It Takes A Special Kind Of Selflessness To Support Your Child In Their Sport

Ben Goodall | Posted 11.10.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Goodall

The class was something my parents had signed me up for - as well as the typical football and tennis classes. It was important to them that I tried a wide variety of activities. Gymnastics was the thing I enjoyed the most and so I stuck with it, slowly progressing onto a new club where I could join a boy's gymnastics squad and start competing in club and eventually national competitions.

Parents, Think Hard Before You Put Your Kid In Gymnastics

Quora | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Parents

Are there any downsides of participating in competitive gymnastics for a young child? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowl...

This Gymnast's Flexibility Trick Is Something Else

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re the kind of person who struggles to touch their toes, prepare to be amazed by this gymnast’s insane flexibility. On Imgur a video of an ...

Simone Biles Had The Best Response To Being Asked Why She Didn't Smile

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Simone Biles had the most epic clap back after being asked why she didn’t smile on US TV show ‘Dancing With The Stars’. The Olympic gold medalli...

This Four-Person Backflip Is Absolutely Mesmerising

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re looking to bring in the weekend with a celebratory backflip, why not grab three friends and make a thing of it? Or, on second thoughts, wa...

Simone Biles And Aly Raisman Look Incredible In Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Olympic US gymnasts Simone Biles and Aly Raisman will feature in Sport’s Illustrated’s upcoming Swimsuit Issue, to showcase “all that is beautif...

I Never Imagined That One Day I Would Wake Up Sick, And Never Get Better

Natasha Coates | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Natasha Coates

May 27, 2013. A date I will never forget. The day I suffered a life threatening allergic reaction known as anaphylactic shock. My throat swelled, my oxygen levels were dangerously low and if it wasn't for the proactive medics around me, I would have died.

Max Whitlock: 'I Had No Idea How My Body Would Cope At Rio'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

It’s safe to say that Max Whitlock is the golden boy of this year’s Olympics. The 23-year-old gymnast brought home two gold medals and a bronze fr...

Watch Gymnast Simone Biles Flipping To Olympic Glory In Mesmerising Flipbook

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re already missing the gymnasts competing at the Rio Olympics, we have a treat for you. The talented artist behind The Flippist flipbooks has...

'Marvellous' Max Whitlock Makes Team GB History With Gymanstics Gold

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK

Max Whitlock has made the history books again by earning a gold medal for his performance in the final of the men’s floor gymnastics. Despite never ...

8 Quotes That Prove Olympic Gymnast Simone Biles Is A Total Badass

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Simone Biles might be just 19, but she is already a household name and inspiring us all with her superhuman gymnastaics performance at the Rio Olympic...

Time-Lapse Video Shows Couple Learning Astonishing Gymnastics Stunt

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A couple has proved that if at first you don't succeed, it really is worth trying again. The pair recently posted a time lapse video onto Imgur showin...

Gymnast Performs Jaw-Dropping Move To Get Out Of Pool

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

This gymnast has given us serious pool-exiting goals. While most of us struggle to leave a swimming pool gracefully via a ladder, the talented woman h...

Gymnast Performs Deadlift Into Splits And Boggles Our Minds

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Ladies and gentlemen, prepared to be impressed. The clip below shows a gymnast performing a deadlift using wall bars (also known as Swedish ladders). ...

Know Someone Inspiring? Nominate Them Here

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

For the past two months, the Huffington Post UK has been working with Universal Channel to celebrate incredible individuals who are demonstrating 100%...

How Being A Single Mum Inspired My Return to World-Class Gymnastics

Lisa Mason | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Mason

When the news came out that I was planning to compete again, nobody could quite believe it. Coaches, gymnasts, judges, you name it - they all said it couldn't be done. And I can understand where they were coming from. I was just 18 when I quit - and here I was, a 31-year-old mum expecting to carry on where I'd left off. It was unheard of.

Playing the Waiting Game

Lisa Regan | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Setting short term goals is very important; these help you to get closer to the long term goals you want to achieve down the line- as we know we cannot run before we walk. I think one of the major problems with us is that we want everything yesterday.

Changing the Conversation For 2015- New Year New You

Lisa Regan | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Like anything in life there is a right and wrong way to do things. People are on different journeys this year, some are losing weight, some are getting fit, some are trying to get lean, some are looking for that six pack and some are trying to do it all.

These People Really Do Need To Shake It Off...

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Comedy

HuffPost UK Comedy and Handface bring you a compilation of the finest, funniest dance, workout and gymnastic fails - all set to Taylor Swift's top tun...

PHOTOS: Splits Craze Is The New Planking

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.10.2012 | UK Comedy

It's the new craze that's sweeping the nation, folks! Well, when we say "the nation", we mean China. But where China goes, others soon follow (that's ...

Where Are the Male Rhythmic Gymnasts?

Milena Popova | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK Sport
Milena Popova

Yet if we want true equality, we need to challenge the dinosaurs of sport such as the International Gymnastics Federation, to treat both genders equally across different variations in the sport and to encourage participation from all.

Tweddle With A Medal: Gymnast Wins Bronze

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot] | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK

British gymnast Beth Tweddle has take the bronze in the Women's Uneven bars. A tearful Tweddle smiled as the crowd applauded her routine and score ...

Olympic Ticket App That Helped More Than 600 Fill Empty Seats Is 'Shut Down'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.08.2012 | UK

An unofficial Olympic ticket app, which tweeted alerts when new tickets became available on the London 2012 website, has apparently been blocked by Ol...

Ouch! The Olympic Stars Ending Games In Injury

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.08.2012 | UK

It's the worst way to end four years of hard work, when your moment in the Olympic spotlight ends with an injury. London 2012 athletes have had the...

17 Pictures Of Gymnasts Pulling Silly Faces

Posted 01.08.2012 | UK

We all know how much time and dedication Olympic athletes put into their sports. While from a distance it might look elegant, effortless and glamou...