5 Olympic Sports Your Kids Can Try
What young woman didn't want to be American gymnast Gabby Douglas after she dazzled the entire world somersaulting and leaping her way to Olympic gold. Gymnastics attendance has gone up -- waaay up -- after London 2012, according to Amanda Waram, director or TDot Tumblers Gymnastics Academy in Toronto. Waram calls gymnastics the "foundation sport" of all other sports. Kids will develop strength, flexibility, co-ordination and spatial awareness while learning to fall, land, jump, climb and swing safely.
Like a lot of sports, it depends on age but the price range is anywhere between about $120 - $237 for an eight week course running about an hour in length.
Where to start?
Most cities have academies like the TDot Tumblers in Toronto offering classes and can be found on line or try Gymnastics Canada (gymcan.org) for leads