This is a time a time to start fresh. We are just starting our reopening process after months of lock down, we have a new website, and welcome to our new newsletter. Be sure to check back here every month where we will highlight gym updates and news, highlight extraordinary athletes and coaches, and give information on fun extracurricular and upcoming events!
Our New Website!
As you can see, we have a new website! For the past few weeks we worked with a company based out of Chicago to build up the online home for Gymnastics Beat! Feel free to explore our new website and let us know what you think. The website will continuously be updated with events, updates, class and team information, as well as pictures and this newsletter.
Our Reopening Process
If you haven't already, please go read our reopening letter. It has tons of information on when and how our reopening process will work. The key dates to pay attention to is that our competitive teams started coming into the gym for training on June 15th and our next phase of reopening, some recreational classes, will start on July 13th. For more in depth information please read through the reopening letter. If you have additional questions or concerns, feel free to contact us.
Coach of the Month
Miguel Padilla Hernandez
With over 23 years of experience in both gymnastics and cheer, Miguel found his spot at Gymnastics Beat! He has been coaching a variety of classes ranging from tumbling, gymnastics for boys and girls, Xcel training, cheer stunting and private lessons! Ever since joining our team, Miguel has stepped in to substitute many classes as well as to help with summer camps, birthday parties and weekend open gyms. Some of our top head coaches fight over Miguel, not just because of his background, but the kids enjoy his personality and sense of humor!
Featured Recipe of the Month
In our newsletter, we will be featuring one new recipe each month that will help fuel our athletes through their classes and training sessions. This month's recipe are delicious home made energy snack bars. Sometimes, energy snack bars at
the grocery store can be filled with unwanted processed sugar and ingredients that you can't even pronounce. These snack bars are filled with clean and healthy ingredients and don't compromise on taste!
3 large ripe bananas, 14-16 ounces
2 cups rolled oats, gluten free
1 cup creamy peanut butter, all natural
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup chocolate chip
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Pre-heat oven to 350 F and grease a quarter sheet pan with cooking spray or coconut oil.
Place bananas in a large bowl and mash with the back of a fork until they are broken down.
Add oats, peanut butter, chopped walnuts, chocolate chips, vanilla and cinnamon.
Stir everything together until all of the ingredients are well combined and you have a nice thick batter.
Transfer the batter onto the prepared baking sheet and pat done until it's pushed into the corners, along the sides and even on top.
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until they are fragrant, lightly browned on top and set through.
Cool completely. Slice into 16 bars by making one vertical slice and seven horizontal. Enjoy!
4th of July Firework Fundraiser
We are having out annual 4th of July firework fundraiser! Support your favorite gym while also getting some great discounts on fireworks that you can use to setup an amazing show on the 4th for your family, friends, and neighborhood. Click HERE to get more information.
Stretch of the Month
Just like our recipe of the month, we will also have a stretch of the month! Flexibility is key and it is important that our athletes stretch in and out of the gym. This week's stretch is a Arm-up Rotator Stretch.
Stand with your arm out and your forearm pointing upwards at 90 degrees. Place a broom stick in your hand and behind your elbow. With your other hand pull the bottom of the broom stick forward.
That's all for this month, thanks for checking out our first newsletter and we look forward to many more! Check back next month for more updates, news, event, recipes, stretches, and more. Signing off for now!
- The Gymnastics Beat Team