In case you missed yesterday’s post on instagram, one of our youth athletes (Ellis) reached a new mile stone. He just completed his first muscle up!
But why is this so important and exciting? It’s more than just Ellis completing one of the most advanced gymnastics skills. I’ve known him for over 5 years now. It’s been an amazing experience to see him grow into the young adult he is today. We have addressed more than just working out. Over the past 5 years I have seen Ellis build not just physical strength, but also mental strength, confidence, and a healthy relationship with movement and exercise.
This did not happen over night. In fact, we’ve been working on this specifically, 1x/week for the past 2 months to focus on building the strength and stability in his shoulders.
Ellis is also a super cool kid. He loves playing video games, funky t shirts (my favorite today is “avogato” which is a picture of a half avocado and half cat hybrid), and is pursuing a career in professional kart racing (check out his website)! His parents are also super active and are members here at the Panda Palace as well as Hudson River Athletics in downtown Hoboken.
I truly thank his parents for the opportunity to let me work with him. I look forward to seeing what is to come in the future!
What are some things that you would like to do to help your child grow?