A Day In The Life: A Workout at RISE Gymnastics

by Jennifer on September 13, 2012

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Tuesday night I gulped down a jug of coffee and got myself over the RISE Gymnastics Center in Coventry, Rhode Island for an Adults Gymnastics workout. I knew ahead of time that I would not be able do too much thanks to the whip-lash however, I wanted to be a part of the experience and spend some time with fellow Rhode Island Digital Media Women.

RISE is owned by ‘Coach Hanna’. Hanna is a two-time Olympic gymnast from the Czech Republic. Her son, David, is currently on the Jr. US National Olympics team. We were told the workout would be challenging but not impossible. Let’s see….

We began with a warm-up and stretching:

We started working on balance on the, well, balance beams. See the beam all the way to the right that is an entire inch off the floor? That was the beam that I was on. I impressed the group with my superior balance and focus…..okay, well one person noted my long legs may give me an unfair advantage. I say it is my superior fitness level……or good luck.

Onto the um, bouncy road (no idea of the actual name) where the group bounced, did mid-air splits and worked up a sweat.

A few began to giggle when we saw what was up next: tumbling and cartwheels. Remember those?

In case you were wondering, they are much harder to do when you are older than five. I am basing that statement on the groans, cheers and heaving breathing of the class participants.

There were high bar leg lifts – burn those abs!

Flipping on the low bars – talk about challenging.

Start running, jump and curl those legs.

You will be challenged, you will have fun and you will want to do this once a week and feel your body build skills and strength. You can take part in the ‘Base package’ where the class is $10 per week or sign up for $35 a month. There is also a ‘Premier Package’ for $60 a month where you also get 2 hours each Saturday in the gym, access to MoveForge.com and every 6-weeks you get a Functional Movement Screen.

I was also interested in their recreational and competitive kid’s gymnastics classes now that our daughter is on a competitive gymnastics team. If you want to find out more as well, head to their website and Facebook page.

The three lovely models in the lead photo and many of the photos are Stephanie from Stephanie’s Mommy Brain , Sarah from Sweet Lil You & Elizabeth from Learning to Juggle.

Disclosure: We attended the class at no charge.

Kameron September 13, 2012 at 9:23 am

How fun! I am sorry I missed it. Tuesdays are the only day I can’t go out!

Sheri September 13, 2012 at 9:32 am

I so want to do this!!!!

Kristin Wheeler (MamaLuvsBooks) September 13, 2012 at 9:54 am

Lookin’ good ladies!!! Not sure I could have done all that!

Stephanie Kay September 13, 2012 at 11:20 am

It really was a super fun night! My kids take gymnastics at RISE and after a year of watching them I have a greater appreciation of their efforts! I didn’t take the workout very seriously but here I sit with sore muscles 2 days later. I can see doing this once a week would really be an excellent workout!! (Not to mention FUN with friends!)

Liza September 13, 2012 at 11:50 am

Looks like fun!

tiffany September 13, 2012 at 3:57 pm

I would love to find a place like this where I live but there is no way it would be so cheap. I did gymnastics as a kid and LOVED it but I had falling arches so tumbling triggered tears of pain. I would love to get back on a trampoline (bouncy road) or a balance beam!

Danielle @ itsaharleyyylife September 13, 2012 at 9:14 pm

i used to take gymnastics when I was younger. it was so much fun! I stopped before all of the hard stuff though haha. Looks like you guys had fun!

Debra September 30, 2012 at 2:34 am


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