Last night was my 2nd visit at Ottawa's leading Trampoline, Tumbling, and Parkour club. During my first visit I learned about the sport of Parkour. You can read about it by clicking here. I liked it so much that I wanted to try another class. This time, I participated in their Adult Trampoline and Tumbling class. Laws of Motion's Adult Trampoline and Tumbling class is a refreshing alternative to gym workout sessions. Research has shown that 10 minutes of jumping on a trampoline can equal 30 minutes of jogging on a treadmill. The class includes a mix of conditioning flexibility work as well as trampoline time. The training keeps you moving while at the same time teaching you spacial awareness.
What I really liked about the session was the focus on skills. We worked on so many of them. We rolled, we tumbled, we flipped, we did handstands and cartwheels. The trainers, Ryan and Nick, were amazing and they got me to do these skills by providing me with excellent spotting and encouragements. They truly do believe that their clients can do and accomplish anything. Their coaching cues really helped me improve my ''gymnastic skills'' and my physical literacy. If I can do these skills with their help so could you (I don't have a background in gymnastics and I felt successful and confident). So go on and try out Laws of Motion.
After the session, I had a nice chat with Nick, one of my coaches for the night, about gymnasts and their long term athletic development. He definitely has a good philosophy by allowing his young athletes participate in other sports. There's a crazy trend in youth sport right now and it's called early sport specialization. Nick suggests to his young athletes to participate in one competitive sport and one recreational sport. As a physed teacher, I agree. For more information on Nick, or to view a very cool video about Ryan, my other coach for the night, check out my first blog about Laws of Motion.
PS...I owe a big thank you for my training partner who helped me out during the trampoline part of the class. Laws of Motion has great clients.