Posts Categorized: Spotlight

SERIOUS FUN.

Today I celebrate 15 years of coaching by remembering where my journey began – The wonderful world of non-competitive gymnastics! I took my first coaching job at a small gym. It was wonderful. I could not have chosen a better environment to start my career than at a gym that fostered fun, confidence, and development without the worries of routines, deductions, and scores…. Read more »

Nastia Liukin Cup Live Stream

We’ve been counting down the days and it’s finally here! The Nastia Liukin Cup! The athletes have been spoiled all morning by Nastia Liukin and sponsors such as GK Elite, but now it’s time to put on their leotards and prepare to compete! My girls are excited to watch for their Daddy who will be coaching at the event…. Read more »

411: Nastia Liukin Cup

Two weeks ago, two of my husband’s athletes qualified to the Nastia Liukin Cup. In my excitement to share the news, I realized that NOT EVERYONE knows what the Nastia Liukin Cup is! If you’re out of the loop or confused on what it all means, or just in search of some 2015 details, read on! “On… Read more »

Coach and Teammate Custom Portraits

Hands down, my daughter’s coach is one of the most important people in her life and has been since she was two years old. Every year my husband and I wonder how we can express our unmeasurable appreciation for someone so influential in our daughter’s life. We’ve yet to find a Christmas gift that’s worthy of the giving,… Read more »

McKayla Maroney: Then and Now

Gym Gab is excited to present the last of a five-day series featuring the Fierce Five. Today we take a look at McKayla Maroney and why she was so important on the U.S. team in 2012, as well as where she is now. Find other Fierce Five member’s “then and now” links below. Photography | Christy Ann Linder McKayla Maroney Then At her first… Read more »

Gabby Douglas: Then and Now

Gym Gab is excited to present a five-day series featuring each member of the Fierce Five. Today we take a look at Gabby Douglas and why she was so important on the U.S. team in 2012, as well as where she is now. Find other Fierce Five member’s “then and now” links below. Photography | Christy Ann Linder Gabby Douglas Then Gabby Douglas’s first… Read more »

Jordyn Wieber: Then and Now

Gym Gab is excited to present a five-day series featuring each member of the Fierce Five. Today we take a look at Jordyn Wieber and why she was so important on the U.S. team in 2012, as well as where she is now. Find other Fierce Five member’s “then and now” links below. PHOTOGRAPHY | CHRISTY ANN LINDER Jordyn Wieber Then Like… Read more »

Aly Raisman: Then and Now

Gym Gab is excited to present a five-day series featuring each member of the Fierce Five. Today we take a look at Aly Riasman and why she was so important on the U.S. team in 2012, as well as where she is now. Find other Fierce Five member’s “then and now” links below. Photography | Christy Ann Linder Aly Raisman Then Aly Raisman first… Read more »

The Fierce Five: Then and Now

Can it really be more than two years ago that the “Fierce Five” became a household term in gymnastics? The London Olympic Games were just the beginning of the adventures of Gabrielle Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross, Jordyn Wieber and Aly Raisman, who have done everything from Dancing with the Stars to the Macy’s Thanksgiving… Read more »

Girls don’t have upper body strength. Ha!

When I (Jessie) was in my teens, I was able to go to “boot camp” for a youth conference where we were given the opportunity to go through some of the macho drills and obstacle courses the armed forces train on. Since I was a gymnast and took pride in my hard-earned strength, I couldn’t… Read more »

GYM GAB FAN – BAYLIE

You’d think that with all the coaching, blogging, and taking-our-kids-to-gymnastics-ing we do, we’d get tired of hearing about and finding new exciting gymnastics-related things in our lives. Well, that’s simply not the case!!! Through our endless adventures in instagram-land, we discovered little Miss Baylie who we thought you’d all love to meet as well! Meet Baylie,… Read more »

LIVED, LOVED, & LEARNED: KAITLIN HOFFMAN

We are excited to introduce another lovely former gymnast and friend to our LIVED, LOVED, and LEARNED series today. If you can’t remember what this series is about, check it out HERE! Kaitlin Hoffman is a tiny little lady with a wonderfully huge story we think you’ll love! Having started competitive gymnastics at 7 and then zipping up into… Read more »