24. September 2019
Moving in a Healthy Manner – The Most Important Under Rated Subject of them All The current educational system applied in most countries across the world, ensures that kids from the age of 4 up to 17, spend upwards of 5 hours per day sitting at a desk, hunched over reading or writing. Is it any wonder that we have an obesity crisis on the horizon? Parents and Society put such a focus on education, however, the minute someone gets sick or is in pain, they are the first to admit that your...
08. July 2019
At Waterford Gymnastics we believe our coaches are role models for the gymnast in your family. Coaches can have a big impact on kids and as such we always endeavour to be encouraging, friendly, fit and healthy. We are not perfect but we hope some of these qualities rub off on our young gymnasts.
30. April 2019
The Dalai Lama once said: “If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.”
18. February 2019
The body. It operates very much on a use it or lose it basis. It gets good at what you repeatedly do. If that is sitting down, then the body will get better at that. If that is walking, jumping, climbing then better walking jumping and climbing shall be your reward. So then, it is such a shame that our current society pushes us towards losing what we have before we then have to go and try to regain our lost abilities. Physical Therapy, Hip Replacements, Orthotics, pain killers etc are...
13. February 2019
This is one of our favourite videos. I believe parents can learn a lot from this video. Its funny, entertaining and enlightening.
13. February 2019
I want to be the best. I'm not good enough for the team. That girl is better than me. Wow, that girl is so good, I could never be that good. These are all things we hear from time to time. They are also things that we work hard to reverse. Why get caught up with all these types of comparisons? Why not just go and have fun in gymnastics, try your best and learn as much as possible. Then do the same in basketball, camogie, dance etc. Just enjoy the activities that we are lucky enough to be...
28. December 2018
At Waterford Gymnastics we believe the best gymnast is the one having the most fun. We try very hard to create an environment whereby your ability does not influence your enjoyment of gymnastics. As such we have a coaching philosophy that all our coaches follow. Our coaching philosophy: 1. Be Safe 2. Have Fun 3. Be Confident 4. Learn Gymnastics Let us know what you think in the comments sections below
10. April 2016
FROM A PARENT: One of my friends asked "Why do you pay for your kids to do gymnastics? Well I have a confession to make, i'm not paying for my kids to do gymnastics. Personally, I couldn't care less about gymnastics. So, if I am not paying for Gymnastics, what am I paying for? - I pay for those moments when my kids become so tired they want to quit but don't. - I pay for those days when my kids come home from school and are "too tired" to go to the gym but go anyway. - I pay for my kids to...