This morning while running on the treadmill (which at times seems a metaphor for my life) I was searching for a podcast to listen to during the rest of my workout.
I stumbled onto GymCastic Website and Pod cast. In their latest podcast they talk about changes in the vault code, gymnastics portrayal in the media and talk to Jonathan Horton about his scooter gang, triple doubles, body hair in men’s gymnastics and which of his teammates is the most unique person he has ever met!
It is a fun and entertaining show. Ended up listening to it while raking leaves and mowing the lawn!
Jessica O’Beirne‘s mission in life is to make gymnastics as popular as the NFL. No, seriously, she’s not kidding. She also works tirelessly to assure that gymnasts know they can continue to do the sport throughout their lifetime for health, fitness and fun over at masters-gymnastics.com. The site maintains a list of every adult gymnastics class, open gym in the country and a world wide masters meet calendar. Follow her on Twitter @OtotheBeirne or @AdultGymnastics , Facebook.
Blythe Lawrence of Gymnastics Examiner is a freelance journalist from Seattle. She writes for Universal Sports and you should follow her on Twitter @GymExaminer because she is at every gymnastics event you’ve ever wanted tickets to.
Spanny Tampson is one of the most beloved gymnastics-satirists in the game. Her montages are legen…wait for it…dary. Experience it all on her popular blog Spanny’s Big Fake Smile. Like her on Spanny Tampson Facebook, or follow her on Twitter @SpannyTampson where she hunts down #fouryearfans and punishes them.
Loves: Jordan Jovtchev’s shiny leotards, Philipp Boy’s face, Louis Smith’s hair, Jake Dalton’s toe point, and a good triple full.Obsessed with: Tim Daggett. Who isn’t?Hates: This is an abridged list… Double pikes off parallel bars, double-twisting double layouts off high bar, bent legs, flexed feet, sloppy handstands, bad round-offs, bad spelling, wedgies, and little kids who fart in your face while you’re spotting them.Hidden talents: I can do a standing back tuck on the high beam even though I’m a boy. Oh, and I’m great at making alcohol-infused desserts, and I speak a lot of languages, and I can eat a large pizza by myself in a single sitting.Craziest gymnastics moment: When I was in undergrad, I was a poor schmuck, but I studied abroad anyway. On my last day in Rome, I was running low on cash, so I did what any former gymnast would do: I went to the Coliseum, set a hat on the ground and started doing gymnastics. I made 40 euros that afternoon and I had myself a nice meal by the Spanish Steps. (FYI: this happened many years before Emily Kmetko needed train fare on Make It or Break It. She’s the copycat–not I.)Most private thing I’m willing to admit: I have a big gymternet crush on Spanny Tampson. Who doesn’t?