Wishing Allison all the best in her recovery!!! Of course the cast will be annoying and hot, but you may find she still wants to be involved at the gym. When my daughter was in a cast for her ankle, I was amazed when she still wanted to be in the gym even when she really couldn't do anything but hang from the bar and do conditioning. Try to focus on how what she CAN do will help her---better leaps, jumps, etc. Don't worry-she'll get back everything very quickly!