All-Star or a progressive gymnast or tumbler, you need fuel for your body to develop your muscles, build strong bones and maintain your energy needed to effectively perform the skills you are taught in a safe manner.
Healthy foods will help your body develop proper muscle tone, endurance, agility, strength,speed and stamina. A healthy diet is crucial to your overall performance both on and off the mat.
We strive to promote healthy eating at our gym. If we provide a snack or drink, you can rest assured we have exercised caution in the snack choices we sell to our students. If you would like to promote healthy eating in your children, you can visit our helpful links below. Healthy eating and good exercise habits can be started at an early age and can become a part of routine that is carried on through adulthood.
Healthy Eating Tips:
1.) Avoid eating high-fat diet
2.) Minimize sugary foods
3.) Drink more water
4.) Eat a variety of vegetable and fruits
Healthy Eating Links:
BUILDING STRONG BONES- Pdf document from NICHD
CHOOSE MY PLATE - USDA's MyPlate.gov website offers tips to children
COMPETITION DIET FOR GYMNASTS Dietary ideas before a gymnast's competition
DIETARY GUIDELINES FOR AMERICANS - 95 page document providing guidelines for Americans
FITNESS CHEERLEADER Fitness for cheerleaders
FITNESS.GOV- Nationwide President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition
FOOD NUTRITION TOOL- Food-A-Pedia offers nurtitional values on over 8,000 foodsGRANTS & MORE RESOURCES: More information provided by Fitness.gov
KIDS COOK MONDAY Making Monday family night
SUPER HEALTHY KIDS Tips and ideas for healthy meals in a hurry
TEAM NUTRITION - USDA Food and Nutrition Service initiativeWHOLE KIDS FOUNDATION Improving kids nutrition and wellness