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Work / Life Balance for the Kids’ Gym Owner: Myth or Reality

As much as you love your kids’ gym and your team, you have to disengage from it on a regular basis. By disengage, we mean turning the phone off for an afternoon, perhaps even a weekend. Disengage from the business by fully engaging your energies in something else that makes you happy: your family, your community, perhaps even doing nothing for an hour.  […]

November 26th, 2018|

The Gym Owner’s Guide to Coaching Babies, Toddlers, and Kids of All Ages on Gymnastics

November 12th, 2018|

Working with kids can be so rewarding. They constantly surprise. Their energy keeps you, your staff, and the gym atmosphere feeling lively.  Of course, they’re not simply small adults. Teaching, coaching, wrangling… children also present you with their unique set of challenges. […]

Teaching Gymnastics for Kids: 10 Things Every Children’s Gym Owner Should Know

October 29th, 2018|

As the gym owner, you certainly have your own training style and class level expectations. You’re not new to gymnastics coaching. However, it’s easy for the demands of being a gym owner to take over your time and your mind. As critical as smart, proactive management is to the long-term [...]

Everything You Need to Know About Offering Toddler Tumbling Classes

September 24th, 2018|

Toddler tumbling classes are gold mines for gymnastics gyms. They provide much value, but they also come with their unique set of requirements. You definitely want to offer toddler tumbling classes to your community, so here’s everything you need to know to make these classes awesome. […]

Empathy Connects Us

September 24th, 2018|

Helping children to develop empathy is important because it’s a critical skill people need to get along with others. Empathy helps children develop into adults who have well-rounded personalities and social skills. Author Ann Pelo (The Goodness of Rain) defines empathy this way: “Empathy is the awareness of another being’s [...]

10 Fun Kid Activities Your Children’s Gym Should Offer

September 10th, 2018|

Of course gymnastics is fun! However, the class format can start to feel a bit repetitive, with perhaps more standing in line than young kids enjoy. Your instructors have good reason to structure each class. There are skills to be taught and goals to be achieved. Sometimes though, sometimes the [...]

How to Manage a Co-Ed Gymnastics Class for Kids

August 27th, 2018|

In competitive gymnastics for boys and girls, they compete on some of the same apparatus, but not against each other. Each gender also competes on different equipment that takes advantage of gender-specific physical skills, such as the extraordinary upper body strength required for the rings for boys and the higher [...]

How Do You Make Time for Coaching and Teaching?

August 1st, 2018|

You started your business with a few clients that you could focus your attention on. You started your business because you love coaching kids and sharing your passion for your sport with them. You didn’t start your business because you love sending bills, collecting payments and worrying about how you’ll [...]

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