on Kyla Ross’ retirement from Elite

Reflections are still being posted. Kyla is very popular with fans, gymnasts and teammates.

Lauren Hopkins:

I started writing this but kept procrastinating and putting it off. Somehow, me not writing my goodbye will mean she never left. Right?

If you haven’t heard, it was yesterday afternoon that Kyla Ross – the 19-year-old who made her elite debut in 2009, won an Olympic gold medal three years later, and went on to win five world medals without taking more than a few weeks off – announced her retirement on social media. ..

Saying Goodbye to Kyla Ross


Arabian Punch Front:

What is there to say about Kyla?

Kyla is beautiful.

Her gymnastics is beautiful.

I will always miss her beautiful double twisting Yurchenko where she had a cat like sense of finding the landing. Uneven bars always served as Kyla’s claim to fame where a beautiful Jaeger and floaty double layout earned her a spot in multiple international event finals and even a silver medal at the 2013 World Championships. With Kyla fully extending through her shoulders, I suddenly was able to appreciate a bail to handstand. Something I never thought was humanly possible. …

An Ode to Kyla Ross

We can pretty much assume that Kyla will make more history as a UCLA Bruin. 🙂

related – High Profile Gymnasts React To Kyla Ross’ Retirement

Gymneo – Jaeger

The latest skill to be added to the English language collection.

Click PLAY or watch a teaser on Facebook.

Gymneo costs €199 for the first year or a renewal fee of €149.  The services are equivalent whether someone subscribes to the English or French version.

If you go to the French homepage – gymneo.tv – click on “Sign in,” then enter the same login information you use for the English site you now get access to all video, including the skills in French.

Coaches who would like to subscribe and take advantage of dual access must register on the English site – en.gymneo.tv.


Awesome video editing. 🙂

The spot, created by Droga5, is similar to previous work for the “Rule Yourself” campaign, which in the past has tapped celebrities including Misty Copeland and Stephen Curry. It once again focuses on the immense amount of training athletes put in every day and emphasizes their strength. …

Under Armour Showcases Sheer Strength and Dedication of the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team

#RuleYourself #IWILL

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Here’s the Facebook version if you’d like to share it there.

Fitness Games and Activities

by site editor Rick McCharles

Inspired by the work of Gymnastics coach educator Keith Russell from Canada, we videotaped over 170 of the best games and activities for Recreational kids.

Most require no special equipment. The GOAL is to improve MOTOR and PHYSICAL FITNESS using your own body weight … while having FUN. 🙂

We feel this will be the best Gymnastics Games resource available online.

Tumbl Trak sponsored the videos. You can find them on the Tumbl Trak YouTube channel.

The first 22 – ORGANIZING kids – were just published. Click PLAY or watch those on YouTube.

More will be launched each month.

(via Rec Gymnastics)

LSU goes 197.825

Peaking for the playoffs? 🙂

Coming off a season-high road scoring performance against then-No. 11 Georgia, the Tigers (8-2, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) were ecstatic to see their momentum carrying over …

Gnat showed the third-largest crowd in program history of 10,177 why you never leave before it’s over. Finishing her anchoring floor routine with not a single error, Gnat closed the meet a perfect 10, posting the final LSU new career-high.

Gnat is the nation’s only gymnast to have earned a perfect score three times this season. …

Gnat’s perfect score and Hambrick, Savona power LSU past No. 8 Auburn

Click PLAY or watch highlights on YouTube.