the good old days

International Gymnastics Camp late 1970s.

Abie Grossfeld, Fred Orlofsky, Jerry George, Don Tonry, Fred Roethlisberger, Bruno Klaus.

old gymnasts

Adult Summer Gymnastics Camp 2015

Portsmouth NH–Summer 2015

Fri. July 17- Sun. July 19, 2015

Come to a 3-day camp where competitive and recreational adult gymnasts of all levels can learn at their own pace alongside our internationally recognized staff!

Although we are still in the planning phase we are working on some great things. In addition to 5 three-hour training sessions, there will be a Saturday night group activity and an afternoon at the beautiful NH beaches on Sunday. There are 2 major airports within an hour (Manchester NH and Boston MA). Once you are in the area of Atlantic Gymnastics in Portsmouth, you will not need a vehicle.


Many of the attendees will be competitive adult gymnasts. Prep op as well as JO levels 7 thru 10 via the AAU.

(via Masters Gymnastics)

Make it Right Gymnastics Camp

USA TOPS, Developmental and National Team Staff were the clinicians at this excellent and inspiring event in Vegas.

Vault – Todd Gardiner

Bars 1 – Neil Resnik

Bars 2 – Tom Forster

Bars 3 – Su Peter

Beam 1 – Tammy Biggs

Beam 2 – Tammy Salcianu

Floor 1- Back Tumbling and twisting – Ivan Ivanov

Floor 2- Front Tumbling and twisting – Pete Arenas

Trampoline & TumblTrak – Craig Zappa

Dance – Antonia Markova

Flexibility – Cheri Shipp

Physical test abilities – Sorin Salcianu

Judging – Kathy Feldman

Camp Director – Tammy Biggs and Tammy Salcianu

Gymnastics Industry Leaders and Sponsors:

Tumbl Trak – James Parent

JK Rep – Lisa Beam – Karl Stubsjoen

Click PLAY or watch a highlights video on YouTube.

Next Camp in June – 12, 13, 14 – 2015

Gnarly in Pink

Tumbl Trak’s Carrie Spender Lennox showed me this skateboard video. She loves the content. And loves the editing. Carrie’s been doing a lot of video editing, of late. :-)

Woodward West.

This short film celebrates the “Pink Helmet Posse,” three 6-year-old girls who share an unusual passion: skateboarding.

Produced by: Kristelle Laroche and Ben Mullinkosson

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

(via New York Times)

Camp – the Coach’s Perspective

James Parent and I collaborated for an article on the Tumbl Talk blog:

I am fortunate enough to get to take time off and go to some of the most amazing gymnastics camps ever. Every camp has a different feel and a different training style so make sure to pick one that either suites your immediate needs or will challenge you to change. There are many benefits, from the coach’s perspective to attending camps. …

read more – Camp – the Coach’s Perspective

Tumbl Trak Whistler 600

James and I both travel pretty much non-stop, gym to gym, camp to camp, clinic to clinic.

That photo was from our January 2014 visit to Whistler Gymnastics. I’m driving back to Whistler today for B.C. Congress. :-)

IGC coaches

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge – Woodward


Milheim Fire Co. brought 3,000 gallons of COLD water for a high pressure week 11 dousing.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.