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Watching practice- a no no?

Discussion in 'Parent Forum' started by Lilou, May 5, 2017.

  1. LindyHopper

    LindyHopper Member Proud Parent

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    Oh, heavens! YES!
     
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  2. GymDad9.9

    GymDad9.9 Active Member CBBC Board Member Proud Parent

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    At our gym, people use the couches as nap pods.
     
  3. MuggleMom

    MuggleMom Member Proud Parent Former Gymnast

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    Nap PODS would be awesome---some of us have joked there should be a gym (treadmills weights etc) attached to the gym so we could squeeze our own workouts in.
     
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    MILgymFAM Active Member CB Booster Club Proud Parent

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    My ODD excitedly told me about Simone's gym in Texas- she was reading her book- and how it has a parent's gym and a cafe. I hope it starts a trend! Ha!
     

  5. GymDad9.9

    GymDad9.9 Active Member CBBC Board Member Proud Parent

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    My wife and I were talking last night about the idea of having a parent's gym at our gym. We have alot of parents watching at our gym as our rec program is pretty big and the space is conducive to watching. I opted for the nap pods, which didn't make my wife very happy.
     
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  6. CanadianDad

    CanadianDad New Member Proud Parent

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    Our gym offers a 2 hour parent class while the kids train on Monday's. I haven't done it yet because I'm afraid of injuring myself but have definitely thought about it, haha.
     
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  7. ldw4mlo

    ldw4mlo Well-Known Member Proud Parent

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    We have been to a number of gyms for meets. That have gyms (for working out) attached. I would love that. Kill 2 birds with one stone.

    In fact my picture is one of those gyms. You can see the windows and the aerobic equipment in the background.
     
  8. GymMom4

    GymMom4 Active Member Proud Parent

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    Our old gym has a workout area for parents but it turned out they really didn't like parents watching after all because they started getting more complaints about what their kid was/wasn't doing during practice.
     
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  9. mommyof1

    mommyof1 Active Member Proud Parent

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    I would take that class if my daughter's gym offered it! But I am that mom who just can't resist trying a cartwheel or a beat jump on the floor beam if her daughter has left it out and no one is looking...
     
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    CanadianDad New Member Proud Parent

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    Oh, the kids at our gym will absolutely tell you that I am that parent after the round offs I was practicing in the hotel lobby last weekend... I think I am really just nervous to do that stuff in a non-joking way in front of a whole gym full of people.
     
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  11. GymDad9.9

    GymDad9.9 Active Member CBBC Board Member Proud Parent

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    I'm an ACL or two waiting to happen, I do not wish to add a broken neck.
     
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  12. mommyof1

    mommyof1 Active Member Proud Parent

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    Isn't there a YouTube channel of a dad trying a bunch of gymnastics skills on his daughter's home equipment and at the park?
     
  13. CanadianDad

    CanadianDad New Member Proud Parent

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    Yeah, I was chatting with him on Instagram the other day and accepted his challenge to try it out on my YouTube channel but I'm getting cold feet.
     
  14. duyetanh

    duyetanh Active Member Proud Parent

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    You guys are nuts. I cant even walk in a straight line, and that is when i am stone cold sober.
     
  15. MAmom

    MAmom New Member Proud Parent

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    Our gym has three viewing rooms - one that is adult only/quiet room, one that has a kids play area right off of it, and one that is on the second floor, looking down at the gymnasts. All are glassed so communication is limited to when the kids go in or come out. I have never heard of anyone told not to watch the kids, in fact once in a while the coaches can be seen trying to get a parent's attention to have them see a new skill.

    The gym has a workout room for adults to use if they wish. Treadmills, a stationary bike, elliptical, weights...

    Many parents drop off, it seems like more girls parents stay than boys.
     
  16. txgymfan

    txgymfan Moderator Staff Member CBBC Board Member Coach Proud Relative

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    Sounds like they are very conscious of the paying/driving parents. Do they have wifi?
     
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    What, no personal butler?
     
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    EGPtriumph New Member Proud Parent

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    Our gym actually does this! We can work out while our girls do. We love our gym
     
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    MAmom New Member Proud Parent

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    Yes, we do have free Wi-Fi. We are in a good place and we appreciate it and the coaches too
     
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    MAmom New Member Proud Parent

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    I had no idea we had it so good until I read what others cannot do.
     
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