Wendy Hilliard Gymnastics Foundation 

Born out of her own experience, Ms. Hilliard founded the Wendy Hilliard Gymnastics Foundation (WHGF) in 1996.

WHGF provides free and low-cost Gymnastics to underserved communities in Harlem, and Detroit with the mission to empower the lives of urban youth by improving their physical and mental health through gymnastics.

To date, WHGF has made gymnastics accessible to over 20,000 urban youth in NYC. …

As they approach almost twenty-five years in Harlem and five years in Detroit, the foundation allows all kids from every background to pursue a sport that they love and empowers them to want to succeed. …

When asked what words of wisdom she has for those interested in the sport, Ms. Hilliard recommended, “Go for it! Gymnastics can do wonders to your physical and mental health, from flexibility and strength to focus and discipline. These are skills kids can utilize in all walks of life.” …

How One Woman Is Making Gymnastics Accessible To Black Youth

FINALLY – an Adult Gymnastics podcast

It’s called Better Late with Pam Mujumdar.

Click through to listen to the trailer or subscribe via iTunes.

Episode #1 is an interview with Gina Paulhus.

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Adult-Gymnastics.com

ADULT GYMNASTICS

GYMNASTICS. IT’S NOT JUST FOR KIDS ANYMORE.

Gina Paulhus has improved her site complimenting the Facebook Group, “Just Like Fine Wine … Adult Gymnastics” which has been running since 2014.

Gina also started the world’s first exclusive Adult Gymnastics Camp in 2015.

Adult-Gymnastics.com links to training videos, access to forums and online groups, and ways to find an adult class or team.

Check it out …

ADULT-GYMNASTICS.com

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Online Summit for PRESCHOOL & REC GYMNASTICS COACHES

March 26-27, 2020.

It’s FREE.

Register here.

Speakers include …

Ali Stoffels
Jeff Lulla
Kyle Shewfelt

Topics include …

Conditioning Can Be Fun!

25 Small Things That Make a Big Difference in Preschool Classes

Developing a Personal Best Philosophy

Teach. Praise. Correct.

Working Through the Challenges to Successfully Support Behaviour in Class

Marketing Guide for Gymnastics Gyms

Peter Daggett:

This all-inclusive Marketing Guide goes over everything you need to know to help you increase class registrations, boost referrals, and improve your renewal rates.

With a focus on new strategies for the digital age …

Key to this approach is connecting with people via text rather than email. They are far more likely to read and respond to SMS.

Details.

Prices start at $45 / month.

If you want to know more, schedule a demo with Peter.

DVD – IMPACT – teaching safe landings

Gymnastics coaches are not the world experts in safe landings (martial arts coaches are better) but our gyms are the best equipped and most easily accessible venues for teaching all athletes how “not to hurt themselves” when falling.

In Gymnastics I’d name Keith Russell (Canada) as principle evangelist teaching safe landings.

But the best landings video comes from the late, great expert videographer coach Charles Minster from Tasmania.

It’s called IMPACT – Safe landings — but sadly seems to be no longer available.

Click PLAY or watch a short sample of the DVD on YouTube.

The DVD teaches landing SKILLS. Then progresses to games and activities appropriate for all athletes.

There are testimonials from Aussie Rules football coaches, for example. (It reminds me of when the famed Crusaders professional rugby team trained safety rolls at Christchurch School of Gymnastics in New Zealand.)

 

learning about WINNING and LOSING

Jeremy Mosier likes challenging games for kids. He feels it’s a good way to start learning about being a good winner. And good loser.

For example, MAT WARS.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Be sure all of the kids in your group can handle this challenge physically and emotionally.

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journalist trains like Paul Ruggeri for a month

Spencer Althouse, age-27, a journalist from Buzzfeed, was not a gymnast.

He decided to train at Paul Ruggeri’s Gym for a month … like Paul Ruggeri.

He got a training diet from Paul. And his morning warm-up and (mostly) stuck with them for a month.

Click through to see how he did.

I Trained Like A Gymnast For 30 Days And Here’s What Happened

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