Young gymnasts perform some amazing feats every time they step into a gym. However, as back to school time rolls around again and a new school year begins young gymnasts begin trying to master a balancing act that has very little to do with a four inch beam; balancing their school work with their athletic commitments.Read More >
While there are still a few more weeks before the long summer vacation ends, back to school time really isn’t too far away. And whether you are a parent, a kid or maybe even a grandparent, it’s a time that can be as stressful as it is exciting.
Back to school time brings with it lots of changes, and lots of chances to experience new challenges. That’s why it’s a great time to refocus and you do not even need to be a student to benefit from that mindset.Read More >
Whether you’ve been with your significant other for a year, ten years or even longer, date night is a ritual that should be regularly observed. And we know, this is hardly news to most of you as practically every relationship expert ever repeats this same snippet of advice over and over again. But for parents, often even getting to make it all the way through watching a TV show together without interruption can be hard, let alone actually getting to do something as ‘frivolous’ as head out to a movie that does not feature a talking pink pony or a sparkly vampire as a main character.Read More >
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 >