“Watch Mom, I can do tricks!” Gymnastics, for both girls and boys is growing in access across the country.
If your child participates in any competitions, the score can go to a team’s overall effort, but the activities are individual exercises. Flexibility, strength, and stamina are all foundations in a gymnastics education.
If you have the child constantly doing cartwheels in the front yard, or flips on the trampoline, congratulations! You have a gymnast.
Parents can find reasonable rates for lessons at local gyms and the YMCA, provided they don’t jump into elite programs with delusions of Olympic gold medals over their mantle. Also, your investments may pay off – colleges and universities offer scholarships for gymnastics.