Kids Gymnastics, Nairobi, Kenya

Patrick Owuor asks that you LIKE his club Facebook page.

Gymnastics is alive and well in Kenya. :-)


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free clinic Mt. Pleasant MI

The first of the Tumbl Trak Choose Your Habits clinics goes May 23, 2013.

It’s targeted at advanced recreation and pre-comp coaches.

9:15 – 10:00 Handstand Essentials
10:00 – 10:45 Tumbling

10:45 – 11:00 Break

11:00 – 11:45 Vaulting
11:45 – 12:30 Bars

12:30- 1:30 Lunch provided by Tumbl Trak (yes, there is such a thing as a FREE lunch!)

1:30 – 2:15 Beam
2:15- 2:45 Strength & Conditioning

2:45 – 3:00 Break

3:00 – 3:45 Alternative Programs
3:45 – 4:15 Q & A Community Forum

4:15 – 4:30 Closing Comments and Conclusion

It’s free, if you can make it. But register online ASAP as numbers are limited.

tumbl trak do it again
… In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Tumbl Trak will be hosting several FREE Recreational Coaches Clinics during the summer of 2013! …

1st pit Rounders in Canada

I believe Gymtastics in Calgary is the first Canadian club to replace their pit foam with Rounders.

Rounders Gymtastics

Rounders™ are the only pit foam available with a flame retardant cover. A unique conical shape.

Club Founder Dar Fedyna is well pleased with the investment.

Cost is perhaps double regular pit cubes. But the lifespan of Rounders should be 2-3 times regular cubes.

For a higher initial cost you have a much cleaner gym. With lower risk of allergic reaction to dust.

Ideal for Recreation programs.


The cubes are slippery. Kids get buried deeper than in regular foam. Adults have trouble climbing out. … I learned that by jumping in myself.

You might want to ready a throw rope for self-rescuing Adult Rec gymnasts. :-)

I’m convinced.

Any future gym of mine will not have regular (filthy) foam cubes. It’s Rounders or resi-pit.

related – Darlene “The Bean” Fedyna is the Rec guru behind Gymtastics Gym Tools. She’ll be presenting for the first time at USA Congress 2013. I’ll be at those sessions, for sure.

gymnastics at Blue Heron school

Tumbl Trak, one of the co-sponsors, sent me to assist at a 2-day fitness event in January. We taught “gymnastics” to students at Blue Heron Middle School in Washington State.

Carrie Spender put together a highlights photo montage.

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Note the equipment, mostly round, soft and safe. Safety was highest priority.

related – special needs gymnastics – Fitness Wheel

(via Rec Gymnastics)

USAG Dora the Explorer

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Thanks Brigid.

(via Rec Gymnastics)

Play it Forward – Rec Gym

Dar wants underprivileged kids to do Gymnastics.

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She’s the Rec guru behind GymtasticsGymTools.

(via Rec Gymnastics)

thanks Prince Albert Gymnastics

Thanks to P.A. Aerials for having me guest coach last week. I replaced Mike Amouri while he was away on vacation.

They have an astonishingly excellent facility for a remote town of 35,000 people.

I led two sessions for their Rec / Preschool coaches:

• Have More FUN in the Gym
• Detailed Class Planning

How about this? Three dedicated safety strap bars, including this one — an SA men’s rail in the low bar slot of an SA set of Bars.

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