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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.

Swing Set Fitness

Nearly ten years ago I created Swing Set Fitness…

(Kindle Book of Exercises)

(Book of Exercises)

(Book of Workouts)

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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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Gymnastics, Sports, Fitness Books

Gymnastics, Sports, Fitness Books by Karen Goeller, CSCS

Books are great gifts for kids and adults!

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Become an Olympian?

And here come the calls… from parents who want their kids to be an Olympian… Yes, everyone wants their kid to succeed, but please start with smaller, reachable goals first so your child feels success as they are growing and learning. I turn down 80% of the people who call me for training… I only train competitive athletes. And I only train athletes with reasonable short and long term goals.

Going to the Olympics is a great goal, but only 5-7 gymnasts go every 4 years. In 2020 it will only be 4 gymnasts and maybe an alternate or two. It is easier to become a doctor or lawyer than an Olympic Gymnast. I do have a client who is on the elite level and can reasonably be an Olympian at the next Olympics, if she remains healthy, happy, and continues to train seriously.

There are MANY factors that go into becoming an Olympian besides the daily training including sleep, nutrition, hydration, parents able to help with encouragement, finances, and getting the athlete to training and competitions.

Most importantly, an athlete must have a real passion for the sport. It is incredibly difficult to train more than 30 hours a week for many years throughout childhood and teen years. And keep in mind that the family also makes that commitment. So yes, some gymnasts do get to the Olympics, but be ready for a HUGE, LONG TERM, EXPENSIVE commitment. And enjoy every moment along the way!

I also train swimmers, boxers, dancers, cheerleaders, and other athletes.

Too Hot Outside for Exercise?

Too hot outside for www.swingsetfitness.com… But you can do my swing exercises using equipment created MANY years after I created Swing Set Fitness. Get one of my books, use their equipment.
Need 12 workouts? www.swingworkouts.com
Swing Set Fitness Books

Swing Set Fitness Books

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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
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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.

Gymnasts ready to finish strong…

From level 5 through elite I saw so many great things in the gym today…

Lower level gymnasts accepted my strength challenges with a smile, level 10 did some beautiful releases on bars and nice work on beam, elite did some flawless triple (yes-triple) fulls into the pit this evening and awesome twisting-leaps. They are ready to finish off their competitive seasons strong.

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