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Seven Gymnastics Girls

  Who are they? Well there are actually eight gymnastic girls, and they post videos to their popular YouTube channel. The name of the channel comes from the format of one user posting on each of the 7 days of the week, and the extra person is because sisters Hayley and Katie share their video-making day. Hayley and Katie live in the U.K. while all of the other gymnasts are from the U.S.   Never heard of them? If you’re completely unfamiliar with Seven Gymnastics Girls, their videos range from fun... Read More

Battle of the Brits

This weekend is gonna be a BIG one – it’s the British Championships!!! If you can be there, you should be there. National titles will be crowned, new skills will be debuted and hearts will be inspired. Not only that but this competition is also an official Olympic trial. In other words, it’s one of the biggest competitions in the selection process for choosing which British Senior gymnasts will represent Great Britain at the highly anticipated Olympic Games this summer. This important and glamorous event spans three days (April 8-10)... Read More

World Class Gymnastics Returns to Glasgow!

This weekend some of the best gymnasts in the world will compete in the UK once again, at the Emirates arena in Glasgow. The competition will be the 2nd of 3 events in the 2016 World Cup series, which began last weekend with the American Cup (where Amy Tinkler came 4th!) and will end next weekend with the Stuttgart Cup. World Cup series competitions have been held in Glasgow many times before; I was lucky enough to be able to participate in 2011 series where I won a bronze medal on Floor.... Read More

Gymnastics Gone Viral!

Something really cool happened recently, for one of the gymnasts on my team here at UCLA: Sophina DeJesus got to perform her Floor routine for the first time this year, at our home stadium here on our university campus. Her hard work leading up to the competition paid off and the judges gave her a 9.925 out of a possible 10! But wait, that’s not even the coolest part. The truly cool part is that after the competition was over, one of our UCLA fans uploaded a video of Sophina’s... Read More

Somersault to Success: Cirque Life

Welcome to the second in a series of blogs where I’ll be highlighting 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.                               For a gymnast, running away to join the circus is not a... Read More

Somersault to Success: NCAA American College Gymnastics

Welcome to the first in a series of blogs where I’ll be highlighting 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. Recently, more and more gymnasts around the age of 18 have been leaving the UK to study for their bachelor’s degrees at American colleges instead of British... Read More

Everything You Need To Know: Worlds 2015 Edition PART 2

This is Part 2 of my blog about the World Gymnastics Championships. Check out Part 1 to find out why this World Championships is so important and take a look at the ten-day competition schedule highlighting the most important parts of each day.   Meet The Team!   MAG   WAG     Max Whitlock Nile Wilson Brinn Bevan Kristian Thomas Louis Smith MBE Daniel Purvis     Rebecca Downie Ellie Downie Claudia Fragapane Amy Tinkler Ruby Harrold Kelly Simm    It was a privilege to train and compete alongside... Read More

Everything You Need To Know: Worlds 2015 Edition – PART 1

It’s finally here!  The 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships will commence THIS WEEKEND in Glasgow, Scotland. The event will be held at the SSE Hydro Arena and will feature a strong team of gymnasts from both our Men’s (MAG) and Women’s (WAG) Artistic squads of Great Britain. I’ve thrown in some helpful information about following all our British competitors, but this blog focuses mainly on Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG). I’ve been looking forward to this event for a long time. It’s not only a chance for gymnasts from all over... Read More

Introducing 2012 Olympian Jennifer Pinches to The Zone blog

Hi all, Jen here. I’m so excited to be a part of The Zone’s writing team and help to bring you the exciting news and events of the Gymnastics world. I first got to know The Zone by wearing their leotards as an upcoming gymnast, and later got the opportunity to model for them too, which was always fun! So it’s a pleasure to now be adding my input to this blog. Since the London Olympics I have kept a keen interest in this beautiful and enthralling sport, in addition... Read More

The 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

Wednesday sees the launch of the Commonwealth Games, an 11 day athletic treat with enough gymnastics competition to soothe the most insatiable of acrobatic appetites. The 20th instalment of the Games takes place in Glasgow, with the competition returning to British soil for the first time since Manchester 2002. At The Zone we can barely contain our excitement! So we’re giving you an outline of all things gymnastics over the next couple of weeks to fully prepare you for the events coming out of Glasgow! First of all the gymnasts... Read More