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Is the training facility important for gymnastics?

The training facility is extremely important for gymnastics. A trusted recommendation or referral should be obtained, and the facility should be viewed before starting. Basic requirements of a good facility include proper working and maintained equipment, a highly qualified staff of coaches, well-padded mats under each apparatus, good lighting, a quiet environment for learning and focus, and a well-organized, safe program to follow. Meeting with a staff member to get a feel for the environment, necessary prerequisites, and training expectations is advisable. Some facilities are geared toward those who are only interested and committed to become serious professional athletes. Although this sounds reasonable, for some, the intensity will be too high and unobtainable. It is important to match the goal of the student with the goals of the facility.

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