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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

WIN Tickets for the 2017 World Cup of Gymnastics

  The Zone are excited to offer one lucky family the opportunity to attend this year’s prestigious World Cup of Gymnastics, held at the London O2 Arena, on Saturday 8th April. See world class international Olympic stars battle it out for the illustrious All-around titles in this extraordinary televised event. We’re giving away one family pass (2 adults & 2 children) to attend the full day of the women’s competition. Here’s how to be in with a chance to win this fantastic prize: Like and comment on our competition post... 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

Meet the Models: Part 2

You know their faces: now get to know them! While The Zone’s models each have unique personalities, talents, and backgrounds, if there’s one thing they all share it’s a love of gymnastics! Find out their goals, mottos, top achievements, and more in Part 2 of Meet The Models.     An Appley a Day Ayesha Age: 10 Club: Appley Bridge School of Gymnastics Coached by: Mandy Hours trained per week: 26 Best skill: Free-walkover aerial cartwheel connected on beam Gymnastics idol: Laurie Hernandez Favourite Zone Leotard: Destiny Top achievement: Getting... Read More

Meet the Models: Part 1

You know their faces: now get to know them! Ahead of every new catalogue, there’s a photo-shoot. It’s an exciting time when The Zone’s models are invited out of the gym and into the studio to exhibit the latest designs for the world to see. Having modelled for The Zone myself, I know how fun it is to get to try everything on and pose for the camera, like a celebrity on the red carpet. But The Zone’s models are not just pretty faces! Just like the actors on a... Read More

GloRIOus

  Oh how the land of hope and glory lived up to its name. No matter what the rumours may have predicted about Rio, or how divided the public may have been after a certain referendum, one thing we can surely all agree on is that Team GB’s athletes have done us proud this summer; the Rio Olympic Games were a resounding success. Not only did we achieve GB’s highest standing for over a century, beating China to finish in an overall 2nd place (U.S. were 1st), but we also... Read More

We’re Rio Ready

The Rio Olympic Squad has been announced! The following five girls will represent Great Britain in just 3 weeks time. Brimming with talent and experience, this team has incredible potential, building on their historic bronze medal of the 2015 World Championships which they were all a part of. I can’t wait to see how they do at the Games! #BringOnTheGreat     RUBY HARROLD Age: 20 Club: The Academy Bio: Ruby was a reserve for the London 2012 Olympic Games and has been a dependable member of the British National Squad for... Read More

Gymnastics Genes!

We all know that winning at sports isn’t a simple matter of family trees. There’s much more to winning than natural ability, and as the saying goes “hard work beats talent, when talent doesn’t work hard”. But it certainly doesn’t hurt to be the child of a champion! Here are a few women’s artistic gymnasts who have certainly inherited their parent’s knack for gymnastics excellence… Nastia Liukin Probably the most well known descendent of a successful gymnast is Anastasia Liukin. “Nastia”, as she is known, is the daughter of men’s... Read More

Celebrate International Handstand Day with The Zone and win a leotard!

International handstand Day will soon be here, and to celebrate The Zone will be giving away a free leotard to one lucky Gymnast. On Saturday, 25 June people around the UK and around the globe will be showing off their handstands for the world to see. British Gymnastics has teamed up with the BBC to celebrate the event. Check out their video for inspiration http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/get-inspired/36470414 or be inspired by Middleton GC’s superb handstands below! International Handstand Day is just 4 days from now – So what are you waiting for?... Read More