Mastering the fundamentals of gymnastics is key for progressing to more advanced skills. Learn step-by-step how to successfully perform a forward roll.

Step 1: Stand nice and tall with arms next to ears.


Step 2: Put hands down on the ground while trying to keep legs as straight as possible. Just before the roll, tuck chin to chest.



Step 3: As the roll begins, the chin stays tucked and the back is rounded. Momentum will carry you through the roll.



Step 4: Finishing the roll, we get feet underneath our body and begin to stand without using hands as help.


Step 5: Finish by standing tall with arms next to ears. Ta Da!


Looking to improve your gymnastics skills while still having fun? Sign up for Open Gym on Friday, March 11 from 7:00-9:00pm. Come dressed in your craziest clothes for our Mismatch Themed Open Gym night. Contact the Program Desk to enroll at 215-968-0600 x112 or

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