Her parents decided to put her in gymnastics at the age of two. She got a very, very early start when compared to others. It’s probably why McKayla has always felt at home at the gym. What inspired her parents to enroll her into gymnastic classes so early was her love for the Disney classic, Tarzan. After watching the movie, McKayla and her siblings would take to running around the house on all fours and would climb onto things. She seemed to be naturally flexible at her young age.