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  • Rick Mc 3:02 am on November 8, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    stop telling me my active daughter might get hurt 

    Dear strangers, please stop telling me my active daughter might get hurt

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  • Rick Mc 3:03 am on August 26, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Canadian kids are not fit 

    Parents should know that schools are NOT physically educating their children. 😦

    The latest ParticipACTION Report Card examines kids’ overall physical activity and, for the first time, grades their movement skills. There’s a lot of room for improvement.

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    Canadian kids are getting a D-minus in physical activity

    Quoted in that article is Mount Royal University movement education instructor Nadine Van Wyk, former Gymnastics coach. She knows fitness.

     
  • Rick Mc 3:03 am on June 19, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Teaching Proprioception through Gymnastics 

    Tumbl Trak:

    Rounding out our special needs video series is our overview video on proprioception. Our proprioceptive system is another sense that often slips under the radar. If you are thinking, “Wait, proprio-WHAT?!” I encourage you to check out this short video. …

    Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

     
  • Rick Mc 3:03 am on March 4, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Recreation gymnasts have stronger bones 

    Former gymnast, assistant professor University of Saskatchewan College of Kinesiology, Marta Erlandson:

    “During my PhD I studied recreational gymnastic participants and found that with one to two hours a week, children have better bone strength, especially at the forearm,” said Marta Erlandson, assistant professor in the College of Kinesiology. “This finding is a big advantage, because the upper limb is the most common site of fracture in childhood, with roughly 65 per cent of all fractures being at the wrist.” …

    “Since we’ve shown that one to two hours of recreational level skills per week has a positive impact on bone health, we want to take that model into the school and work with teachers so they understand these gymnastic-type activities and how they can have a long-term impact on the bone health of these kids,” she said. …

    Strong kids, strong bones

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  • Rick Mc 3:03 am on November 12, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Kyle Shewfelt: gymnastics is the best start for kids to be active 

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    After retiring from competition, Shewfelt’s dream was to build Calgary’s premier non-competitive gymnastics centre where everyone, from six-month-old babies in diapers to adults to Olympic athletes, could reap the benefits of physical activity and gymnastics in a fun, supportive environment. …

    Global News

    Click through to learn more about one of the best Recreational Gymnastics clubs I know. Only 2 years old.

     
  • Rick Mc 3:03 am on October 20, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    risk essential to childhood development 

    “Risky play, involving perhaps rough and tumble, height, speed, playing near potentially dangerous elements such as water, cliffs and exploring alone with the possibility of getting lost, gives children a feeling of thrill and excitement.”

    Risk is an essential component of a balanced childhood. Exposure to healthy risk, particularly physical, enables children to experience fear, and learn the strengths and limitations of their own body. …

    Risk is essential to childhood – as are scrapes, grazes, falls and panic

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    Kids should learn their limits, make their mistakes, in a supervised, padded playroom. Not on a bike or jumping from a garage roof.

     
  • Rick Mc 3:01 am on June 23, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    backward roll for beginner 

    The backward roll is a very difficult skill for beginner gymnasts to learn. Here Christopher Brown from California Sports Centers shows a drill he uses to teach this basic gymnastic skill.

    Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

    The head is disproportionately large relative to the rest of the body in young children. That makes backward rolling significantly more difficult.

     
  • Rick Mc 3:03 am on May 11, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Gymnastics – learning to climb 

    A child’s “job” is to play. They should be climbing. A lot. But safely.

    Click PLAY or watch a Special Needs video on YouTube. ALL kids are special.

    Related series of videos on Special Needs Gymnastics. Browse the Grow Through Movement playlist.

     
  • Rick Mc 3:03 am on May 5, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Air Mat – Special Needs Gymnastics 

    Soft but durable.

    The Power Launch has seen a lot of action in therapy clinics and schools that work with children who have sensory needs. Wait till you see the innovative uses we’ve come up with!!

    Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

    More videos like this on Tumbl Trak the Grow Through Movement playlist.

     
  • Rick Mc 3:07 am on April 29, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    17 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD ENROLL YOUR DAUGHTER IN GYMNASTICS 

    Gymnastics HQ:

    1. GYMNASTICS WILL HELP TO MAKE YOUR DAUGHTER STRONG.

    2. GYMNASTICS WILL INCREASE YOUR DAUGHTER’S FLEXIBILITY.

    3. GYMNASTICS WILL HELP TO STRENGTHEN YOUR DAUGHTER’S BONES.

    17 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD ENROLL YOUR DAUGHTER IN GYMNASTICS CLASSES

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    Click through to see the rest. 🙂

     
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