You guys probably are picking up on my desire to celebrate gymnasts for some of their accomplishments along the way. Here’s a great collection from several classes and skill levels over the past week.
On Thursday, the preschool gymnasts were really showing off their strength during their headstands. Almost all of them get up there by themselves. And that gymnast in the back right corner just graduated to beginner gymnastics for ages 4-5. Way to go, Beatrix! And she did great on Tuesday in her new class. I’m excited for her! 🎉👏🏻
Later that day, a couple preschool gymnasts were showing off their “skin the cat” skills. While Olivia Ann has it down, Lilla has decided she’s brave enough to start doing it, too. 👏🏻👏🏻 I’m so excited for her! Getting brave enough is half the battle. I’ve been watching her grow since the Community Center, and it’s just beautiful to see her progress. Watch their videos respectively and celebrate with us.
Additionally, Olivia Ann has some serious strength. She prefers to do a headstand and press up into her handstand, which reminds me of my own son who started doing that on his own at the Community Center. We’re still working on kicking up to that full handstand, but check out her press. 💪🏻 Awesome job, Olivia Ann!
On Monday, one of my very first gymnasts from the Community Center moved up from his Preschool Gymnastics with Mom class to Preschool Gymnastics. He did great, and I was excited for him. It was the perfect time for him to transition. Way to go, Jackson! You’re such a big boy now. 👊🏻
In the Gymnastics with Mom class that morning, Mackenzie showed us she’s ready to “skin the cat” all by herself. Awesome job! You’re doing great! And I love watching that confidence grow. 🤗
Also on Monday, I was impressed with Isabel kicking and extending her legs all the way during her cartwheel in the tumbling class. She’s landing them more often, too, though I managed to miss the video of those awesome cartwheels. Wonderful progress, Isabel! Keep it up.
Tuesday we had several firsts from our tiniest gymnast to one of our tallest, so I thought I’d share their progress.
This tiny gymnast is in our My 1st Gymnastics Class with Mom and proves it’s never too early to start gymnastics. At 18 months, London Jaye shows she’s got a core like a long-term gymnast. Here she demonstrates a full gut (raising her legs all the way to the bar without assistance). She also hops with two feet sometimes, two skills which usually aren’t performed alone consistently until they’re 3 or 4 years of age. I see big things for this tiny gymnast.
In our intermediate class for ages 4-7, I’m usually teaching alone so I don’t capture as much video or photos as other classes, but with an assistant nearby, I was able to take a break and capture a couple students doing their pullovers on bar. Watch Harper Grace and Aminalee respectively show off their pullovers. 👏🏻👏🏻
Plus, we welcomed a beginner, who started at the Community Center with us, into our intermediate class. Blair has great strength. She tried lots of new things and did quite well on Day 1 in her new class. That’s her on the far right. We’re glad to have you in intermediate! 🎉
And last week, Aminalee started demonstrating nice form in her back walkover. 🎉👏🏻 I’m very excited about that! Sure, we still have some additional form improvements to master, but she’s looking more like a trained gymnast protecting her body with proper form. Great job, Aminalee!
Also last week during the intermediate class for ages 4-7, AJ started kicking over from the purple crash mat by herself. Awesome! That back walkover isn’t too far away.
Being only 2 months into classes at our new place, I’m so excited to see everyone really making great strides! Check back often. You never know when your gymnast will make an appearance doing something great.
Have a great and successful day!