Many associate gymnastics with what is shown on TV every four years at the Summer Olympic Games, but gymnastics is so much more than that.
Gymnastics, also known as the mother of all sports, has become one of the most popular activities for children to engage in. A child who has done gymnastics generally finds it a lot easier to transition into and excel at other sports. Whether a child is involved in recreational or competitive gymnastics, skills and life lessons learned in gymnastics can benefit his or her overall development.
Marble Gymnastics is a firm believer in equipping the children of this generation with essential skills and attributes so they may go on to leave positive effects on the generations to come.
“Life influences life. Together, you and I make a positive change in our children's future and life,” said club director Iris Fan.
The new club held an open house on Saturday, Sept. 8, to introduce themselves to the community.
“While gymnastics is undoubtedly a great sport, it is the facilitators of the sport who allow the sport to shine,” Fan said. “To have an excellent gymnastics program, one needs to have excellent coaches. Whether your child is doing gymnastics recreationally or competitively, sound coaching is important to ensure effective and safe learning. Marble Gymnastics is well-known for its top-notch coaches who not only love gymnastics, but are passionate about the impartation of knowledge and skills to their charges.”
Gymnastics is great for physical well-being. It helps children stay fit and healthy and encourages the maintenance of an active lifestyle through to adulthood. Gymnastics is one of the most physically complete activities where children can build a range of motor and co-ordination abilities, develop great body and spatial awareness and enhance body control from head to toe. Strength building is also an important aspect. It is important for children to develop sufficient body control and strength not just for sports, but for academic related activities such as reading and writing. Having enough strength in the core also means the child will be more likely to be able to break a fall or right himself when he slips.
To find out more about the club, its coaches and programs, check out www.marblegymnastics.com.