IK GYM Miami News and Updates

  • Meet Etiquette for Gymnasts and Their Parents
    As a parent, you play an important role in supporting your gymnast on the day of competition. Your child’s successful performance largely depends on how you act and feel during a meet. Parents, please check these meet etiquette tips to be prepared for the upcoming competitive season. Gymnastics Meet - Tips for Parents When the competition starts, don’t be neither a coach nor a judge, but a supportive parent, who is proud to share the joy of competition with her child. Don’t compare her to other gymnasts; don’t say she must do her best at the meet – your job is to encourage her and make her feel happy and confident, not nervous. Once your daughter is in the competition area for the warm-up, she is not allowed to have contact with you until the competition is over to avoid any distractions that could prevent her from having a successful routine. While your athlete is in the competition area it’s your coach’s job to monitor her condition, give advice and motivate her to do her…
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  • Helping Your Child Achieve in Sport – 13 Simple Rules to Follow
    Some tips for parents of young athletes, to help them get the most out of their chosen sport. These rules are simple, but powerful. Review them frequently enough so as not forget to follow them. Attend training regularly. Support their coach. Be calm and relaxed at competitions and meets. Teach them responsibility and self management. Never compare your child with others – good or bad. Reward frequently with what they really need - your time. Allow them to have fun and enjoy childhood. Allow them to try different sports and fitness activities. Encourage outdoor activities which build general movement skills. Make sport a family journey. Help raise money for the team or discover other ways you can help. Be proud of your child for living a healthy and active lifestyle. Love them unconditionally. Being a parent of a young athlete can be difficult, but you shouldn’t have to feel helpless. Positively involved parents encourage their children to improve skills faster, perform better, be self-confident and truly love the sport they are involved in. There are…
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  • 8 Things Your Athlete Should Every Day
    When it comes to sports carbo-loading is important, but for the best performance, it’s just a part of the story. Add these healthy foods into your child’s daily menu - that will help him build strength, sustain energy and recover faster. 1. Berries, fresh or dried - excellent source of antioxidants. Berries contain lots of antioxidants (vitamins A, C, and E) and therefore help protect against free radicals that form in the body during physical activity. The most colorful berries - raspberries, blackberries, blueberries - have more of those protective substances. Berries are great in the morning cereal and in smoothies. For best smoothie recipes for young athletes check 10 Best Smoothies for Young Athletes   2. Cheese - great source of calcium and protein. Cheese is an international healthy food staple, and it should be in each athlete’s daily menu because it contains muscle-building protein, bone-building calcium and vitamin D, and fat-burning conjugated linoleic acid. Cottage cheese and ricotta cheese are among the higher protein varieties. Examples of calcium-rich cheeses include mozzarella, Swiss, and ricotta.…
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  • Mommy, Daddy & Me – From $70/month!!!
    Starting early matters!!! Here, at IK GYM, we strive to make sport a family journey for healthier and better living! Therefore in December we offer special prices for the new customers: $70/month - 2 classes per week $100/month - 3 classes per week Age groups: CREATIVE MOVERS (12 mo - 24 mo) - Explore and learn through stretching, music, singing, games and gymnastics exercises in a semi-structured class that simultaneously introduces colors, shapes, animals and numbers. With the assistance of a parent or a caregiver a child develops confidence, coordination and social skills. SUPER STARS (2.5 - 4 .o) - Learn fundamental gymnastics movements and terminology along with motor coordination and independence. Watch you child's confidence grow as they learn new skills, gain body awareness and learn to achieve their first goals. In this class kids get ready for more advanced gymnastics classes. Hurry up to reserve your spot - this promotion won't last long. Call 786.590.666 & 786.350.6655 or contact us at
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