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 8, 18 and 24 inches high and Adjustable 18-24 inches high. For the gymnasts that is progressing you might want to choose our 18" High Balance Beams and Mat Sets . Adjustable Legs are available as an option. Adjustable Legs will give your beam 18 inch to 24 inches in total height from floor to top of beam.