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Tumbling Times Newsletter (March 2022)

Mar 10 2022
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Gymnastics Academy at Corpus Christi School

Posted by Carey Vigneux on 27 February 2018
Gymnastics Academy at Corpus Christi School

Gymnastics Academy here @ Winstars!

The Academies of WECDSB offer students an opportunity to pursue their individual passions by focusing their efforts on particular disciplines, both athletic and academic.

Open to students in Grades 7-8, the Gymnastics Academy will help student athletes, ranging from recreational to competitive, learn and improve on advanced individual skills and lead up progressions, while developing a lifestyle inside and outside the gym that emphasizes building character through achieving both athletic and scholastic success. Purposeful practices led by highly trained staff, strength and conditioning designed to maximize physical attributes, and a focus on leadership will all position the student athlete to achieve their individual goals.

Technical development focuses on establishing composure, confidence and creativity inside and outside the gym. The following themes are targeted in personal and competitive settings:

Girl's Events

  • Vault
  • Uneven Bars
  • Balance Beam
  • Floor Exercise
  • Trampoline & Tumbling Track
  • Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced Skill Development
  • Basic to Advanced Gymnastics Body Positions
  • Basic to Advanced Gymnastics Biomechanics

Boy's Events

  • Floor Exercise
  • Pommel Horse
  • Rings
  • Vault
  • Parallel Bars
  • High Bar
  • Trampoline & Tumbling Track
  • Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced Skill Development
  • Basic to Advanced Gymnastics Body Positions
  • Basic to Advanced Gymnastics Biomechanics

Tactical themes are established to increase an athlete's understanding and passion for the sport, translating to a more effective and imaginative presence in the gym:

  • Basic to Advanced Skill Development
  • Basic Skill Lead Up Progressions to Advanced Skills
  • Dominant Movement Patterns
  • Strength & Flexibility Limitations
  • Short Term & Long Term Skill Development

Sport training sessions are innovative and focus on individual needs. Athletes are challenged in a positive and competitive environment.

Strength & Conditioning Training: In-season and off-season training plans are designed for today's serious gymnasts and compliment the Sport specific training. The goal is to maximize the effectiveness of all gymnastics specific energy systems focusing on strength, power, agility and cardiovascular training.

Watch these two videos from a Gymnastics Academy athlete and parent!

Parent Video pic academy

Register for next years Gymnastics Academy by following the link below:

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Jubenville off to Bulgaria

Posted by Carey Vigneux on 8 November 2017
Jubenville off to Bulgaria

Jubenville will represent Canada at the 2017 WAGC

Winstars Alexandra Jubenville, 20 of Belle River, will represent Canada at the 2017 Trampoline World Age Gymnastics Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria in early November. This will be the third time Jubenville will compete internationally. Previously, Alex competed at the Scalibus Cup in Portugal in July 2016 and at the Indo Pacific Championships in New Zealand in October 2016.

Jubenville at 2017 Indo Pacific Championships, New Zealand

World Age Group Championships

Alexandra will compete at these World Age Group Championships (WAGC) in the 17-21 year old category. This will be her last year due to her age to compete at these WAGC's. What does competing at these championships mean to Alexandra, "This is an awesome experience competing not only for Winstars but for Canada. I hope to do my best and ensure that I have given it my all. Training has been going well and I have had to train hard with more confidence." Alex has put in lots of preparation time for this WAGC and thanks Rob and Tracy for all their support and dedication.

Dedicated to her Sport!

Jubenville has been training in the sport of gymnastics, specifically tumbling, since 2009.  Alexandra is coached by Rob Laudenbach and Tracy Davies. Tracy says, "Alex has been working extremely hard for this competition for the past year. Her dedication and determination have helped her be the most prepared she can be." Throughout her career Alexandra has some ups and downs. But, her coaches feel this is her time to shine at this upcoming World competition.

Many Thanks

Winstars hosted an Open Gym night recently and raised $1500 toward her personal expenses to these WAGC. Alexandra stated, "I really want to thank Winstars and my coaches for everything they have done for me. I am very thankful to all those people who have supported my vision to compete at a World competition."

#winstarsrocks #sofia #bulgaria #wagc2017 #tumbling


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Come join our Ninja program!

Posted by Carey Vigneux on 1 November 2017

Winstars Gymnastics is excited to announce the offering of a Ninja Gym program. Our Sunday afternoon program for 10 years and up is already completely full. But, we still have a Thursday evening class 8:30-10:00pm. with availability. Our Thursday evening program will be geared to ages 14 and older.

"Ninja gymnastics has become a very popular new sport with the rise of shows like America Ninja Warrior. With this in mind, we decided to offer a Ninja gymnastics based program to promote this new sport in a fun and safe environment. All participants will learn basic Ninja gymnastics through obstacle courses, jumping drills, trampoline training and spatial awareness." stated Timarie Rideout, Supervisor and Ninja Developer. Timarie had the opportunity to learn lots of Ninja gymnastics drills and progressions while attending the Woodward Gymnastics Camp in Pennsylvania and California this past summer. She is extremely excited to pass on this information to all young people of Windsor.

Even though our session has started, participants who are 14 years and older can still register for our Thursday night class.

Rideout says, "Our first Ninja gymnastics class was so exciting and the kids learned lots. Not only is it a great physical actvity it's LOTS of fun too!"

Check out our website at for more information on all our programs we have to offer here at Winstars Gymnastics. #Ninjagymnastics #winstarsrocks 

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Davies named Coach of the Year

Posted by Carey Vigneux on 23 October 2017
Davies named Coach of the Year

Winstars Tracy Davies chosen as "Coach of the Year"

Winstars Tracy Davies, a veteran coach of almost 20 years, is Gymnastics Ontario's "Coach of the Year".

Davies, a former artistic and tumbling athlete herself, was presented by her good friend, Heather Smiley, with this honour on the weekend at the Gymnastics Ontario annual awards banquet. Tracy has worked for Winstars since it opened in 2000. For years, Tracy worked as a fitness instructor and desk staff in our fitness centre in our last two locations.

Provincial & National Champions

Since moving to Central Park Athletics in 2013, she has worked as a coach in the Tumbling program. In addition, Tracy works in the office as our competitive program administrator. Tracy has coached many athletes over the years and has had several provincial and national champions.

Most recently, Tracy (and fellow coach Rob), have coached Alexandra Jubenville for some time. Jubenville will be attending the World Age Group Trampoline & Tumbling Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria in November. Alex has competed at two previous international competitions last year in Portugal and New Zealand.

Winstars is very fortunate to have Tracy on our staff. We congratulate her for the years of coaching service to these young athletes. This "Coach of the Year" award is very well deserved.

#coachoftheyear #winstarsrocks

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Congratulations Eastern CC Athletes

Posted by Carey Vigneux on 12 May 2017

Great Results from our Eastern CC Athletes!

Ontario Team Gold

Congratulations to Holly L. for placing 2nd overall at her first Eastern Canadian Championships in Sackville, New Brunswick! In additon, Holly who is 15 years old had a great experience as a member of the 4 person Ontario Team. This Ontario Team came home with a Gold Medal. On the individual events, Holly received a gold on balance beam, silver on floor exercise, 4th on vault and 5th on uneven bars.

Congratulations to Holly and coach Karen for the amazing success at these Eastern Canadian Championships.


T&T Athletes bring home lots of hardware

Our T&T program had another success Eastern Canadian Championships in Amherst, Nova Scotia. Gold medals were won by Sofia D. and Ava M. in tumbling, while Ava added a silver medal on double mini tramp.

Alexa M. scored two medals, silver in both double mini tramp and trampoline. Anis kept up his recent medal streak and worked his way to a silver medal on double mini tramp. Alya M. medalled with a silver on double mini tramp.

Congratulations to all our T&T coaches on preparing your athletes for these championships.

"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure." ~ Colin Powell

#easterncanadianchampionships #goldmedal #silvermedal #bronzemedal #goldmedalteam #gymnasticsontario #winstarsrocks


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