Sometimes, The best family isn’t blood…

Family Isn’t Always Blood…

So many things to be Thankful for, my family. My gyms, My side projects. I am not going to bore you with much of that crap.

me and IvaI had a great Thanksgiving yesterday. My family spent it with Ivan Ivanov and his family. Lots of laughs, stories, and of course food.

I consider Ivan a brother. Although we grew up continents apart, our lives share similarities. His friendship is something I am very thankful for.


Last Week I was able to have breakfast with another friend who has recently moved to the area.She and I share many of the same tastes in music, humor and literature. I am Very Thankful that she has moved to the East Coast where I get to see her more often. I look forward to many more conversations with Jamie.

Just over a week ago Rebecca Sykes was here with her daughter and a few of her gymnasts. We had a great week of training and I was so happy to show them the area. Becca is an amazing coach, photographer and friend.

At my camp I try very hard to put together a great staff.   I am VERY, VERY selective with the coaches I hire. I need not just great technical coaches and good spotters, I need personality. I need  a TEAM. We are all a little crazy, a little off. BUT we get it. We are all there for each other.  We have a poster up that says “We put the FUN in DysFUNctional”.  It was all really summed up when one of our new coaches, Katie Ouelette, said, “I have always felt like I didn’t fit in. No one understood my passion for gymnastics, my dedication to the kids. But here, I fit.” All I could reply was “Welcome to the Island of Misfit Toys”.

I am so very Thankful for my camp family. You know I love each one of you. You know I think you are amazing coaches but more important, AMAZING PEOPLE. I am very lucky to have you in my life. You inspire me to work hard. Your presence raises the bar.



Thank you to everyone. Now, Go be Amazing.

About tretrosi2013

Gymnastics Coach, Gymnastics Educator, Part time stand up comic.
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