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  • Rick Mc 3:01 am on November 30, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Self-taught Trampoline is too Dangerous 

    Landon Smith broke his neck at Jump Park Trampoline in January.

    We recommend that EVERYONE train with certified, experienced coaches at a Club. Backyard Tramps and drop-in Trampoline Centres are too dangerous.

    related – Alberta   Injury Prevention Program – Position Statement Private Residence Trampoline Safety

  • Rick Mc 3:02 am on April 28, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    No Running! 

    … More and more, school PE is suffering from poor resourcing and inconsistent delivery.

    For example, many schools in Canada are relying on classroom teachers to teach PE whether they are knowledgeable or comfortable doing so, instead of employing specialists who understand physical literacy and the best way to engage children in physical activity.

    No Running is a new documentary that looks at what needs to happen in our schools in order to get physical literacy to be seen as equally important to literacy and numeracy, and interviews the people who are championing the cause.

    New documentary brings home the importance of Phys Ed

    Click PLAY or watch the documentary on YouTube. (40min)

    I tell parents not to count on schools to physically educate their children. An hour spent at Gymnastics is better for motor and physical fitness than any other activity. Far better than an hour in P.E. class.

  • Rick Mc 3:03 am on December 21, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Backyard Trampolines NOT recommended 

    Parents should send their children to qualified instructors in safe facilities.

    … American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) “strongly discourages” the use of home trampolines.

    Sure, while the majority of injuries are sprained ankles, an annoying but relatively benign injury, almost 30 percent were broken bones or dislocations and about 10 to 17 percent are injuries that involve heads and necks. …


    home trampoline

  • Rick Mc 10:13 pm on February 7, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    girls using Rings 

    I love to see girls doing anything on Rings. They are even better for general upper body strength than rope.

    Click PLAY or watch a few drills on YouTube.

    I especially like the flyaway from Rings. :_

    Rings are one of least expensive apparatus you can add to your gym. Those from Tumbl Trak cost as little as $56.

    (via Tumbl Trak email newsletter)

  • Rick Mc 9:58 am on June 6, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    sending the wrong message 

    I like the Marian Gymnastics Club — but not the doors to the gym.

    Second class customers enter on the left.

    • jaid 5:55 pm on June 19, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      that is just mean tellling people there are others better than them


  • Rick Mc 2:10 pm on March 7, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Facebook Privacy Settings 

    A BIG new issue at gymnastics clubs is Facebook.

    Young people, young coaches, often learn the hard way not to post inappropriate text, photos and video.

    Here’s an up-to-date summary of Privacy Settings. As you know, Facebook changes them often and deliberately makes them confusing. It’s in their interest that members keep their settings as public, as possible.

    Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

    related – 24yr old teacher resigns over Facebook photos

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