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  • Rick Mc 3:02 am on May 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    GYMNOVA inflatable equipment 

    I love inflatable equipment. Fun. Safe. Soft.

    Click PLAY or watch it on Facebook.

    Inflatables are ideal in situations where equipment needs to be moved and/or stored. If you have a permanent Gym, regular mats are much more durable, however.

  • Rick Mc 12:24 pm on February 23, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Fitness Games and Activities 

    by site editor Rick McCharles

    Inspired by the work of Gymnastics coach educator Keith Russell from Canada, we videotaped over 170 of the best games and activities for kids.

    Most require no special equipment. The GOAL is to improve MOTOR and PHYSICAL FITNESS using your own body weight … while having FUN. 🙂

    Tumbl Trak sponsored the videos. You can find them on the Tumbl Trak YouTube channel.

    The first 22 – ORGANIZING kids – were just published. Click PLAY or watch those on YouTube.

    MORE will be coming over the coming months.


  • Rick Mc 3:03 am on May 6, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Gymnova inflatable gymnastics equipment 

    More Air Mats for fun and fitness in a safe environment.

    Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

  • 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 3:03 am on April 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Fitness Wheel – Special Needs Gymnastics 

    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.

  • Rick Mc 7:04 am on April 1, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Rec Gymnastics in China 

    Former Chinese team member Liang Cheng now coaches at Capital City Gymnastics in Edmonton, Canada.

    He and Jeff Thomson, former Men’s Programme Director for Gymnastics Canada, now CEO of Inspire Sports, want to bring Recreational Gymnastics to China.

    In China, kindergarten-age children who show potential and the right physical characteristics are normally selected to begin training at a state-run gymnastics school, but there is little recourse for those who aren’t selected for the intense training regimen but still want to do gymnastics. Cheng’s idea, based on what he learned in Canada, was to build a recreational gymnastics facility where children and adults alike could learn gymnastics skills for fun and fitness. …

    In 2011, Cheng and Thomson opened Inspire Sports, a non-competitive 15,000.00 square foot gymnastics facility in the Jiangsu Province, outside of Shanghai. It was the first Gymnastics for All facility in China …

    … gymnastics classes are combined with something else that would be beneficial to China’s youth: English language immersion. Inspire Sports instructors include Canadians, Americans and Australians …

    The Inspire gymnastics project has been so successful that Cheng and Thomson plan to open another to another 25 to 30 similar gyms in China within the next five years. …

    Growing Gymnastics for All in China, one gym at a time

    Here’s a video from the first Gym opening in 2011. Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

    related – Growing Gymnastics for All in China, one gym at a time

  • Rick Mc 8:03 pm on March 19, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    backward hip circle training 

    Here’s a nifty product. 🙂

    Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

  • Rick Mc 3:03 am on January 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Beth Tweddle on children’s fitness 

    Starting out at the age of seven, Beth went on to become an Olympic Bronze Medalist, triple World Champion, six-time European Champion, Commonwealth Champion and seven-times consecutive National Champion, cementing her place as Britain’s greatest ever-female gymnast.

    Although memories of Beth taking the Bronze in the Uneven Bars at London 2012 – the culmination of an incredible career – will not be forgotten anytime soon, sharing a fierce passion for gymnastics with future generations has become her new focus.

    So how can parents encourage their kids to exercise?

    By making it fun for the child and getting involved themselves. If they feel involved and interested, I think they are more likely to encourage their children to keep going with it or try something new. …

    What’s more important for kids starting out in sport, fun or desire?

    I think it has to be fun! Without the fun element they are less likely to continue

    Olympic medallist Beth Tweddle on getting kids active and ‘her’ sport

    Click through to learn more about this fitness watch called the LeapBand.

    Beth LeapBand

    related – National Team member Dan Keatings is visiting U.K. schools to promote fitness, sport and healthy living.

    (via FIG)

  • Rick Mc 3:03 am on December 16, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Gymnova Rec Gymnastics equipment 

    Gymnast Crossing linked to this video. It features some of the coolest mat innovations by the French company.

    Special needs kids are featured.

    Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

  • Rick Mc 3:04 am on October 8, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    IEGA Gymnastics Club promo 

    Another terrific video ad from our friends in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The competitive team is called Avant Coeur.


    Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

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