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 the TOPS National Team. Between my husband and I, we have over 20 years of gymnastics coaching experience from preschool gymnastics through high-level competitive and collegiate teams. I understand the sweat, sacrifices, and passion it requires to achieve excellence. I also know it’s not the number of hours one practices, or the skill level one achieves, but rather, a genuine love for the sport, that truly makes one a gymnast!
Through all of my experiences, I’ve met hundreds of inspiring individuals. Gym Gab, is the collaboration of talents, creativity, and ideas of the family and friends whom I have enlisted to share in this dream. I hope to introduce you to the amazing contributors along the way.
Why the Blog
Over the past decade-plus of coaching, my husband and I have had many gymnastics-related conversations with parents. After repeating topics with new generations of parents (oh so many times!), I decided it was time to take our experiences, knowledge and opinions and turn them into a fun distributable format. As a gymnastics parent, you have limited options when seeking insight into the gym world. Unfortunately, most of your information comes from the parent sitting next to you in the viewing area. I’d like to remedy this!
What Gym Gab has to Offer
The sport of gymnastics has something to offer everyone. Similary, Gym Gab has something to offer every parent, whether your child be a beginner or trains 30 hours a week. Through gymnastics-related information, fashion trends, spotlights, skill explanations, parent tips, product reviews, give-aways, do-it yourself projects, rules and procedures, motivational tools, and more, Gym Gab shares insight to assist in your ever-so-important role; a gym parent!