Thursday, September 22, 2011

Isabelle's Gymnastics Class

Isabelle started a new gymnastics class through the Grove City Parks and Rec. We just discovered that our parks and rec department has a ton of classes for kids - both sports and crafts! This class is on Tuesdays at 7:30 PM for 40 minutes in a building at Gantz Park. Her two teachers (Lisa and LaDonna) are really energetic and fun. Isabelle loves them - of course! There are 4 girls in the class and it's structured really well so that they don't have to wait for their turn most of the time. They do different activities in a circuit, rotating around the room. They always start class with a lot of warm up exercises like pushups, jumping jacks, sit ups, splits, butterflies, bridges and the pike and tuck positions. This week they practiced roundoffs, handstands, back walkovers, a drop on the bar (video below) and on the balance beam they practiced walking, turning, front rolls and cartwheels. So far, Isabelle is the most excited about the bars and can also do a front flip over the low bar.

Pushups during warm up

Ready to do a front roll

Mid roll


Pausing for a photo
The drop on the bars.