"Gymnastics offers life skills for children. They learn how to control and respect their bodies. This discipline and learning serve as a healthy and fun foundation for participation in all sports."
Peyton Manning-NFL Colts
"My first introduction to gymnastics was during physical education class in elementary school. I found the sport extremely challenging. It takes incredible strength and coordination to be able to perform."
Bela Karolyi-Olympic Gymnastics Coach
"I love being a part of National Gymnastics Day because my true love begins with children. Gymnastics offers children the opportunity to learn many lifelong skills. If I can inspire a few more children to get in the gym, then my work will be complete."
Mary Lou Retton-Olympic Gymnast
"Gymnastics means FUN for my kids! It provides building blocks for life, by allowing my daughters to participate in gymnastics; I am providing them with the tools they will need to be successful, regardless of what direction they choose. And with these tools, the can accomplish anything in life!"
Scott Bakula-Quantum Leap TV series, Star Trek
"Kids need to get out there and do something! The gymnastics program my children are involved in, Fun & Fit Gymnastics, is fun, non competitive, and a great workout. They leave with a great sense of their bodies and a big dose of self-esteem"
Mary Hart-Entertainment Tonight
"From two to four years of age, my son went to regular gymnastics classes and loved them. He benefited both socially and in hi coordination and I believe that the experience in gymnastics early on gave him confidence in the sports he's now involved with."
Shannon Miller- Three time Olympic Gold Medallist in Gymnastics
"Gymnastics has been my life for as long as I can remember. Now that I am older, I am realizing just how much this sport has taught me. Of course, I have gained physical strength, flexibility and coordination, but I have also learned how to budget my time, to be efficient and to decide what my priorities are. Gymnastics has also helped me learn to set goals, stay dedicated and work toward accomplishing them. The lessons you learn through this sport spill over into all other areas of your life and help you handle everything life throws at you."
"Gymnastics helped my boys develop grace, strength and coordination. They love it!@ I'd much rather have them tumbling and jumping in a fun, safe way than learning to sit in front the television all day. And it's a great way to 'let off steam' without damaging the furniture."
Peter Vidmar-Olympic Gold Medalist in Gymnastics
"Gymnastics has been a part of our family for three generations. From the Muscle Beach days of my father in the 1930's to the classes and competition of my own children, I have seen the life long benefits of this sport. Flexibility, balance, strength, coordination. timing, discipline, creativity, and many other skills are developed through participation in gymnastics. There's no other sport like it!"
Bonnie Berstein-ESPN Sportscaster-Former Elite Gymnast
"Gymnastics is one of the world's most physically demanding sports, but its lifelong benefits far outweigh the rigors of practice and competition. The discipline, self-awareness, and confidence, I gained as a gymnast have served me well throughout every stage of my life…and my ability to focus on myself as an individual while still working within the confines of a team setting has certainly come in handy in the workplace!"
Gates McFadden-Star Trek
"Teaching children to respect and to understand their bodies through the discipline of gymnastics is giving them a solid foundation for a healthy life. They begin elementary school with a love of movement. They are better able to express themselves physically."
Vanna White-Wheel of Fortune
"Gymnastics is not only fun, it's good for your body."
Doug Pelfrey-Former NFL player
"It has been exciting to see our daughter progress each week in her gymnastics class. She enjoys interacting with the other kids, while we enjoy seeing her gain more confidence with each class. My wife and I look forward to the class as much as she does!"
Connie Marie Brazelton-Actress; General Hospital and ER
"I highly recommend the world of gymnastics for our young people- it opens up a whole world of who we are, how we grow and how to win or lose in a healthy way. I encourage all your people to give it a try for socializing, healthy competition and good structured exercise."