It may look graceful, but gymnastics takes an exorbitant amount of strength, endurance and balance. As women and men catapult themselves across the obstacles, they twist, turn and flip.
Each piece of gymnastics equipment has a purpose and most are built to a standard. Balance beams need to be a certain length, width and height, while mats need plenty of cushion. Quality gymnastics equipment can be the difference between a good performance and an outstanding one.