Nicole stopped training about 5 years ago when she was a teenager. But last week, she came back to visit the gym as an Adult! Here’s a video of her first visit back last week, after half a decade off. Not too shabby!!!
I was very surprised and impressed by how much knowledge and control she retained in her 5 year absence. Granted, she had already been training diligently for years and years beforehand, so that should have come as no surprise to me. But Nicole demonstrated to me, and everyone else, that the skills and lessons that you gain and learn from being in the Gym will stay with you for the rest of your life. This is why it is so important for everyone to spend several years studying gymnastics, trampoline, and tumbling, or some sort of other acrobatic discipline. It will permanently improve your sense of control and awareness for the rest of your life, and that is not a skill that you can learn elsewhere. Who knows what sort of trouble it will get you out of in the future, when you are an adult. I firmly believe that trampoline & tumbling, or gymnastics, should be taught in every public school system.
And even more important than the physical characteristics that will stay with you, I think the lessons that you learn from being on a Team, working with Coaches, working with your peers, and helping the younger kids grow and mature, are invaluable and will help prepare you for more obstacles that will inevitably come to your way throughout your life.
On another note, Nicole will be training with us regularly again starting this month!! We are so happy to have you continue your progress in Trampoline & Tumbling with us! Now let’s get to work!