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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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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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How to Choose a Gymnastics Program

ad-bars-shapes-smallDoes your child want to do gymnastics? Be sure to visit three gyms and ask for a trial class at each BEFORE you hand over your credit card. Google the gym, the owners name, and the coaches names and see what comes up. Also google “gym name reviews”.

Speak to the parents of the preschoolers and the team parents so you have an idea of the philosophy, the temperament of the coaches, injuries, and the owner’s availability.If three or more gymnasts on the team have pain/injury in the same area of the body there may be something wrong with the training. All ankle or knee pain? Maybe too many hard landings or too much of a specific movement such as deep squat conditioning. Elbow pain, maybe too many rope climbs, hard surfaces, poor use of uneven use of bar straps, too many high impact skills regularly. Back pain, maybe poor technique with specific skills, incorrect landings, or too many fast-moving  back-bending skills.

Be sure to match the personality of your child with the gym you choose. If your child is only interested in a little fun each week, many gyms will satisfy that need. If your child wants to be a competitive gymnast then choose a gym that already has a good track record of high level competition.

And be sure the owner is at the gym often. Why do you need to know if it’s an absentee owner? Because when things go wrong, become unsafe, or you are not getting what you are paying for you will want a conversation with the owner.

Go with your gut instinct when you walk in the door, but also do your homework. Let me know if you need help choosing a gym.

I offer private training for competitive gymnasts ages 10 and up, www.BestGymnasticsTraining.com.

And check out the book, Gymnastics Lessons Learned:Life Lessons through Gymnastics. It is a great gift for 6-10 year old girls. The Gymnastics Journal is also very popular. It is for competitive gymnasts.

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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Radio Interviews, Speeches, Etc.

Have you heard my radio interviews or motivational speeches?
Check them out here, https://soundcloud.com/karen-goeller

Training for Athletes…

Training for Gymnastics, Boxing, Swimming, Dance, Golf, Tennis, Softball, Figure Skating, and More
Training some really dedicated gymnasts today!  Let me know when your athlete needs help…
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http://www.bestsportsconditioning.com
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Lymphedema: Sentenced to Life in Bed, but I Escaped

Lymphedema: Sentenced to Life in Bed, but I Escaped
ISBN: 978-1-105-18750-6

The reader will see how Karen Goeller went from being the bed-ridden patient to who she is today. This is Karen Goeller’s story, dealing with a cancer diagnosis at age 25 and the lymphedema for a lifetime. You will be inspired to push yourself to beat the odds, accept the challenge, and reach your goals. Karen Goeller has accomplished great success after the doctors told her that she would never work again. More than twenty years later Karen Goeller is living a full life, the life she was told she would never have. Karen Goeller wishes to help others dealing with lymphedema with her tips on exercise, resources, and other daily care recommendations. Readers will be inspired to push themselves to beat the odds, accept the challenge, and reach their goals.

To buy this book go to http://www.KarenGoeller.com.

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