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By Karissa Johnson, Founder/owner Spectra Gymnastics
With the educational system ever-changing, adaptive gymnastics programs are ideal to help support social & educational goals for neurodiverse learners. Students ranging from early childhood intervention programs through adulthood can enjoy the many benefits of gymnastics activities and classes. In this article, we will highlight various ways in which adaptive gymnastics programs can help support athletes both in and out of the gym!
“Maybe if I enroll them in gymnastics, it will wear them out”.
And, so it begins. The journey of satiating a bouncy, flippy, rolling, flopping preschooler who jumps on the bed, the couch, her brother all day long. Fast forward a few years and parents find themselves carpooling 4-5 days a week to the gym with the same flippy kiddo (now, her toes are more pointy), but somehow even after 4 hours of practice, she’s still jumping on the bed.
Move over coffee table...it’s time to get this kiddo a home training bar.
By: Tony Clarno, Founder of Ninja Monkey
What's the first and BEST draw for any gym to create an awesome and culturally excited client base? Maybe we all need to think about boys the SAME way we think about all kids in the gym. That means the SECRET for getting boys to love gymnastics is...
By: Jason Larkins
That question is as old as time, and has been debated for years and honestly, I’ve probably been on both sides of that question. However, I’m comfortable with where I stand today. So my answer to, “is cheerleading a sport?” is “who cares?”
Not that I don’t care about cheerleading, nothing could be further from the truth, cheerleading is how I met my wife, cheer is the only reason I made it through college, it’s how I make a living, and it’s through cheer I have an impact on the world. I love cheer!
[This article is the second in a three-part examination of physical training as it relates to ‘tumbling-based athletics’. Specifically, it is a discussion of the integral role that strength-training plays in optimizing the performance of technical skills.]
Strength. The single most fundamental attribute of athletic performance. In every sport. Strength is the elemental root of speed, power and explosiveness.
But when it comes to sports training, strength seems to get assigned a much lower priority than the more technical aspects. In almost every sport. We see swimmers swim, skaters skate and golfers golf. We don’t usually see these same athletes spending much time on non-skill-specific training.
Hands up 🙌if you want to advance your tumbling this summer!
Hi, I’m Danielle, the founder of CHEERFIT (www.cheerfittraining.com) and fitness expert for gymnasts and cheerleaders. Today I am going to break down the best exercises to help you advance your tumbling, build power, and prevent injury.
VAULTING is one of the oldest forms of Equestrian Sports. Yup, you read that right - Equestrian. As in, horses! I’m not talking about the kind of leather bound “horse” Mary Lou Retton won her gold on...I’m talking about the trotting, four-legged, impressive animal whose teammate is a dancer/gymnast performing on it’s back.