There are many different types of Martial Arts being taught today, from stand-up styles like Karate and Krav Maga, to ground-fighting styles like Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. While fighting styles often appear flashy and impressive, at the core all forms of martial arts are a systematic approach to developing the mind and body, and as such provide a wealth of wellness benefits for those who practice them.
Wrestling is often portrayed as a “boys only” sport that encourages aggressiveness and violence. Nothing could be further from the truth.
There are many things to consider when when planning your new gym or an upgrade to your current gym. Choosing a design, layout and product selection to maximize your gym’s size and budget requires careful consideration.
Both beginner and advanced cheerleaders need to work on their skills weekly, if not daily in order to master their sport. The standard skills like handstands, backsprings, basket tosses, and cartwheels are just a few of stunts you will use a mat for. A good quality cheerleading mat will protect athletes by providing a stable base and landing surface that will minimize injury while building skills.
We all occasionally find ourselves in a rut. Even top level athletes and competitors are not immune to mental blocks, and digging your way out of a slump is a crucial skill to master if you’re planning on competing seriously.
Gymnastics was originally conceived over 2,500 years ago, making it one of the oldest sports in the world. Developed in ancient Greece, modern gymnastics has evolved over thousands of years, combining elements of tumbling and dance into a highly disciplined sport, requiring strength, flexibility, dexterity, gracefulness, and a pinch of audacity.
This is it! Your hard work has paid off, and now you’re heading off to your first cheer competition. Congratulations! But before you start imagining you and your team hoisting that trophy, here’s a quick rundown of the most important things to keep in mind...
The physical demands facing today’s cheerleaders are considerable, with high-levels of endurance, strength, and flexibility all critical to maximizing your performance. The hours spent practicing at the gym are essential to improving your cheer skills and perfecting your routine, but it’s equally important to put in the time outside of the gym. Here are four exercises you can do at home to boost your athleticism and improve your performance.
For the serious gymnast, a home exercise center is a great way to supplement your training . Whether you or your child are hoping to be the next Simone Biles, or just looking to enhance fitness regimen, creating a safe and efficient gymnastics zone in your home will allow you to take those skills to the next level.
Your daughter just made the cheer team, she’s excited beyond words, and all you can think about is what kind of new things you’re going to have to deal with, right? Here’s a list of six things you can do to save yourself some headaches while ensuring that your daughter’s foray into leadership will be both fun and challenging.