Before you attend your first Gymnastics classes there are a few items that you need to ensure that your experience is a fulfilling one. It is common sense to assume that you will need some supplies before you hit the gym, and hence you should be prepared at all times.
The First and the most essential article of clothing which you should pack for Gymnastics is your Leotard. While buying one ensure that you get your measurements spot on, as a Leotard which bunches or is too loose can cause severe discomfort and affect your performance as well. Also just in case pack a pair of girls Gymnastic shorts for your routines. I usually get my leotards and gymnastic shorts at Destira, and you might want to check out what they have for display.
Hair ties and bobby pins are also absolutely essential you don’t want your hair getting in the way of your routines, not only is that annoying, it can also affect your routines adversely. Braid it bun it or tie it up, that is up to you, however ensure that you do it in such a way that it does not cause you discomfort.
Also ensure that you have a proper workout bag with you, and a shaker bottle to go along as they are absolutely necessary when it comes to training, the bag can house all your gymnastic essentials, and that is quite possibly the most convenient thing to house all your equipment.
Furthermore ensure that you get Palm Guards. More often than not I have seen gymnasts sprain their hands because they were not wearing palm guards, and hence I advise each and every would be Gymnast to invest in one to avoid serious injuries.
Make sure that you have all of your essentials and pack an extra Leotard or two just to play it safe. Comfort and readiness gives you the motivation to go that extra mile whilst training, work hard, develop your skills and maybe someday you will be there at the biggest stage of them all.