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    Default Has anyone put their kids into Gymnastics?

    Yes, all my 5 have done it at some stage but have moved onto dance, soccer, singing, musical theatre and modelling. They were all quite good at it but our eldest daughter does acro at her dance school now and will do tumbling privates at a cheer school next year. It's a great sport to be involved in if they enjoy it and have the right body type etc

    I did both artistic and rhythmic gym very seriously as a child and trained over 20 hours a week which is about how many hours our just turned 9 year old does now at dance/Acro/musical theatre and it will probably increase next year. If they get serious its a big commitment but worth it if they love it and have the talent 👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlitterFarts View Post
    how did they go? did they like it? I'm contemplating putting my 5 year old DS in and 7 year old DD in, 5 year old is a clumsy child and has a weak core. already does swimming & physio. DD could do with a bit of improvement sports wise/confidence wise. She's not that great at cart wheels etc but has a go.
    Have you considered Calisthenics? It's a fun inclusive sport, sort of a cross between rhythmic gym and dance...sort of 😊. It's non competitive (unless signed up to do solo/duo comps) team based and girls of all abilities can be accommodated. It's fantastic for core strength and flexibility and general fitness. My daughter loves it!

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    Have you thought about kids crossfit? I just thought of it when I re read about having a weak core. My 5 do it to help with their soccer/dance/acro and it's helped ALOT, especially with my older daughter (9) who is a serious dancer but is a tiny little thing that doesn't carry much muscle.

    Much cheaper than gymnastics too and non competitive if you're looking for something like that.

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    Default Has anyone put their kids into Gymnastics?

    Md DD started this year at 5yo, she loves it and would do it 5 days a week if she could. We decided to enrol her as she spent her life upside down on the couch so figured we needed to do something about it. She by nature is a little sporty (unlike DS) and in two terms has progressed appropriately. I can highly recommend it and wish my DS would do it to strengthen his core and flexibility.


 

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