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!