Real Gymnastics for Kids
I am a proud mummy. Yes, proud of my kids, proud of their achievements. And recently, my girls went for their first Gymnastics Meet! (The boy wasn’t interested and thus wasn’t even picked!) After one year of doing gym, I am so amazed at their dexterity, co-ordination and flexibility!
I guess I was so impressed cos I’ve never done gym in my life, and my only exposure were the 4-yearly Olympic games on TV. So we had no idea what to expect. All I knew was what Nicole & Nadine told me: They will be doing Beam, Floor, Vault and Bars. I kind of knew what these were, and I was further ‘tutored’ on the fine arts of these events. You see, my girls were practising a lot at home. There are no bars, but they used an imaginary one, and shouted out what they would do. I’ve no Balance Beam, and they used the line on the tiles to practice.
For Nicole, I knew she was really good and totally loves gym. Her coach gives us good reports and we can tell, with our untrained eyes, that she’s really not bad. For Nadine, she’s good too. Let me explain, we got our kids to start on gymnastics when Nadine’s Physiotherapist suggested this would be good exercise and work out for her low muscle tone. The activities were fun and the kids get to sweat it out. It was somewhat gym therapy for her.
I’ve been advocating this gym school for the longest time, and would continue to do so! Check out the pictures!
And finally, the medals galore!
You see, each participant competes within a group of 14-15. Anything 9 and above gets a generic medal. Thereafter, it’s 7th/6th/5th/4th/3rd/2nd/1st runner up and champion. Both our girls received two 2nd runner ups! I am so so so so proud of them.
This does wonders to their self esteem and confidence. I’m not hoping for a Nadia Comaneci, nor am I asking for even a team champion. The smiles and sense of achievement the both of them have is already a big something to me!
Details about this gym is here:
The Junior Gymnastics Training Centre
Contact: Mr. Lim: 97426716
Venue: Hwa Chong Institution Gymnasium 661 Bukit Timah Road S(269734)
Thank you Mr. Lim for organising this for all the kids!
Aww how sweet! I remember gymnastics from my little days — I wasn't that good but it was a fun experience!
What fun, I loved to do gymnastics as a kid! It looks like they really enjoy it.
Wooo great job girls!! 🙂
Congrats to your girls! I think gym is a great form of exercise and it does great for their overall coordination and confidence! Well done!
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Gymnastics are a great way for kids to stay active and see how amazing their bodies are!
Congrats to your champions! Great job and I agree that gymnastics is excellent too. I think Sophie needs to expend her energy at a class like that.
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I was a gymnast for 15 years so I can totally appreciate these photos! Love it!!
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I was a gymnast for 8 years and loved it. IT is such a great sport. My daughter is 4 and we are putting her in gymnastics next month.
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My daughter wants to become a gymnast now I think I may look into this for her.
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How sweet. I was in gymnastics for 9 years when I was young and think it is a great sport for kids.
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Amazing gym work by the girls! Can see why you are so proud of them! I would be too! 🙂 XE went once and liked it too; just that this gym is so far away from where we stay; otherwise it's a really good gym! 🙂
Future Olympians! Those videos made my day – so cute and such skill!
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I was hoping my middle son would get into this, but he didn't like it as much as I thought he would.
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Wow this is really cool to the max la!!!
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I love it! So glad that you are able to have your daughters participate in a healthy, fun and encouraging activity.
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They are so cute and determined! I love the discipline an focus that gymnastics requires. Great job to them and you!
Proud of the girls!
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They looked so pro! Great job! 🙂
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I would love for my daughter to get into gym, but she's wanting ballet .
I did gymnastics for years and years as a child and this made me miss it! Glad they enjoy it so much.
how sweet! Congrats to your cuties!
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This looks like such a great full body workout!
Both girls did a wonderful job at their gymnastics meet! It's such a good sport to get into — takes determination and lots of practice.
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Gymnastics is so fun. So glad it's going well for the girls and they are so into it!
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I love gymnastics, and it is so wonderful to hear that your girls are enjoying it!
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I did gymnastics all through school and after. I loved it! So glad your girls are having a great time!
Congrats on your daughter winning. My girls did gymnastic earlier on, need to sign them up again though its been a few years.
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Yay. Way to go girls. I am excited to start gymnastics with my daughter when she is just a bit older. I think she will love it.
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How fun! My daughter is begging to start gymnastics!
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aww they look so happy! I did a bit of gymnastics as a child and really loved it.
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How awesome! This is something I wanted to get into as a kid.
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Congrats! They are so talented. I begged my mother to let me into gymnastics to no avail when I was a kid.
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wow, what accomplished gymnasts! My 5 year old also takes gymnastics but I don't think she's nearly as good as Nadine! Keep up the great work!
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Gymnastics is so much fun for the kiddos and keeps them active.
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Looks like they had a lot of fun! My boys took gymnastics for a couple years and loved it
Congratulations to you and your girls! What a great achievement!
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They are so amazing!! I am so impressed!!
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Beautiful girls! One of my dreams is to make a grand entrance by tumbling *gymnast style, not clumsy girl style* into a room. I am so going to check this out for my 5 year old! Thank you for sharing!
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