs are reason enough to make an order, sometimes mum and dad can need a little extra convincing… Here are 13 reasons why you might need a new leotard! 1. “I’ve grown a foot in the last month!”⬆️     2. “My dad washed my favourite leotard at 90 degrees”     3. “I have a new favourite colour! Purple is so last week-... Read More



Qualifications are over. What happened? What’s next? Here’s the low-down:   End of an Era One of the biggest stories of this championships is that neither of the reigning World All Around Champions will be competing to keep their titles this year. On the women’s side, Simone Biles took a break from training following her Olympic success last year, so has not entered this competition. On the men’s side I am sorry to report that “King” Kohei Uchimura damaged his left ankle on his Vault landing during qualifications, stirring an... Read More


World’s 2017: Meet the Team

The 47th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships started yesterday (2nd October) with the Men’s qualifying rounds, and run all this week until the Sunday 8th October. Today is the final round of Men’s qualifying competition, then the Women’s qualifying rounds. There is no team competition the year after an Olympic Games so our gymnasts are vying for places in the individual all around and individual apparatus finals. At the end of today we will be able to confirm* which gymnasts have made which finals, and therefore a chance to medal. Get... Read More

All You Need To Know: 2017 World Cup of Gymnastics

This weekend will see an exciting line up of international talent come to London, for the Artistic World Cup. The event is the third competition of three World Cups that are held each year, following events in America and Germany that took place in January and March. Gymnasts who compete in all three World Cup events are eligible to be crowned combined champion after this final test, though no Brits fall into that category this year. There will, however, be medals up for grabs for the performances seen on the... Read More

This Girl Can – Cerys McIntosh

THIS GIRL CAN is a celebration of active women, at all ages and levels of ability. It focuses on health and well-being, encouraging every woman to get involved in exercise in some way, and not to worry about what they look like while they are doing it. In a world saturated by media telling you how you should or shouldn’t look, this campaign from Sport England delivers a welcome change, by promoting enthusiastic participation in sports to all, rather than hinting a judgmental evaluation of those who don’t fit a... Read More

Somersault to Success: Stunts!

Welcome to the third in a series of blogs where I highlight some of the greatest opportunities British gymnasts should be looking out for! Gymnasts are not only some of the most flexible, tough, and fit athletic performers, but also tend to be the kind of hard working, passionate and dedicated individuals that are perfect for many other highly sought after roles. Former U.S. / UCLA Gymnast Vanessa Zamarripa now works as a stuntwoman So you’ve popped the popcorn, dimmed the lights, and settled down to watch James Bond, or... Read More

The Rosebowl Returns (for the 35th time)

An exciting weekend edges closer! This Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd October the longest running invitational gymnastics competition in the U.K. will commence: the Rushmoor Rosebowl. It will be the 35th anniversary of the competition, which this year will see twenty teams competing, including teams from Canada, Spain and Holland as well as Great Britain. The event will take place at Rushmoor Gymnastics Academy, in Aldershot, where it has been held since the millennium.   Despite the high calibre of competitors that the event attracts, hosts Colin and Bernie Wright... Read More