New System of Payment
No need to hand in paper copies anymore, all registrations will be handled online!
National Kids Gym is so excited to announce that we will be accepting electronic registrations in January 2019 (or sooner). We have partnered with Way Care to create an online registration system. You are still able to pay via check or pay online with credit card (2.2% processing fee will be added to your purchase). Stay tuned for a link to the website!
Skill of the Season: HANDSTANDS!
"An expert in anything was once a beginner" -Helen HayesI
In order to get better at handstands, we can start from the basics and work our way up.
Step 1: Start with a wall walk - get comfortable putting weight in your hands and being upside down. You can walk your feet as high or as low as you feel comfortable.
Step 2: Get closer to the wall. Walk your hands in as close as you can and keep your body straight. Only your toes will touch the wall - try not to rest your hips or knees on the wall. Squeeze your whole body and push through your hands.
Step 3: Practice your kick into a handstand on the wall. Start in a lunge and kick into a handstand on the wall. Again, squeeze your whole body and push through your shoulders and hands. Try not to rest the back of your shoulders or bottom on the wall.
Step 4: Work your body away from the wall. Try your handstand in the middle of the room. Do not be afraid to fall! Safe ways to fall: Tuck your head and roll, go into a bridge, or cartwheel your feet out of it.