Don’t forget about the gymnasts

Posted: October 20, 2010 by thetrooth in Uncategorized

For a young gymnast, her whole world revolves around gymnastics.  She sees the gym as a second home, her teammates as her best friends, and her favorite shirt probably says “I LOVE GYMNASTICS,” or “GOT CHALK.” 

Change will be hard on gymnasts and we should not forget they maybe the most affected by this situation. 

Share tips on how you help your daughter handle change and feeling comfortable in a new gym environment.

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Comments
  1. Anonymous says:

    I was so worried when I urged my daughter to change gyms – although she was pretty unhappy at GAGE – but I knew that transitions can be hard. But I have to say, when we went to Eagles Gym Centre, even for a visit, they made us feel so welcome. The person at reception walked us over to each of the team coaches and introduced us, and then the team coaches introduced my daughter to some of the girls and then she went straight into practice and was treated like “one of the team” right off the bat. It could not have gone more smoothly. So I guess my advice is just talk to her, let her share her feelings, but by all means, pick a friendly gym like Eagles. It made all the difference!

  2. Gym Rats Mom says:

    It is a sport. An extra activity. If you have put more emphasis on it than that with your child, you need to examine your parenting. Stuff happens and things end. This is part of life and life will go much smoother for your child if they learn that now.

    I guess we now know that this blogger is either a girl’s parent or coach. They seem to have forgotten that there were also male gymnasts at GAGE.

    • gymnastics mom says:

      I am wondering too why all the attention is on the girls gymnastics team. There are more people that attended that gym. Like you just said, what about the male gymnasts, are they not important? What about all the cheerleaders, and the rec classes, do they not matter??? I really wish people would just move on and not worry about something that isn’t their problem, them problem lies with Al!!!!

    • kharma says:

      AND THAT WAS THE BIGGEST AND FRIENDLIEST TEAM OF BOYS – THEY AND THEIR COACH ARE REALLY GETTING THE BIGGEST BUMMER HERE- THEY CARED AND HAD FUN, THEY WELCOMED EACH BOY EVEN IF HE WASNT THE BEST. THEY COULD LAUGH AND BRIEFLY TALK DURING WORKOUT AND WHEN YOU ARE 7, NOT TALKING IS HARD ! I AGREE THIS SITE MUST BE A GIRLS PARENT OR A COACH-

      • Anonymous says:

        There doesn’t appear to be any membership requirements here. This Site appears to be here for all of us to share our experiences at gage an to lend support. It appears that there are other options out there that may even offer good programs for all of the people who lost a place to go this week

  3. seriously says:

    Kids are much stronger than we give them credit for. They make friends quickly and there isn’t a gym around that won’t be happy to get them as part of their team. The amount of stress placed on their past coaches about the pending closing have touched the kids. Now that it is over it will be a sigh of relief for your child. They will begin with new coaches, new teammates, new friends and new experiences. Isn’t that what happens each year when they move up in grades at school or go into a new school or building. This is a life lesson for them. Give them support and they will bounce back immediately and teach us all how to get over things and move on. It is the adults that have the problems with it all and drag the process out way too long!

  4. GAGEemployee says:

    The gymnasts all need support. The boys team was great, and we have individually talked to every one of our rec, preschool, and cheer people letting them know what is going on. You all are an important part of our business.

    • In The Zone says:

      Since employees are posting here, does anyone know for certain whether or not a new facility has been leased? Also, didn’t Al make the comment “Dragons are gone forever”. Exactly what was meant by that? Since you can post anonimously here, why not tell us what you know? And if you already know as much as we do, which isn’t much, let us know that as well. I would like to see the teams and coaches all move together. Keeping us in the dark is sure way to lose half or more of your clients which will make it just that much hard for Fong to restart…..not to mention an ongoing legal battle over the old lease. Too many if’s and maybe’s for me. I’m open, but I’m not going to sit around waiting very long.

  5. using their brain says:

    Honestly, I do not understand why everyone cares so much. It is none of our business. This is how rumors get spread and nasty things begin. People spread around things that do not involve them. “News” just get tossed around from person to person…its really all gossip! When they aren’t the ones that even attend GAGE or have anything to do with it. So why get involve? I mean, what exactly is the purpose of this blog? Is this really THAT big of a deal that a whole website had to be made because of it?!
    Was this website made as an act of revenge against Al and GAGE? I’m thinking that whoever made this blog is an Ex-GAGE parent.

    • Gym Rats Mom says:

      I agree completely with you and I have asked what the purpose of this blog was in other threads. I haven’t gotten an answer.

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