By: Gymnast Mindest Being nervous, anxious, worried, or scared has a predictable effect on your mind. Tunnel vision sets in. You revert to your most rehearsed behaviors for safety. You second-guess yourself. You become literal-minded. Have you ever tried telling a joke or being sarcastic with someone who is in this state of mind? Notice … Continue reading “A Happier Route to Success”
There is not a better time of year to work on your goals. While many people use this time of year to set their New Year’s resolutions, most do not succeed. A commonly cited statistic says that only 8% of people actually keep their New Year’s resolutions. This is not a great statistic as it … Continue reading “SMART Goals”
The majority of gymnastics gyms start classes when children are able to walk on their own but some start even younger. Most accommodate up to age 18 and offer a wide variety of classes for age and level. Regardless the class your child is going to learn more than gymnastics. Each gym has different goals, … Continue reading “More than Gymnastics”
I believe we all have the ability to embody the Athletic Mindset. Whether you are an athlete struggling to reach your highest potential, you were an athlete and have found yourself lost, confused, unmotivated, or whether you just want to ignite that fire within you to awaken your inner athlete in order to feel your … Continue reading “TOP 8 CORE ATHLETIC STRENGTHS + DISCOVER YOUR CORE STRENGTH”
As the holidays quickly approach our gymnastics elves are working hard to stock the AGC Marketplace. If you haven’t stopped by yet take a look! From emoji leotards to sweatshirts and equipment we have something for every gymnastics lover. Leotard Love Anyone in the mood for sushi or tacos? Personally, we love them both. Our … Continue reading “A Gift Guide Worth Flipping Over!”
Before you think I don’t like the holidays (I do), I am referring to this time of the year for a Gymnast or Gymnastic Coach. For the most part, our season is split into a few time periods.
GymCoachJenO has one of our favorite educational Instagram accounts filled with unique activities for preschool gymnastics, strength, and speed classes. She highlighted some of her favorite partner activities for us which you can find below. Enjoy! Partner Foam Toss Here’s another fun way to get kids moving. As kids go through periods of physical growth, they tend to … Continue reading “Unique Partner Activities from Coach Jennifer O’Hara”
Lack of wrist flexibility and strength is an often overlooked problem. When you are in a handstand, you want to try to keep your back and shoulders still and do all of your balancing with your hands and wrists. This means you need to work on your wrist flexibility as well as the strength.