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GYMNASTICS EXERCISE YOU CAN DO IN THE POOL WITH AN INFLATABLE MAT

Many people come to us when summer rolls around with the simple question of; can I take my AirTrack mat into the pool? Yes, of course you can. Our mats are made with high quality materials that allow the mats to successfully float. Plus they can be inflated within 3 minutes with the manual air pump or 30 seconds with the electric air pump. They will have a long shelf life as long as you are taking care of them properly. 

Doing gymnastics exercises on an airtrack in the pool adds an extra level of difficulty to each trick, because you have to readjust on an unstable mat. This is a great way to strengthen your already known tricks. All these skills should be mastered on solid ground before taking to the pool. Clear it with a professional coach, exercise caution and safety and then take that air mat and toss it in the pool to start mastering these 4 gymnastics exercises. 

Here we will go over some fun gymnastics exercises to do on an inflatable tumble track. 

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Handstands & Bridges

 

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Handstands and bridges are iconic in the gymnastics world. One of the first moves learned in the sport. This can easily be done on a water gymnastic mat such as an AirTrack. Here you can get more strength to perfect these moves on solid ground. It is a fun addition to any pool day.

Back Handsprings

 

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Back handsprings are a cool trick to learn, let alone on a floating tumbling mat. Although, it is dangerous if you don’t have the skill mastered on solid ground. So, make sure you consult a professional before doing so and get ready to relearn this trick you thought you had in the bag!

One back handspring should fit on our Home AirFloor while two back handsprings can fit on the Home AirFloor XL!

Back Flips (Back Tuck)

 

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If you thought a game of back tuck “Stick-It” was tough on the spring floor, just wait until you try to take it to the pool. In a normal setting using an inflatable air track for gymnastics offers bounce, explosion, and height – turning our air mats into a water gymnastics mat means all that energy is absorbed straight into the pool. 

Practically, it means you better jump high and prepare to get wet. Give yourself plenty of room, because no one is coming out dry on this one.

Arabian Flips

 

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So here’s a trick to know, the bigger the air track the more stable your training will be. For skills like the Arabian, consider an AirTrack P2, AirTrack P3, or Spark tumbling mat for the pool. Those larger mats will provide more space and more stability to master any higher level water gymnastics skill you can imagine.

Another trick to know, our mats are durable but not indestructible. Taking air mats out of their intended environment of the gym always carries risk of damage. Luckily, all our AirTrack mats come with repair kits, a simple and easy fix for any leaks/holes that may happen. 

Airtrack at the Lake

 

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The best part about using the AirTrack as a floating gymnastics mat, is the fact that it is extremely versatile and compact. You can easily pack it up and bring it to a friend’s house, or for the truly visionary users of AirTrack, perhaps ocean or lake gymnastics are next.

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