Gymnastic presents for home. Help pls

(16 Posts)
muddyprints Fri 28-Mar-14 12:59:05

Dd has asked for gymnastic presents for her 7th birthday. Apart from a club leotard and shorts is there anything she could use at home without being dangerous?
(She would like a beam and bars but I need a lottery win and mansion first)
Thanks

Wandastartup Fri 28-Mar-14 13:06:08

http://www.wickey.com/door-bar-78-83.html
How about this?

BellaVida Fri 28-Mar-14 13:06:28

You could get her a crash mat so she could do some rolls, handstands etc at home safely. You can get them in lots of different sizes on amazon. I gave a 7 yr old DD who does gymnastics!

muddyprints Fri 28-Mar-14 13:37:34

Crash mat is a great idea, storage mY be tricky but maybe some fold up?
Isa. Door bar just for pull ups? She would love a bar to practice pullovers etc but is not too tall for side of swing that she used last summer.

Wandastartup Fri 28-Mar-14 18:18:28

Our friends have a door bar and do somersault s with crash mat under, can put it at any height I think.

BikeRunSki Fri 28-Mar-14 18:26:22

Anything here?

This lady does a good line in personalised, gymnastic themed canvases
Interior Rainbow

Sparkly/lamee leotard and shorts?

BikeRunSki Fri 28-Mar-14 18:28:53
muddyprints Fri 28-Mar-14 21:26:19

Love the canvasses thanks.
Might consider a door bar then but worried dd2 will injure herself.
Thanks for all ideas so far.

WhatAHooHa Fri 28-Mar-14 22:14:35

Trampette and crash mat would be fun, also an exercise mat, perhaps handguards (depending on how much bar work she does)?

Gumps Fri 28-Mar-14 22:21:43

There is a really nice series of books about gymnastics but can't remember the name of it off the top of my head.
How about some acro bits like a ribbon. My sister and I used to spend hours doing ribbon routines in the garden. There are some amazing videos on you tube for inspiration.

furlinedsheepskinjacket Fri 28-Mar-14 22:26:36

we have a houseful of this stuff

rubber home balance beam is good
giant gym ball
special skip rope
crash mats
indoor trampette

one memorable xmas day we had an indoor trampoline up in the lounge smile

muddyprints Sat 29-Mar-14 13:56:16

I'm getting her hand guards, new club leotard and t shirt, new shorts, crash mat of some sort.
She has read gym stars books was it those?
She doesn't want ribbons she doesn't use those.

DonutWinners Sun 30-Mar-14 09:35:20

I had a door bar when I did gymnastics - used it for pull ups, leg lifts etc - loved it!

muddyprints Sun 30-Mar-14 21:44:43

Thank you for your help.

Preferthedogtothekids Sun 30-Mar-14 22:16:10

www.ebay.co.uk/bhp/gymnastic-blocks

These are pretty safe and small to store away. They are really good for practicing straddle levers and handstands, and excellent for improving upper arm and core strength.

pixiepotter Tue 01-Apr-14 21:21:21

I agree with
preferthedog we have screwed ours to a base board though to make them more stable

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