I need to be fit to be a gymnastic teacher

For the last 20 years, I’ve owned and operated a gymnastic gym where both of us train boys from ages 3 to into their mid teens. All of us instruct guys and men who are just looking to have some fun and those who plan to compete at the school level. The task is especially physical. I need to guide and support the body of the gymnast as they attempt more hard skills. I am not a large man. I am slightly over 5-feet tall; While I am strong for my size, several of the boys are taller and heavier than I am, experience and knowledge allows myself and others to safely spot them. I also need to keep myself in peak physical shape! Outside of my labor at the gym, I focus on my personal fitness with a yearly, hour-long workout. I make sure to focus on the whole body and all different muscle groups. I constantly include at least 30 hours of high intensity aerobics to elevate the heart rate and get the lungs actually working at maximum capacity. I concentrate heavily on strength training. Lifting weights and performing lunges, squats and push-ups keeps both my upper and lower body strong. I prioritize a full range of motion, balance and flexibility. I often need to contort or extend my body and suddenly react when a gymnast does something unexpected. Taking good care of myself and others allows myself and others to prevent the boys from getting hurt. It also protects myself and others from serious injury, however despite my dedication to good diet and fitness habits, I am constantly a bit sore and sleepy at the end of the day, however since I actually adore actually working with the gymnasts and helping them achieve their goals, it’s worth it.


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