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Uptown Funk Home Core Workout

24 Mar

Just because you can’t train at your club doesn’t mean you can’t get stronger. Stay safe everyone.

Dulles Gymnastics Uptown Funk Abs

Press handstand work for beginners that can be worked at home.

12 Mar

Press Handstand for Beginners that can be worked at home or a fitness gym.

Here are some of the tips and drills I use to better my own presses. Thank you all so much for watching and please let me know if you have any questions! 


man in blue shorts tumble upside down

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50-year-old gymnast competing in first meet in 25 years

28 Feb

“It became an item on my bucket list, being in a gymnastics meet at the age of 50,” Cain said. “Who else can say they did that?”


The bigger question might be who else would want to.


Stafford Parks & Rec currently has eight students in its adult class, which started in October 2018, said Director Michael Morris. Most have been in their 20s and 30s.


50-year old gymnast will compete in first meet in 25 years.

A Day in the life of MyKayla Skinner

14 Feb

MyKayla Skinner made the choice to defer her senior year at NCAA in order to focus all her efforts on training in hopes of making the 2020 Olympics. This YouTube Channel will document her life in and out of the gym, as well as cover extra things she has to do as an adult gymnast to stay on top of her game. Watch the first full episode here.


Learning a Straddle Handstand Press as an adult

18 Dec

Many adults need to start working a press on a version easier than starting from the feet. Here is a quick tutorial from Dave Durante of PowerMonkeyFitness on how to do it! Straddle Press Progression for Adults

Adult Gymnast/Scientist talks about her work/life balance and what gymnastics gives to her.

22 Oct


Listen if you’re struggling with making the decision to make time for yourself again.

BBC Radio The interview starts at about 2 hr. 10 minutes!

Podcast: Kristie Phillips – the champion gymnast who never made it to the Olympics

3 Oct

In 1986, there was a Sports Illustrated cover. In 1987, there was a U.S. national title. In 1988, the world expected to see Kristie Phillips at the Olympic Games. It never happened. The media speculated it was because she had gained weight. Distraught and devastated, she stepped away from the sport for nearly a decade. In the end, Phillips returned to competition, made her peace with the sport, and now is a respected gymnastics judge.


Listen to hear why she came back to gymnastics as an adult and the healing that took place for her during her comeback.

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