Wednesday, December 16, 2009

AWG Trials Results!

Congrats to all the girls who attended trials. Each and everyone of you had personal bests' and you should all be extremely proud of yourselves!

The following girls will be off to the Games in February in Cold Lake, Alberta:


Alysha M.
Sydney C.
Tiana P.
Kendra D.

Congrats again and if you wish to see individual results CLICK P2 or P3

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Board Meeting

Tomorrow- Thursday, the 19th of November. 6:30pm.

Coaches Get Down!

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Wild Rose Edmonton - April 2nd- 4th

The registration forms have come out and we need to register athletes ASAP!

Please bring either cash or cheque made out to Salta for the lovely price of $125.00 no later than November 19th.

The registration price is quite high but it is an amazing meet and we are going to see clubs from England, South Africa, USA and Slovania!!

The host hotel is the Coast Edmonton Plaza. There are only 50 ROOMS left at the amazing price of $109.00. I have blocked off 6 of these rooms. If you would like one please email me and I shall give you a confirmation number. You will need to contact the hotel to make a name change/credit card change. These rooms will not last very much longer at this price!!!

I encourage all athletes to attend the International sessions as the gymnastics is promising (perhaps you shall see some future Olympians!).

For more information please click here.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Pre-Novice/P4/P5/National Traininig Camp

Alysha M., Olivia and Sam are off with Eva and Becca to the training camp this weekend in Edmonton at Champions! Be sure to bring back some good drills!!!

Say Cheese!

Girls Competitive: Please be sure to get in your picture order forms before Thursday class (4:29 is OK!). Any forms that are not in before 4:30 will result in your child not getting their individual photos done.

Boys: Same applies- just for this Friday instead.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Picture Order Forms

Order forms are coming soon!

Mandatory Progress Reports

Please be sure to pick your times the progress report on Friday, October 30, 2009. We will be discussing your athlete's level and answer any questions that may come up. The sign up sheet is hanging on the window. See you there!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

AGM/Board Meeting

The annual AGM will be on Thursday at 6:30 here at the gym. Please be sure to attend. There will also be a board meeting following the AGM (brief). See you there!

Suit Check

Please be sure to bring your competitive gym suit on Thursday, September 17th as we are measuring and doing swaps then. New orders need to go out soon so the sooner we can get this done the better!


Sunday, September 13, 2009

Private Lessons Available

Private Lessons Available
Private lessons are available on Friday afternoons from 3:00- 4:30. Dave and Becca will be conducting the lesson. There is a maximum of 3 children allowed in the class. The costs are as follows:

$50 for 1 athlete
$60 for 2 athletes ($30 each)
$60 for 3 athletes ($20 each)

These lessons are for kids who want to work on that extra skill that has been giving them a hard time or a specific skill they want to learn. Please be sure to sign up on the competitive calendar and confirm with Becca or Dave the day before. If three athletes are signed up on the calendar then the class is full for that Friday.

Any questions or to request a different day, please feel to contact Becca or Dave at

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Teen Drop In!

Salta is now offering Teen Drop In! It is a open class. Anyone can attend from ages 12-16. It will be held on Wednesdays starting on September 23rd, 2009 from 7:30- 8:30. The first visit is $20 to cover the AGF Insurance fee( renews every July) and $5 per class after that!

See you there!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Group Photo for Sponsorship

Note to all Competitive and Pre Competitive Boys and Girls.

Sandi would like to get a picture of all gymnasts for the Thank You cards to go out for Sponsorship.
Please wear your favorite suit for a group picture Tuesday, September 22, 2009 @ 4:30pm.

Thank you.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Holy Smokes- HUGE Day Yesterday!

We started out with a big bang last night! Someone got closer to her beam dismount (Round off, Back tuck), someone threw a flyaway into the pit by herself for the first time, a cast to handstand finally came about, and a front tuck was put onto a medium beam!!!! I also saw some huge improvements with front tuck step outs into the pit! Great start ladies.

WARNING FOR PARENTS****** Sore athletes will be most definite*********

Monday, September 07, 2009

Welcome Ladies and Gents... and New Ladies and Gents!

Yay! The season is officially beginning in 3 minutes and I am stoked! With the new conditioning program under foot, a new warm-up/stretching strategy, a wonderful coaching staff and amazing gymnasts it looks to be a great one is around the corner! We have a busy schedule ahead of us so please be sure to keep reading the posts and viewing the calendar and checking the video blog!

Have a fantastic, healthy and successful season everyone!

Negative Nancy and Complaining Carols Party!

Since they both won the contest I shall bring in their prizes tomorrow!

Beat the Bugs

Salta is in the process of installing new hand sanitation stations. All people are required to sanitise their hands prior to entering the building (front door station) and athletes are required to use the stations when they enter and exit the gym. I also encourage all athletes to wash their hands WITH soap before entering the gym, at break, and after gymnastics. After all, you just put your hands on a beam where EVERYONE has placed their feet.... EWWWWWWW!

Because of the H1N1 virus and with flu season around the corner we are asking that any athlete with any of these symptoms stay home:

1. Fever
2. Sore Throat
3. Cough

For more information on H1N1 please click here.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

What's in Your Gym Bag?

Please be sure to pack the following:

1. Deodorant- nobody likes a stinky gymnast!
2. Socks- for trampoline/break time
3. Small can of hairspray
4. Water Bottle
5. Wrist bands for Ankles and Wrists
6. *****a roll of Tape********
7. Grips
8. Elastics for your hair and brush
9. A healthy snack- something that doesn't require long heating time as we only have 10-15 minute break times
10. A bright smile and an eagerness to learn!

- Did I miss anything?

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Summer Photo Contest

Please submit your best gymnastics summer photo! All photos will be posted on the blog and the winner will get a dig in the bag!

please email a digital image to:

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Salta's AGM

On September 17, 2009 we will be having our AGM. All parents are encouraged to attend. We will be going through our financial statements and if you are interested in sitting on the board of directors then please attend!

See you there!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Competitive Calendar

Be sure to click on the side link to view this years calendar. Dates are tentative and subject to change.


Please be advised that since the code of points and rules have changed. We will be determining competitive levels of every athletes on October 30, 2009. It is important that every athlete and parents understands that since these changes have been implemented that it is possible that a athlete could move up, down or stay at the same level. If you would like a check list of what you need for skills this year Becca will have it available by Thursday (hopefully). Athletes must have a complete list if they wish to compete at the desired level.

Thank you,
Salta's Competitive Staff

Splits Check

We will be rechecking splits in a month from today- September 17th.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Olympic Week- August 10-14

Olympic Week- week 6

Please be sure to pack a lunch as Salta does not provide lunches, snacks, or water bottles (how ever there is a fountain). All Am and Pm children must have sunscreen, a hat, and proper shoes.

Monday: Full day and AM kids are heading down to Kin Coulee so please be prepared for the hike down there. Full Day and PM kids will be given a permission form that needs to be filled out for the SPACA and handed back in on Tuesday.

Tuesday: (Full Day and AM kids) Be sure to dress in you finest togas for the best dressed Olympian.(Full Day and PM kids going to the SPCA!!! Please make sure you have your hat, sunscreen and water bottle.

Wednesday: Full Day and AM kids are heading down to Kin Coulee again! PM kids will receive a permission form to go down to Echo Dale. This needs to be returned by Thursday.

Thursday: Full Day and PM kids will be heading down to Strathcona Park for a fun filled afternoon in the sun and water!! Please pack a towel, swim suit, sunscreen, hat, and water bottle.

Friday: Full Day and PM kids please be sure to pack an extra pair of clothes or bring your swim suit. We will be having water games in the back!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Attention All Competitive Parents

We will not be traveling to Calgary this summer for training as our schedules did not work out. Prince Albert will not be visiting as well so regular training will resume. Please see Eva if you have further questions.

Parade a Success!

Congrats to everyone who helped with this years parade- we placed 1st in the Commercial Division and 1st in the Kiddies Parade!!!

A special thanks to Nikki who designed and conducted the float!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Aqua Week- Week 4

This week will be a challenge to stay dry!

Please be sure to pack a lunch as Salta does not provide lunches, snacks, or water bottles (how ever there is a fountain). All Am and Pm children must have sunscreen, a hat, and proper shoes.

(All day and Am kids) are heading down to Kin Coulee so please be prepared for the hike down there. Pm kids will be given a permission form that needs to be filled out for the SPACA and handed back in on Tuesday.

(All day and Pm kids) are going to the SPCA!!! Please make sure you have your hat, sunscreen and water bottle.

Wednesday: (All day and Am kids) are heading down to Kin Coulee again! Pm kids will receive a permission form to go down to Echo Dale. This needs to be returned by Thursday.

Thursday: (All day and Pm kids) will be heading down to Strathcona Park for a fun filled afternoon in the sun and water!! Please pack a towel, swim suit, sunscreen, hat, and water bottle.

Friday: (All day and Pm kids) please be sure to pack an extra pair of clothes or bring your swim suit. We will be having water games in the back!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Stampede Parade Stuff

2009 Stampede Parade- "Jungle" Theme

It's that time of year again, and boy is it a jungle out there! The stampede parade will run on Thurs. July 23rd and Friday July 24th with the decorating session being held at RSC Equipment (2230- 9th Ave. SW) on Wed. July 22nd from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Here are a few particulars:

• All participants are asked to dress in a jungle theme. Try any animal prints- dressing up as lions, tigers, monkeys, etc. Or go with the camoflauge theme, even grass skirts with shrunken heads (not real of course!). Be creative!!

• Participants in Thursday's parade will need to be down on 3rd Street in the Flats (usually between Ash and Birch Ave) no later then 7:45 am as this is when judging formally begins. Please keep in mind that the stampede marshalls do move our location from time to time, but we are always either on 3rd Street or 4th Streeet. If you are planning to stay awhile with your children, please be advised that parking is not available in this area.

• Participants in the Kiddie's Parade on Friday will need to be down on 3rd Street downtown ( just up from Dairy Queen) no later then 8:30 am.

• During the main parade on Thursday- there is no access to bathrooms!!!

• All participants will need sunscreen and a waterbottle.

• Please be advised that the truck and trailer unit that we are using from RSC this year is new. The truck has a tilt deck trailer attached. As a result, the trailer stands roughly 4 feet off the ground! THIS MEANS POSTIVELY NO MOVING AROUND ON THE FLOAT WHILE IT IS IN MOTION, AND THOSE KIDS WHO ARE ON THE STREET WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GET BACK ON THE FLOAT UNTIL THE VERY END OF THE PARADE.

• Due to metal grating on the trailer deck, we ask that everyone keep shoes on at all times.

Picking up your children will be as follows:

1. Main Parade: Please pick your child up at RSC Equipment (2230- 9th Ave SW) as soon as possible after the parade is over. This is usually 10:15 am (roughly).
2. Kiddies Parade: Please pick child up from Salta. We will be getting all of the kids to help with taking the decorations off the float.

Due to the height of the trailer deck, as well as the stampede discouraging stopping for great lengths of time at the end of the stampede, we request that all kids are picked up the drop off sites, NOT by exiting from the float while downtown.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Summer Camp Week 3

Stampede Week Has Arrived!

Please be sure to pack a lunch as Salta does not provide lunches, snacks or water bottles (however there is a fountain)!


We are heading down to Kin Coulee so please be sure to have sunscreen, a hat and proper running shoes. You will be given a permission form that needs to be filled out for the SPCA and handed back in on Tuesday.


We are going to to the SPCA!!! Please be sure again to have sunscreen, a hat and proper shoes.


Kin Coulee again! We are also making decorations for the float. You will also need to fill out a permission form for the parade that needs to be handed back in by today!


So the campers can watch the parade, we will be meeting at 8:00am at the IGA parking lot (302 Maple Ave). Once the parade is finished, we will head over to Strathcona Park- again, shoes, hat,sunscreen and a bathing suit are mandatory. Please also send your child with their food as well. For Afternoon campers please meet us at the Water Park in Strathcona.


We will be meeting at the downtown Dairy Queen so we can be in the Kiddies Parade! Please be sure to bring your costumes (you will find out earlier in the week what they are) and come with your sunscreen, waterbottle, lunches and snacks. After the parade is finished, we will ride the float back to the gym. Afternoon campers can meet us at the gym the usual times.


Thursday, July 16, 2009

Parade Sign Up Sheet

For everyone who wants to be in the parade and/or help with decorating the float- there is a sign up sheet on the window at the gym.... that means... sign up. :)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Crown and Anchor

It's that time of the year!

The Days to work are:
Wednesday- 22nd
Thursday- 24th
Friday- 25th

If you are able to volunteer some time that would be fantastic (plus, it's great fun!!!).

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Competitive Challenge

Dear Competitive Girls:

Take 30 seconds of music- any music (please watch the language). Now create a dance- using very little gymnastics. This is a solo and you will be performing your 30 seconds on Thursday (if you don't have 30 seconds on Thursday you will be doing a 30 second improv section). I want you to tap into your creative side and I would also like you girls to have a chance to show off your hidden talents! Please work alone on this project.


The Boys are Coming and Going!

The Salta Boys are off on the 19th to West Wind Gymnastics in Lethbridge for a training camp for two days- then, on Tuesday, the 21nd they will come back with those Lethbridge boys to train at our gym! This shall be a fun week- if you need more information on this camp please
email Dave at:

Monday, July 06, 2009

Bingo...Needs... Help...

Competitive Parents: Please be advised if you are needing to still fulfill your bingo requirements that there is one coming up on the 12th of July (that's on a Sunday).


Air Mat Has Arrived

The air mat has arrived today- and it is absolutely amazing! The girls can tumble with ease and learning new elements have proven just today that they will come quick! I cannot wait to post our first official skills from the air mat!

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Summer Camp- Week One

Welcome to Week One of Summer Camps!

Across the Decades:


Please be sure to pack a water bottle, sunscreen and a hat as we will be heading down to Kin Coulee. Permission slips are going home and need to be signed for the SPCA visit on Tuesday.


We are heading down to the SPCA- please be sure to bring back your permission slips or else your child will not attend. Tie dye!!!!


We are heading down to Kin Coulee again- Hats, water bottle and sunscreen are mandatory. Dress up as your favorite decade and we will have a party and dance!


Crafts, Karaoke Contest, and a Feild trip to Echo Dale. Bring your swim suit and sunscreen and a water bottle!


Bring your water shoes or sandles that will be able to get wet! A pair of dry clothing is necessary for gym and trampoline time.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Competitive Break Next Week

There will be a one week vacation next week in lieu of Canada Day. We will however have training on Sunday according to the handbook. Please be sure to remember when you are signed up for summer camps. We will start back on the 6th of July at 9:00 am. See you there!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Peice of Board Meeting

Thursday, June 25th at 6:30pm.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

2009 7-8 Year Old Mini Meet

There will be a mini meet for the 7 & 8 year old pre comp athletes on Friday, June 19, 2009 . It will start at 5pm and after we will have refreshments and snacks. Bring Grandma and Grandpa!

Pre- Comp Girls (Jamies Group)- Please come dressed in your purple and white suits and here by 4:30.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Wind up Tomorrow

Be there or......miss out on the fun!

Alberta Kicked Major Butt At Nationals

A huge congrats to those Alberta women who brought back the hardware!!!

Alberta's junior Anysia Unick from Stampede City brought back 3 golds- she is Junior National Champ as well as junior champ on vault and bars!!! Congrats to Anysia, Judy and Dave!

Alberta's Senior- Sydney Sawa from CGC finally snatched that National Champion status!

To see more results please click here.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Day 4 at Level 4

Four days have passed and I am amazed at what I have learned at the sessions in the gym and in the classroom.

First thing- the gym was amazing. There are more mats, ropes bars and beams a coach could ask for. They have the cool Airmat by tumble trak (this would be useful not only in the gym but at demo's as well!). It reduces pounding and the transition from air mat to floor is easy (as quoted by the gymnasts themselves). Another cool training device was there sunken flat double mini they used for vault. All the kids flipped with ease into a pit using this and it was a fantastic way to do high numbers of vaults without the pounding. The new drills and conditioning ideas are too many to mention and I am excited to get back into the gym and start introducing them to our own athletes (girls, trust me you will like them!). I also saw a new fashion trend (as seen below). Many of the girls wore "athletic tops". They look like a gym suit but they are tanks! They don't ride and they look fantastic. Needless to say I have already contacted a supplier and they should hopefully arrive next week!

In the classroom we have done mental training for coaches. Most of us where a little apprehensive going into this session but it has proven to be a valuable asset and I have learned many different tools which I can apply to my coaching.

Another session we just started today was Physical Preparation with Keith Russel. Wow! This session has opened my eyes in terms of what we can do to improve our physical preparation and the different approaches we can use as well. Again girls, you are going to love this!!!

I have one day left and a exam than it's back to work! I hope all of you are working hard and look forward to see some new names on the charts ( NN and CC ) when I get back!


More Cool Tops

Red Spaghetti straps- child L- 42
Red Flames- Child M- 47

Purple/blue shiny- Adult XS- 45
Green Print- Child M- 44
Green with Shiny squares- Adult XS- 44

Pink and Blue Shiny- Child L- 44

Orange/Brown- Child M- 42
Red/Black with Spaghetti Straps- Child L- 42

Cute Training Tops!

The gym I am at has these cool training tops that you wear with shorts I have posted them and if you are interested let me know and I will pick up the one you choose (and then you can repay me when I get back).

Sizing is the same as our competitive suits if in doubt refer to the size chart HERE.
Please email me if you wish to have a suit by Wednesday morning as that will be the last time I am at their gym.







Also available:

Black top with red polka dots down side and shorts- Adult Small- 55

Pink, white and black dots- size Adult S- 42

Pink Hawaiian Print- Adulta Small- 35- adorable- will try to get pics on tomorrow

Friday, June 05, 2009

Wind Up Party

The wind up party will be on Sunday June 14, 2009 at the Family Leisure Center from 2:00-6:00pm. Please be sure to sign up at the front desk with $15. Swimming costs are at the family's expense. It is your choice if you wish to bring a salad, dessert or appetizer. Non-alcoholic refreshments are also the family's responsibility.

See you there!


Please be sure that your bingos are caught up or else registration for the next year may be difficult.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009


1 hour instructors to entertain our summer camp classes. If you know of anyone who can do a cool class talk to Becca, Eva or Tera!


Chocolate money is due June 6th!

A Huge Welcome!

Tracy Jegou has joined our team starting today! So exciting!!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Summit Invitational Results

Congrats on this weekend Ladies and Gents- you all did an amazing job!


P1 Tyro

Tiannnnna McCubbin: 2nd Bars, 3rd Beam, 2nd Floor, 1st AA!!!
Kalist Pisoni: 6th Vault, 6th Beam, 3rd Floor, 10th AA!!!

P2 Argo

Samantha Jamieson: 6th Beam, 4th Floor, 5th AA!!!
Tayler Sweet: 7th Bars, 4th Beam, 6th AA!!!

P2 Tyro

Brooklyn Berrington: 3rd Vault, 4th Beam, 4th AA!!!
Jadyn Stroh: 8th Beam, 3rd Floor, 8th AA!!!
Erica Gallup: 1st Vault, 4th Beam, 11th AA!!!
Alysha Stratton: 12th Bars, 10th Beam, 13th AA!!!

P3 Argo

Olivia Callaghan: 3rd Vault, Bars, 1st Floor, 2nd AA!!!

P3 Tyro

Alysha McCubbin: 1st Bars, 5th Beam, 1st Floor, 1st AA!!!

P3 Novice

Sydney Carlson: 3rd Beam, 5th Floor, 8th AA
Tiana Pisoni: 7th Bars, 9th Floor and Beam, 10th AA!!!


Sheehan Desjardins: 2nd Vault, 1st Bars, Beam, Floor and AA!!!


P1- Under 10

Josh: 5th Floor, 6th Rings, 9th AA!!!
Cole: 7th Vault, 9th Pommels, 10th Rings, 11th AA!!!
Dorran: 9th Pommels, 9th P-bars, 13th AA!!!
Ruben: 15th Floor, 9th Pommels, 13th High Bar, 16th AA!!!

P1- Over 10

Matthew: 2nd Pommels, 3rd Rings, 3rd AA!!!


Alin: 3rd Floor, 4th Vault, 7th AA!!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Super Heros Off To Canmore

...use your super powers to kick some butt....

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Ideas For Camp

If you have any bright ideas for our summer camp this weekend please tell Tera!!!

Summit Invitational Schedule

Summit Invitational Gymnastics Meet 2009
Final Schedule

Session #1

Friday, May 22, 5:00 p.m.

Girls Provincial Level 2 Tyro born 1997
Girls Provincial Level 2 Tyro born 1998
Girls Provincial Level 2 Novice

5:00-5:20pm General Warm-Up
5:30-8:30pm Competition
8:45pm Awards

Session #2

Saturday, May 23, 8:30 a.m.

Girls Provincial Level 1 Argo born 1999
Girls Provincial Level 1 pre Argo born 2000 and younger

8:30-8:50am General Warm-Up
9:00am-12:30pm Competition
12:45pm Awards

Session #3

Saturday, May 23, 1:00 p.m.

Girls Provincial Level 1 Tyro
Girls Provincial Level 1 Novice
Girls Provincial Level 1 Open
Girls Provincial Level 2 Open

1:00-1:20pm General Warm-Up
1:30-4:30pm Competition
4:45pm Awards

Session #4

Saturday, May 23, 5:00pm

Girls Provincial Level 3 Novice
Girls Provincial Level 3 Open
Girls Provincial Level 4 All ages groups
Girls Provincial Level 5 All age groups

5:00-5:20pm General Warm-Up
5:30-8:30pm Competition
8:45pm Awards

Session #5

Sunday, May 24, 9:00 a.m.

Girls Provincial Level 2 Argo
Girls Provincial Level 3 Argo
Girls Provincial Level 3 Tyro

9:00-9:20am General Warm-Up
9:30am-12:30pm Competition
12:45pm Awards

Session #6

Sunday, May 24, 1:00 p.m.

Boys Provincial Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4, All Age Groups

1:00-1:20pm General Warm-Up
1:30-5:00pm Competition
5:15pm Awards

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Conditioning in Kin Coulee

Runners are now required when coming to training everyday in case we decide to condition down in the coulee.

Happy Mother's Day!

To all those fantastic Mom's out there- this one is for you!


Saturday, May 09, 2009

An Amazing Thing Will Happen Tomorrow...

Tomorrow... someone will do something really cool and punk....

I say this in hopes that one of you kids will read this and live up to the above statement. :)

Friday, May 08, 2009

No Training May Long

There will be no Sunday Training on May 17 for Boys or Girls due to the long weekend.

There will be however a training practice for the boys on Wednesday the 20nd at 4:30pm- 7:00pm.

Wednesday Training for girls will resume as usual.

Thursday, May 07, 2009


The sign up sheet for the Casino is up at the gym (on the viewing window). Be sure to get on the list as it is requirement (for 08/09 season) to work it unless you don't mind having your name slotted in.

There also may be a form to complete depending on the job so be sure to double check.

Next Board Meeting

The next meeting will be held on the 28th of May at 6:30pm.

Sell, Sell, Sell!!!

Chocolate almonds have come in and will be distributed to their designated sellers. Money is due back no later than June 6th, 2009. All money raised will go towards equipment.

Top Sellers will receive the following:

First Place: $100
Second Place: $50
Third Place: $25
Fourth Place: $25

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Boys Do Awesome At First Meet!

The boys did an amazing job this past weekend at their very first meet! Congratulations on such a fantastic showing!

Level 1 - Under 10

Cole B.- 5th Pommels, 3rd Vault, 4th P.Bars, and 5th AA!!!

Dorran A. - 6th Pommels, 7th Rings, 9th AA!!!

Joshua V.- 2nd Floor, 7th Vault, 10th AA!!!

Ruben V-N. - 9th Pommels, 8th P. Bars, 12th AA!!!

Level 1-12 and Over

Conner D. - 5th Pommels, 5th Rings, 3rd Vault, 4th High Bar, 5th AA!!!

Matthiew S. - 5th Floor, 2nd Pommels, 5th Vault, 6th AA!!!

Ethan M. - 6th Rings, 6th P-Bars, 8th AA!!!

Level 3

Alin S.- 1st Vault, 2nd Floor, 3rd - Pommels, Rings, P-Bars, H-Bar, 3rs, AA!!!

Way To Go!!!!

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Negative Nancy's Take the Lead

The Negative Nancy's are leading by one skill.... Complaining Carol's- you must catch up!!!

Friday, May 01, 2009

Boys Summer Camp Schedule


Summer Camp Schedule

You should have this in your mail box- if you have lost it please copy and paste then print it off as it needs to be back by June 14th.

Summer Competitive Schedule
Competitive Gymnasts:
This year all competitive athletes are encouraged to attend all hours available!
Monday: 9- 3
Tuesday: 9-3
Wednesday: 12-5
Thursday: 9- 2
Total Hours/Week: 22 hours

Pre- Competitive Gymnasts:
M, T, TH- 9-12
9 hours/week

Please Circle the following Weeks you will be here (Competitive Cost is Bold, Pre Comp is regular font):

July 6th- 10th- $120 / $60
July 13th- 17th- $120/$60
July 20th- 22nd- Stampede Week- $90/$45
July 27th- 31st- $120/$60
August 4th- 7th (T-9-3, W-12-5, Th- 9-3)- $90/ $45
August 10th-14th- Possible Edmonton Training Camp
August 17th- 21st- Friday Included- 9-2 - Prince Albert Visiting- Billets needed- $140/ $60
August 24th- 28th- $120/ $60
*******Registration Deadline is June 14th*******
Any registrations that are past this date will have to pay an extra $20/week.

Boys Debut Has Arrived

The boys are off to Lethbridge to make an appearance at the Macho Meet this weekend! Good luck to all the athletes and have fun!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Provincial Championship Results!

A huge high five to all athletes who participated at Provincials in Brooks, Alberta this weekend!

Samantha Jamieson: 4th Vault, 4th Floor, 4th AA!
Tayler Sweet: 4th Beam, 2nd Floor, 8th AA!

Erica Gallup: 2nd Vault, 7th Floor, 8th AA!
Brooklyn Berrington: 4th vault, 12th Floor, 16th AA!
Jadyn Stroh: 3rd Beam, 4th Floor, 12th AA!

Sydney Carlson: 10th Vault, 5th Beam, 10th AA!
Alysha McCubbin: 1st Bars, 5th Floor, 3rd AA!

Sheehan Dejardins: 3rd vault, 1st Beam, 1st Floor, 3rd AA!
Olivia Callaghan: 8th Beam, 8th Floor, 17th AA!

Sheehan also received Best Artistry on Beam and Floor!
Alysha McCubbin also received Most Dynamic Bars!

Congrats again to everyone!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Summer Training

Summer is right around the corner and guess what time of year it is... GOAL SETTING!

I would like all over the athletes to really think about what they would like to accomplish this summer. I have included a link to the code of points where you can download and search through it.


Click on Code of Points
Click on Women's Artistic
Click on 2009-20012
Download and search through

If you see a cool skill that interests you please write it/them down and you can discuss it with your coach(es) when you have your goal setting meeting. Sign up sheets will be available this week sometime as well as the summer camp schedule.You will also be getting new goal setting sheet that will be placed in your binder.

Book Your Canmore Rooms!

We are in the process of registering for the Canmore Invitational and they have set aside rooms for us at two hotels- Canmore Inn and Suites- please mention SUMMITROOMS when booking ($112 for two double beds w/shower)($132 for two queen beds with full bath)

or the Radisson Hotel- please mention SUMMIT INVITATIONAL when booking($129 for two queen beds).

If you are interested in staying at hotels near Canmore (in Deadman's Flats for a more economical price then check out the link below:

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Salta Shows Well at Wild Rose Competition

Day Two- Wild Rose

Wow! Salta has done well thus far! Some of the weekends highlights include:\\
P1 Tyro
Tiana McCubbin- 1st on Bars, 2nd on Floor- 2nd AA!
Kalista Pisoni- 1st on Floor,- 9th AA!!
P2 Tyro
Jadyn Stroh- 1st on Beam- 6th AA!
Erica Gallup- 2nd on Vault, 5th on Floor- 7th AA!
Brooklyn Berrington- 4th Bars, 13th AA!
Alysha Stratton- 16th Bars, 26th AA!
P2 Argo
Samantha Jamieson- 3rd vault, 2nd Beam- 4th AA!
Tayler Sweet- 9th Bars, Beam, and Floor- 9th AA!!
P2 Novice
Sydney Carlson- 1st Vault, 5th Bars- 3rd AA!
P3 Novice
Shandler Kohlman- 10th Vault, 23rd AA
P3 Tyro
Alysha McCubbin- 5th Vault, 2nd Bars, 1st Beam, 1st Floor- 1st AA

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Good Luck!

To all athletes competing this weekend- Good Luck!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

6 More Practices!!!

Only 6 workouts until Southern Zones!!!!!

Dealing with Fear...Again

I thought I would re-post this because we seem to have some fear issues creeping around the gym.

Back-spring gremlins???
So fear is a universally bad thing in gymnastics...right? Fear itself has proven quite useful throughout human history (and pre-history), as evidenced by the fact that we are still around. Fear prevents us from doing the really stupid things that would most likely get us killed- rational fear that is. There is also another type of fear, an irrational type that, in gymnastics, can be debilitating. It can be like a little gremlin in our heads that prevents us from doing what we know we can do. An example of this is the "beam back-spring gremlin" that sneaks into our heads when we try to do back-springs on beam. And it comes at the oddest of times- like when we know that we can already do a back-spring on beam. But, for those fearful of you out there (and here I'm talking about irrational fear (I'm certainly not advocating jumping off roofs)), you needn't fear- all is not lost. There are a few specific techniques that you can use to overcome irrational fear.

Firstly, the ideas is to concentrate on the process rather than on all of the possible outcomes. That means that you shouldn't worry about all the possible ways in which you can hurt yourself, rather, you should think about those things that your coach has been telling you. Take the back handspring on beam as an example. Rather than thinking about all the ways you can fall off, think about what you are going to see and feel as you go through the motion. Think about what your legs are supposed to be doing as you jump. Think about seeing the beam before your hands hit. Think about watching for your back foot coming back down to the beam. And lastly, think about the solid and sharp finishing position. Of course, unless you have super-human information processing power (the thing your brain does when you think), that might be too much to think about in such a short period of time. So, just pick one or two things (your coach will normally give you a cue as to what you ought to be thinking about) and concentrate on those.

The second thing you need to do is trust your coach. Your coach has been involved in the gymnastics thing for a tad bit longer than you, and therefore she (hopefully) has more information than you. As a result, she knows when you are ready to learn a new skill. She also knows when something is unsafe. All this just means that she is in a better position than you to assess whether or not your fear is rational or irrational. So, if you don't trust your coach, either get a new one or adjust your perspective. Because, without trust, you're not going to get very far.

The last critical ingredient is to believe in yourself. By and large, you are your own largest obstacle to achieving your potential in gymnastics. By staying positive and focused on your goals you can be an asset to your own progress, rather than an impediment. I am often leery in quoting the man (he was a bit of a bigot), but, as Henry Ford once said, "obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal."

So, to recap: 1) Process, not outcomes, 2) Trust your coach, and 3) Believe in yourself. Oh...and one last thing....please tell that back-spring gremlin to take a hike- he kinda creeps me out.

This is David Sykes, filling in for Becca- she said she didn't know what to write and threw the computer at kinda hurt...but I'll get over it...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Get Better Soon!

To Tiana P-

Hope your nose and your toe feels better soon and you make a Super-D-Duper quick recovery!!!


Thursday, February 26, 2009

Athlete Developmnet Workshop

Attention All Athlete!

It has come to my attention (thanks Kathleen!)that there is a Athlete Development Workshop by Dr. Norris coming to town. It is on March 9th, at the Medicine Hat Lodge at 7:00pm-9:00pm. I think this would be a great opportunity as Dr. Norris is working with many of Canada's Top athletes preparing for the 2010 Olympics.

Admission is Free.

Wellness Pro Cactus Classic Pics!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Reserve Your Room!!

Be sure to book your room at the Crown Plaza in Edmonton (1-888-233-9527) for the Wild Rose as they are almost booked. Cost is $99.00/night if booked before March 3,2009! Incredible Price!!!

Pictures Are Up!

Check out the pictures from Cactus- click on sports.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

A Gigantic Thanks

I wanted to send out a huge thanks to all those who spent their time helping with Cactus this year.
Because of you, our meet was yet another success. Please give yourselves a pat on the back for a job well done and know how much you are appreciated!

Global Wellness Cactus Classic Results

A huge congrats to all the participating athletes at our 13th Annual Cactus Classic!

Results are as follows:

P1 Tyro
Tiana M.- 5th- Bars, 5th Beam, 1st- Floor, 3rd AA
Madison F. - 5th Vault, 4th Beam, 7th AA
Kalista P.- 7th Beam, 10th Beam and Floor, 9th AA

P2 Argo
Tayler S.- 5th Beam, 3rd Floor, 7th AA
Sam J.- 4th Bars, 3rd Beam, 3rd AA

P2 Tyro
Erica G. - 1st Vault, 4th Beam, 1st Floor, 2nd AA
Brooklyn B.- 1st Bars, 4th Floor, 5th AA
Alysha S. - 6th Beam, 14th Floor, 13th AA

P3 Tyro
Alysha M.- 1st Vault, 3rd Bars, 1st Beam, 1st Floor, 1st AA

P3 Novice
Tiana P. - 2nd vault, 1st Bars, 1st Floor, 1st AA
Sydney C. - 3rd Beam, 3rd Floor, 4th AA
Shandler K. - 5th Vault, 5th Floor, 5th AA

Pre- Novice
Olivia C. - 1st Vault, 1st Beam, 1st Floor, 2nd AA

P4 Novice
Sheehan D.- 2nd Vault, 1st Bars, 2nd Beam, 1st Floor, 1st AA

You Know You're a Gymnastics Parent When....

You know you’re really a gymnastics PARENT when…

* Volunteering for any bingo event together means date night!
* The fridge at the gym has more food in it for your kids than at home.
* Most of your kids’ photos are of them in gym suits, on a beam, or doing a floor routine.
* Your kids sometimes call their coaches “Mom” or “Dad.”
* You have more water bottles, hair doomahickeys, and gym bags in every vehicle just in case!
* You find an odd assortment of hair clips, elastics, and scrunchies in bizarre places throughout your house.
* Your diet consists of any fundraising product offered by your club.
* Laundry priority is always given to gym clothes.
* Family holidays generally involve a competition somewhere cold and to get there you usually have to travel in blizzard conditions.
* You ensure that there is always a box of Kleenex in your vehicle for those after-conditioning tears on the trip home.
* You have holes in your walls or broken furniture from tumbling attempts that didn’t go so well.
* A coach quietly asks for a parent meeting, and you just know this isn’t a good sign.
* You need to take out a second mortgage to pay for the new competitive track suits.
* Your child tells you that a mere 500 V-Snaps (daily) would help get rid of that flabby stomach…and you secretly hope that these are a new kind of cookie.
* There is more chalk brought into your house than dust.
* You play rock-paper-scissors to see which one gets to pick up the kids from the gym for the twelfth time that week….you lose again.
* When it’s back to school time you buy extra lunch boxes…one for school and one for the gym.
* You’ve been asked by the coach to stretch out your kid’s ________ (pick one: shoulders, arms, legs, back) and you are supposed to do this daily.
* More household money is spent on Band-Aids, A-535 muscle ointment, and hairspray than any other item.
* You have watched the gymnastics movie Stick It too many times to count!

Written by Michelle Pisoni

Thanks Michelle, we got some good giggles from this!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Beef Jerky

Please have all your Beef Jerky money in by February 28th, 2009. Any questions please call the gym.


Prizes Needed

If you have not brought in your prizes for the Door Prizes Nicole would love to see them by Tuesday! :)

Set up for Global Wellness

We will be setting up for Cactus on Thursday, February 19th, 2009 at 4pm. Please feel free to bring the strongest people you know to help (Eva will be bringing her specialty -Beef on a Bun- for a snack).

This weeks Training Schedule

With school out we have moved our competitive hours to day time. Pre-Competitive will not be a go this week.

The training hours are the following:

Tuesday: 12-4
Thursday: 12-4
Friday: 12-3

See you there!

Board Meeting

We are having yet another meeting on Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 at 6:30pm.

Volunteers Needed for Cactus

I was just glancing at the Volunteer sheet for Cactus and was noticing we need some more people. If you have not signed up yet please do so.

Global Wellness Cactus Classic Final Schedule


Saturday, February 21, 2009

(Session#1)P2 ARGO, P2 NOVICE and P2 OPEN

8:00am -8:30 General Warm-up
8:30am March-In
8:35am Competition

(Session #2) P1 TYRO and P2 TYRO

12:00pm General Warm-up
12:30pm March I
12:35pm Competition

(Session #3)P3 (all age groups) and P4 (all age groups) and PRE-NOVICE

4:30pm – 5:00pm General Warm-up
5:00pm March In
5:05pm Competition

Sunday, February 22, 2009

(Session #4)P1 PRE-ARGO, P1 ARGO and P1 NOVICE

9:00am – 9:30am General Warm-up
9:30am March-In
9:05am Competition

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Rec Classes Cancelled

There will be no Recreational Classes this week due to preparation for Cactus Classic.

Thank you,

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Exelta Cup Results

Here are just a few accomplishments our athletes made this past weekend!

P3 Novice

Tiana Pisoni- 9th vault, 14th AA
Shandler- 9th Beam, 24th AA

P1 Tyro

Tianna M.- 3rd Bars, 2nd Floor, 3rd AA
Kalista P. - 1st Floor, 6th vault, 4th AA

Pre-Novice Aspire-

Olivia C.- 7th Beam, 6th Floor, 14th AA

P2 Argo

Samantha J.- 3rd Vault, 6th AA
Tayler S.- 9th Beam, 9th Floor, 13th AA

P2 Tyro

Jadyn S.- 4th Beam, 3rd AA
Erica G.- 1st Vault, 14th AA
Brook B.- 7th Vault, 23rd AA
Alysha S. - 21st Beam, 34th AA

Congrats girls for starting the season out well!

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Exelta Cup This Weekend!

Our competitive season officially kicks off this weekend in Red Deer at the Exelta Cup. Good luck to all competitors, coaches and judges attending!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Emergency Board Meeting

There is a emergency board meeting tonight. If you sit on the board your presence is greatly desired.

Friday, January 16, 2009


We will be having a mini-meet on Friday, January 23, 2009 to prepare for Exelta Cup. All female competitive athletes will participate (even if they are not going to Exelta). We will have a panel of 3 judges. I would appreciate it if I could get a scorer and a flasher as well. The categories will be as follows:

P1- Tianna M., Courtney, Madison, and Kalista
P2- Erica, Brooklyn, Jadyn, Samantha, Tayler, Alysha S., Jaslyn,
P3- Sydney, Tiana P. Shandler, and Alysha M (floor/Beam/ 1 arm vault)
P5/Pre-Novice - Sheehan, Olivia (execution scores to count only)

Warm-up will be at 4:30-5:00.
Competition will start at 5:00.

I would like to have a Champions Lunch after. If you could sign up with Tera as to what you could bring on the list that would be fantastic.

Meat/Cheese Tray
Veggies and Low fat dip
Fruit Tray
Carb Tray (pita 1/4's for ex)

Awards will be handed out after the event.
Any events please email me.

Monday, January 05, 2009

New Suits Are In!

The new competitive leotards and training suits are in. Please be sure that your child's suit is paid for. I will need to double check all sizes in case there needs to be alterations so please be sure to be at the gym tomorrow.

PS- they are beautiful!!!

Mandatory Pre Competitive and Competitive Meeting

Please note that ALL (boys and girls) competitive and pre-competitive parents are required to attend a meeting this Friday,January 9th,2009 at 7pm regarding Cactus Classic.
Any questions please feel free to call the gym.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Body Shaping Tool

Another cool device I saw at Gym-Action in Quebec. I thought this was a great idea!


While at the level 4 course in Ottawa I got a chance to see a couple of gyms. At Gym-Action they had a couple of bars strapped to the ceiling!