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Even though she’s a more conservative drinker now as a meatball mama, it’s hard to imagine our girl Snooki ever disliking going out and being her fun, crazy self.

However, Snooki recently tweeted a link to a throwback pic with the caption, “I HATED the bars.”

Say what?! Oh, she’s not talking about drinking — she’s talking about her gymnastic days! “So as some of you know,” she told Celebuzz, “I did competitive gymnastics for 13 years. Here I am at one of my competitions, getting ready to go on the bars.”

Did you know Snooki was also a competitive cheerleader in high school? She may be known for being a party girl, but Snooks was definitely doing more graceful trips and tumbles back in the day.

It makes sense that Snooks was so athletic. Who can forget the crazy backflips she did at the club in Season 1 when she first starting coming out of her shell? And she sure has to do a lot of juggling to balance her fun time with Jionni and JWOWW and taking care of her son, Lorenzo!

Even though Snooki “hated” the gymnastics bars, she sure found her love for a different kind of bar when she got older. Now that she’s taking a break from drinking, maybe she’ll put on a colorful leotard and do some flips and spins!

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