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Free Resource: Home Practice Booklet

Get Your Students to Practice At Home Getting your gymnastics students to practice at home… easier said that done, right? That’s why we created the “Home Practice Skills” booklet. Home Practice Skills contains simple exercises and drills that your gymnastics students can do right at home. These exercises set the foundation for all gymnastic skills, […]

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Business

How do trademarks protect my business?

Why I decided to trademark my business nameTM A few years ago, I took a specialty business course at LaGuardia College in Queens, NY. It was a specialty course, designed to give small business owners an overview of how to manage each aspect of their business. Over the course of the semester, I learned the importance […]

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Business

Proactive Tax Planning – Make April Less Anxiety-Inducing

Don’t Mess with the IRS I’ve learnt the hard way that it’s “Best not to Mess with the IRS!” After more than one tax issue, and tired of the exhaustion from last minute cramming, I finally came to the realization that I needed to be proactive and organized with my tax planning. Recently, I’ve started reviewing […]

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Staffing

Creating Values that Unify your Team

A company’s values reflect the essence of a company’s culture and identity.  Our values support the vision and directions that the company follows. They should be the driving values and beliefs that are the reasons why you chose to do what you do. Why is it so important to put your company values down on paper […]

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Education

Candlesticks to Build Your Core

Skill of the week is a little section about introducing at-home exercises for your athlete. At our gym we do a skill of the week every week with our recreational classes so we can introduce fitness in a fun way also so that we can take the time to breakdown the technique for conditioning exercises […]

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Education

Introducing the Cartwheel-a-Gator!

Cartwheel-a-gator is a visual tool to teach kids how to cartwheel. We encountered several struggles when teaching cartwheels so we created the gator as a teaching aid. Two recurring issues when teaching a cartwheel is teaching the difference between left and right sided cartwheels and getting kids to turn their hands sideways. Our preschool students kept […]

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How to Get Parents to Stop Disrupting Class

As educators, sometimes students are the easiest part of class management. Don’t get me wrong… managing students is no simple feat. However, managing disruptive parents is much more complicated. We went through a multi-step process to get parents to stop disrupting class. After one month of implementation, we were able to greatly reduce the number […]

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Education

How to Create a Preschool Lesson Plan

Creating a gymnastics lesson plan for preschoolers can seem challenging. I find the easiest way to tackle it is to come up with a general overview of what I want to teach my students for the season/session/program, find a simple repeatable layout, and then just plug the right drills into each lesson. 

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Staffing

Co-Teaching: Working Together Effectively

Teaching is all about communication. When creating a classroom environment the students are not just observing and learning from their coaches interactions with the students, they are observing and absorbing the attitudes and behaviors of the coaches interacting with one another as well. For instance, if we want to teach our students how to listen, […]

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Skill of the Week: Mountain Pushups

The Mountain Pushup is a great exercise both for general fitness and to improve upper body strength for gymnastics bar skills. It is also a relatively simple exercise that with just some basic instruction, most kids and parents can accomplish with the correct form and positioning.