Tumbl Trak Addie Beam GIVEAWAY!

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We have been in love with Tumbl Trak since we got the skill builder set and tumbling mat a few months ago. So it’s no surprise that when the opportunity arose to get a balance beam and not just any balance beam but the Addie beam we jumped at it!

Of course the beam arrived while Gabbi was at school so I waited to open it until she got home. She was so excited to open this huge box!

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IMG_1366She squealed as we set it up and immediately wanted to practice cartwheels on it. One of the biggest reasons we wanted a beam for Gabbi is because like many gymnasts she struggles with beam confidence, it’s not that she’s scared but she just isn’t totally confident in her skills.

The Addie beam has become a absolute ‘must have’! It sits on the floor with purple rounded feet, which we LOVE! Gabbi adores the Addie beam and loves practicing on it multiple times a day, working on skills like turns, leaps, handstands and cartwheels/roundoffs. Since the beam basically sits on the floor, that ‘fear of a new skill’ is virtually non-existent! Gabbi is willing to try almost anything! I can look ahead and see how awesome this beam is going to be when she is working on back handsprings on the beam. Her coach was stunned at how quickly Gabbi improved in such a short time! She is so proud, so confident, and ready to conquer the world!

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I HIGHLY recommend checking out the Addie beam {at any level}, especially if you have a competitive gymnast that needs to practice more at home!
What we love:

  • The Addie beam is competition width, so no learning and relearning skills because of different beam widths.
  • Its the perfect home size at 8ft!
  • Its low to ground so she can safely practice new skills at home!
  • Gabbi loves that the beam is “cushy”! It has the perfect amount of padding and is so soft.
  • The Addie is PERFECT for all skills at all levels!

The Addie Beam features:

  • Its only $179
  • 8 ft long and competition width (10 cm)
  • It has the look and feel of a competition beam
  • Its covered in synthetic suede
  • It has a wood core
  • It has rounded top corners
  • The support legs are plastic with a beveled top edge to help protect little feet

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I feel like home gymnastics equipment and storage go hand in hand. The Addie beam takes up very little space so it can easily be stored up against the wall, behind and couch or under the bed. When Gabbi is not using her Addie {pretty much when she’s in bed!} we like to put it here in front of our fire place. When we have guests we just move the beam to the twins room. Though it is fairly heavy, Gabbi {little miss independence] can move the beam to where she wants it by herself. She moves one end at a time…its adorable.IMG_0764_1
Tumbl Trak is more than just gymnastics, they have tons of great equipment in all price ranges and their customer service is AMAZING!

Gabbi’s Tumbl Trak wishlist:

just to name a few things 🙂

Ok now to what you’ve been waiting for the GIVEAWAY! I am beyond excited to have partnered with Tumbl Trak to give one lucky reader a ADDIE BEAM of their own!

To enter simply visit Tumbl Trak and follow the prompts! Good Luck!

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I want to extend a HUGE Thank You to Stacy, James and Tumbl Trak for sending Gabbi this equipment.

*Although Tumbl Trak did send me the Addie Beam to feature I was not compensated for this post or require to give a positive review.  All thoughts + opinions are 100% my own. 

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What we are Loving | Tumbl Trak | Part I

Tumbl Trak: Do It Again

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If you have ever searched “gymnastics equipment” then chances are pretty good that Tumbl Trak was at the top of your search, but just in case you are unfamiliar with Tumbl Trak let me tell you all about this awesome company.

Beginning with an idea formulated at a presentation seen by founder, Doug Davis, at a National Gymnastics convention back in the early 1980’s, Tumbl Trak, the product and the company, was born. Influenced by coaches like Fred Roethlisberger (John’s dad) and Leonard Isaacs, Doug’s philosophy of progressions and a minimal spotting approach took root. This philosophy can only work with the right equipment and knowledge. So, Tumbl Trak went to work on developing both.

By 1988, the first version of the Tumbl Trak hit the market. Gymnasts and coaches alike welcomed the concept of a long tumbling surface with an open ended frame. Since then, Tumbl Trak has developed many accessories to the Tumbl Trak as well as many other types of training aids like the Air Trak, Air Floor, Sweet Spots, T-Trainer, Laser Beam and a new line of mats using “Smart Mat Technology” READ MORE

Gabbi {my mini gymnast} watched as our delivery guy awkwardly carried these boxes to our front door.

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When she saw the Tumbl Trak logo on the box she FLIPPED! We ripped into the big box first {of course} She was beyond gitty when we pulled out her new Tumbling mat {in bright pastel} She immediately ran and put on her all time favorite Simone Biles leo…I mean if you are going to use new gymnastic equipment you have to do it in style! **The smaller box contained the Skill Builder Package {Keep an eye out tomorrow when I share all about it!}

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Tumbl Trak Tumbling Mat:

img_9662Tumbling can be hard at first, and when you are just starting out its very easy to have too much force and land smack on your back. Gabbi has been there more than once, especially when she was first working on handstand balance. The Tumbl Trak tumbling mat is amazing at absorbing the impact so she can jump back up and do it again!
This mat has been wonderful for Gabbi’s confidence and determination. My husband and I often watch in amazement as she works so hard on her skills. There are some skills that take a lot of time and a lot of practice, especially handstands for her, she had a heck of a time finding her balance and many img_9645MANY many times she flipped right over on her back, but this girl gets right back up and tries again and again, I swear it’s all because of this mat…seriously, its ability to absorb impact and the fact that it is the same as the ones used at her gymnastics academy, makes her want to work harder! She has successfully taught herself how to do a front handspring last week, it’s not perfect but whoa she worked SO hard!  Honestly, it has been amazing to see this tiny little person and the determination in her eyes as she worked on it.
This tumbling mat so much more than just a “soft floor” did you know this tumbling mat can be used to help improve skills while both unfolded and folded!

 

Gabbi’s favorite unfolded skills:
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  • Handstands
  • Splits
  • Front Rolls
  • Back Rolls
  • Back walkovers
  • Front handsprings
Gabbi’s favorite folded skills:
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  • Stretching
  • Elevated splits
  • Strengthening
  • Backrolls – it has worked wonders for Gabbi’s backrolls.
  • Backbends
Gabbi LOVES to do floor routines {she makes them up based on Final Five!} This mat is big enough for her tiny frame to stay on the mat the whole time 🙂

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 A few weeks ago she was working on backbends {they can be really scary at first} she was having a heck of a time, and I thought it would be so much easier if we had a wedge mat…LIGHTBULB! I angled the folded mat with one end resting on the floor and the other resting on the couch cushions, it made the prefect angle. She tried her backbend again {with me spotting of course} and she nailed it. With the mat at an angle she didn’t have to go as far back but was still able to get the feel of it. After a few times with me spotting she was ready to do it on her own….of course 🙂img_9655
This mat is a MUST have in our home! It motivates Gabbi to work hard and try new and harder things. More importantly this mat gives a safe place to practice, lessening the risk of injury that may occur without a mat. My husband and I love that Gabbi and her brothers can work on their gymnastics {and martial arts} skills safely.

3 Reasons you need a Tumbl Trak Tumbling Mat!

  • #1 Reduce the risk of injury: Not only are these tumbling mats thick and comfortable they are also grippy {not sticky…think more non slip vinyl} because of this there is virtually no chance of slipping and getting injured! When you buy a quality gymnastic mat such as this you are not only getting something fun and useful, but taking extra steps to keep your little ones safe! Now I call that a win win!
  • #2 Amazing versatility:  Tumbl Trak tumbling mat is more than just a pretty mat! Although yes, this is a very aesthetically pleasing mat and the colors are amazingly vivid its so much more. When it comes to gymnastics there is a very broad equipment range and a mat perfect for all including bars and beams, not only does the mat offer a “safety floor” but it helps protect the floor under it.
  • #3 It’s comfy & easy to move: As my daughter says “this is such a comfy mat” it really is! This mat is not only soft and cushiony but firm, making it really fun to use! This mat is very sturdy yet lightweight and very easy to fold and maneuver, Gabbi has no problem moving it where she wants, unfolding it, using it then folding back up and putting it away!

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 every. single. day! 

Please go check out Tumbl Trak and all their awesome products! What would you love to have for you (or your child’s) home gym?
Gabbi has a whole list…
  • Jr. Kip Bar in Purple {She LOVES the bar at her gymnastic academy and she would spend hours on them!
  • Brianna Beam Package {During the Olympics she watched wide-eyed and decided the bars and beam were her most favorites…yep they certainly are!}
  • Jr. Practice Mat {Gabbi has a friend with this mat and she loves it because it is extra thick and “helps me be braver”
  • Handstand Homework Package 3 {She got to try this out a friends and fell in love!}
  • Pit Pillow {She LOVES the on they use during practice and really wants one at home}
  • Gymnastics is My Life Package {This package is AWESOME and included literally everything your gymnast could ever need!}

Tumbl Trak is not just limited to Gymnastics! Just have a look!

Gymnastics | Cheer | Dance | Martial Arts | Special Needs 

 Videos · Books · Posters | Used and Demo | Special Offers

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Do you already have this mat? Share your photos and video with us using #tliblovestumbltrak
 I know Gabbi would love to see how others use her fave mat!
Friday I will be posting a Q & A about the Tumbling mat and the skill builder set. I decided this would be a great idea since I already have had a bunch of questions from parents at NWGA. If you have any questions you’d like answered or something you are wondering about please email me.
Tumbling Mats | $152.00 – $282.00

“Why settle for an imitation mat when you can own a genuine Tumbl Trak mat – the same brand trusted by thousands of coaches and schools throughout the world?”

Tumblr Trak Tumbling Mats come in a wide assortment of colors:

  • Bright Pastel
  • Primary Rainbow
  • Royal Blue
  • Purple
  • Blueberry Explosion
  • Watermelon
  • Stars and Stripes
  • Flower Power

Each mat is easily transported and folds into easy-to-manage sections for storage at home or at the gym. Each mat offers 2ft wide folding panels in a variety of colors with Velcro on two ends.

Tumbl Trak Tumbling mats are a perfect addition to any home gym, with their ability to be folded and store pretty much anywhere this tumbling mat is perfect for all dwellings! Starting at $152. it fits in most budgets, which we love! I HIGHLY recommend the Tumbl Trak Tumbling Mat to anyone with an active child, whether it’s gymnastics, cheer, martial arts, etc.
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I want to extend a HUGE Thank You to Stacy and Tumbl Trak for sending Gabbi this equipment.

*Although Tumbl Trak did send me these to feature I was not compensated for this post or require to give a positive review.  All thoughts + opinions are 100% my own. 

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**You’ve been asking: Leo pictured is Gk Elite Nastia Lukin and is no longer available 😦 
Disclaimer: My husband and I want our kids to do what they want and what they love. Gabbi LOVES gymnastics! When I say she works for 2+ hours a day on her skills thats all her. At the ripe age of 7 Gabbi decided and told her coach that she would like to be a competitive gymnast. She knows she has to work hard to get there so she does. If she wants to work on skills all day thats great, if she wants to only during practice thats great too.

Crossfit Quickie

The weekend is here! Don’t lose the momentum you’ve had all week! Last week I shared a picture on social media and the emails started flooding in…”I need that” “When are you going to post the printable” and so on!

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I actually planned to post that same night so it would be in everyones inboxes the next morning…alas that was not to be.  When I printed my copy I accidentally deleted the file. This week I threw together a new printable with a newer and pretty color scheme!

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For this Crossfit Quick all you need is YOU and a floor that you can comfortably do a push up on!  The idea is to do each as quickly as possible {if you are a beginner or not comfortable with that, no worries! Do it at YOUR pace}

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Wanna make it more of a challenge? Here are a few ways to take it up a notch :

Use a Bosu ball for both squats and push ups

For Squats:

Using a BoSu ball with the blue {or pink side} up while doing squats will engage more muscle groups because…well you are trying not to fall! A bigger challenge would be with the blue {or pink side} down…however, I DO NOT recommend it for a beginner, the first time I used my BoSu ball this way I almost go really hurt. If you do choose to use it blue {or pink side} down I recommend having a chair or something that you can grab on to near by until you are 100% comfortable with it {you may be the first time or you may never be totally comfortable, remember there is NO shame in changing workouts to fit your comfort!}

For Push ups:

Using the BoSu ball blue {or pink side} up with either your hands or you feet balanced on the ball you defiantly take your push ups to another level! If you want a KILLER challenge then using the BoSu ball with blue {or pink side} down is what you want. Whoa, seriously this way kick my butt and my husbands butt every time! The BoSu ball has handles for you to hold on to…but in my experience that doesn’t necessarily make it easier.

I realize a lot of you might not know what a bosu ball is or may not own one {I do have a review coming later this month} Don’t worry, because there are still more ways to challenge this workout:

Change up the Squat and do:

  • Squat Kicks
  • Sumo Squats
  • Goblet Squats holding a heavy weight or kettlebell
  • or any variation of squats you like

For Push ups the best challenge {in my opinion} would be elevating your feet on a chair, this will really engage your abs and other muscle groups.

I hope you enjoy this!

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Lebert Equalizer {Review & Giveaway}

LEBERT_FITNESS_LOGO_FINAL_websiteOne of the most common questions I get is “what is your favorite piece of in home equipment?”

unnamed-4And without fail I always say my Lebert Equalizer Bars…and…Lebert Buddy System…and…Lebert Stretch Straps!
Are you familiar with these? If you answered no then you absolutely need to be introduced!LFEB

Not that long ago I was searching for a piece of in-home workout equipment that was effective yet challenging, fun and easy to store. Very quickly, I found myself on the Lebert Fitness website…and I was hooked! So, imagine excitement when I was given Pink Equalizer Bar, the buddy system and the stretching straps for Marc Lebert (founder of Lebert Fitness) to try out and tell you guys all about! EEK! I’m still as thrilled as I was the day it all arrived!

Each one of these pieces are amazing! Let me break it down and tell you about each one!

The Stretch Straps:

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The Stretch Straps are safe and will help you not overdo your stretches. The Strap is designed to improve the crucial overall elements of your stretching regime. These fantastic little straps help you get awesome deep streches! They perfect to use during your starter and finisher workouts! I also love using my Stretch Straps for difficult yoga poses! Along with the Straps you get a instructional DVD and a Stretch Strap Poster with 12 different stretches! Since my days are often busy and hectic I love the poster!

My favorite Stretches are the:

  • Lying Butterfly
  • Hip Knot
  • Lying Double Leg Hamstring
  • Lying Double Adductor
  • Lying Quadriep

These five stretches have helped me immensely with chronic pain from a childhood hip and knee injury.  The Strap is excellent to use after a run or hardcore leg day!

The Buddy System:

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I’ve mentioned many times in the past that one of mine and my husbands favorite things to do together is workout! We love working out together but it’s hard to find something that we can do together!  The Buddy System is just what we have been looking for! The Buddy System allows 2 people to work together and create dynamic and variable resistance with hundreds of exercise! We are able to have a full hard-core excellent work out together! Along with the Buddy System you get an instructional DVD

Here some of our favorite Buddy System Workouts:

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The Equalizer Bars:

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Oh be still my heart these bars are awesome! I’m not going to lie I am not good at pull-ups, I never have been and I truly never thought I would be I just don’t my body just doesn’t do it. But with the equalizer bars I can get all the same affects that my husband getting with his pull-up bar with the equalizer bars in fact he now prefers the equalizer over his pull-up bar now! With the equalizer bars you can do awesome elevated push-ups! Get a killer ab workout! Work your arms like crazy! And the best part the bars take up a tiny bit of room!

I really love the equalizer bars and the entire Lebert fitness equipment line can easily thrown in the back of my car and take it to someone’s house and let them see what it can do! One of my BIG 2015 goals is to become an in-home personal trainer! Let me tell you the Lebert system will be going to every single clients house guaranteed!

My Favorite Equalizer Workouts:

Lebert also has some awesome workout DVDs!
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 I’m beyond excited to announce that I have partnered with Lebert Fitness to giveaway a set of Equalizer bars to one lucky reader! The winner gets to pick the color {Pink, Yellow or Green!} AWESOME right?!? Click below to enter! 

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Special Thank You to Marc and Lebert Fitness for providing me with this AWESOME home gym!!!

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