Memorial Day 2017

We will be closed on Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day.

We hope you are able to rest and enjoy your day!

Playgroup Week of April Vacation

Hello!

Just a quick update to let you know that there will be a change to the Playgroup schedule the week of April Vacation.

On Tuesday and Wednesday (3/18 & 3/19) there will be no Playgroup. Monday and Friday Playgroup will run 10AM-11AM.

Have a wonderful day!

-The BSGA Staff

Cancellations March 14

Due to the forecasted storm, we will be closed March 14. Morning classes, playgroup, afternoon and evening classes will all be cancelled. Please stay safe and warm!

Cancellations March 10, 2017

Due to the snow, we will be closed today. Play Group, Classes & Open Workout are cancelled.

Cancellations February 10, 2017

Due to the weather there will be no playgroup this morning. Our office will be opening at 3 and all evening classes are on!

Cancellations February 9, 2017

Due to the impending storm, all morning, afternoon, evening and Power Team Gym classes will be cancelled for today February 9th. Stay safe and warm!

1/31 Cancellations

Due to the inclement weather we are cancelling all classes from 5:15pm and on. Please stay safe!

10 Things Your Gymnastics Coach Wants You To Know

10 Things Feature

1. Your safety is our number 1 priority.Coach Spotting

We know you want to try skills on your own, but we also know when you are ready and when you are not.  Practicing gymnastics safely is crucial to your development from bridges all the way to back handsprings.

Gymnastics Conditioning2. Conditioning and gymnastics are best friends.

If you truly want to be a better gymnast then you need to condition. We are not trying to punish you by making you do push ups and sit ups, we want to help you become stronger. So instead of groaning…. start working!

3. We truly care about your progression.

Your coaches spend hours thinking about how to improve your gymnastics experience.  Sometimes coaches feel just as stuck as their students when learning a more advanced skill. There are 1000 ways to teach and it is our job to find the right way to teach you, and your specific needs.  It could be 2am in the morning, driving to work, or grocery shopping and we will be thinking about different drills for you to try! Trust us, our brains are always buzzing.

4. Trust Us.Gymnastics Comfort Zone

We want you to step out of your comfort zone.  Sometimes when you are stuck on a skill you will have to try different techniques that might seem uncomfortable. You cannot do the same thing over and over again and expect different results.

Gymnastics Straight Arms5. The little corrections make a BIG difference.

 It does not take an Olympic athlete to be able to have straight arms when finishing a skill. Any level gymnast is able to point their toes.  It might seem too easy but we notice when the little fixes are not being made.  Sometimes all it takes is pointed toes to complete your back-walk over and  look flawless.

6. Sometimes you have to go back to the basics.

Gymnastics Forward Roll

Let’s face it…gymnastics is difficult. The more your progress the harder it will become. Skills will not always come easy, and sometimes you will need to take 1 step backwards in order to take 2 steps forwards. You must crawl before you walk, and forward roll before you cartwheel.

7. We want you to care about your nutrition.

It takes a strong and healthy body to be able to practice gymnastics. It takes muscle, strength, and flexibility.  In order to improve in these areas your body needs a balanced diet. Eating McDonald’s right before a practice might taste yummy, but trust us your gymnastics will suffer. We can only give you the tips and tricks to become a better gymnast; it is up to you to follow through.  Gymnastics is not always about doing a cartwheel; it is also about taking care of your body in a healthy manner.

8. You might not become a high-level gymnast and that is O.K.

Are you having fun? Are you happy? Then that is all that really matters. Not only are we here to make sure you learning how to be safe and how to do these skills; we are also here to help you have fun and be active.  Of course we love when you progress and learn new skills, but we also love when you are happy!

9. We look forward to seeing you.Gymnastics Dance

At the end of the day our athletes are the reason we love our job. We love to watch you grow and accomplish your goals. You make us laugh and have a very special place in our hearts. If you ever feel as if we are being hard on you, it is because we know you are capable!

Gymnastics Beam10. Make every second count.

Coaches and athletes get to see each other about 1 or 2 hours a week. That is a lot of practice, corrections, and memories to make in a very short amount of time.  Try to make the best of every minute you have in your gymnastics class and with your coaches. Remember we are here to help you grow and learn. Going into class with a positive attitude will only make your gymnastics experience that much better!

Saturday, January 7th Snow Cancellations

We are cancelling our 12:30, 12:45, 1:15, and 1:30 classes today, as well as all birthday parties due to the upcoming blizzard warning. Please stay safe and warm today!

10 Gifts for Your Gymnast Under $100

10 gifts for gymnasts under $100

This may come as a surprise but gymnasts can be very easy to shop for. From leotards to inspirational books, as long as it involves gymnastics, they’ll be happy! The best part about shopping for a gymnast is it doesn’t have to break the bank. Here are 10 holiday gifts for your gymnast under $100:

Pull Up Bar – $23.95 amazon.com

pull up bar

Pull-up bars are an amazing gift for growing gymnasts. They will be able to grow their upper body strength and other various conditioning exercises like leg raises!

 Cartwheel Mat – $65 amazon.com

cartwheel mat

This is the perfect gift for those preschool or beginner gymnasts. This mat allows for demonstration of the proper placement for hands and feet, as well as a straight line to use in place as a balance beam.

Beginner Bar Grips – $11.95 gymsupply.com

bar grips

These grips will help any beginner gymnast protect themselves against tears and rips in their hands. Your gymnast will love them even more that they are by Nastia Liukin!

Matching Doll Leotard Set – $32.99 destira.com

matching doll leotard

They love their dolls as much as we love our gymnasts, of course a matching leotard for their doll would make their day!

Grace, Gold, and Glory My Leap Of Faith by Gabby Douglas – $16.86 amazon.com

grace glory gold book

If you have a gymnast that loves to read then this is the gift for them. Our tiny athletes idolize Olympic gymnasts, reading will leave them feeling inspired and motivated to work hard!

Gymnastics Jersey Shirt – $39.99 chalktalksports.com

gymnastics jersey shirt

After wearing a leotard, gymnasts just want to be comfy. This long sleeve tee will keep them warm and comfortable while still showing off their love for gymnastics.

Simone Biles Leotard – $64.99 gkelite.com

simone biles leotard

Simone rocked the 2016 Summer Olympics and our gymnasts are proud! They would feel crazy confident in their own gymnastics class wearing one her signed leos!

Gymnastics Cell Phone Case – $17.95 purposelydesigned.com

gymnast phone case

If there is anything a gymnast wants to do, it is live, breath, eat, and sleep gymnastics. This cute and colorful cell phone case will let gymnasts be able to keep gymnastics right in the palm of their hand!

Personalized Gymnastics Water Bottle – $12.00 etsy.com

gymnast water bottle

Gymnasts need water, and they prefer it to come from a cute water bottle. Personalize them all the way from their favorite color to their nickname!

Pajama Pants – $34.99 varsitygirl.net

gymnastics pj pants

At the end of the day, your athlete is tired. They would love nothing more than falling asleep is comfortable pants, dreaming about their favorite sport…gymnastics!