IK GYM Miami News and Updates

  • Multi-Sport Athletes vs. Single-Sport Athletes: What Is Better?
    Should children specialize in more than one sport? There is no easy answer to the question, “are multi-sport athletes better than single sport athletes?” Since there are many different opinions out there on the issue and every athlete is different; the simple answer is – it depends. When exploring sports and activities for your family, it can be helpful to think of the possible positives and negatives of playing multiple sports or specializing in one. Playing Multiple Sports: Pros and Cons Multiple sports activities allow young athletes to work different muscle groups. Multi-sport athletes are able to use a wider set of problem-solving skills and become a better all-around athlete. Exposing kids to different sports allows them to expand their social circle and their opportunities for interaction. Playing multiple sports allows an athlete become a better competitor because being more flexible and multi-dimensional. Among possible downsides of playing multiple sports is that schedules can become too demanding leaving no time for other activities. The other important thing to consider is fitting multiple sports into the…
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  • 5 Tips to Support Your Kids in Sports
    There is often a fine line for parents between encouraging and supporting their children in sports and having extreme, sometimes unrealistic, expectations. Here are five tips from K.C. Wilder, Ph.D., - a former college cycling All-American, two-time national masters short track cycling champion, and professional cyclist, certified sports trainer and sports psychologist - for parents, who want to support their kids in sports in most positive and constructive ways: 1. Define core sport values Maintaining core values while playing sports is essential. Your top family values for sports may include integrity, resilience, teamwork, kindness and commitment are some core values that may already be reinforced in your family culture. The best message your young athlete can get from you is that he needs to find something about which he is passionate, and then develop his own magic, through self-determination, dedication, and desire. 2. Facilitate happiness Helping your child find happiness sport is about emphasizing that success is their performance, not the outcome of the game. Concentrate on the process to avoid putting extra pressure on…
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  • 5 Great Gymnastics Books for Kids and Teens
    Sometimes all it takes is a good book to change your perspective.  After reading it, you feel empowered, renewed, and motivated. Check out these gymnastics-themed titles for kids and teens (and their gymnastics-loving parents). These books will be a great gift for a young athlete! Enjoy! 1. Letters to a Young Gymnast by Nadia Comaneci. In Letters to a Young Gymnast, Nadia Comaneci tells how she found the inner strength to become a world-class athlete at such a young age. Being a woman of tremendous poise and self-assurance, she offers unique insights into the mind of a top competitor. From how to live after you've realized your dream to the necessity of “a spirit forged with mettle,” Comaneci's thoughts on  athleticism and sacrifice are eye-opening. 2. Finding My Shine by Nastya Lukin. Nastia Liukin is an Olympic gymnastics all-around gold medalist, but the road to her success was not an easy one. In Finding My Shine, she shares not only her personal journey of success, but also her biggest challenges, including her career ending fall…
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    Time to stretch yourself! We are happy to announce flexibility classes for adults! 🤸🏻‍♀️ Classes start from October 🤸🏻‍♀️ First class is FREE 🤸🏻‍♀️ Tuesday, Thursday - 6.30 P.M. 🤸🏻‍♀️ Address: 13251 NE 17th Ave, North Miami FL 33181 🤸🏻‍♀️ Call 786.350.6655 & 786.590.6666 to register or contact us at
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