The ‘Gymnastics for fun’ Seminar will be held from October 9 till 11 2015 in Lillsved (SWE)
Let’s meet the international instructors:
Keith Russell (CAN)
Embla Holmgren and Nivin Shaker (SWE)
Christoph Renfer (SUI)
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Kyle Shewfelt Gymnastics is a new club in Canada.
Business is great. The club booming. I stopped by to interview Kyle and Krystal as to “best practice” in non-competitive Gymnastics.
Though Kyle is an Olympic Gold medalist, their mission is to “become Calgary and Canada’s leader in non-competitive gymnastics programming“.
The facility is clean and bright. The vision clear to anyone who walks in the door.
more facility photos
They have a lot of happy, healthy participants.
more in-gym photos
I had to click through to a post with that title. :-)
There’s no doubt we need change our current “children’s prison” model. In Japan there’s a brave, new model.
Architect Takaharu Tezuka explains in a TEDx Kyoto talk how one school created a kindergarten that doesn’t fight against kids’ natural impulses. It counts on them. …
The roof is a giant ring of a playground. Why? Kids love to run in circles. …
Click PLAY or watch a TED Talk on YouTube. Takaharu Tezuka: The best kindergarten you’ve ever seen
Soft. Safe. Round.
The unique inflatable Fitness Wheel is ideal for those with special needs. And ALL CHILDREN are special. It’s great for everyone.
Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.
Tumbl Trak just posted a series of videos on Special Needs Gymnastics. Browse the Grow Through Movement playlist.
Everyone’s least favourite job. Who knows what we’re going to find at the bottom.
Best for non-competitive gyms are solid Resi Pits. We don’t need to train multiple somersaults with multiple twists.
Equipment companies can give you quotes on every type of landing pit.
Foam pits are FUN. A good draw for kids checking out your facility. But ultimately I’d rather have something cleaner.
related – covered foam UCS Rounders pits
The best Tumbl Trak video yet for physically and mentally challenged kids.
Tumbl Trak is proud to introduce our latest work in Special Needs Movement. In collaboration with Occupational Therapists, teachers, parents and students we are learning more every day about the incredible benefits Tumbl Trak equipment offers students with special needs.
Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.
ALL our kids are special. Growth and Development chronologies are similar. The only differences is that these specialists have broken down the movement patterns into smaller pieces. In safer environments. Soft and rounded.
Reposted by Rick McCharles from GymnasticsCoaching.com
My home town Calgary is not quite as stupid as, for example, Hamilton. :-)
But we’re pretty stupid. Socialist nations like Canada have governments with enough spare time to invent city bylaws like: “those who slide outside the city’s 18 approved hills could face a $100 fine”.
Calgary’s media has made much ado about the city’s tobogganing rules in recent weeks — to the point where Mayor Naheed Nenshi blamed “bored journalists” trying to stir up controversy.
Now Rick Mercer has taken it upon himself to poke a bit of fun at (the) bylaw ..
(For the record, the city does not recall ever giving out a tobogganing fine. Ever.)
Click PLAY or watch comedian Rick Mercer on YouTube.
Certainly no Calgarian I know pays any attention to tobogganing restrictions. We slide wherever we want. But with one eye out in case a Toboggan Cop shows up. :-)
Over protective restrictions on youth activity contribute to child obesity. We want kids tobogganing more, not less.