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Gymnastics

By: Kayla Brook
January 27th, 2023

When you are looking for a gymnastics gym for yourself or your child, it can be challenging to narrow down your options. Many communities have multiple options for gymnastics, and Birmingham is no exception. We have a thriving gymnastics community in our city with many nationally-ranked competition teams. With so many choices of gyms in the area, how do you decide which one to join for your or your child’s gymnastics career?  

Sports Performance | Nutrition | Women's Health | Gymnastics

By: Jon Delk
August 4th, 2022

While being a kid is hard, being a competitive young female athlete can be even more challenging. On top of regular schoolwork, many young athletes train for 25-30 hours per week; whether they realize it or not, this can dramatically affect their mental health. So what can these kids do to stay healthy and competitive? And how can their parents support them through it all? 

Sports Performance | Personal Training | Women's Health | Gymnastics

By: Jon Delk
July 27th, 2022

While being a kid is hard, being a competitive young female athlete can be even more challenging. On top of regular schoolwork, many young athletes train for 25-30 hours per week; whether they realize it or not, this can dramatically affect their health. So what can these kids do to stay healthy and competitive? And how can their parents support them through it all? 

Pilates | Sports Performance | Physical Therapy | Gymnastics

By: Ally Edwards
July 27th, 2022

Have you been told that you are double-jointed? Have you always been able to touch your toes? If the answer is yes to these questions, you probably have a hypermobile joint system. How do you know what kind of body type you have? And what are some of the characteristics of hypermobility? 

Physical Therapy | Gymnastics

By: Kayla Brook
July 21st, 2022

Gymnastics is a rigorous sport. Every skill required of these athletes puts significant stress on their bodies, increasing the gymnast’s risk of injury. So what happens when a gymnast’s body cannot perform? How can they continue to improve while not overtraining?