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  • Rick Mc 3:17 am on October 28, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    small classes are GOOD 

    Coach / educator Lukas Stritt:

    Small classes are good for students:


    Taiso Gymnastics, Saskatoon

    Taiso Gymnastics, Saskatoon

    Parents know that small classes are better for their children, especially preschoolers.

    If your class size is smaller than the competition, be sure to ADVERTISE that fact. :-)

  • Rick Mc 2:44 pm on August 27, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Prairie Fire Cheerleading preschool 

    A Cheer program with preschool?


    Prairie Fire Cheerleading is really excited to introduce our newest programming!

    This Fall we will begin an exciting adventure with our Preschool Play and Learn Gym Classes! We will also be offering a preschool drop in class for kids to have some fun and burn up some energy while working on body awareness and motor skills in a controlled, coach led environment!



    One of the owners is a former Artistic Gymnast and coach, expert in running preschool gym.

    Note that the blurb is posted on kijiji. That’s a free online classified ad site (owned by Ebay), something like Craig’s List.

  • Rick Mc 8:57 pm on August 13, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Gymtastic Gymtools at U.S. Congress 

    Darlene the Bean:

    If you’re going to the USA Gymnastics Congress in Hartford this week, I will be speaking about the importance of understanding growth and development when teaching a pre-school gymnastics program.

    A fun, simple and educational workshop providing practical and easy to use tools for teaching and designing a “super” child centred gymnastics program. The focus of this session will be on defining and describing the characteristics of the whole child physically, socially, emotionally and mentally at each age and stage.


  • Rick Mc 3:19 am on August 1, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Gymnastics Australia – LaunchPad 

    LaunchPad is a Gymnastics Australia initiative and combines fundamental gymnastics activities and programs who develop broad movement skills in children (0-12 years) through fun, safe and challenging activities.

    LaunchPad’s programs are all about fundamental movement. They’ve been especially designed to provide children the opportunity to practice, develop and, most importantly, enjoy moving through a wide-range of activities that will help them to develop physically, socially and cognitively.

    Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

    Gym Fun
    Gym Skills

    Levels are well named. :-)

  • Rick Mc 11:32 am on February 12, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Gymnastics bring a friend week 

    The most effective way to increase membership, in my experience.

    Insurance coverage is the only issue.

    bring a friend

    Mismo Gymnastics on Facebook

  • Rick Mc 10:39 pm on January 21, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Mismo preschool graphic 

    Kelley Durbin-Williams shared Mismo Gymnastics’s photo on Facebook.

    My very dear friend and colleague, Jake Zeimet, created this amazing new logo to represent the cool things that happen in the preschool gymnastics program at Mismo!


  • Rick Mc 7:29 am on January 3, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Top 10 Tumblebear products 

    20% Off “Best Of” 2012

    Patti Komara via email:

    Below are the top ten products that were purchased in 2012. I pride myself in offering educational products designed to help the owner, manager, and instructors. Purchase any of these products on InstantGymformation.com and take 20% off your whole order now until January 15, 2013.

    Don’t forget with InstantGymfrmation.com you get your products instantly as video downloads and e-books so that means a lower price AND no shipping charges. These products are also available as hard copies at 20% off (shipping charges apply) at tumblebear.com. When ready to check out use code 2012.

    Top 10 Tumblebear Connection Products Countdown-

    10. #172 School-Age Stations and Drills

    9. #155 – Camps – One Day Money Makers

    8. #128 – Back Handspring Drills/Back Handspring Clinic

    7. #229 – Preschool & School-Age Star Achievement Award Program

    6. #226 – Preschool Theme Lesson Plans from Across the U.S.A

    5. #165 – Increase Your Daytime Income with Preschool Special Events

    4. #720 – Preschool Tumbling Handstamps and Coloring Pages-ONLY AVAILABLE AT tumblebear.com- click here to order.

    3. #213 – Parent and Tot Complete Training Kit

    2. #500 Flaghouse Presents… Patti Komara’s Fast Track Training System for Preschool Gymnastics GREAT DEAL-4 DVDs, test, answer kets, certificate of completeion and 84-page binder of notes – only $159.95

    1. #169 – Hundreds of Stations for Preschool


  • Rick Mc 8:56 am on November 28, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Play it Forward – Rec Gym 

    Dar wants underprivileged kids to do Gymnastics.

    Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

    She’s the Rec guru behind GymtasticsGymTools.

  • Rick Mc 5:22 pm on October 8, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    daycare preschoolers active 2-3% of the time 

    More than one third of US children are now overweight or obese …

    About 75% of preschoolers in the US spend most of their days in child care centers, and they’re not moving around for 70% to 83% of their hours there; in fact, they’re only active about 2% to 3% of the time.


    Dr. Kristen Copeland, a pediatrician at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and her colleagues have been conducting a series of focus group studies …

    In the current study, published in the journal Pediatrics, the team focused on societal factors that could make it difficult to maintain physical activity programs. After conducting nine focus groups with 49 child care providers in Cincinnati, Ohio, the team found three main societal barriers to exercise —

    … concerns about the children injuring themselves while at play

    … financial constraints that limited some centers’ ability to purchase playground equipment

    … and a growing emphasis on academic learning over unstructured physical play time.


    Parents. Take personal responsibility for the PHYSICAL EDUCATION of your children. Schools and Day Cares are NOT getting the job done.

    Here’s what preschoolers SHOULD be doing.


  • Rick Mc 2:37 pm on September 27, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Darlene “the Bean” teaching preschool 

    … founder of GymtasticsGymTools.com, your gymnastics and teaching tool resource website. All of our products are professionally designed and illustrated to help you become a better teacher, coach or grow your gymnastics program.

    I’ve made it so easy too. All our content can be easily downloaded to your computer in minutes. …


    Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

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