Getting involved in sports is something that everyone agrees is a great idea for kids – especially for teenagers whose idea of the ideal after school activity is often playing Madden on the Xbox or spending hours on Facebook rather than actually getting out and being active on a regular basis. Any sport comes…

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At what age can – or should – a child begin gymnastics? It’s a question that gymnastics schools, coaches and instructors hear all the time. And the most basic answer any of them can offer is that there are no hard and fast rules. There are no legal or even generalized ‘rules’. There are gyms…

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When a child, no matter what age, takes gymnastics classes there are certain supplies their parents will need to buy (as is the case in pretty much any sport). And with budding female gymnasts, even the youngest ones, that  includes at least one leotard. As they progress in the sport, it may be that they end…

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Gymnastics really is a sport suitable for both boys and girls, for both toddlers and teens and for young bodies of all shapes and sizes. There are, however, some ongoing myths and misconceptions about gymnastics that prevent parents from encouraging, or even considering, allowing their child to enroll in a gymnastics class. And that’s a…

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Every parent wants to do the best things for their kids. Every parent wants to find new ways to bond with their kids, especially when they are very young. And every parent certainly wants to make sure that their child is happy and healthy. And the fact is that by participating in a Parent/Tot gymnastics…

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“How was gym today?” is a question every gym parent wants to ask their kid on the car ride home. Unfortunately, this age-old, open-ended question loses it’s importance when the word “fine” become the oh-so-common answer. Here is a list of 25 questions to ask your young athlete (not all in the same day of…

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Raising children can be a hugely rewarding, life-enriching experience but it can also be a huge source of stress and sometimes even despair. There are those who will wax lyrical about how every moment of child-rearing is a joy, but any realistic parent knows that those people are liars. Children lie to their parents. They…

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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…

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Believe it or not, it’s not too long until the big holiday season rolls around again. If you are an organized, savvy holiday shopper – as most of us do try to be every year – no doubt you’ve already at least started thinking about your shopping lists and what should be on them.

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