Most of us know about repetitive stress injuries – in fact most of us have actually experienced them. Athletes are the most likely to experience the injuries because they place higher physical demands on their bodies than the average person, and unfortunately, because athletes must rely on healthy bodies for their careers and recreational activities, they are also the least likely to treat these injuries properly. Gymnasts are no exception. Continue reading Repetitive Stress Injuries in the Gymnast
It really isn’t difficult to encourage kids in gymnastics, because chances are, the first time they take a class and see all the potential routines, apparatus, and powerful role models, they’re going to fall in love with the sport on their own. To encourage this enthusiasm, this unconscious desire to lead an active, healthful lifestyle, you can do plenty and it won’t necessarily cost you an arm and a leg. Continue reading Getting Your Kids Excited About Gymnastics
College athlete Sophina DeJesus from U.C.L.A. is trending across the web with video of her recent competition floor routine which incorporated elements of Hip-Hop dance into the mix with regular tumbling moves. Watch the video for yourself and enjoy this breath of fresh air. Congratulations to Sophina and her teammates on all the excitement!
You can also read more about Sophina from the New York Times.
As the parent of a budding gymnast, you may have a long road ahead. The possibilities for your young child interested in gymnastics are limitless, but your resources may not be. So how does one be a supportive parent to the little tumbler? Continue reading The Parent of the Gymnast