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“An adaptation is a modification or change in the organism's body or behavior that helps it to survive.”
To say this year has taken its toll on communities worldwide is a gross understatement with each month passing creating new challenges. Each state, county, city has worked to adopt school policies and procedures that consider the importance of health and safety measures while also meeting the needs of children, families, and teachers.
“What am I going to do with my life now?”
This daunting question is what most gymnasts ask themselves after they retire. When you’ve spent years dedicated to your sport, you’d think gymnasts would finally allow themselves a well-deserved break. Instead, they can usually be found planning their next step. Who can blame us? It’s that competitive athlete that lives inside all of us that's goal-oriented and driven to never stop progressing.
Preface Contributor: Carrie Spender
This blog came across my desk more than a week ago and I have not been able to stop thinking about it since. The author, Kimberly Ransom, tells the story of her community, shattered by the death of a beloved staff member and her reflections on how to support black athletes and families in your gym.
By Gina Pongetti, PT, MA, CSCS, Art-Cert
We are all so proud of how gymnastics has come together in this crisis, including sharing so much information on how to return safely and how to keep busy while home! While so many are concerned about the cleanliness and contagious, which is the most important, making sure our athletes’ physical and mental health is taken care of is also a priority- as we are all excited to start following our dreams again!
Sheri Ireland-Berk, PT
The frantic, frenzied family scramble to scoop up the kids from school and race to soccer practice, dance class, scout meetings, and after school activities came to a screeching halt when the Coronovirus forced the world to stay at home and shelter in. For families of children with many kinds of disabilities this “stay home” order threatened to keep them from getting critical services like physical, occupation, and speech therapy.
Tired of Netflix yet? Get up and MOVE! Check out these grown-up fitness challenges that can be done on a home training bar, or balance beam safely at home.