Thursday, February 23, 2012


When I was 10 years old, I began a tumbling class....kind of old to start something like this, but it worked for me. I did pretty well and ended up teaching classes in my home town throughout high school and when I attended my community college. When I moved away to college, I found a gym and got a part-time job teaching gymnastics, tumbling, and trampoline.  I coached pretty much everything at the beginning - recreation classes and team - four nights a week. After getting married, I continued to coach the tumbling and trampoline teams while Jason was finishing his bachelor's degree. The last couple years I was coaching only one night a week until I ultimately ended my coaching "career". That was in 2007.

For the past year, I've asked my family to get Drake a class at my "old" gym for his birthday or Christmas. He got the class for his birthday this year and I was really excited! It's only four weeks and I'm not sure that he's learning a whole lot, but it has been great for him to be able to burn off some energy when we can't get outside. It is definitely different to be on the student end of the class, but it's good. The class is 45 minutes long and goes by so quickly.

I got a few pictures from last night's class, but he moves so quickly that a bunch of them were blurry.


sunflowerchilde said...

We love our gymnastics class! My only complaint is that it's only 30 minutes, so it feels like it's over right after it starts, and if you're even 5 minutes late, you've missed a big chunk of the class. But it's awesome to get out, meet other people with kids, and see the kids have so much fun!

cady said...

I bet he loves it! I want to find one around here for Lucy.

Erin said...

This is SO cute :) I have been thinking of looking into one for Parker this summer because I would LOVE to burn off some energy!

twondra said...

Go Drake :) I used to coach 6 days a week before Hannah and I loved it. Now I just coach Peyton's class as I love being a mommy so much more. :) I miss it though.