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Gym Mom: The Twists and Turns of Your Daughter's Gymnastics Career

Gym Mom: The Twists and Turns of Your Daughter's Gymnastics Career [Kindle Edition]

Rita Wieber

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Whether you have a gymnast in your life or you just love the sport - Gym Mom is a must-read. As told through the experiences of real life gym mom, Rita Wieber, mother of World Champion and Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber, you will learn the ins and outs of the sport of women's gymnastics. From recreational and competitive gymnastics, dealing with coaches and competitive parents to preventing and treating injuries, sports psychology, nutrition and collegiate recruiting - Gym Mom covers it all.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 271 KB
  • Print Length: 157 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #293,334 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Book for Parents of Budding Gymnasts - Wanted More 19 Dec 2013
By L. Erickson - Published on
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This book was exactly what I was looking for - a guide to competitive gymnastics written for parents of budding gymnasts. Written by the mother of world-champion and Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber, this book covers the structure and progression of U.S. competitive gymnastics, and provides advice on how to support your gymnast, and keep yourself sane. Highlights for me were the 3 interviews, one with a nutrition expert, another with a gymnastics sports physician, and another with a clinical psychologist specializing in gymnastics.

Note that this is not a memoir of Jordyn's career, although that is covered in brief. It is more shared lessons as a 'gym mom.' My only wishes are that it had covered more in terms of mom competitiveness, and that it had spent more time discussing the average competitive gymnasts career, not only elites. It does have some interesting material on how to get college scholarships, but even that is a very small percentage of competitive gymnasts. A little more time discussing how to handle disappointments, how to know when to quit or whether to quit, and the benefits of competing even if you are not destined for greatness would have been interesting to me. But of course, she is writing from her own personal experience, and Jordyn had an exceptional career all the way through, so that was not her experience.

So overall, this is a very good book for moms of gymnasts new to competition. If your daughter has been doing it for awhile, you probably won't learn anything new, but if you are just learning the ropes, this is perfect.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's okay 29 Nov 2013
By sassyskatemom - Published on
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Not as good as I thought it would be. Poorly written, but still had some good information. I purchased just for advice on how to handle the "mom competitiveness" that was promised in the description of the book. That part was not expanded on and was not helpful. However the book as a whole was okay.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome 4 May 2013
By Pen Name - Published on
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Very fun and enjoyable read and I learned a lot. The websites listing of places to check out and led to further learning on the sport of gymnastics.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book & story 1 Jan 2013
By Lynnae Keune - Published on
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Interesting perspective & easy to read! Enjoyed her story and interviews! Olympic dreams are attainable but not without hard work!
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting! 21 Jun 2014
By Gigi - Published on
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Facinating peak into the world of a mother of an Olympian gymnast. I really enjoyed her book...she came across as very straightforward and candid. And, provided a lot of helpful information as well. I have to agree with some of the other reviews in that more tips on how to deal with "mom competitiveness" would have been great. But, overall, a very interesting and helpful book!
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