ATA Gymnastics Newsletter
   January 2016

Happy & Healthy

First, we would like to say congratulations to all of our students on a fantastic week of Christmas shows last month!!!  What a fabulous way to end 2015! Now, it's time to look ahead and start 2016 on the right track!  ATA's Recreational program will spend the month of January focusing on healthy living. During each class, a few minutes will focus on learning how to keep our bodies strong and healthy through exercise and healthy eating. has some great, practical tips for kids & grown ups.  Below is some helpful info from the website.

Eat a Variety of Foods: If you eat different foods, you're more likely to get the nutrients your body needs. Shoot for at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day - two fruits and three vegetables.

Drink Water & Milk:  When you're really thirsty, cold water is the best thirst-quencher. Milk is also good because it contains calcium to build strong bones. Try to limit sugary drinks, like sodas, juice cocktails and fruit punches. They contain a lot of added sugar. Sugar just adds calories, not important nutrients. 

Listen to Your Body: What does it feel like to be full? When you're eating, notice how your body feels and when your stomach feels comfortably full. Sometimes, people eat too much because they don't notice when they need to stop eating. Eating too much can make you feel uncomfortable and, over a period of time, can lead to unhealthy weight gain.

Screen Time: Screen time is the amount of time you spend watching TV or DVDs, playing video games and/or using a smart phone, tablet or computer. The more time you spend on these sitting-down activities, the less time available for active stuff, like basketball, bike riding and swimming. Try to spend no more than 2 hours a day on screen time.

Be Active: One job you have as a kid - and it's a fun one - is that you get to figure out which activities you like best. Maybe your passion is gymnastics or kickball or soccer. Ask your parents to help you do your favorite activities regularly. Find ways to be active every day.

If You're Happy & You Know It!
Intro to Tumbling classes (4-6 yrs) will be learning the following song this month.

If you're happy and you know it do a tuck;  If you're happy and you know it do a pike;  If you're happy and you know it, in gymnastics class you'll show it.  If you're happy and you know it do a straddle.
***Sing at home with your child while performing the gymnastics shapes!

Gymster Gymnastics
January Gymster Theme: Happy and Healthy

Happy New Year! 

This month your Gymster will learn how to keep their body happy, healthy and strong! Check out our Gymster Gazette for more information, theme music and skill of the month by clicking HERE! Also in this month's Gazette, "10 Reasons Why Your Preschooler Should do Gymnastics that have Nothing to do with Gymnastics!"

January is Double Referral Month!
When your Gymster referral mentions you at sign up, you get $10 off your February tuition and they get $10 off too! If you LOVE ATA, now is the time to tell a friend! Now that is a sweet New Year's deal!
Friendship Week is Coming!
Mark your calendars! February 8-12th, invite your child's friends to ATA to join us for tumbling, jumping and gymnastics fun! More info coming soon! 

Valentine's Sleepover

When: Sat. February 13th
Time: 7:30pm to 8:00am
Ages: 6-12 years
Cost: $48 enrolled students/ $53 non enrolled students
Space is limited. Sign up today!!!

2016 Spring Celebration Show     

ATA's 2016 Spring Celebration show is just around the corner.  Don't miss out on this opportunity for your child to show off what they've been learning in class!  Space is limited & our sign up procedures have changed, so be sure to check out the details on our website by clicking here or pick up a flyer @ the front desk.

Date of Show: Saturday, March 19, 2016 @ 7:00pm   

Location: Chaboya Middle School    

Sign up: Online registration will begin on January 11th. (first come, first served basis)

Acrobatic Gymnastics Team

Lots of routines and performances impressed audiences this past month as ATA once again held their annual week of Christmas Shows!  Team ATA performed fun and engaging group routines.  Advanced Team athletes performed their competition routines during some of our show times as we get ready for the beginning of meet season the end of January!  It proved to be a great "dry run" experience and they all did an excellent job.  Pre Team has also worked hard to get ready a few of their new acro skills to perform in their own group routines.  They did a fantastic job and made their coaches proud!

ATA's Junior Elite trio traveled to Texas to participate at the 2015 World Team Trials the weekend of December 19-20, vying for one of two slots to compete at the 2016 World Championships being held in Putien, China in late March.  We are very proud of the trio's results, gaining high scores in their dynamic and combined routines!  They have been named as alternates to Team USA's World's team.  Way to go Kaylee, Romina and Cheyenna!  You represented yourselves and ATA with pride and excellence!

January's Safety Tip

In order for your child to get the most out of each class, he or she needs your help to be set up for success.  A good night's sleep is very important, as well as eating nutritious foods.  Avoid sugary foods, sodas or a really heavy meal right before class.  Instead, opt for a healthy snack 1 hour to 1/2 hour before class.  Some good ideas...whole wheat toast with peanut butter & sliced banana, Greek yogurt with trail mix or granola, an apple with almond or peanut butter.

Have a Great Day! 

"Life needs balance.  Life needs strength.  Start with gymnastics and go anywhere"




Aerial Tumbling and AcroGymnastics


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