If you’re a beginner, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when thinking about starting gymnastics training! This thorough guide by Chris Salvo addresses the physical and mental side of starting this sport as an adult! Read it now.
Trigger warning: Abuse discussed. Aly Raisman is a two time American Olympic gymnast. Aly talks to the Armchair Expert about being a survivor of abuse, growing up in a sport where perfection is key and opening up about her mental health journey. The two discuss their experiences with trauma, the aftermath of sharing their stories publicly and staying strong despite potential triggers along the way. They talk about the lack of resources and support available to Olympians post-career and the importance of finding a strong sense of self outside of gymnastics. Aly and Monica also bond over the Magnificent Seven. Listen now