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Our goal as Coaches at Alpha Gymnastics Academy, is to teach your children to respect the sport of gymnastics as well as their fellow gymnasts. With more and more children spending a great part of their day in passive activities, gymnastics provides an active exercise program. In addition to ensuring that your child engages in an exercise program, studies have shown that Gymnastics for children will provide your child with a myriad of benefits, listed below. Our goal is to ensure that the children in our program, realize these benefits as detailed in Livestrong.com July 25, 2011 Article Why Gymnastics is good for you).
a) Confidence – Students will master skills they may have thought they could never do. It lets them know that with hard work, they can achieve success. This feeling of confidence is transferable to all other parts of their lives.
b) Coordination – Mastering the skills will take time and effort. The movements require balance and agility and once learned allow them to master other even more complicated routines and skills.
c) Strength – Gymnastics requires the development of strength in both the lower and upper body. Strength will develop over time and in becoming stronger, strengthens the bones. Along with that, it improves their self-confidence.
d) Flexibility – Flexibility is one of the key components of a healthy life, and no other sport develops flexibility to the extent that gymnastics does.
e) Discipline – While our junior programs stress having fun, our more competitive programs do require the development of routines and mastery of various gymnastics moves. Both the casual and competitive program are conducted in an atmosphere were safety is paramount. To ensure a safe learning environment, we work with the Gymnasts so that they listen to their coaches, follow instructions and work towards improvement and a mastery of skills.
f) Social skills – we will encourage your child to work with the other gymnasts in their class, and to encourage and respect their efforts. Gymnastics has got to be fun and when it is camaraderie, friendships and teams are created.
Ruxandra Stanescu is a former, nationally ranked Romanian Gymnast having achieved the status of Multi-National Romanian Champion. Having begun gymnastics at just 4 years of age, Ruxandra competed for Romania until 2003.
Ruxandra began coaching competitive Gymnastics in 2005. Continuing her education, she graduated from the Romanian National Academy of Physical Education with a bachelor's degree in 2008.
Ruxandra immigrated to Canada in 2008 and worked hard to achieve status as a Level 3 Women Certified, Level 2 Men Certified Gymnastic Coach and Level 1 Trampoline Certified in Canada. During her short time coaching in Canada, she has successfully coached several girls to medal performances, qualifying them to compete in Ontario Provincial Championships. .
Ruxandra is a very dedicated team player with great organizational and interpersonal skills, who enjoys working with both recreational and competitive gymnastic participants.
Robert Stanescu is an internationally ranked competitive gymnast, having competed for the Romanian National Gymnastics team. Highlights of his impressive career are:
Robert began gymnastics at 5 years of age and continues to train in hopes of representing his adopted country of Canada as a member of the Canadian National Men’s Artistic Gymnastics team. He began his coaching career in 2007, coaching in the same club where he honed his competitive skills. He has been coaching competitive Gymnastics in Canada since immigrating in 2010. Robert is Level 3 Men Certified, Level 2 Women Certified Gymnastics Coach and a Level 1 Trampoline Certified in Canada.
Robert has proven himself an effective mentor for young boys hoping to reach their potential as competitive gymnasts, as well as children looking to discover the joy of Gymnastics. He is dedicated to his students and creates an environment where children want to succeed!