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Another Great Weekend of Training Athletes

Another great weekend of training dedicated athletes!
Call me when your athlete needs help. More info on training here.

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Karen Goeller on Late Night with Johnny P

Karen Goeller Interviewed in summer 2016 by Johnny Potenza, https://vimeo.com/182549120

Watch the whole show, Johnny P is really funny. My interview goes from 14:52 to 24:30.

Late Night Late Night With Johnny P / Episode #105 from Johnny Potenza on Vimeo.

New Gymnastics Coloring Book!

coloring-book-goellerThe latest gymnastics book has arrived!
Gymnastics Coloring Book

Link to book on Amazon, https://amzn.com/1537574884

This Gymnastics Coloring Book is a beautiful gift for any young girl who loves gymnastics and coloring. The designs and quotes are unique and inspiring for the gymnast. The face and leotard have also been left blank so that each person coloring can create their own gymnastics art.

Gymnastics Lessons Learned: Life Lessons through Gymnastics

Gymnastics Lessons Learned: Life Lessons through Gymnastics

The Gymnastics Lessons Learned book has the same quotes and stories of gymnasts to go with the quotes. It shows how gymnasts have learned life lessons through gymnastics. Great gift for young gymnast!

All books by Karen Goeller,
www.amazon.com/author/karengoeller

Gymnastics, Sports, Fitness Books

Gymnastics, Sports, Fitness Books by Karen Goeller, CSCS

Books are great gifts for kids and adults!

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Gymnastics, Sports, Fitness Books

Gymnastics, Sports, Fitness Books by Karen Goeller, CSCS

Books are great gifts for kids and adults!

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Goeller Produces Another Gymnastics State Champion…

I LOVE getting news that one of my clients/gymnasts WON All Around at states!!!

Her original goal two months ago was to improve her form and increase her scores. She more than reached her goals, she exceeded them in a big way!

I guarantee results with my training and this is just one example of what can happen. Many clients often go beyond their original goals. My gymnasts are USAG levels 5-elite, USAIGC, JOGA, high school, etc.

Some of my current and previous athletes have gone on to NCAA division 1 college teams, Level 10 Nationals, Level 9 East-West, have become state and regional champions, and three are currently elite gymnasts.

My athletes of other sports, such as cheeleading, dance, boxing, golf, swimming, tennis, and martial arts are all on competitive levels.

I offer private training and I am happy to visit gymnastics clubs for group training, either sport-specific conditioning or skill technique.

Besides my extensive knowledge in gymnastics, I am a CSCS  (that’s a sports science certification). There are VERY few high level gymnastics coaches in this country who ALSO have the prestigious CSCS certification from the NSCA.

Call me when your athletes need help.

www.BestGymnasticsTraining.com
www.BestSportsConditioning.com

Really? Personal Training for a 4 Year Old? NOPE!

Personal or Private Training is NOT Necessary for Young Children… And I WILL NOT Train a child that young!
I just had a parent of a 4 year old just call me for training… Really, 4 years old?!?!?!
Some of these parents are ridiculous. It is NOT necessary to do personal training for a child that young!!! And too much of anything is NOT good. It can lead to over-use injuries, fatigue, over-training, sports or play related accidents, joint laxity from too much stretching, and burn-out.
Extra training for a child that young can be downright dangerous!
I state on my websites that I will only train 10 years olds and up. Occasionally I will take a younger athlete if it involves conditioning for injury rehab.

To Parents of Competitive Athletes…

A note to parents of kids competing in sports…
When I owned my gymnastics club I would constantly remind parents to NEVER use the word nervous or bring it up when it comes time for competition. Children are often NOT nervous until an adult tells them they should be nervous. A child feeds off YOUR energy. So do not discuss being nervous about events, discuss all their hard work and tell them they should enjoy the moment. Your child should walk away with GOOD memories, not bad ones.

Olympics Will Bring Kids into Sports… What Will Your Kid Learn?

Olympics Will Bring Kids into Sports… What Will Your Kid Learn? http://www.americantowns.com/ny/statenisland/news/olympics-will-bring-kids-into-sports-what-will-your-kid-learn-25481728

web-sports-lessons-front-coWith the Olympics around the corner, people will be signing their kids up in sports programs around the USA. What will these parent expect their kids to learn in these sports programs?

Past experience tells me that many expect their kids to become Olympians. I have told countless parents that it is easier to become a doctor or lawyer than it is to become an Olympic gymnast. There are only a handful of spaces every four years and your child must fit into the minimum age requirements.

It takes 20-40 hours of training a week for many years while balancing school, sleep, nutrition, and sometimes even a social life. This is an enormous commitment for not only the athlete, but for the entire family. Is that parent of that 5 or 6 year old thinking of this commitment when they rush into the gym to sing their kids up for training? Probably not.

What they CAN expect to gain from sports training for their child is more valuable. In a good program a child will learn many life skills and lessons. These young children will learn to balance time, that persistence pays off, they will improve their ability to focus, they will learn to take turns and share, be patient, and that it is ok to be uncomfortable to reach a goal. Your child may even learn that lack of effort does not help with progress and may even cause injury.

High level gymnastics coach has done it again, with another book. This one is a children’s book that has stories of young athletes who have learned life lessons through their sports. It is a great read for 6-10 year old girls. The sports included in this book include skating, skiing, swimming, gymnastics, cheerleading, boxing, martial arts, track, and dance.

Sports Lessons Learned: Life Lessons through Sports children’s sports book is sure to be a hit with your child athlete. It can be ordered through Amazon or purchased through most book retailers. This is very similar to the original gymnastics version, Gymnastics Lessons Learned.

Author Karen Goeller, CSCS, has written more gymnastics books than anyone in the USA. She has educated thousands in the gymnastics and fitness industries for many years in person as well as through her books and articles. She has produced countless successful athletes and currently trains athletes of many sports for performance, helping with strength, endurance, speed, flexibility, and most importantly confidence. Be sure to check out the new children’s sports book or reach out Karen Goeller if your child needs help. You can just type her name, Karen Goeller, into amazon to view her books (www.amazon.com/author/karengoeller) or go to her blog atwww.KarenGoeller.com.
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Sports and Fitness Gifts

Great sports and fitness gifts… Check out all of Karen Goeller’s fitness, gymnastics, and health books on Amazon… You can even find the book of her life story since her cancer surgery here!
http://amzn.com/e/B002BM1FVS

Fitness and Gymnastics Books by Karen Goeller, CSCS.

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