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When your TikTok goes viral

adult gymnastics funny Oct 09, 2021
 

Have you seen this viral TikTok?! I have had so many people duet this and it has been so fun to watch people try it and just to see the smiles and laughs it brought to them. SO SO FUN! If you're not following me on social media yet, go and find me!! @upsidedownambo

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When Your Coach Leaves You For Dead

adult gymnastics Oct 08, 2021
 

Even coaches need coaches! There's something about having someone keeping you accountable that makes you show up and work your hardest. I'll admit that when I train on my own, I definitely don't always push myself as hard as I could. That is human nature and even trainers struggle with that too! I've been training with Paul Hunt since I was 31 (8 years ago!) and he definitely keeps me focused on my goals!

 

If you're curious about training like a gymnast as an adult, I would love to train you and help to keep YOU accountable. My training sessions include gymnastic strength training, flexibility and of course, all of the drills and skills that everyone wants to learn. Click {here} to see my different training packages and if you're ready to see what training like a gymnast is all about, click {here} to fill out my new client questionnaire!

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Handstand Challenge

 

One of the absolute best things you can do when learning how to hold a handstand is to practice ALLLL of the different shapes. When you challenge your body to hold different shapes as well as to flow through different shapes, you gain body awareness so much quicker. Remember there are 3 types of handstands:

 

Straight Handstand Shapes (ie straight, pyramid, star)

Relaxed Handstand Shapes (ie stags, splits, scorpions)

Compressed Handstand Shapes (ie tuck, straddle, pike)

 

These handstand shapes require a different gaze, different shoulder angles, different pelvic tilts and different degrees of core engagement.


If you are dreaming of being able to hold a static handstand, I would LOVE to train you. My handstand training sessions can be done in my Draper, UT (Salt Lake City area) studio or through Zoom! I train people all over the world to live that upside-down life and I would LOVE to train YOU! Click {here} to send me a quick message that you're ready to start and I'll get...

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Starting gymnastics as an adult is better than never starting at all... or is it?

adult gymnastics Oct 05, 2021
 

Ever since I can remember, I’ve always loved gymnastics. The balance, the strength, and the power needed to flip around the uneven bars, dance across the beam, flip over the vault, and tumble across the floor. It's magical. 

 

I did recreational gymnastics as a kid but quit when I was 12 and was only a level 6 (which would be about a level 4 nowadays). I dreamed about competing but never quite made it. Fast forward about 20 years later. I'm no longer a kid... in fact, I have three of my own. I'm a stay at home mom and all of a sudden, at age 31, I could NOT stop thinking about getting back into gymnastics. My youngest was 6 months old and I was still nursing but I knew I had to find a gym because my soul was aching for this. I needed it. It took me a while to find a gym that offered an open gym that adults could attend but once I found it, I was in heaven! It definitely wan't easy but it brought so much joy to...

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Nice to Meet Ya! ;)

 

Don’t leave me hangin, guys!? Where you from and tell me why you follow me? Handstands... gymnastics... nutrition... kuz I’m weird and you like it?! I’m so curious! ‍

If you’re new here, I wanted to introduce myself! My name is Amber (aka AMBO) and I am a Certified Personal Trainer , Fitness Nutrition Specialist and Behavior Change Specialist . I also have my Bachelors degree in Psychology and LOVE everything that has to do with the mind. It fascinates me!!

I absolutely LOVE what I do! Work is seriously play to me! And no joke, my clients are seriously the shizzz… you all know who you are!

I’m definitely not your average IG fitness trainer. I do love weight lifting but I much prefer body-weight training (aka calisthenics/gymnastic strength) because it gives me that full body strength that makes me strong enough to play!! I’m basically like a big grown up kid ‍ and I just want to play like all the time. Along with...

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