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.

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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.

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Thank you to everyone. Now, Go be Amazing.

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About tretrosi2013

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