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5 Tips to Calm Your Nerves During a Gymnastics Competition

As I write this, I’m sitting at our Foxy’s booth at the Grand Rapids Gymnastics on the Grand gymnastics meet at the Devos Hall in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It is their 10th year anniversary hosting this meet. I’m going on my 35th anniversary of attending gymnastics meets. To be honest, not much has changed... The sights and sounds of gymnasts walking around with matching warm-ups, the clinging of their medals, the crowds of parents and grandparents cheering on their gymnasts, the floor music playing over and over, sometimes enough to drive you mad. It even smells the same. You never forget the smell of musty chalk and sweat. Competing has taught me so much. It wasn’t the wins or times I...

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