Boosting Gymnastics Confidence

Gymnastics has the highest percentage of 6-12 year-olds participating, more than any other sport regarding that age group. But you probably know this if you have a child in that age group. Chances are, you’ve spent some time driving to and from classes at a gym, watching your little one demonstrate their skills at home, and tensing up as images of broken bones leap to mind as your young gymnast demonstrates a backbend on the hard kitchen floor. If this is your story, there is a way to make the gymnastics life a little less harrowing. Continue reading Boosting Gymnastics Confidence

Keeping Them Active at Home

With any luck (and a few tumbling mats), you’ll find ways to help keep your kids active at home during the winter months. We’re not talking running around the house like a bulldozer active, but a healthy active, doing a form of activity that can help strengthen their bodies and focus their minds. Continue reading Keeping Them Active at Home

Lucky Gymnasts

Well, it’s that time of the year again, where those who practice gymnastics get to laugh at the outdoor athletes and their chattering teeth. As the winter storms make their way as far south as Georgia, gymnasts are among the lucky few members of a category of athlete who get to practice in a nice warm building, rather than on a track, court, or field that may or may not be covered in snow and ice right now. Remind your kids if they ever gripe about going to practice that they’re the ones who get to use the tumbling mats and wedges instead of layers and layers of thermal gear and suffering. Continue reading Lucky Gymnasts