Buying a gymnastics bar for your little one, so he or she can practice at home, is a route many parents with promising kids have taken. We all know that practice makes perfect, and that a person’s level of practice also depends on the availability of equipment to practice with. Having a gymnastics bar at home will therefore, without any doubt, increase your child’s skills tremendously. Following are the 10 best gymnastics bars in 2018. It is our hope that this review will make your purchase decision easier, by presenting you with the best available options.
- 10. Little Gym Beam, Bar and Mat Set from Nimble Sports
- 9. Gymnastics Bar with Adjustable Height from Gym 2 Dance
- 8. Adjustable Pink Kip Bar with Mat Combo from Nimble Sports
- 7. Norbert’s Athletic Products Kip Bar
- 6. Little Gym Deluxe Set from Nimble Sports
- 5. Adjustable Horizontal Bar from Nimble Sports
- 4. 4 ft. High Horizontal Bar with Folding Gym Mat Set
- 3. Tumbl Trak PRO Gymnastics Bar
- 2. Z-Athletic Gymnastics Training Bar
- 1. Tumbl Trak Junior Kip Bar
10. Little Gym Beam, Bar and Mat Set from Nimble Sports
Our first product is this gym set from Nimble Sports, all complete in purple. It features a horizontal bar, a balance beam and a folding mat. The horizontal bar is adjustable between 3 ft.(91cm) and 5 ft.(152cm) and has a maximum weight limit of 100 lbs(45kg). The balance beam comes wrapped in purple suede and is 8 ft. (243cm) long, with a 150 lbs. (68kg) weight limit. The gymnastics mat is vinyl covered and is made from a thick and firm foam.
9. Gymnastics Bar with Adjustable Height from Gym 2 Dance
This quality gymnastics bar comes with a 1.5 inch diameter wooden bar. The complete device is height-adjustable between 3 and 5 feet (91 to 152cm) at 5 inch intervals. It is 4 ft. wide and features welded stabilizing triangle plates at the base. It also features four thick rubber pads, to help protect your floor. The vertical support tubes are made from stainless steel and this combination of wood, red-painted base and stainless steel tubes make this one lovely piece of equipment.
8. Adjustable Pink Kip Bar with Mat Combo from Nimble Sports
Another gym bar from Nimble Sports, this one comes with an 8 ft.(2.4m) mat. The mat is covered in a puncture, mildew and fire-retardant vinyl. The kip bar itself is perfect for both beginners and intermediate gymnasts with a 100lbs.(45kg) maximum weight. It can be adjusted between 3 and 5 ft. and comes with a 1 year manufacturer’s guarantee from Nimble Sports.
7. Norbert’s Athletic Products Kip Bar
This gymnastics bar from Norbert’s Athletic is perfect for both home and gym use. It is recommended for gymnasts from level three and up, with a maximum weight of 100 lbs.(45kg). It can be easily adjusted between 38 and 58 inches (96 and 147 cm). The rail is made from a 1.5 inch diameter maple wood, the frame is made from strong steel tubes, its steel surfaces are powder-coated and the bases are also fitted with rubber boots to protect your floor.
6. Little Gym Deluxe Set from Nimble Sports
Unlike the Little Gym set in position 10, this one includes an adjustable balance beam and a landing mat. As usual, the balance beam is wrapped in suede, while the mats are vinyl covered for optimum protection. The 8 ft. balance beam can support up to 150 lbs.(68kg) of weight and be adjusted between 12 and 18 inches (30 and 45cm), while the 4 ft. wide kip bar can handle a maximum of 100 lbs, and can be adjusted between 3 and 5 ft (91 and 152cm). The set comes with a 1 year guarantee.
5. Adjustable Horizontal Bar from Nimble Sports
A standard gymnastics bar with a base width of 4 feet, this is the lowest priced offer in this review. Still it offers great value and quality. Its rail is wooden and supports a maximum of 100 lbs. The 4 ft. width guarantees that normal mats will fit properlys under the bar, and the height is adjustable between 3 and 5 ft. It is also supported by a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty.
4. 4 ft. High Horizontal Bar with Folding Gym Mat Set
This set features a fixed height horizontal bar of 4 ft.(121cm) height and a pink colored folding mat. The bar is wooden and 1.5 inches in diameter, it is also rated with a maximum load of 100 lbs. The mat is made from an over 1 inch thick foam and then covered with vinyl coated nylon. This makes it fire retardant, as well as puncture and mildew resistant. The set also comes with a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty.
3. Tumbl Trak PRO Gymnastics Bar
With its 4 ft. by 6 ft. floor-stamp, this gymnastics bar is exceptionally stable. It also features rounded corners, a bar made from beechwood, and a frame that can be so easily and quickly assembled and disassembled. It can be vertically adjusted between 38 inches and 59 inches, and its maximum weight limit lies by 125 lbs. It additionally features rubber floor pads for balancing the set and protecting your floor.
2. Z-Athletic Gymnastics Training Bar
Ranking #2 in this review is this heavy duty set which can support weights of up to 1,000lbs., that is 10 times more weight than the other sets in this review. The rail is made from fiberglass and then covered in wood, and this gives it its strength. The base has also been heavily reinforced, making it a very sturdy training bar. This set can be used to perform up to level 5 kips and any standard mat will fit perfectly underneath it.
1. Tumbl Trak Junior Kip Bar
The Junior Kip Bar from Tumbl Trak holds the first position in this review with its 1.5 inch diameter solid beechwood bar. Its height can be easily adjusted in seven stages between 38 inches (96) and 56 inches (142cm), and its 4 ft. width will easily accommodate most standard 4 ft. x 8 ft. mats. It also features rounded corners for improved safety, D-2 knobs for making the height adjustment, and has a maximum weight tolerance of 125 lbs. (56kg). All its qualities, the simple, yet elegant design, the sturdy build, the fair price and the practicality, combine together to make it the number #1 ranking gymnastics bar in this review.
Buying a gymnastics bar for your promising young kid is definitely a good investment. The only question, is how much are you willing to invest? The Little Gym sets in positions #10 and #6 are both great if you have that much to spend, else, our number #1 pick, the Tumbl Trak Junior is the overall champion, and our recommendation.