The first day that US Glove Brand Ambassador Karissa Brown tried gymnastics, her mom practically had to drag her out of the gym, she loved it so much. That launched an eight-year journey with gymnastics that allowed Karissa to travel, build friendships, and create memories. Now she is charting a new course forward.
“When I started cheer, I couldn’t do anything,” Ella says with a laugh. “I didn’t even have a backbend. I couldn’t do anything more than a cartwheel.” Fast forward five years to the present and Ella is now on two competition cheer teams within the All Star Federation, providing a sense of just how far her hard work has carried her.
This new program provides for a structured athlete safety reporting process, a published list of ineligible members, and additional athlete safety information readily available to the entire cheer community.
This Spring, the Covid-19 Pandemic brought nearly every sports season to a screeching halt, leaving millions of athletes cut off from coaches, teammates and training facilities. From that uncertainty, one Ohio-native emerged having rediscovered her love for gymnastics.
Since germs spread incredibly fast, gyms and athletes should always be careful about keeping their equipment clean. As you return to practice, there are few changes you can make to your routine that will help.