On my bucket list is to be able to do a standing back tuck.
I have taken gymnastics lessons as a child and gave it up when I went to school.
Now as a 25 year old female, I am trying to get back in the game. It has been hard getting my flexibility, strength and balance back. First, I am out of shape. Second, due to this I am afraid to try a lot of things tumbling related. I have tried working out on my own. I do stretching, balance training and have begun weightlifting. I also have been practicing tuck jumps in preparation to achieve my goal. I think I need to take this a step further. I have looked at fitness centers in my town and found a personal training one. I am thinking about taking a group fitness class a few days a week to get back in shape. I need to tone, build muscle and get flexible again. Once I am back in shape, I then can have confidence to try my tumbling out. I will start slow with doing mainly handstands, bridge and splits. Then I can move into back handsprings, walkovers and maybe move into tucks again. But, that is a long ways away. I noticed that the gym does want the customers to list their goals. I wonder if I say I want to be able to tumble again and achieve a standing tuck, what they would do. I bet they would work on my butt, leg and ab muscles to assist with this dream. It certainly wouldn’t hurt telling the personal trainer what the end goal is.