282: GymCastic Book Club – Fierce, by Aly Raisman

Nov 21, 2017 | Book Club, Contests, GymCastic, Podcast

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IN THE NEWS

FIERCE (13:13)

Aly Raisman’s book, Fierce: How Competing for Myself Changed Everything, was released last week. We talk through all of our feelings about it as a gymternet family.

  • Why this is the best gymnastics book ever written for this age group
  • USA Gymnastics does not come off well. At all. It’s awesome.
  • The post-Olympic tour is a hellscape
  • Aly’s experience with Larry Nassar is quite telling about exactly how this went on for so long and the very understandable reasons that victims don’t speak about their experiences
  • We need to talk about this mysterious Fran character
  • Why the section about nutrition is a MUST-READ for all elite and NCAA coaches and gymnastics parents.
  • Seriously. Read it right now. GO!
    • Also check out Episode 230 to learn about the WellnessFX program
  • All the other sweetest, funniest, standing ovation moments we loved

GYMTERNET NEWS (1:26:45)

  • British Gymnastics athletes are taking a stand against the organization!
    • Why a group of athletes, including Max Whitlock, Ellie Downie, Amy Tinkler, is currently declining to sign new contracts with British Gymnastics
    • The athletes have some very familiar concerns about lack of transparency in terms where the money is going and an overall culture of fear and favoritism
    • Why gymnastics needs a union

TUMBL TRAK GIVEAWAY

Send in your story of a funny or embarrassing handstand moment (the more embarrassing the better), and you could win a $200 Tumbl Trak gift certificate!

  • Open to Club Gym Nerd members only
  • Deadline: December 3rd
  • Send your story to gymcastic@gmail.com with the subject line: Tumbl Trak Handstand Story
  • The person with the funniest or most hilariously embarrassing handstand story will be chosen as the winner

NORBERT’S GIVEAWAY

Norbert’s is giving away a four-foot sectional beam!

  • To win, just email us at gymcastic@gmail.com with the subject line “I want the Norbert’s beam” and tell us…that you want the Norbert’s beam
  • Deadline: November 25th
  • While you visit norberts.net to fantasize about that glorious little beam, check out NORBERT’S Gifts For Gymnasts Feature. Order by Dec 1st to receive your item by Dec 24th.
  • For a 10% discount enter code “Gymcastic” at checkout when you visit norberts.net.

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