Categorized as: Kids Gymnastics

Andrew’s letter to the gymnastic kids

Once again, well-done gymnastic kids

We need you to bring enthusiasm, energy, brightness and a sense of fun to our sessions.

YOU BROUGHT IT!

In future years,  as you grow and mature, people, employers and friends will value the energy you bring. Never lose your love for life. Some may try and take it from you. Don’t ever let them!

So today, we let you play  “let see how can you travel down the tumble track”. Some walked, some bounced, some did a handspring, some landed on their bottoms.

All a great opportunity to think, and practice how to move from one place to another.

Then we asked you ” design your own warm up” and you as a group  suggested  a “run down the carpet, cartwheel, up the track, hop down the carpet ( 1 leg), then forward roll, up the track, hop R up the carpet, then backwards roll, then jump up the carpet and kick to handstand.

It’s a great start, and you put that together as a group.

Well done!

Let’s think about what a warm-up is! It’s about preparing you for the work to come. If you were going to run, you would walk, then jog, then run. So think about how we can improve this?

Here are some questions.

How can we prepare your wrists? Straight to cartwheel seems a bit harsh. How could you get from one side of the track without all your weight on your hands (hint. Bear crawl/ Spiders)

What moves do we need in gymnastics? Obviously the moves you have come to learn, but they all depend on key moves. What comes before most moves? ( Hint A big step/  A  lunge)

When we jump, is that it?   In gymnastics, it’s never a just a jump. You have to jump, then do something. Ever thought of jumping and using those basic shapes we use in the shape game?  Jump into a tuck, jump into a star, jump into a straddle,   jump into a straight shape.

Next week, we will look again at the warm-up you want to do.

I’m excited about what you will bring to that lesson.

 

Kids will bend over backwards to get gymnastic skills

Gymnastics and tumbling is such a super cool skill for your kids to have : it often starts with the back bridge  and that often builds into the back walk over and the back handstand spring.

We have great fun every Thursday in Bethnal Green E2, teaching kids to retain and improve their flexibility, while at the same time, getting them to bounce , jump and tumble: as you can see we get them to bend over backwards too.

If you’d like your child (7-12) to join our weekly  Tumbling classes at our Bethnal Green, E2 gym,  checkout our tumbling page here

CrossFit Kids: Spring Term 2018

Whilst you enjoy a well deserved family Christmas, you probably ought to start thinking about what your kids will be doing in the Spring Term (2018).

It’s a fantastic idea to check out CrossFit London  in Bethnal Green E2.

We currently offer a gymnastic (tumbling) class for kids , and a CrossFit Class for kids. With the spring term 2018 due to start in early January, get your child (8-12) booked into one of our motivating sessions. They can either learn to tumble  (front tuck, back tuck, handsprings, handstands, etc.) in our gymnastic class, or focus on learning lots of weightlifting techniques combined with  rope climbing, hanging or stuff, jumping over, on and in stuff, and generally getting fit in  a fun supportive way in our CrossFit kids class. We can get your child those essential pull ups and box jumps that you know you want them to be have.

You can of course book into both. Parents and guardians are welcome to stay and watch. CrossFit kids is Mondays 16:15-17:15. kids gymnastics is Thursdays 16:15 to 17:15.

Keep an eye open for our holiday camp.