How some Canadian gymnasts became actors

Several Manjak’s Gymnastics athletes auditioned for roles in the new Family Channel Canada TV show called My Perfect Landing … and got the jobs.

More often gymnasts simply play stunt doubles for actors.

The TV series debuts in Canada on Sunday, March 1st at 11:30 am et/pt. It’s already playing in the UK.

Click PLAY or watch it on Facebook.

College gymnasts should be paid for name, image, likeness

Nancy Armour: 

“You either get to go pro or you get to go to NCAA,” said Morgan Hurd, who has retained her eligibility despite winning the world all-around title in 2017.

“There’s no in-between, you get one or the other. But football players, they get to go to NCAA and then they get to go pro, too, and get paid.” …

Katelyn Ohashi was featured on talk shows and news programs after one of her floor routines went viral in January 2019. Politicians tweeted about her. She was featured in Rolling Stone’s “Women Shaping the Future” issue, and asked to do op-eds.

She didn’t get a dime from any of it. …

Opinion: Allow gymnasts, like football players, to cash in on name, image, likeness

Carlos Yulo for Nestlé MILO

Inspiring ad.

That’s Yulo’s brother Karl playing him as a boy.

MILO was a sponsor of the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.

However, World Floor Champion 2019 Carlos Edriel Yulo was not brought up in an expensive house like this. His father worked as a messenger.

Yulo started  as a street tumbler in a public park near Manila Zoo.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Katelyn Ohashi for HP Spectre

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Click PLAY or watch it on Instagram.

NEW Gymnastics TV show – My Perfect Landing

My Perfect Landing follows a family of gymnasts through their struggles of dealing with a life- changing move from Miami to Toronto, Canada.

Click PLAY or watch it on Facebook.

It’s filmed at Manjak’s Gymnastics in Toronto and features gymnasts from the club.

The show launches today in the U.K.

In Canada March 2020 on the Family Channel.

I’m not sure about the rest of the world.

(via Kelsey Arnold)

Simone’s post-Olympics Tour

The Olympic and world champion is headlining a tour in the fall of 2020 that will be a mixture of sports and entertainment intended to inspire the next generation of female athletes.

The “Gold Over America” tour will visit more than 35 cities …

The women-only roster will reunite Biles with longtime friend Katelyn Ohashi. …

The plan is to utilize giant video screens, pyrotechnics and an in-house DJ.

“We want this to be completely different,” Biles said. “There will be dancing. Hopefully trampoline. Something people have never seen before.” …

USA Gymnastics typically coordinates a post-Olympic tour of its own, though there are no plans for one in 2020.

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about that ‘Coaching Shortage’

Tony Retrosi:

Gymnasts who could choose to become coaches are choosing not to. …

As gym owners we need to make coaching a profession. Educate our staff. Make them proud of what they do. We need to charge for classes and team enough to pay our staff a sustainable wage. If we do that we will see the ranks of coaches grow. Making coaching and teaching gymnastics a competitive profession.

Make Coaching A Profession