Three reasons gymnastics helps boys play in other sports

Hockey, soccer and football seasons are now underway… but have you thought about gymnastics season? Your son may live and breathe hockey – on the ice a few days a week, watching the games on TV whenever possible, and playing street hockey, or basement/living room hockey. And that love of a sport is great thing! … Continue reading Three reasons gymnastics helps boys play in other sports

Tips to a Successful Running Comeback

By Amy Reinink Elite runner Kristen Fryburg-Zaitz, 30, of Boulder, Col., is accustomed to 100-plus-mile training weeks, grueling speed workouts and pushing her body to the limit in frequent weekend races. But in early 2010, her workouts looked like this: five minutes of walking, followed by one minute of easy running, repeat. After a forced … Continue reading Tips to a Successful Running Comeback

Topeka Sizzlers Top 5 Tips for a Better Basketball Bod

To excel as a professional basketball player requires a devotion to conditioning which will boost your speed, stamina, shooting, and mental toughness. Even if you’re not an aspiring pro basketball player, these same routines can help you live a longer, healthier life.   1. Front squat A solid base is important if you want to … Continue reading Topeka Sizzlers Top 5 Tips for a Better Basketball Bod

Top Ten Health Benefits of Parkour for Youth

Parkour, also known as free running, is a French military-designed training which utilizes obstacle courses. The obstacles require extreme focus and a can-do attitude, and heavily utilize physical abilities such as running, jumping, swinging, rolling and even climbing. It’s a fun and exciting way to exercise, and anyone can enjoy it. Here are the Top … Continue reading Top Ten Health Benefits of Parkour for Youth

5 Reasons Why You Need to Keep a Training Log This Year

By Tish Hamilton When I trained for my first marathon way back before the internets, I tracked my mileage on a Matt Groening Life In Hell wall calendar (oh, the irony). When I ran 5 miles, I scribbled a big "5" in the date's rectangle, tallied the mileage and circled the number at the end … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You Need to Keep a Training Log This Year

Competitive Gymnastics – Tips for Tryouts and Success

CAGE Gymnastics offers students a recreational program and a team program.  With tryouts fast approaching, here are some things to consider: The most important quality we look for when placing a gymnast into the team program is passion.  The desire to be in the gym multiple days per week and eagerness to learn new skills … Continue reading Competitive Gymnastics – Tips for Tryouts and Success