Firewheel proudly presents Jeremiah as the student spotlight for the month of October! Jeremiah is currently rocking it in our Boys Gold class with Coach Tanner! Jeremiah started out with us at ASI in our Boys Bronze class, and in a year’s time he practiced really hard, listened to his coaches, and has worked his way into Gold! Jeremiah first became interested in gymnastics when his older sister, Hannah, attended classes. Jeremiah joined classes as well, not long after, and has loved it ever since!
Samson is a super energetic 5-year-old. His favorite event is the trampolines. He loves to jump! Samson has been in ASI’s Gymmie Kid program for four years now. He has grown very close to coach Damian. Watching their class is like watching two best friends play together. We asked Samson why he loves coming to gymnastics and he said
“Because of Coach Damian! He play with me! Jumping, games, drawing.”
Samson was also asked why his coach was awesome and said “because he’s my friend”.
Coach Damian and Samson have been best buds for quite some time now. Samson’s believes gymnastics is beneficial for Samson,
“Samson has autism, the biggest benefit is the social opportunities available to him through the Gymmie Kids program. He wouldn’t be able to succeed if private, one-on-one lessons for special needs kids weren’t available. But because he has one of his favorite people by his side (he and Coach Damian go way back! <3) he is able to do so much. His progress over the past 4 years has been amazing.”
Samson’s mom chose ASI because of the Gymmie Kids program. They had tried multiple other gyms and none of them were appropriately equipped for special kiddos. Mom said “of all the activities Samson participates in, ASI is the only one that’s invaluable. We’re going to be lifers! “
Olivia is one of Megan’s Girls Silver girls. She is 9-years-old and has been attending ASI Rockwall for a little over a year and a half.
We asked Olivia Why she enjoys coming to gymnastics, “I like coming to Gymnastics because I make new friends and I like having the ability to do gymnastics.” Her favorite Event would have to be the trampolines. “My coach explains the directions in a way that I can understand. She treats us all really well.”
In Olivia’s extra time, she is a swimmer. She swims for RACE and she really enjoys it.
“Olivia is making friends, and she is developing athleticism. Gymnastics helps build her confidence and it helps her with her Swim Team.” Says her mother, when asked how Olivia is benefiting from Gymnastics. “
We asked her Parents Why they chose ASI. “We really appreciate the *Safety First* atmosphere at ASI. Your staff is so friendly and accommodating. This is a great place for all kids, any skill level.”
ASI is extremely fortunate to have such a great athlete in our gym and we look forward to what the next year has for Olivia.