Monday, September 17, 2007
Hitting the Gym
As you may have figured out, Beck is a little challenged in the balance department. In fact, I would describe him as a watermelon on a toothpick. Yes, he's a bit top heavy, added to the fact that he's not a huge fan of actually looking in the direction in which he is running. So to help him learn balance and strengthen his coordination I have enrolled him in gymnastics. Yes, a nice padded environment in which he can learn how to run, jump, climb and tumble safely. Today was his first class and he LOVED it! We worked on the balance beam (where he quickly discovered the importance of looking where you are going) and did some tumbling. He's a big fan of the somersault! His coach was very impressed and stated that maybe he'll excel in gymnastics, as the team is always looking for strong boys. And he is definitely strong!