Sunday, July 24, 2016

Best Junk Foods to Eat After a Work Out

After an intensive workout, your child’s muscles are crying for protein, carbohydrates and sugars, because she spent much energy and burned a lot of calories in the gym. Go ahead and treat her to a something tasty – some junk foods that are considered unhealthy can be as beneficial as healthy protein meal after the workout as they aid muscle recovery and growth. Eating the foods listed below is beneficial up to two hours after a workout. Of course, they should not replace your child’s normal post-workout snacks, but an occasional eating of these foods should be worry-free.

Ice Cream
Kids love ice cream because it’s sweet, but there is another sweet thing about ice cream aside of its taste. Ice cream can be a very refreshing post-workout treat as it contains sugars and proteins that prevent protein breakdown and promote muscle building. A half-cup serving of vanilla or chocolate ice cream has about 140 calories, 7g fat and 14g sugar and provides your child’s body with a handful of key nutrients, including bone-strengthening calcium and phosphorus, blood-pressure-lowering potassium and energizing B vitamins.

Chocolate Milk
Very similar to ice-cream, chocolate milk can be a great post-workout meal due to a perfect combination of protein and carbohydrates. Milk protein contains about 20% whey protein, which is quickly digested, and 80% casein protein, which provides a steady stream of energy for a long period of time. Chocolate milk also contains 20 to 25 grams of carbohydrates, which makes it ideal for recovery. Some studies even claim that chocolate milk is a better recovery drink than protein shakes and similar sports drinks.

Peanut Butter Jelly Sandwich or Bagel
The bagel itself is a great source of dense carbohydrates to help refuel muscles for recovery while the jelly boasts sugars that help send nutrients to your child’s exhausted muscles. A quality peanut butter in the sandwich turns it into a protein-packed meal with 20 - 30 grams of protein in addition to 50 - 65 grams of carbohydrates that refuel your child’s body after work-out in no time.

To get more ideas on gymnasts nutrition, please, check out our Nutrition Guide.

Gymnastics Camp - It’s Dance Time!


IK rhythmic gymnastics camp is the best place for the girls to bring the body into a good shape and develop grace of movement. During the camp the kids gain body-confidence and self-esteem that helps keep feeling positive about themselves and the excitement of being strong outside the gym also.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Top Gymnastics Clubs in Florida (According the Results of Florida State Meet 2016)

As number of gymnastics schools in Miami is growing choosing a gymnastics school for your child becomes more and more complicated. Parents, who raise competitive gymnasts, tend to choose the most successful gymnastics school within their reach. One of the best ways to identify the most successful gymnastic schools and programs in your area is to analyze the results of local, state, regional and national competitions. By checking out how many medals a particular gymnastic club has won during a competitive season, you can evaluate its positions among other rhythmic gymnastic clubs in your state.

At the beginning of the 2016 competitive season there was 12 gymnastics schools in Florida registered as members of USA Gymnastics. Two of them did not participate in the 2016 Florida State Gymnastics Meet. To help you identify the top performing rhythmic gymnastics schools in Florida, IK School of Gymnastics in Miami prepared the review of the 2016 Florida State Rhythmic Gymnastics Competition, which was held on March 19-20, 2016 in Miami, Florida. Below you can find the charts showing the number of All Around medals (gold, silver and bronze) that rhythmic gymnastics clubs from Florida got at Florida’s State Meet 2016.

It’s fair to say that analyzing competitions’ results is a good, but not the only one way to identify top gymnastics schools. To get more ideas on how to choose the best rhythmic gymnastics schools, read our previous articles:
IK School of Gymnastics in Miami has earned aт outstanding reputation in developing top performing athletes who traditionally rank high at state, regional and national rhythmic gymnastics meets. Everyone is welcome to visit our rhythmic gymnastics school facility in Miami! We offer free trial class for children. IK Gymnastics is conveniently located in North Miami, a 10-15-minute drive from Aventura, Hallandale Beach, Sunny Isles Beach, and Bal Harbour.
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