Some people think gymnastics is just for kids, but I beg to differ. You don’t have to do back handsprings, fulls, or giants to be a gymnast. We might not be Olympians, but there’s a lot of joy, health benefits, and fun to keep us in the gym regardless of our age.
The more active you are, the healthier you become. Improving your flexibility and engaging muscles we adults usually don’t use is excellent for our longevity and makes it easier to keep moving.
Keeping your muscles strong only helps protect us as we age. Falls are less severe. Balance is much better helping to prevent falls in the first place. Healing injuries usually goes smoother because of the surrounding stronger supporting muscles. Core strength protects your back.
Endorphins during gymnastics helps alleviate depression and bad moods giving us a more positive outlook. It’s been shown that gymnastics makes people feel happier, gives their immune systems a healthy boost, and sickness is decreased. Gymnasts also tend to be more productive in their day-to-day lives.
Gymnasts often are self-motivators, goal-setters, organized, and well-rounded individuals since gymnastics benefits all areas of our lives for the rest of our lives.
So when a fellow twin mom from Birmingham Area Mothers of Multiples (BAMOM) asked if adults could come play at the gym, I eagerly welcomed them. We had an instructor-led session so everyone could benefit from some basic instruction and reminders on how to execute skills making safety a priority.
It was obvious some were apprehensive after being out of the gym for many years or never taking, but I was extremely proud of them for not only showing up and trying it but for doing so well! I applaud them for fun well had. I think it’s true that we as adults don’t give ourselves enough credit for what we’re capable of.
I really enjoyed our time together. It was wonderful to see adults in the gym.
Here’s a short video with a few clips of some of the things they did. Not captured was more floor time, the high beam, vault, and vaulting onto the bungee incline.
Plus, all of these extraordinary moms have twins at home, too, ranging from 4 months to 12 years in age, so a short break from the daily grind always is a good investment in yourself.
Please give these ladies a big round of applause for breaking out of stereotypes and enjoying some gymnastics. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
If you have interest in gymnastics, feel free to register for my adult class or schedule a fun special event with friends, coworkers, club members, sports teams, family, or spouses. Events are open to all ages including toddlers, kids, tweens, teens, and adults male and female.
Feel free to leave a comment supporting these adults having fun in the gym. 😃
Have a great and successful day!