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  • Rick Mc 3:02 am on November 9, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    warm-ups at Shewfelt Gymnastics 

    This club has 900 gymnasts training only once / week. NO competitive team.

    Click PLAY or watch it on Twitter.

    • Rosemary 4:11 pm on November 15, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      This is GREAT!!! Everyone active and having fun! An excellent modification to the old relay race warm-up.


  • Rick Mc 3:01 am on June 5, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    FREEZE DANCE by the Kiboomers 

    Click PLAY or watch it on Facebook.

    Here’s that music on YouTube.

  • Rick Mc 3:03 am on April 18, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    GAME – Random Running 

    by site editor Rick McCharles

    Challenge kids to move randomly through the play area in different ways.

    Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

    See ALL the Games posted so far on the Rick McCharles Tumbl Trak Fitness Games YouTube channel.

  • Rick Mc 3:04 am on March 7, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Gymnastics Game – Move to the Open Space 

    by site editor Rick McCharles

    Teach kids how to avoid collisions – weaving, evading – moving to an open space.

    Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

    This is one of 170+ Fitness Games and Activities. See more on my Tumbl Trak Fitness Games playlist.

  • Rick Mc 1:29 pm on August 6, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    KidFit Games and Activites 

    Tumbl Trak is sponsoring a series of videos appropriate for all children, not just gymnasts. It will be fast and easy to find new games.

    Here are a few video stills.

    3444 Caterpillar

    6207 Partner Turns

    6260 Big Kids pick up Little Kids

    Carrie Spender Lennox from Tumbl Trak leads the kids. 🙂

    5930 Zoo Keeper

    Availability should be announced SOON.

    I’ll post it here.

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

    structuring REC like TEAM 

    Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. (11min)


  • Rick Mc 1:34 am on September 20, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    warm-up with Randy Parrish 

    Guru of FUN.

    Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

    • Kris 8:24 am on October 16, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      What is the song at 0:19?


    • Jason 3:59 pm on April 21, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      I was wondering if there’s anyway to purchase the music for the Randy Parrish warmups? Thank you


  • Rick Mc 11:12 am on July 30, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    “Sprinkler Dance” warm-up 

    Invented by Dan Niehaus at Westwinds Gymnastics, Lethbridge, the legacy lives on.

    It’s still done in Christchurch, New Zealand, I’m told.

    Here I am leading 100 gymnasts at Gymnastics Camp in Idaho.

    … Thank GOD there’s no video. 🙂

    • Kara 11:27 am on August 1, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      There has got to be a video somewhere?!?!?!


  • Rick Mc 11:38 am on March 27, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    gymnastics warm-up 4-7yr-olds 

    These are pre-competitive girls. But there are plenty of good ideas for Rec, too.

    Girls just want to have FUN. ♪

    Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

    That’s the Sparklers program at Gym-Nation.

  • Rick Mc 4:46 pm on September 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    In 2011 I don’t have much confidence that… 

    In 2011 I don’t have much confidence that children will be physically educated in P.E. class.

    But they certainly would be with this teacher.

    Warm-up for a group of Grade 1-3 students in a school gym, utilizing some principles typical of gymnastics.

    Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

    That’s G.Y.M. Consulting out of Regina, SK, Canada. Saskatchewan is a leader in the field of gymnastics instruction for teachers.

    Brian Lewis is a physical education consultant with Regina Catholic Schools. Check out his sites http://growingyoungmovers.com/ and http://www.blognasium.com/.

    • UK_Coach 2:40 pm on September 17, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I find school classes with younger children easier than rec classes, but older children schools are harder than both. I try to work around a number of themes in schools; landing, rolling, inversion, moving in different ways, balancing and shapes, and partner/group work. Then we might add benches to all of those activities. So far I haven’t used any other (higher) equitment – with 30 children in a class accidents are likely, and even with back to wall I can’t be checking everywhere at once. You can imagine that if I’m cautious, the regular teachers who aren’t so familiar with gymnastics will be even more so.


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