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Olympic Gold Medalist Laurie Hernandez visits LA School of Gymnastics

Olympic Gold Medalist Laurie Hernandez paid a visit to the Los Angeles School of Gymnastics this week! She is truly an inspiring, gifted, classy young woman. At just 16 years old, Laurie has already accomplished so much in her lifetime. Hernandez’s elite gymnastics career began in 2012 at the U.S. Classic. At the young age of just 12 years old, she placed 11th in the junior division. After that, she qualified for the National Championships in St. Louis.

In the summer of 2016, Laurie competed in the Women’s Qualification at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Hernandez scored a 15.200 on the vault, a 15.366 on the balance beam, and a 14.800 on the floor exercise. During these Olympics in Rio, the US team, better known as the Final Five, won the gold medal in the Team All Around. Hernandez also won the silver medal on the Balance Beam with a score of 15.333.

We were excited and truly honored that Laurie chose the LA School of Gymnastics to practice some of her Olympic Gold medal worthy routines.  Laurie even showed us some of her famous balance beam moves.

Now that the Olympics are over, Laurie has put on her dancing shoes. She is currently competing on Dancing with the Stars! With her partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy she has done some exciting routines such as the Cha-Cha-Cha, Paso Doble, the Salsa, and so much more! She continues to wow us every week. Not only is she a great gymnast, she has proven to be a great dancer as well! She scored a perfect 30 with her Jazz routine to Michael Jackson’s “The Way you make me feel”. Her bubbly personality and raw talent is such a joy to watch. From the Olympics to the ‘Dancing with the Stars’ stage, Laurie is showing the world that she is unstoppable!

Laurie is truly an inspiration and a great role model for all young people out there with a dream! Keep striving for excellence Laurie!

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LA Gymnastics Halloween Sleepover

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

LA Gymnastics Halloween Sleepover

Is your child a huge fan of Halloween? Are you looking for the perfect way to celebrate this spooky holiday? For most parents, Halloween is a time of extreme stress and pressure. Trying to give your child the perfect Halloween experience can be a massive headache. From shopping for the perfect costume to stocking up on chocolate and candy for trick-or-treaters to leaving work early to shepherd the kids around the neighborhood before the sun goes down, Halloween preparations can take weeks to complete.   You want everybody to have a Halloween to remember, but frankly you’d prefer it if you didn’t need to log 5 hours of sleep a night until it is over. And that’s not to mention your kids. If Halloween is important to you, it’s a world-changing event for your little ones. More than likely, they look forward to it all year and start asking you questions about it months in advance. They gossip about it with their friends at school, dream about different costume options, and relish the chocolate and candy for weeks after the big day. The pressure is on for you to make Halloween an event that they will tell their spouses about years from now. How can you make sure your child will have a Halloween to remember? L.A. School of Gymnastics has the perfect solution to your Halloween holiday woes. For a thrilling Halloween, sign your child up for the L.A. Gymnastics Halloween Spook-takular Sleepover, happening from October 28-29, 2017. This all-inclusive party will give your child such amazing memories that she’ll be raving about it months later. Let L.A. Gymnastics solve all your holiday woes and do the hard work for you! The fun starts at 8PM with a Halloween party that will captivate your child with nonstop action. She’ll enjoy dance and gymnastics classes with her friends that will be a continuation of the great classes she takes every week at L.A. Gymnastics already. The kids will follow that with an exciting costume contest and prizes. Your kid will be talking for weeks about the creativity and resourcefulness she plans to display in her costume – give her a chance to show her stuff! There’ll be plenty of chocolate and candy for everybody to eat and take home, letting you skip the stressful and tiring trick-or-treating that you’re forced to endure every year. As well, there will be a huge pizza party with plenty of tasty pizza for all the kids! Pizza is a crowd favorite, so what better and more festive way to celebrate Halloween? Finally, when the party ends, there will be a mass sleepover in the gym and a morning snack for the kids when they go on their way the next day. Your kid can choose to attend the entire sleepover event, or, if she prefers, can simply go for the nighttime party, which will be held from 8PM to midnight on October 28. Only children ages 6 and above can attend the sleepover; the party is open to children ages 3 and above. Tickets for the event cost $50 for the first child in every family, $40 for every child thereafter....

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LA Gymnastics Thanksgiving/Winter Camp

Posted by on Oct 1, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

LA Gymnastics Thanksgiving/Winter Camp

Fall is not all apple-picking and bonfires. As Thanksgiving and Christmas approach, many parents are thinking about how to handle the holidays and, more importantly, what to do with the kids. Several months into the school year, Thanksgiving and winter break loom like terrible spectres on the horizons of many parents, posing difficult questions about child care and holiday supervision. What will your kids do with their time? How can they spend the holidays in a productive, healthy way? L.A. School of Gymnastics has the perfect solution to your holiday woes. For the holiday season, consider sending your boy or girl to a special program, designed exclusively by L.A. Gymnastics, to maximize their study of gymnastics! Thanksgiving Camp and Winter Camp are great ways for your child to use their time constructively, allowing them to lose themselves in their pursuit of excellence while also providing you with the assurance that your child is safe and secure. If you are an adult studying gymnastics, the Camps provide you with the opportunity for an extended intensive that will allow you to make great progress in your sport. Thanksgiving Camp will take place from November 20-22, 2017, while Winter Camp happens from December 18, 2017 to January 5, 2018. Both camps are open for boys and girls ages 18 months to adult, including those with disabilities. In particular, there will be kiddy camp for those aged 2 to 4 years, day camp for those aged 5 to 12 years, and teen camp for those aged 13 to 15 years. Choose from a wide variety of classes, including gymnastics, tumbling, trampoline, cheerleading, and parkour. We will also offer classes in off-ice skating, arts and crafts, and parent and me gymnastics for infants 18 months and older and their parents. For those seeking competitive sports, there will be team competitions as well. For Thanksgiving Camp, choose from a half-day gymnastics only schedule from 9AM to 12PM; a full-day schedule from 9AM to 3PM; or a late care program from 3 to 6PM. For Winter Camp, you can choose from a half-day program, held 9AM to 12PM; a full day program from 9AM to 3PM; or an extended care program from 8AM to 6PM. Drop-ins are welcome. When you preregister for the full Winter Camp week, get $50 off until December 15, 2017. L.A. Gymnastics will provide coolers, a refrigerator, and vending machines for those bringing their lunch from home. For people seeking to purchase lunch, there will be an $8 pizza lunch available on-site (2 slices and one drink). All pizza lunches must be purchased by 9:45AM. Please make sure you provide enough food or money to satisfy your child’s appetite....

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Halloween Safety Tips

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is just around the corner and we are so excited for this year’s Gymnastics Halloween Sleepover. Our Halloween Sleepover’s are always a great pre-Halloween festivity for all children. With games, candy, flips, food, and fun, this is one event you do not want to miss! So throw on your best Halloween costume and come have a blast! Pack your pajamas and your favorite toy because this Halloween Sleepover will be the best one yet. We will have gymnastics games, tons of candy, scary movies, pizza, a haunted house, and a costume contest! Our past Halloween sleepovers have always been the highlight of the year and a great start to a spootacular Halloween. Because Halloween is such an awesome holiday, we wanted to share with you some safety tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics, as well as some tips to make this the best Halloween yet. Also check out some gymnastics costume ideas from our Pinterest Page.         Halloween Safety Tips Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids. Here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to help ensure they have a safe holiday.    All Dressed Up: Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. Make sure that shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with flame. Consider adding reflective tape or striping to costumes and Trick-or-Treat bags for greater visibility. Because masks can limit or block eyesight, consider non-toxic makeup and decorative hats as safer alternatives. Hats should fit properly to prevent them from sliding over eyes. Makeup should be tested ahead of time on a small patch of skin to ensure there are no unpleasant surprises on the big day.​ When shopping for costumes, wigs and accessories look for and purchase those with a label clearly indicating they are flame resistant. If a sword, cane, or stick is a part of your child’s costume, make sure it is not sharp or long. A child may be easily hurt by these accessories if he stumbles or trips. Do not use decorative contact lenses without an eye examination and a prescription from an eye care professional. While the packaging on decorative lenses will often make claims such as “one size fits all,” or “no need to see an eye specialist,” obtaining decorative contact lenses without a prescription is both dangerous and illegal. This can cause pain, inflammation, and serious eye disorders and infections, which may lead to permanent vision loss. Review with children how to call 9-1-1 (or their local emergency number) if they ever have an emergency or become lost.        Carving a Niche: Small children should never carve pumpkins. Children can draw a face with markers. Then parents can do the cutting. Considepkjhnn r using a flashlight or glow stick instead of a candle to light your pumpkin. If you do use a candle, a votive candle is safest. Candlelit pumpkins should be placed on a sturdy table, away from curtains and other flammable objects, and not on a porch or any path where visitors may pass close by. They should never be left unattended.   Home Safe Home: To keep homes safe for visiting trick-or-treaters, parents should remove from the porch and front yard anything a child could...

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Helpful Tips for Parents New to Team Gymnastics

Posted by on Sep 23, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Helpful Tips for Parents New to Team Gymnastics

Hello Gymnastics Parents! We are excited for this upcoming fall season. With new seasons come new competitions. If your son or daughter is new to competitive gymnastics, he or she might be preparing for their first competition. New competitions are fun and exciting but might also be a little scary for a first timer.   We want to provide you with some tips to prepare and get used to competing at a gymnastics meet. According to allgymnasts.com, here are some helpful tips for parents and kids that are new to the world of competitive gymnastics. We hope that their tips can prepare you for the fun and exciting world of gymnastics and team gymnastics. Happy Gymnastics!   1. Be On Time Gymnasts are expected to be in the gym on time, and also need to arrive at competitions at the appropriate time. If your gymnast continually arrives late to practice, they are pmissing out on warm-ups or instruction time. In some situations, school or parent’s work schedules make arriving to practice on time difficult. If this happens to you, talk to your gymnast’s coach about what your child can do to make-up missed time.   2. Be Supportive Every gymnast has a bad day once and awhile. If your gymnast comes home complaining about practice, you shouldn’t immediately worry. When your kid comes home and has had a bad day at the gym encourage them to work through the difficult times. Perseverance is a life lesson that every kid should learn early in their life.   3. Don’t Bother Other Gyms Meets are exciting for gymnasts and their parents. When you get your first gymnastics schedule, you may be surprised to see there isn’t an exact time or date on the schedule. Instead, it probably says something like Saturday/Sunday with no times. Meet schedules often aren’t available until about a week before the meet. No matter what you have going on in your life, it’s not okay to call the hosting gym for times. Instead, you just need to be patient and trust that your gym will deliver the meet schedule as soon as possible.   4. Female Gymnasts Hair Styles If you browse Pinterest, you will see there are tons of cute gymnastics hairstyles. In reality, you just need to make sure your daughter’s hair is pulled back in a way that will stay intact during the meet. To do this properly, try out a hairstyle before sending your daughter to practice. If her hair is still neat and intact at the end of practice, it will be great for a meet. It’s also a good idea to not use gemstones, fancy barrettes, or anything else that could come loose during a meet. Glitter is usually always a good idea, but your daughter’s gym may have specific rules about the amount of glitter you are allowed to use. If in doubt, it’s best not to overdo it with the glitter.   5. Keep Make-Up to a Minimum You may be eager to put make-up on your little gymnast, but it’s not a necessity, especially for very young gymnasts. If you simply can’t resist, keep make-up to a minimum.   6. Trust Your Gymnast’s Coaches When your gymnasts cries, gets angry, or defiant on the floor, you will want...

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Best Gymnastics Center in Los Angeles

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Best Gymnastics Center in Los Angeles

Named by Los Angeles Magazine as the “Best Gymnastics Center in LA,” the LASG is a nonprofit Olympic-quality gymnastics training center, serving the community for more than 40 years. LA School of Gymnastics is an educational institution focused on teaching athleticism, strength, agility, and gymnastics to children, teenagers, adults, and people with disabilities. LA School of Gymnastics prides itself on fostering the skills of anyone who is interest in the sport of gymnastics, through highly professional training provided by our coaches. It is considered among the top facilities in the country. Led by Alla Svirsky, LASG has provided thousands of young athletes with quality gymnastics instruction and has produced several Olympians and internationally-ranked athletes. The school has served families with quality gymnastics instruction, innovative programs and well-rounded curriculum for all children. We have a long history of success in gymnastics and fitness instruction along with highly specialized trainers that offer a unique opportunity for children and Adults that is unsurpassed in the Los Angeles area.   Parent and Me Classes Our Parent and Me Classes offer parents and toddlers the opportunity to experience a wide range of gross motor activities while being introduced to the sport of gymnastics. Children as young as 18 months are encouraged to join our Parent and Me Classes. Children will spend time on the trampolines, balance beams, and bars. Not only will children enjoy using our equipment, parents will enjoy spending time with their babies as they grow, learn, and explore. The Parent and Me Classes are designed as an introduction to gymnastics where children learn to interact with other children while developing balance, coordination, gross motor skills, and strength. Work with your toddler as they explore, learn to balance, jump, tumble, climb, and stretch. Our classes will help your child develop psycho-motor skills at an earlier age. You and your toddler will have plenty of bonding together and creating memories. Our coaches will guide you and your toddler through a dynamic curriculum of activities on different types of equipment. Our Parent and Me Classes are fun, safe, and easy to enjoy. This is a one hour class.   Mini Tots Classes The Pre-School Mini Tots gymnastics program is the next level up from Parent and Me Classes. Our Mini Tots classes are co-ed for children ages 3-4 years and are instructed by our highly certified, caring coaches. Experts believe that movement at this stage in life is essential in developing hand-eye coordination, direction taking skills, motor development, physical education and cooperative learning skills. Students will learn a formal introduction to girls and boys beginning classes that include basic tumbling skills, bars, beam, and mini-vault with age appropriate equipment. This amazing 1 hour lesson will delight your child and bring years of physical benefit! Join the best class in town as we develop and foster practices of health and wellness. LA School of Gymnastics is an award-winning center that has been working with preschool-aged children for over 35 years that is designed to challenge and delight your child! Our main focus and primary objective for the preschool-aged group are following instructions, taking turns, learning new skills, and playing well with others within the gymnastics setting.   Girls Gymnastics Girls Recreational classes are part of the developmental program based on USA Gymnastics guidelines. Our classes...

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LASG Gymnast wins the crown of Mrs. California America 2017

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

LASG Gymnast wins the crown of Mrs. California America 2017

Our state’s newly crowned queen Mrs. California 2017, Kristi Eddy, is on her way to the Mrs. America Pageant® and is regularly at LASG getting ready for her debut on national television as she graces the stage of Mrs. America®. Kristi never participated in a pageant prior to this year’s Mrs. California America Pageant®. She says her hard work and preparation which lead to a crown is a testament to her life of achievement through adversity. Kristi grew up in San Pedro, CA, was raised solely by her mother and without any siblings. When her mother realized that she had a severe case of neurogenic stuttering which often times left Kristi in tears and rarely socializing at school, she decided to sign her up for ballet at age four. Hoping this would help Kristi socialize with other children her age release some energy, her mom found herself looking for more active sports that fit their very small budget. “I remember going to the church food pantry a couple of times and constant financial issues” she recalled.   Despite her athleticism and decades playing sports, Kristi’s true passion for the sport of gymnastics was something that was a mere dream which started back in 1995. When she was eight years old an after school gymnastics program came to her school. She was able to attend a couple classes, but it just became too expensive. It was that brief moment in gymnastics that made her fall in love with the sport. She recalled watching every moment of the Magnificent 7 at the 1996 Olympics on her Channel 2 through 13 television and begging her mother to record every part of the competition on VHS tape. “I wanted to be the 8th member of the team” she said. Unfortunately, the closest she was able to get to gymnastics was doing the splits in the hallway and handstands next to her bed. Between 1996 and 2005, Kristi continued playing multiple sports, but there was no soccer medal or new fastest time in track that could deter her dreams of gymnastics.   It was in late 2014 that Kristi’s goal of doing gymnastics became a reality. That summer she attended her first class at Los Angeles School of Gymnastics and she has been attending ever since. She regularly attends classes with Coach Jason and says that she wishes she had been able to participate in gymnastics as a child. “Gymnastics teaches you to pursue your goals, get up if you fall and keep going, and to never ever give up. You never know when you will get that new skill or have that perfect landing and those are the best life lessons”. As a high school Assistant Principal, Kristi brought what she learned at LASG back to her students in Watts by leading a gymnastics enrichment class between 2015 and 2017. “Growing up I had to push through a speech disorder and getting teased very often. I feel like gymnastics builds that inner confidence at a young age and would have helped me have a strong sense of self”. Her favorite thing about LASG is the Special Education Gymnastics Program as Kristi herself overcame her speech disorder through special education services and knows the value of such support.   Kristi’s love for gymnastics and...

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Gymnastics is the Perfect Cross Training Activity for Boys

Posted by on Jul 13, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Gymnastics is the Perfect Cross Training Activity for Boys

Often times, people think gymnastics is a “girls sport” but men’s artistic gymnastics has produced some of the greatest athletes in the world. There are many benefits of putting your son in gymnastics classes, including helping them to play other sports. According to playgymnastics.com, check out these reason why gymnastics helps boys play in other sports   Improved motor skills, coordination and balance Gymnastics is the perfect cross training activity for boys. Why? Because all sports require a variety of movement skills and “gymnastics helps children build a range of motor and coordination skills, and assists in developing a good sense of body awareness.” Through gymnastics boys can improve these skills in a way that just practicing within their sport cannot. According to Olympic gold-medalist Kyle Shewfelt, “every little boy should be put in gymnastics, regardless of size.” He adds that “it is the best place to teach kids what they need to exceed at other sports because they learn how their body works”.   Keep the passion for “their sport” Young athletes who participate in more than one sport may also have a greater passion training for their ‘favorite’ sport. They are less likely to feel burnt out and will come to practice with greater enthusiasm and motivation. “I think it’s good for kids to participate in all sports.” says hockey great Wayne Gretzky. He adds that “too often, young hockey players can get burned out by the pressure and the time commitment.” It’s important for young athletes to try new things and experience excitement about the start of soccer or hockey season.   Strength building Gymnasts are known to have excellent strength-to-weight ratio. In fact when PLAY Gymnastics BC clubs challenge other sports such as junior hockey teams, the young gymnasts are often found to be stronger! According to the International Gymnastics School, gymnasts get stronger through regular training, which aids in the development of lean, toned muscles, improved balance, and better posture. According to active.com, here are some other reasons why gymnastics is a great activity choice for boys: The benefits of gymnastics are both physical and social in nature. Granted, a lot of my personal experiences are anecdotal and unscientific; but there is hard evidence that men feel the positive effects of taking gymnastics as a youngster well into adulthood.   Parents might wonder why doing a backflip or cartwheel would benefit their child, and how that could possibly help him later in life. While the literal act of doing a backflip has no sway on success in life, it’s the skills required to perform such an amazing physical fete that will. Such a task requires a great deal of strength, flexibility and coordination. All three of these skills assist a child in every physical or extracurricular activity he will perform through his adolescence and into adulthood. This ability will breed confidence in your son, as he can physically compete in all activities. Another aspect of gymnastics that nurtures confidence is the conquering of fear. Doing a backflip is, in and of itself, scary. Could you launch into a backflip without a slight shake in the knees? Children who overcome this at a young age grow more assertive and self-assured. Additional benefits include the encouragement of a healthy and active lifestyle, learning how to fall...

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A History of Gymnastics

Posted by on Jul 1, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

A History of Gymnastics

Do you want to know more about the history of gymnastics and how it came to be one of the greatest sports around? Check out this article from encyclopedia.com. You are sure to learn some interesting facts that you never knew before… Gymnastics is the practice of athletic exercises for the development of the body, especially those exercises performed with apparatus such as rings, pommel horse, bars, and balance beam. Although gymnastics was likely practised in ancient Egyptian and Chinese cultures, its roots for Western culture lie in ancient Greece, hence the derivation from the Greek word gymnazein, which literally means ‘to train naked’ (gymnos: naked). The early Greeks practised gymnastics in preparation for war, as jumping, running, discus throwing, wrestling, and boxing helped produce the strong, supple muscles necessary for hand-to-hand combat. Because military training was necessary for the production of Greek citizens, and because the Greeks viewed the training both of the body and the mind as inextricably linked, gymnastics became a central component of ancient education. Gymnasia, the buildings with open-air courts where such training took place, evolved into schools where youths learned gymnastics, rhetoric, music, and mathematics. Gymnastics also provided a way to train for the athletic festivals around Greece, the most famous of which was the Olympic Games, held every four years from 776 bce until 393 ce. With the end of the Olympic Games, Greek-style gymnastics training declined, not to be revived until the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in Western Europe. With this revival came a concomitant revival of the corporeal values associated with gymnastics: upper body strength, musculature, elasticity, litheness, flexibility, poise, and equilibrium. Underpinning the re-emergence of gymnastic training is the same assumption held by the Greeks, that a healthy body and a healthy mind are intimately connected. In the mid 1800s Friedrich Jahn did much to re-introduce gymnastics into German education and became known as the ‘father of gymnastics’. Jahn introduced the horizontal bar, parallel bars, side horse with pommels, balance beam, ladder, and vaulting bucks. His gymnastics program was promoted in Turner societies, clubs established to develop self discipline and physical strength in the name of national unity. In Sweden, Pehr Henrik Ling followed closely behind Jahn, systematizing Swedish pedagogic gymnastics with a strong emphasis on the medical benefits. In the early nineteenth century, educators in the US imported German and Swedish gymnastics training programs. With the American integration of gymnastics into the general education curriculum, its connections to nationalism and military training re-emerged stronger than ever. By the early twentieth century, the armed services published drill manuals featuring all manner of gymnastic exercises, drills which, according to the US Army Manual of Physical Drill (1910), provided proper instruction for ‘a body of young and active men’ and were thus ‘all important’. The US Navy’s Gymnastics and Tumbling, published in 1944, asserts that ‘Gymnastics and tumbling contribute in large measure to the demands of a democracy at war.’ Nonetheless, as military activity moved away from hand-to-hand combat and toward fighter planes and contemporary computer-controlled weapons, gymnastics training as the mind/body connection, so important for the Greek, German, and Swedish educational traditions, began to lose force. As a result, physical and intellectual training in schools are now almost completely separate; although in Germany the term ‘gymnasium’ still persists as the...

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Benefits of Preschool Gymnastics

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Benefits of Preschool Gymnastics

Do you have an active baby who loves to run, jump, and tumble all around the house? Gymnastics classes for babies are the perfect way to use of all that energy for something fun and exciting. We here at LA School of Gymnastics offer Parent and Me Classes starting at 18 months and Mini Tots classes beginning at 3 years of age. Our coaches have a long history of working with pre-school aged children and we have seen so many active babies channel all of their energy into gymnastics.   Are you wondering what the long term benefits of putting your baby in gymnastics are? Well, according to KidSaversNetwork.com, here are 10 amazing benefits your toddler will get from gymnastics:   Preschool Gymnastics Develops Cognitive Skills – Learning and completing a gymnastic routine requires the use of the mind as well as the body. The left brain and right brain have to work in concert, so your toddler’s body awareness and spatial awareness will improve. This really helps them become aware of the world around them and adapt better to it. It Develops Strong and Healthy Bones – Gymnastics is a weight-bearing activity which can develop strong and healthy bones. As we age, we experience a loss of bone density over the years. By building strong and healthy bones earlier, we can reduce the signs of osteoporosis later in life. Furthermore, it helps to prevent broken bones as your child grows older and becomes more active. A great bonus when on the playground and playing sports!   Preschool Gymnastics Aids in Strength Development – Along with the development of strong and healthy bones, your toddler will build up their total body strength as well. By performing the body strengthening exercises that gymnastics requires, your child will build up their upper body, lower body, and overall core strength. It Increases Coordination – Your toddler’s coordination will greatly improve. They will learn alignment skills that include standing, walking and jumping which will improve their coordination. This will make your child appear less clumsy and they will learn alignment skills that include standing, walking and jumping through a variety of fun exercises. Your child will be more agile for other future sports.   Improved Flexibility – Gymnastics is all about flexibility. When you increase your flexibility, you decrease your chances of injury. Being super-flexible as a child will often carry forward with them later into life. This can help support proper body posture as they age, which will deter back and spine problems as they get older. It Helps them Meet Their Daily Exercise Needs – The American Heart Association says that it is important for a child to get at least 1 hour of physical activity every day. Participation in a gymnastics class will ensure that your child gets his or her exercise on class days. Furthermore, they will want to practice their gymnastic skills on off-days, so they can still meet their daily exercise needs then as well!   It Prevents Diseases – Sports like gymnastics aid in disease prevention by promoting and maintaining a strong and healthy body. This is the key to preventing diseases later in life such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, asthma, cancer ─ among others. By teaching your toddler healthy behaviors early in life, they...

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How to have the best Summer Ever!

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

How to have the best Summer Ever!

Summer is coming up fast and it is time to start planning the best summer ever! We know being out of school gives kids a lot of free time and that time should be spent having a blast, learning new skills, exercising their mind, exercising their body, creating lasting memories, soaking in the sun and just being a kid. Our gymnastics camp is the perfect opportunity for kids to participate in a structured sport environment where they will have the opportunity to learn new gymnastics tricks while also perfecting the skills they already know. Our gymnastics camp is filled with amazing training from Olympic-affiliated coaches who will nurture your child’s ability to perform at advanced levels. Our gymnastics camp also includes visiting our local pool for recreational swimming because what is summer without soaking in the sun. Our summer camp is also a great opportunity for your son or daughter to creating lasting friendships with other kids who enjoy gymnastics just as much as they do. We will also spend time doing arts and crafts, karate, dancing, and playing games. Our award-winning gymnastics camp is sure to be the highlight of your kid’s summer! It will keep them highly active and motivated to stay healthy and fit. Summer 2017 is going to be awesome! Gymnastics camp is a great opportunity for kids who love to run, jump, play, and be active. We encourage all parents to plan creative, outdoorsy, and fun activities that they will remember forever. In addition to gymnastics camp, we want to provide you with some more awesome summer ideas and activities.   Summer is all about cold treats and delicious recipes. Try to find a great recipe that you and your kids can make together. It is always fun to take yummy fruits like watermelon and pineapples and make frozen treats such as Popsicle, slushies, and sorbets. Your kids will enjoy helping you in the kitchen and they will also enjoy eating their creations. Nutella cool whip popsicles, slushy strawberry lemonade, raspberry lemonade Slurpee, and homemade snow cones are all treats that you and your family are sure to enjoy. If you can’t find any recipes that fit your taste buds, then make your own recipes and be sure to write them down so you can remember the awesome creations you and your kids cooked up! Bring out all the flavors and foods you love and encourage your kids to make whatever their hearts’ desire. Help them create a book of their own recipes so they can remember all the amazing things they created. Encourage them to give their creations silly names!   Another way to make this summer the best summer ever is to create family fun nights. Family fun night can consist of game night, movie night, out on the town night, camping, barbecues, or adventure night. Family fun night can be anything creative and adventurous that you and your kids love to do. Another great idea is to create themes for your family fun night. For example, backyard movie night is a great way to spruce up classic movie nights. Get a projector and turn movie night into something you’ve never done before. Pack your favorite treats, blankets, pillows and pick a movie that everyone will enjoy and this will be a movie night...

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