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How to learn Handstand Walking in Gymnastics

Student will learn how to walk on their hands in a handstand.
950 total reviews for this teacher
31 reviews for this class
Completed by 142 learners
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40 minutes

per class

Meets once


year olds


learners per class

per learner

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Class Experience

Students will learn all the progressions for handstand walking:
*How to engage certain body parts in order to hold the handstand and walk
*Shaping in a handstand for holding and walking
*Wrist & Ankle Stretch for inversion
*Weight of placement in hands for walking in the handstand
*Assisted handstand with chairs and walking down
*Handstand against wall and walking sideways to understand the transfer of weight
*Handstand walking backward and forward
*Full Handstand walking
Coach Heather has been coaching for 14 years in gymnastics and dance.  She owns her own Gymnastics business in Hemet California.  Certified through USA Gymnastics and Acrobatic Arts.  Coach Heather loves to see the gymnast improve with unique progressions she has learned from many different coaches and instructors throughout her years of coaching.

Watching athletes achieve certain skills and be excited about accomplishing a body movement is amazing to watch!
Supply List:
*Stuffed Animal (longer stuffed animal about 6-9 inches in length)
*Yoga mat, gymnastics mat or 4-8 bed pillows
*Two Regular dining room chair
*Blank wall space

Have gymnast wear proper gymnastics attire:
Girls:  Leotard and gymnastics shorts or leggings.  Hair pulled back and no jewelry.
Boys:  T-shirt with basketball shorts or sweat pants.  Hair pulled back if hair is below their ear or shoulder length.
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Please take these classes before this class:
How to learn a Handstand in Gymnastics
How to Learn Handstand Balancing
40 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Must have taken the handstand balancing class. Risk of injury if students are not performing skills correctly. Parental guidance and assistance may be needed. Please make sure proper safety precautions are taken. For example, make sure student is not performing skills next to furniture and has proper matting required for class.
This is a risky class because the student does not have a coach at home to work with them on proper form and technique and the potential for injury exists. Parent supervision(adult present during the class) and skills may need to be modified according to skill level, skill, and strength of each student.


Coach Heather
Lives in the United States
Coach Heather
950 total reviews
830 completed classes

About Me

Hello Parents,

My name is Coach Heather and I have been coaching gymnastics for 14 years.  Currently I have a gymnastics business located in Hemet/San Jacinto at the various Valley-Wide Recreation and Parks facilities called Valley-Wide Elite... 
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