Fruit is – or should be – a staple of the summer diet of both kids and adults. Especially active kids whose bodies tend to crave snacks to gain more energy. Fruits can be added to salads, eaten alone as a refreshing alternative to standard snack foods and even added to the plain water everyone needs to be drinking to remain properly healthy and hydrated to give it both a flavor and a nutrient kick. And have you ever tried grilled fruit on the BBQ? Totally delicious.Read More >
One of the biggest reasons many adults don’t stick to their workout routines is pure boredom. This is not that hard to understand. It can get extremely boring walking endlessly on the same treadmill at the gym or running the exact same route around your neighborhood day after day. People who tend to stick to their exercise routines are those who are actually having fun and mixing things up a bit.Read More >
It’s a common enough scenario. You pick up the kids from their gym, dance or cheer class and they’re hungry. And it’s getting late. And everyone, you included is a little tired and hangry. So, a stop to pick up fast food is certainly a tempting idea for a busy parent. But is that ever a good idea, especially for the athletic child who usually maintains a reasonably good diet?Read More >
Throughout the summer this year, Integrity Gymnastics will be branching out and offering day camp opportunities for kids that go beyond our better known physical activities and branch out into the world of arts and crafts. From creating fairy gardens and tie dye items to exploring space, the oceans and even the universe, the camp sessions will engage kids in all kinds of arts and crafts activities.Read More >
Any gymnast, of any age and any skill level, puts their leotards through some serious punishment. In an ideal situation, a good leotard should be one that fits well, looks good and does not cost a small fortune.
To achieve this, manufacturers usually use certain materials and construction techniques that are somewhat unique to the class of garment, something that does make them a little more fragile and in need of a slightly different care regime than ‘regular’ clothes if they are to last as long as they are supposed to. Here are some tips for caring for your gymnast’s leotards the right way to get the most out of your investment.Read More >
When most people – including many parents – think about dance classes for kids they picture a row of little girls in tutus practicing at a ballet barre or tapping their way, in formation, across the room. The fact is though that dance classes are not just for young girls, as an increase in the number of boys taking dance classes demonstrates. And there are in fact a number of advantages of taking dance that any young man can benefit from. Here’s a look at three of the biggest.Read More >
Summer camp; it’s a time honored tradition that millions of kids have enjoyed over the years. If you ever attended one yourself you may already be aware of how much fun they can be. If you didn’t you might not know how even day camps can benefit the minds and bodies of developing children.Read More >
Being the parent of a budding gymnast of any age does involve more than driving them to their next class, training session or meet and buying them the right equipment and clothing. Whether you know it or not you have a huge role to play in their enjoyment of their chosen sport. And this is true whether they are just taking gymnastics for fun or if they hope to get a little further into the world of competitive gymnastics. Here are four great ways you can help make your child’s gymnastics experience a positive, enjoyable one.Read More >
Anyone who has a child involved in organized sports will likely encounter one eventually; the bad sports parent. The parent that is the one that drives all of the others crazy. The one who screeches at the coaches, is unpleasant about other kids involved in the team/meet/class, the one who seems way too harsh on their own kid when they make a mistake or have a ‘bad day’.Read More >
Most parents know just how important it is that they try to get their kids eating healthy right from the time they begin to eat solid foods. And it is especially important if those kids are active in sports like gymnastics.
Being aware of this fact and actually managing to implement all the right diet changes can be rather tough though, because kids are, let’s be honest, very picky eaters.Read More >