The benefits of gymnastics go beyond sports

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I recently attended an event for the Peter Westbrook Foundation in New York. Although the foundation was established around the sport of fencing, the focus goes beyond the promoting sports for athleticism’s sake. It’s a vehicle for developing life skills in youth.

This is why I started the Wendy Hilliard Gymnastics Foundation, nearly 20 years ago. It is not just about gymnastics, to which my sons, who participate in other sports besides gymnastics, can attest. Sports participation prepares youths for success far beyond their last workout in our gym (or the track or the soccer field) and in whichever life path one chooses. We hope our gymnasts and their parents remember this as the year’s classes get set to begun!

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