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Safe Gymnastics Attire

Barron’s dress code is set up with your gymnast’s safety in mind. Read on for the reasons why the following items are part of our dress code policy. Leotard For Girls – Leotards are the standard gymnastics uniform. Leotards provide full freedom for movement without extra baggy clothing getting caught on equipment or slipping through the [...]

By |January 30th, 2019|The Barron Blog|

10 Reasons to Hang Out at Barron Gymnastics this Summer

Look no further for the best summer activities in St. Louis! Barron Gymnastics has it ALL!  Easy make ups- If you miss due to vacation or a summer activity, do NOT worry! Make up in another class. Five Hour Friday Camps- Ninja, Pirates & Princesses, Nerf Wars... we have it ALL! Kids 3 years and [...]

By |May 11th, 2017|The Barron Blog|

Learning Starts With You

Knowledge is power. Who doesn’t want to continuously learn and improve themselves? The same things can be said about our kids or athletes. As a parent, you want to see your child grow and develop, hopefully showing some progress each time they come to class. As a teacher, we want to see our students master [...]

By |December 15th, 2016|The Barron Blog|

From the Barron Staff to Our Students: Thank You

"Start each day with a grateful heart." Two psychologists, Dr. Robert A. Emmons of the University of California, Davis, and Dr. Michael E. McCullough of the University of Miami, have focused a great deal of research on gratitude. In one study, they asked all participants to write a few sentences each week, focusing on particular [...]

By |November 23rd, 2016|The Barron Blog|

Fighting the Good Fight

Many states have passed rulings, policies and laws that have negatively affected the way we run our businesses. Over the last few years, the state of Missouri has been dealing with a law that required us to collect sales tax on all of our services. All of the income that we collected for any [...]

By |November 14th, 2016|The Barron Blog|

The Importance of Progressions

Progression is an important aspect of becoming successful not only in Gymnastics, but also in life. We should all strive to better ourselves, both mentally and physically in multiple aspects of our lives. Without some sort of progression, we would remain stagnant, or worse, our skill sets that we’ve developed throughout our lives would begin [...]

By |April 14th, 2016|The Barron Blog|

Beyond the Competitive Practice

How do we build skills for life? Building skills for life is our ultimate goal at Barron Gymnastics. We focus on this goal within all of our programs. Sometimes in the world of competitive gymnastics, we can lose this focus. Training our athletes to be in peak condition and to be ready for competition can [...]

By |March 24th, 2016|The Barron Blog|

Your Child is Learning Physics, but You Signed Them Up for Gymnastics!

It’s amazing that just one sport can teach a child so much about the world around them. Gymnastics can also help kids learn in school. It makes their minds strong by teaching them another language, using advanced processing in controlling their body in a variety of directions and speeds, and memorizing their routines. Gymnastics also [...]

By |March 10th, 2016|The Barron Blog|

Why We Do What We Do

Amongst the hustle and bustle of every day life, sometimes you need to stop, look around, and think, "Why do I do what I do?" or "What inspires me?". Many times, we allow ourselves to become overwhelmed and frustrated, and we forget to remind ourselves of our passions and to be encouraged by them. At [...]

By |February 24th, 2016|The Barron Blog|

“I Love to Watch You Play”- Wise Words from Anne Josephson

Anne Josephson of JAG Gym in California is not only a leader in the gymnastics industry, but she is also a dear friend of the Barron Family. She is intelligent, caring, witty, and driven. Above all, she is passionate with a huge heart. Take the time to read her blog below to understand why she [...]

By |February 16th, 2016|The Barron Blog|