Tim Ferriss interviews GymnasticBodies Coach Christopher Sommer in Highly Anticipated Podcast

Tim Ferriss has quickly become one of the top-noted motivators of our time. With National acclaim for his Podcasts, celebrity interviews and creation of an approachable yet intelligent model of self-help culture, Tim’s reach is massive. He has been named one of the “Most Innovative Business People” by Forbes Magazine and the 7th “Most Powerful […]

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Life as A Junior Olympic Athlete: Living the GB Philosophy

GymnasticBodies athlete's progression through his gymnastic training career.

As GymnasticBodies has grown in popularity, more and more people have questioned what it was like to be one of Coach Sommer’s original athletes. The truth is, anyone who has attended a GB seminar can tell you first-hand what training under Coach is like. In fact, many current GB students have stated that their own […]

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Sculpt Your Arms With Bodyweight Tricep Training

GymnasticBodies athlete performs bench dips, an exercise for tricep hypertrophy.

When working to develop a super strong upper body, don’t forget about the triceps! We wrote a previous article about bicep training, so had to follow it up with one to reach the other half. If you want to develop the strongest arms, using bodyweight-based exercises and techniques, than you came to the right place. […]

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Forget Valentine’s Day – Show Yourself Some Love

GymnasticBodies athlete enjoys Valentine's Day in the snow.

All kinds of love are worthy of being celebrated, that is for sure! We always try our best to show affection for our loved ones, whether they be our friends, families, or partners, but sometimes forget about to show the same care to ourselves. But, just as you show up show up for plans you […]

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Dissolving The Divide Between Stretching and Mobility Training

GymnasticBodies athlete performs weighted mobility shoulder extension drills.

How would you explain the relationship between flexibility and mobility? Are they one in the same? Maybe they are polar opposites, two distinctly different areas within the vast realm of the fitness world. If you’ve been confused by the two, let us help smooth things out. Get our take on the matter of stretching vs […]

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Get a Grip: 5 Minute Forearms

GymnasticBodies athlete demonstrated grip strength, core control, and upper body mobility with an undergrip dead hang.

Your wrists work hard, day in and day out. – and you may not even realize all they help you accomplish in everyday activities, and fitness pursuits alike. Fun fact: your grip strength is one of the best indicators of how strong your entire body is, since so many exercises and daily tasks involve the […]

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2 Minute Test To Give Your Handstand a Lift

There are no shortages of tips and tricks that are super helpful to you while you work on perfecting or adjusting your handstand line. If you want to improve your upside-down shape for maximum benefits, we’ve got a simple tried and true exercise that gives you noticeable benefits. Whether you are working towards better skill […]

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Unleash Your Inner Athlete: 5 Tips for Success

GymnasticBodies athlete shows off her shoulder mobility.

The beginning of a new year is a time for reflection, reformation, and rededication. Like most people, you have probably set some New Year’s resolutions in an effort to become a better version of yourself. Here at GymnasticBodies, we are doing the same. We are starting off the new year by redefining what it means […]

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Back to Basics: Timeless Moves For a Healthy, Strong Back

GymnasticBodies shows off her back muscles built by bodyweight GST.

Let’s start with the basics! Your backbone is the pillar of your body, holding you up and keeping you going strong. Many muscles, both large and small, help break up your back’s workload. Attending to these muscles not only makes you look F-I-N-E from behind, but also promotes healthy postures, increases the ranges in which […]

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Loosen Up: 3 Tips for Healthier Shoulders

GymnasticBodies Athlete performs a shoulder mobility exercise for improved quality of life.

As adults, we tend to settle for whatever “natural limitations” life throws at our bodies. We’ve been taught that getting stiff and achy is a part of life – and aging – that we all need to accept—but we don’t! Your joints tighten up when they are not being used enough, or if they are […]

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Moves Like Water

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Bodyweight Biceps: Train For Sculpted Arms

GymnasticBodies female athlete demonstrates a pull-up progression with rings.

What says, “Hey, I like to workout” more than a set of muscular and defined arms? Rather than doing bicep curls on the regular, let’s try something that’ll get you better results in a shorter period of time. In this two-part series, we will be showing you how to completely transform your upper half. This […]

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Fluid, Full Body Movement: Train Strength and Mobility, Together

Graceful and dream-like, Daniel is a picture of what a motivated adult can do with our courses. He articulates his movements in ways that make you wonder over the fact that he didn’t start training with GymnasticBodies until he was 40 years old. Daniel is thorough, however, and he methodically addressed every basic exercise until […]

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Your Body Deserves Full Functionality: 3 Exercises to Give it to You

Female GymnasticBodies athlete builds her upper body strength with a chin hang from the GB Foundation Series.

What does it mean to be functional? For some, it means having the strength to lift heavy things without collapsing to the ground. For others, it’s being able to slice and dice through a field of defenders. For you, it may be something completely different. Suppose you wanted to improve your functional capabilities so that […]

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1 Quick Sequence for Perfect Posture

GymnasticBodies female athlete demonstrates a great shoulder warm-up and mobility-builder, weighted shoulder extension.

Standing with great posture has been proven to not only make you look more confident, but makes you feel more confident too! Shoulders pulled back, head high, you’re ready to take on whatever comes at you for the day. Whether that be charming your acquaintance into a first date, finally asking for that raise, or […]

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Turn Your World Upside-Down: Handstand Progressions at Your Pace

GymnasticBodies athlete demonstrates body control with a freestanding handstand.

In today’s high-speed world, popular fitness trends are constantly changing and evolving in search for the ultimate test of strength, coordination, and endurance. Keeping up with the latest trends can seem overwhelming, but we’re here to tell you that tackling fun new skills is easier than you think. Handstands are one of those skills that […]

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