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Cheap Gymnastics Equipment for Acrobatics Classes

One of the best decisions I ever made as a dance studio owner was offering acrobatics & tumbling classes.  Those were some of the most popular classes and brought in a lot of extra income.  The acrobatics classes also really helped the competition dancers at our studio. 

One of the reasons why some dance studio owners don’t offer as many classes is they think the cost of gymnastics equipment is too expensive, but the truth is it’s not, especially if you buy from the right places.  There’s a lot of ways to get relatively inexpensive gymnastics equipment so that, since the classes are so popular, you’ll be able to start making money from the classes right away.

Here are five great websites to check out for great prices:

  1. Mats Mats Mats: This is a really great place I’ve bought gymnastics equipment from (I’ve also bought cheap dance flooring here, too).  Mats Mats Mats has a lot of kids balance beam, folding mats, cartwheel mats & other equipment that make the class really fun and enjoyable.
  2. DGS: This is another good website that sells gymnastics equipment that you should definitely check out.  DGS has a huge variety of gymnastics equipment that they sell at great prices.
  3. Amazon: I shop at Amazon for virtually everything, so why not gymnastics equipment?  Especially since you can get great rates for gymnastics equipment here! Checking out Amazon for great deals for gymnastics equipment is a must.  Two items I bought I got great use out of (for a wonderful price) was the Tumbl Trak Octagon Tumbler and the Tumbl Trak Cheese Mat.
  4. Ebay: Honestly, some of the best prices you can find for gymnastics equipment are out there on Ebay.  You can find brand new equipment or if you want to save money you can often find people selling gently used equipment.  If you’re starting a program, I would check back periodically to search for deals.
  5. Costway: If you aren’t familiar with Costway, then you’re going to be psyched to learn about it because they offer great prices for a large number of items, but best of all, they offer all kinds of gymnastics equipment at discounted prices that would help you build your acrobatics program.


About Elizabeth Emery

Elizabeth Emery is a former dance studio owner. She owned Dancers Unite in Charlotte, NC for 6 years, where she helped run the studio as well as taught dance classes six days a week. She sold her studio to one of her teachers and now dedicates her time helping other dance studio owners as well as dance teachers with her new business, Dance Teacher Finder, which helps pair dance studios with dance instructors. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and double majored in Business Economics and Marketing. Elizabeth currently splits her time between Charlotte, North Carolina and Salt Lake City, Utah.

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