27 episodes

Tumble Along With Betsy! Betsy McNally Laouar is a personal fitness trainer, nutritionist, professional body builder, gymnastics coach and best selling author of two books, Binges and Balance Beams and Gymnachef. She works exclusively with gymnasts, coaches, and families within the gymnastics community to teach about balance in nutrition and fitness through her world renown traveling Betsy Bootcamps. For so long, the gymnastics world has been centered on extreme nutrition and fitness practices. Betsy uses her experiences to connect lessons from both her life and other coaches, athletes, parents, experts and specialists to change the culture of the gymnastics community. Through education we can help to develop better understanding of what our athletes need. Betsy is also the mother of a nonverbal autistic child and will cover topics of mental wellness, positive body image and how the gymnastics community can come together. She's just trying to "figure it all out" and wants you to tumble along with her!

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Tumble Along With Betsy! Betsy McNally Laouar is a personal fitness trainer, nutritionist, professional body builder, gymnastics coach and best selling author of two books, Binges and Balance Beams and Gymnachef. She works exclusively with gymnasts, coaches, and families within the gymnastics community to teach about balance in nutrition and fitness through her world renown traveling Betsy Bootcamps. For so long, the gymnastics world has been centered on extreme nutrition and fitness practices. Betsy uses her experiences to connect lessons from both her life and other coaches, athletes, parents, experts and specialists to change the culture of the gymnastics community. Through education we can help to develop better understanding of what our athletes need. Betsy is also the mother of a nonverbal autistic child and will cover topics of mental wellness, positive body image and how the gymnastics community can come together. She's just trying to "figure it all out" and wants you to tumble along with her!

    Episode #27 Gina Paulhus: Adult Gymnastics Advocate, Coach and Trainer

    Episode #27 Gina Paulhus: Adult Gymnastics Advocate, Coach and Trainer

    Gina Paulus is a trainer, and owner of Home Bodies In-Home Fitness Training. She is a coach who works with adult gymnasts and regular people all over the world. She is also a two time author of books Mind Over Fatter and Change Your Weights. Her world renown adult gymnastics camps and her “Just like Fine Wine” Facebook group are the main reason I wanted this amazing lady to come on the show. We focus our talk on adult gymnastics, its evolution, importance and why we should be open to having a...

    • 27 min
    Episode #26: Cindy Bickman, Gymnastics and The Special Needs Community Coming Together

    Episode #26: Cindy Bickman, Gymnastics and The Special Needs Community Coming Together

    Cindy Bickman has been the owner of Chattoogta School of Gymnastics and Dance since 1976.She is the coordinator of the HUGS program, the Hope Unites Gymnastics with Special Athletes as well as the Special Olympics International Ambassador.Cindy has been working with the special needs community in our sport for decades and is the “go to” for learning and understanding how our special needs community is THRIVING through our sport. For me, the podcast hit home, as I am the pare...

    • 34 min
    Episode #25 Self-Esteem is a Daily Practice: Expert Educator Cheryl Tomlinson

    Episode #25 Self-Esteem is a Daily Practice: Expert Educator Cheryl Tomlinson

    As teachers and coaches how can we be great role models and leaders for our very young and impressionable girls?According the Cheryl Tomlinson, Self-Esteem is a daily practice. We practice fitness, gymnastics, our arts or career paths, why don’t we practice self-esteem?On episode 25 of Tumbling Along With Betsy, I speak with my dear friend Cheryl Tomlinson, a leader in the educational community, about ways we can help our young people achieve self esteem as well as how women can help one anot...

    • 42 min
    Episode #24: Gina Pongetti: "Heart Before Medals" Preparing Olympic and World Champion Gymnasts

    Episode #24: Gina Pongetti: "Heart Before Medals" Preparing Olympic and World Champion Gymnasts

    In this episode I interview world renown physical therapist Gina Pongetti, who has traveled the world aiding and training Olympic, World Champion and competitive gymnasts at every age and ability. We discuss everything from her recent stint at the Olympics and the “twisties," to more topics such as athlete awareness, wellness, and more controversial topics such as the history of abuse in our sport, nutrition, eating disorders, injuries, advocating for athlet...

    • 57 min
    #23 Chellsie Memmel: "Finding The Joy Again" An Olympic Gymnast is reborn

    #23 Chellsie Memmel: "Finding The Joy Again" An Olympic Gymnast is reborn

    World Champion and Olympic Elite Gymnast, Chellsie Memmel, aged 33 is on top of the world. This past gymnastics season, Chellsie rocked the gymnastics community as she made an amazing comeback to the Elite Gymnastics World. In this podcast we discus how Chellsie has found joy again in her sport, by training on her own terms, balancing family time, recovery time, mom time and work time all in the name of JOY for the sport. We also discuss what drove her to com...

    • 43 min
    Episode #22 Jason Silverman: Grow your gym business by getting out of your own way!

    Episode #22 Jason Silverman: Grow your gym business by getting out of your own way!

    Are you a gym owner, coach or entrepreneur who is seeking a better way to run your business,,, or you know there there is a better way, but you don’t know how to get there? As Jason always says: ‘You Can’t Steer the ship while you’re busy serving drinks in the lounge”Jason Silverman is a serial business coach and entrepreneur who is 100 percent passionate about making the world a better place one business at a time. He helps gym owners and business owners get out o...

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

et1009 ,

Betsy gets it!

Gymnastics is such a challenging and specialized sport. Betsy gets it and her content can help you or someone special to you achieve their full potential. Both of my daughter’s have benefited from working with her. Her podcast is full of great information and her motivation is infectious, thank you Betsy!

AzMcI ,

Gymnastics & sports mindset

Fantastic podcasts on a great variety of topics related to gymnastics, girls in sport and overall fitness. Great energy and breadth of knowledge. Thank you Betsy for all you do to keep us learning and growing!!

burch1129 ,

Very informative

Listened to my first podcast from Betsy and am addicted. So easy-going and informative. Great info for me to use and for my gymnast! I am definitely going to be listening on a regular basis! Thank you!

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