on success …

See it on instagram.

Gymnastics so much MORE than a sport

Here’s an excellent 10min film based on a real story. Inspirational.

“We Are Gymnasts” is the first segment of the 2012 TRC Gymnastics team banquet video.

Click PLAY or watch it on Vimeo.

Directed and Produced by XDP. All proceeds donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

(via Chalk Bucket forum)

Why Gymnastics?

Tony Retrosi:

1. Dealing with difficult people
2. Doing a job under pressure.
3. Sticking with a hard task.
4. Ignoring Doubters.
5. Understanding the Boss (i.e. Coach)

10 Reasons to let your child get involved with competitive Gymnastics (or any competitive sport)

Click through to see the rest.

Calgary Gymnastics Centre gymnasts via Brett MacAulay

I love gymnastics


on hand rips

The first time a child rips it’s a big shock. For the gymnast. And Mom.

hand rip

Gym Gab posted a discussion on the topic.

Rips are injuries. To be prevented as much as possible. Smarter gymnasts and coaches suffer fewer rips than the average gym.

Training Bar in a circuit is recommended. The hands cool off during the stations NOT causing friction on the rail.

Using Safety Straps is recommended. More reps, less distress.

Wearing grips is recommended. Gymnasts can start as young as age-7 or 8.

Leave a comment if you have a strong opinion on this topic.

Aly Raisman on “body shaming”

Our Olympic Floor Champion is very well spoken. A leader and role model.

Click PLAY or watch her on Facebook.

related – Aly Raisman will grace the cover of the April issue of Inside Gymnastics.

Gymnastics Life Lessons

Anne Josephson:

Here are 25 lessons that gymnastics (and other sports) brings to us:

1. How to deal with fear
2. How to deal with failure
3. How to get along with others
4. How to manage time
5. How to take criticism


work - life lesson

happiness in Gymnastics

unhappy Anne Josephson posted a thoughtful article on happiness. And unhappiness.

1. I must be perfect.
2. I must make constant progress.
3. There is only one path to success.

9 Beliefs That Will (Eventually, Probably) Lead Your Gymnast to Quit (or at Least be Very Unhappy)