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I am 36 years old and I am wanting to learn gymnastics, as a true gymnast training for the Olympics. Am I too old to learn and perform the skills? I also wear glasses.

-- Nancy

Hi, Nancy,
Get fitted for contacts. I trained in glasses for a long time myself, but contacts are much safer.
About one in three million females will make it to the Olympics as an Artistic Gymnast. If that sort of challenge motivates you, find a quality gymnastics program and start training! To make it to an elite level within a reasonable number of years you should plan on 3-6 hours of training per day.

I have publications available on www.CoachWayne.com
and be sure to visit www.Sekerova.com to get to know one Olympic gymnast.

Have fun, be safe, push HARD!

Coach Wayne is the Head Coach for the Savannah College of Art and Design Cheerleading team and Executive Coach of Olympic Gymnast Zuzana Sekerova. His articles, videos and books have been used by students and instructors world wide since 1991. Coach Wayne is available for in-gym instructor training and performance tumbling clinics throughout the year. For booking information, coaches/owners should call 912.398.8082. Students and parents should request coaches/owners to contact Coach Wayne.


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