Maggie Nichols on Cool Friends

UPDATE – Maggie seemed to suffer a minor injury on Floor this weekend. ☹️

Episode 2, season 2 is a good one.

If you are looking for life inspiration, follow Maggie.

Peng Peng on GymCastic

Listen to episode #346.

Peng is doing a number of event appearances this year as she’s no longer (finally) restricted by NCAA regulations.

Also, subscribe.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Gymnastics Canada rebrands

From here, we soar.

… pleased to unveil a new brand for the organization as we embark on our 50th Anniversary year …

… new logo, tagline, and social media handles …

Our social media channels have also taken on the new brand and bilingual identity @gymcan1:


Clothing featuring the new Gymnastics Canada logo is now available at our online store: http://shop.gymcan.og.

Gymnastics Canada 

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. Easily the best edit they’ve ever produced.

Canada has never had a top notch website nor social media. This looks to me like a big improvement.

by site editor Rick McCharles is the sister site to this one. It’s dedicated to non-competitive programs at Gymnastics clubs, schools and … wherever.

“… where coaches, teachers, educators and program directors can discuss ideas, games, lesson plans, etc. … Everything non-competitive.”

Anyone can read and comment. But what we really need are experts in the field who will share their expertise.

Email RickMcCharles (a) if you think you might want to be a micro blogger on RecGymnastics.

Of course you can subscribe to by email or RSS.

Sam interviews Jill Hicks

… known as the “College Recruiting Expert” …

… Over time, the college recruiting process for gymnastics has drastically changed.

Jill’s consulting company, Jill Hicks Consulting LLC, strives to market her support for college-bound gymnastics to choose what the best fit is for them. …

To listen subscribe on iTunes. Or Android.

Or listen online from the I Have Cool Friends website.

Sam Peszek’s new podcast

I Have Cool Friends

Episode #1 is an interview with Mary Lee Tracy.

Samantha Peszek is on a mission to connect athletes, coaches, and parents with the best resources the gymnastics world has to offer.

Utilizing Samantha’s gymnastics network (she really does have cool friends), guests will be experts in their field and shed a light on hot topics, tips for improvement, and inspiration. …

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Click through to subscribe via iTunes. It’s free.

If you want to subscribe for Android or listen online, click through to Sam’s I Have Cool Friends website.

Sam travels a lot with her Beam Queen Bootcamp events and is very connected with coaches.

The Routine Podcast #24

Best episode yet, I’d say.

Our favourite mother and daughter interview team relay a good sense for what happened in St. Louis at one of the most exciting NCAA Nationals ever.

They want to celebrate the sport.

It was lovely to get to meet the duo in person outside the arena between sessions.

They have a charming interview with Michigan’s BRIANNA BROWN and her Mom. And some random coach.

To listen, subscribe on iTunes.

EPIC GymCastic audiocast #301

Peng Gets a 20, Martha Gets a Zero

Over 10,000 hours long, this one is well worth listening to.

Even if you attended Nationals in St. Louis you’ll learn something new. Coaching fashion tips, in particular.

I thought NCAA Nationals judging was no worse than usual … but it looks worse than usual when you have more judges and they can’t stay in range.

Despite the CRACK, Spencer is OK with most of the final rankings: team, individual and apparatus.

I was a bit distracted celebrating Peng’s 20 and didn’t pay much attention to Saturday’s Dateline TV show with Maroney and the Karolyis. After all, it’s network TV. Normally pretty bland.

Happily Jessica and Spencer dissect the interview in detail putting statements in context and into the timeline. It doesn’t look good for USA Gymnastics.

If you don’t subscribe, you can listen streamed via their website



Gymnasticsville podcast on iTunes

episode 84 – Simon Biles and Stacey Ervin Jr. the cutest gymnastics couple of all-time?

Gymnasticsville started up over a year ago. At first you could only listen via their website –

But it’s now available on iTunes. Subscribe once and have every episode downloaded automatically as it becomes available.