Tumbling, buddy carries, ladder and hurdle drills, headstands, muscle-ups, climbing, and jumps.
Gymnastics skill and play time is essential to your physical development, that’s why we do it! You know
it’s good for you too and that’s partly why you train with us.
But it doesn’t stop many from shying away from the tasks that make them uncomfortable.
It’s partly fear and a lack of confidence, but I think that the fear of screwing up in front of others is more so the reason for not attempting these kinds of tasks.
Have you ever watched the Kids’ classes?
They shoot up the ropes, swing on the rig, monkey swing on the bar, and attack just about everything the adults do in class. But they do so with little to no inhibition.
Do they fall and make mistakes?
It’s not unsafe, though, and they’re back up to give it another go in no time.
Us adults on the other hand analyse the situation, try to understand everything before attempting it,
and are worried about who is watching. They are inevitably left standing still, both in the moment and
with regards to their fitness.
Paralysis by analysis.
You can’t avoid mistakes and falls forever. While you can certainly do very well and move forward
without having to learn from mistakes, allowing and accepting mistakes frees you up to actually try
If you nail it, amazing! But if you stuff it up, no one really cares—you’re in a safe space.
Get up, dust yourself off, give your ego a pat on the back, and give it another nudge.
Screw up. It’s a part of the learning process!
- Coach Imtiaz