What pieces of Gymnastics Equipment are good for practicing at home? We recommend a quality, well-constructed 8ft Balance Beam with an 8 ft Gym Mat for gymnasts protection. We carry many Balance Beam and Mat Combo Sets in a variety of popular colors. It is best to start with a low beam until a higher gymnastic level is achieved. Our Beam and Mat Sets come in various heights 6, 12, 18 and 24 inches high. For the gymnasts that is progressing you might want to choose our Adjustable Balance Beams and Mat Sets which adjust to 12-18 inches in height and 14-24 inches in height for your most advanced gymnast.