G-Force Gymnastics has relocated to 2629 Bechelli Lane, Redding, CA

Re-open January 5th to enroll athletes for training in our new state of the art Trampoline and Tumbling gymnastics center. Come on in and check out our clean, safe, fully matted facility,  equipped with USA Gymnastics Trampoline and Tumbling apparatus.

All classes are coached by owners Tarro and Julie

G-Force Flip Fest – February 22nd, 2014

flipfest

This Will Be A Fun Competition With Exceptional Experiences For Our Athletes. We Have A Vast Variety Of Hotels Less Than 1 Mile From The Gym. There Will Be Plenty Of Parking & Parent Observation.

Our Gym Is Located In The Heart Of Redding Where You Can Enjoy Shopping And Dining.

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It’s off to Kansas City, MO. for G-Force team!

Six team members are competing at the Trampoline and Tumbling National Championships this July.

Good luck to Hannah, Meghan, Danielle, Meka, Jessica, Carolyn, and coaches, Tarro and Julie!

Trivia Question April 2013: Who was the 2012 Olympic female trampoline gold medalist?

Trivia Question March 2013: Can you name the persons whom have done a back flip at the top of the Great Pyramid in Giza?

flipSome fourty+ years ago George Nissen, George Hery, and Ron Munn were on a promotional trampoline tour through Egypt.  They carried a mini-trampoline to the top of the Great Pyramid on the Giza plateau and became the first, and only known, persons to perform a back flip on the top of the Great Pyramid.

Trivia Question February 2013: What year did the trampoline become an Olympic event?

Olympic Trampoline History

Trampolining, while widely popular since its invention in 1934, did not become an Olympic sport until the 2000 Olympic games in Sydney, Australia. That year men and women’s trampoline competition were introduced. Trampoline competition is classified under gymnastics for the Olympics and is performed in the same venue as the gymnastic competitions.

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Trivia Question January 2013: Who invented the trampoline?

The first modern trampoline was built by George Nissen and Larry Griswold in 1936. Nissen was a gymnastics and diving competitor and Griswold was a tumbler on the gymnastics team, both at the University of Iowa, USA. They had observed trapeze artists using a tight net to add entertainment value to their performance and experimented by stretching a piece of canvas, in which they had inserted grommets along each side, to an angle iron frame by means of coiled springs. It was initially used to train tumblers but soon became popular in its own right. Nissen explained that the name came from the Spanish trampolín, meaning a diving board. George Nissen had heard the word on a demonstration tour in Mexico in the late 1930s and decided to use an anglicized form as the trademark for the apparatus.

In 1942, Griswold and Nissen created the Griswold-Nissen Trampoline & Tumbling Company, and began making trampolines commercially in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

The generic term for the trademarked trampoline was a rebound tumbler and the sport began as rebound tumbling. It has since lost its trademark and has become a generic trademark.

1968 demonstration of Spaceball

1968 demonstration of Spaceball.

Early in their development Nissen anticipated trampolines being used in a number of recreational areas, including those involving more than one participant on the same trampoline. One such game was Spaceball—a game of two teams of two on a single trampoline with specially constructed end “walls” and a middle “wall” through which a ball could be propelled to hit a target on the other sides end wall.

Use in flight and astronaut training

During World War II, the United States Navy Flight School developed the use of the trampoline in its training of pilots and navigators, giving them concentrated practice in spatial orientation that had not been possible before. After the war, the development of the space flight programme again brought the trampoline into use to help train both American and Soviet astronauts, giving them experience of variable body positions in flight.

Competitive sports

One of the earliest pioneers of trampoline as a competitive sport was Jeff Hennessy, a coach at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Hennessy also coached the United States trampoline team, producing more world champions than any other person. Among his world champions was his daughter,Leigh Hennessy. Both Jeff and Leigh Hennessy are in the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame.

The competitive gymnastic sport of trampolining has been part of the Olympic Games since 2000. On a modern competitive trampoline, a skilled athlete can bounce to a height of up to 10 metres (33 ft), performing multiple somersaults and twists. Trampolines also feature in the competitive sport of Slamball, a variant of basketball, and Bossaball, a variant of volleyball.

Cross-training for other sports

There are a number of other sports that use trampolines to help develop and hone acrobatic skills in training before they are used in the actual sporting venue. Examples can be found in diving, gymnastics, and freestyle skiing.

Trivia Question December 2012: Who is the leotard named after?

The leotard came into existence in the 1880s. It was named after a young French acrobat called Jules Léotard, who invented the flying trapeze act by stringing some swings over his father’s swimming pool. Léotard performed in a tight, self-designed one-piece costume. Unsurprisingly, his scantily dressed flying act was immensely popular with the tightly-corseted young ladies of Victorian England. His notoriety as a lover was sealed when George Leybourne wrote a hit music hall song entitled The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze:

 Oh, he floats through the air
With the greatest of ease,
This daring young man
On the flying trapeze;
His actions are graceful,
All girls he does please,
My love he has purloined away!

Sadly, reality failed to live up to the legend. Jules died at the tender age of 30, probably from smallpox, just as the term ‘leotard’ was gaining popular currency. Had he been alive to trademark his scandalous gym wear, he might well have ended up swinging from the rooftops of the largest banks in Europe.

New Class Schedule!

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