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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

And the answer is...

A HABIT. Like the poem states, a habit can be a good habit or a bad habit. Either way, it takes time to build a habit. Gymnastics focuses on creating good habits that will last a lifetime; dedication, focus, team-work, setting goals, and proper physical activity.

Did you know... it takes 21 days to build a habit; good or bad?

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

What am I?

I am your constant companion.
I am your greatest helper or heaviest burden.
I will push you onward or drag you down to failure.

I am completely at your command.
Half of the things you do you might as well turn over to me and I will do
them - quickly and correctly.

I am easily managed -
you must be firm with me.
Show me exactly how you want something done and after a few lessons,
I will do it automatically.

I am the servant of great people,
and alas, of all failures as well.
Those who are great, I have made great.
Those who are failures,
I have made failures.

I am not a machine though
I work with the precision of a machine
plus the intelligence of a person.
You may run me for profit
or run me for ruin -it makes
no difference to me.

Take me, train me, be firm with me, and
I will place the world at your feet.
Be easy with me and I will destroy you.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

"A Week Without Gymnastics Makes One Weak"

As summer break for children approaches, parents are looking at their calendars and making wonderful plans for their summer break. While taking a vacation can lift your spirits and energize your soul, taking the entire summer off from a year-round sport can be detrimental to a gymnasts hard-work and training. They have worked so hard training to perfect skills, flexibility and conditioning. Even a short break from gymnastics will result in the loss of muscle, flexibility and strength which can take months to regain and unfortunately, puts them behind in their skill set when compared with their peers who came to gymnastics throughout the summer.

If your summer schedule does require a break from training at the gym, try to have your child continue basic stretching and conditioning techniques that can be done safely at home with adult supervision. Please consult with your child's coach for information regarding some safe and effective at-home techniques. While these measures will aide in keeping them as flexible and conditioned as possible, it by no means replaces the extremely valuable training provided to them at their gym.

Have a safe and happy summer and we look forward to seeing your smiling faces at the gym this summer!

Elite Gymnastics Academy

Monday, May 2, 2011

Summer Challenge is Coming!

Get ready for our semi-annual Summer Challenge coming Saturday, June 18th. 

This wonderful event is held for Elite Gymnastic Academy's recreational program students from Beginners through 3A, Pre-Team and new Level 4 boys and girls.  They will learn new routines on each event during Spring 2 session and will present their routines to judges and the audience.

  • Gymnasts will learn how to perform in front of a crowd
  • Gymnasts are given an opportunity to set goals ans work towards achieving them
  • Provides a safe and fun environment to show their friends and family what they have learned
  • A trophy will be given to all participants, as well as a gift from EGA as a reward
  • Gymnasts will work with new coaches and will make new friends
  • The mock competition will give them a sense of accomplishment and pride
How the Gymnasts can prepare:

  • Don't miss a class!  Good attendance is important, especially when in training for competition
  • Practice routines when appropriate.  Routines will be posted in their homework books, on the website in a .pdf file
  • Videos are available for boy's routines at this time on our website; girl's videos will be coming soon!
  • Visit an Open Gym dedicated to the EGA Challenge