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Spring chickens: Gymnastics is no longer just for the young

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More older gymnasts are sticking with the sport or trying it for the first time. At Chelsea Piers in New York, N.Y., one of the nation's largest programs with more than 500 adult students, Coach Hector Salazar helps an older gymnast complete a backflip. (Courtesy of Chelsea Piers)

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Adult gymnasts take advantage of the expansive facilities at Chelsea Piers in New York City during a recent beginner class. (Courtesy of Chelsea Piers)

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Looking to tone up, trim down and have some fun? A movement is underway to transform gymnastics from a competitive sport for the young into a lifetime activity. You're never too old to do a cartwheel.