Posts By: Gym Gab

MASTERING THE CARTWHEEL

The cartwheel is the most commonly requested trick when people find out your kid is in gymnastics (says experience). Luckily, it’s a skill your little one can practice at home and safely show off! Below are some great descriptions on how to do a cartwheel step by step to help your gymnast master the coveted trick! But, before you start… Read more »

USAG NEW LEVELS

If your daughter is involved in the competitive world of gymnastics, you may be lost in the whirlwind of new routines and new levels for this upcoming season. Just when you thought you had it all figured out, USA Gymnastics (USAG) changes it up on you! Skill and Routine Changes Skill and routine changes will mostly effect… Read more »

IVIVVA ATHLETICA

If you haven’t heard of ivivva athletica, today’s fashion post may be pivotal for your child’s wardrobe! I was first introduced to this brand in 2011. One of my gymnasts would show up to early morning workout (6:45 am) in cute hoodies and outerwear that I coveted for my own apparel. Once the gym hit… Read more »

Welcome

Who’s Behind the Posts My name is Makenna. I’m a former gymnast, but more relevant now, I’m a gymnastics coach, wife of a gymnastics coach, and mother of a gymnast.  I’ve worked at competitive gyms and recreational gyms. I’ve coached babies in parent-tot classes, teens in optional levels, and everything in between. Currently, I have several athletes on… Read more »