In the last installment of episode 1 with Tammy, we had a few more thoughts about the meditative and empowering qualities that adult gymnastics offers. We also compared the experience to some other fitness activities we've done.
In part 4 of my conversation with Tammy, we talk about eliminating the "end-date" drama, coaching from experience, the benefits of Geriatric Gymnastics, and setting goals in gymnastics training.
We love telling stories about our gymnastics escapades. In part 3, Tammy and I talk about dealing with injuries, building bone strength, balance, and positive self-concept, and our thoughts on progress (which is never linear).
In part two of my conversation with Tammy Goedken, we talk about our observations as coaches for the adult set, and how we believe that gymnastics is the most fun way to condition your body (and soul).
Welcome to the first episode of my new series, Conversations With The Geriatric Gymnast! For 15 years, I've learned more about my capabilities in the gym than I have anywhere else. Now, my flippy friends and I have some things to share with the world.
For anyone who is into fitness, gymnastics or aging gracefully, I present An Overview of Geriatric Gymnastics. You'll find links and descriptions of all of the articles I've written in the series, including strategies that this middle-aged woman uses to defy the clock.
At 48 years old, Debby Bassin, a one-time stay-at-home mom, has created quite a positive and impactful presence in her community. Now, over five years after Flipper’s Gymnastics became an LLC, Debby graciously reflected on a few more questions about her journey thus far.
In this chapter of Geriatric Gymnastics, you'll get a glimpse of some of the hurdles Debby Bassin had to maneuver in order to officially open her doors, as well as how her expectations were not always reflective of her reality.
I am excited to introduce a new facet of my Geriatric Gymnastics series, Debra Bassin: Courage and Grit Personified. In these next chapters, I will reveal Debby’s story as a gymnast and an emerging business owner.
A perspective on my transition into coaching Geriatric Gymnasts. My goal is to offer a safe space where grownups get to explore their inner child. Read on to see how that is developing.