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How To Improve Your Athleticism

If you want to improve your skills and become a better athlete, read on! Gold Medal Gyms has prepared a helpful list of some essential elements to build your fitness and elevate your athletic performance. Work On Your Mobility When athletes want to work to improve themselves, they may first consider increasing their power or…

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What It Takes To Become An Olympic Gymnast

Many athletes dream about playing professionally or making it to the Olympics one day. While becoming an Olympic athlete isn’t impossible, it requires many variables working together to make the goal a reality, especially from the athlete. If your dream is to make it to the Olympics, Gold Medal Gyms discusses what it takes to…

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Differences Between All-Star Cheer And School Cheer

Cheerleading is one of the fastest growing sports in high schools with opportunities to learn: Stunts Flexibility Teamwork Dedication Dance Choreography While high school cheerleading is fun, there is also a separate genre of cheerleading called All Star Cheerleading. If your child is interested in cheerleading but isn’t sure which kind they’d like to participate…

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How to Overcome a Loss In Sports

Dealing with Athletic Failure Dealing with a sports loss for the first time isn’t easy for a child. Maybe they’ve never failed before or were really passionate about the competition. Losing isn’t the end of the world and can inspire them to work hard to get better. Gold Medal Gyms has some tips on helping…

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Reasons Physical Therapy Is Important for Sports Injuries

The Importance of Recovery From recreational jogging to competitive weightlifting, nearly all types of athletics carry a risk of injury. Sports injuries such as muscle strains, ligament tears, and dislocations have caused athletes to be sidelined for several games or even the rest of their career. Competitive gymnastics is no different. When sports injuries occur,…

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Qualities Of A Good Team Member

Gold Medal Gyms: Ways To Be A Good Team Member They say that teamwork makes the dream work. So what is it that makes someone a great team member? This Gold Medal Gyms blog discusses the characteristics that make someone an asset to a team! They Do Their Part A good team member will make…