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Gymnastics Academy: A Second Chance

By Ashley Moulton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Predictable but positive tween gymnastics drama.

TV Netflix Drama 2022
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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 12+

Cute but bad language.

I haven’t watched much of it to be honest. However, sitting here with my daughter this morning and I hear DAMN IT! On the TV. It was this show. I even use captions so I’m sure I heard it correctly. The girls are having a handstand competition on a wall and the first to fall screams it. I’d say that’s a bit more than mild language.
age 10+

Good show, important life lessons

Being an ex-competitive gymnast, coach, and now a parent I really enjoyed watching this with my daughter. Yes they do touch on eating disorders, but I do not agree that they are glorifying it, but rather they are making awareness of it and how often it occurs in gymnastics. The girls encourage each other to eat and recover. I think it’s an awesome show for tweens and teens who love gymnastics or dance!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (9 ):

Grown-ups will roll eyes at the very on-the-nose dialogue of the characters, but tween kids into gymnastics will likely find this series irresistible. The gymnastics performances in Gymnastics Academy: A Second Chance are a real highlight. Kids will root for Kyra and against mean girls Scarlett and Maya. Their behavior verges on bullying but doesn't quite go there, and the show frames their actions as very clearly wrong. Storylines are predictable, performances are flat, and characters are not very fully fleshed out. Despite its shortcomings, gymnastics fans will enjoy living vicariously through a teenager following her athletic dreams.

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