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This is me

This is me
After nearly five years in business I thought it might be time to tell you a little bit about the team behind SSB.

Healthy snack ideas from our ambassadors

Healthy snack ideas from our ambassadors
Healthy snack ideas from our ambassadors We all know it’s a challenge to get our young athletes eating well every single day. There’s so much tempt...

Life as a disability gymnast

Life as a disability gymnast
There are 11.5 million disabled people in the UK, that’s 1 in 5 of us, but British Gymnastics estimates that only 4% of their members are disabled. What’s more according to the Activity Alliance, 7 in 10 disabled people want to take part in more sport and physical activity. So what’s life like as a disability gymnast? We spoke with 13 year old SSB Ambassador, Maddie Davies, who participates in competitive artistic and trampoline gymnastics, who’s told us her disability story.

A picture tells a thousand words

A picture tells a thousand words
Whether you are capturing shots of Instagram, making memories for your wall or just capturing some snaps for your screen saver, we all want our pho...

Hannah Martin - making the switch from gymnast to dancer

Hannah Martin - making the switch from gymnast to dancer
Even the country’s best athletes are being impacted by lockdown. Dancers and gymnasts in particular are having to adapt to virtual training and that’s taken a bit of getting used to for everyone. We’ve been chatting to Greatest Dancer contestant Hannah Martin, who’s given us some insight into what she’s working towards at the moment – as well as life in lockdown.

Coaching young athletes through a lockdown

Coaching young athletes through a lockdown
Richard Caric specialises in sports psychology and performance coaching and here he gives us his top tips in keeping young athletes motivated during lockdown.

Gymnastics in the sun

Gymnastics in the sun
With endless days of warm sunshine, some of the of world’s most beautiful beaches and a relaxed, fun lifestyle, it’s little wonder so many of us dream of emigrating to Australia. But what’s it like to be a gymnast down under. We’ve been chatting to 12-year-old Tahlia Hodzic, A WAG, level 7 gymnast from Brisbane in Queensland who gives us a flavour of her life in a leotard.

Healthy Snacking to beat the munchies

Healthy Snacking to beat the munchies
Preparing your own healthy snacks can be time consuming, but with a little bit of preparation and a well-stocked cupboard, getting into the habit of making your own can have a huge impact of the family diet. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite healthy snack recipes which are simple to make and can be enjoyed by everyone when the hunger pangs strike.

Six top tips for competition days

Six top tips for competition days

Who else approaches competition day with a mixture of thrill and trepidation?  Whether you are a gymnast, dancer, cheerleader or athlete, every-time we watch our little ones compete, it’s the ultimate emotional rollercoaster.

We’ve chatted to a few parents from the gymnastics, dance and cheer world, and they’ve given us their top tips for a happy competition day. 

Gymnastique!

Gymnastique!
Today we’re starting a new series meeting active girls from around the world. First up we’ve been talking to 15 year old Lola Lecoq, artistic gymnast from Hyeres in the South of France.

Rebecca's Mom - Life in a Leo

Rebecca's Mom - Life in a Leo
As exclusive supplier of Rebecca's Mom leotards across the UK and Europe we thought you would like to know a little bit more about the American brand. 

Tumbling through life

Tumbling through life
At the tender age of just 22, British Power Tumbler, Lucie Colebeck of Pinewood Gymnastics Club in Berkshire, has numerous medals to her name, including what she considers her biggest achievement, silver at the World Championships in 2015. Lucie’s gymnastics journey started when she was only eight and here she tells us a little bit about growing up as a competitive gymnast.