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Mentorship as a Way of Uniting People Together: Vladimir Zaglada’s Human Mission

By Coach Vlad

One of the strangest words that I have ever heard is when someone says they are self-made men or women. I understand what they are saying, but no one reaches success on their own accord in reality. If you examine every successful person, you will find that they all have something in common. They all have had mentors in their life. Truly successful people understand the power of mentorship, and Coach Vladimir Zaglada is no different. His experience being a coach or a mentor to the American kids has made huge differences to himself and the people around him.

Coach Zaglada’s book ‘One Coach’s Journey from East to West’ discussed the roots of Soviet Gymnastics and explained what happened since the Soviet Sports Machine collapsed. He made this book solely based on his experience of being a coach or a mentor. According to him, his relationship with the American coaches gave him a wonderful opportunity to completely show his whole coaching skills and pedagogical abilities.

As an emphasis on his human mission of helping people stay together, he has created multiple originally-produced books, websites, documentaries, videos, and advertisements entitled ‘The Zaglada Times,’ all focusing on his teaching mission.

Through all these efforts, he aims to contribute to a better world and, at the same time, eliminate such differences among people. This simply shows how mentorship could reach great lengths to fill people with knowledge in pursuit of unity.

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Playful Creative Poetry about Gymnastics: On Gymmy the Owl and His Friends

By Coach Vlad

As most people would perceive, Gymnastics is a challenging kind of sport that requires rigorous training to be a participant. Usually, great gymnasts start training early – the younger, the better. During childhood, our bodies are still flexible and open to get conditioned for any routine. This is one reason why gymnastics programs are now being offered as an extracurricular activity or for summer classes even to primary students.

Written by Vladimir Zaglada, “Gymmy the Owl and His Friends” is a book published in reaching young aspiring gymnasts through an entertaining and engaging collection of poetry perfect for young aspiring gymnasts to read. It shares an animal-friendly story that started with Gymmy the Owl and his friends discovering each of the skills essential in doing basic gymnastics.

Readers of any age will be drawn in by his parallels between animals’ natural abilities and the skills humans must work hard to develop to perform gymnastics features. Gymmy the Owl makes learning fun by following each humorous rhymed tale with a small dose of important information and key gymnastics terminology. Illustrator Katya Korobkina brings to life a charming community of “Nature’s Gymnasts.” Indeed, the book creates such a delight to encourage young aspiring gymnasts to see that there is blissful fulfillment for their accomplishment in the learning process beyond gymnastics. See more details of the book here on the website: http://coachzaglada.com/books/

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Standing Together in the World: Vladimir Zaglada’s Mission in Writing Books

By Coach Vlad

by Cianna Reese, Universal Breakthrough Magazine

Upon discovering the works and life of Vladimir Zaglada, I learned about his human mission, “to help people stay together amidst differences and crisis.” The Culture and Sports Education is one key in creating possibilities for this unity. Coach Zaglada’s almost 50 years of life is devoted to artistic gymnastics’ theory and practice, including coaching and consultant for the senior and junior Soviet women’s and girl’s gymnastics teams, assisting in their preparation for the World and Olympic competition. As a teacher or mentor, you’ll see how he values his former students and proud of where they are now. 

You will learn more about his mentorship journey through his first book, “One Coach’s Journey from East to West.” The content of the book is based on real experience and thoughts from the author. Coach Zaglada will always be grateful to the US Government for giving USSR teachers, coaches, and owners of gymnastics clubs to teach American kids – everything is friendly and optimistic. He is mostly teaching the coaches as a pedagogical mentor of BIO Gymnastics &Athletics Unlimited (Cumming, GA).

Meanwhile, his second book “Gymmy the Owl and His Friends,” brings delight to rhymed poetry and gymnastics lovers. It aims to reach young children and parents through an entertaining and amusing poem with implied information about gymnastics. Interestingly, this book’s creativity also showcased the parallel connections of animals’ natural abilities and human skills—the same dynamics of developing hard work and practice to perform gymnastics acts.

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Standing Together in the World: Vladimir Zaglada’s Mission in Writing Books

Here come the Holidays

By Important News

As Thanksgiving comes upon us next week and Christmas following quickly, we wanted to update you on how we are approaching the holidays.

Fun Day Camps

We will continue to offer fun day camps during the school year, especially during the Holidays and in-service days.  After School Pick Up

We are offering after school pick up to select schools close to the gym. Please contact our front office at 770-844-0246 for more information.

Daily Operational Protocol

WE ARE NOT REQUIRING MASKS IN OUR FACILITIES.  We believe in self-governance.  If you would like your child to wear a mask or you wear a mask when you come, we support you!  If you choose not to wear a mask or not send your child with a mask, we support you! We do continue to follow guidelines provided to us from the state of Georgia and the CDC.  To that end, our current processes include the following:

  1.  Screening and evaluating workers who exhibit signs of illness, such as a fever over 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, cough, or shortness of breath; We are not routinely taking temperatures;
  2. Requiring workers who exhibit signs of illness to not report to work or to seek medical attention;
  3. Continued disinfecting of common surfaces regularly;
  4. THE PARENT ROOM IS CLOSED TO GENERAL VIEWING. There are only two excpetions to this rule – if the child is participating in a trial class and young children under 4. Only one parent/guardian bring a child to their class to allow those who wish to social distance the ability to do so.  Masks for parents and staff are optional.
  5. We will continue to have our team drop off be at the door to the far left of the front entrance. Class children can be dropped off at the main entrance.
  6. Parents should continue to pick up at the back of the building. NO PARENTS ARE ALLOWED ON THE GYMNASTICS FLOOR!
  7. Classes are limited to 8 children per class.
  8. If you, your child or any member of your family feel sick, please keep your child home.
  9. When you send your child, please send them with a water bottle as our fountains and the use of paper cups has been suspended for the time being.

If you have any questions about anything, please feel free to contact the front office.

 

FALL BREAK IS ON THE RADAR :)

By Important News

When the girls were little and a trip or event was on the 4 week planner of our refrigerator, we would say that it was “On the Radar”.  Now, Fall Break is on the radar, scheduled for the week of September 21 – 25, 2020.  As we are settling into the school year, we wanted to continue to update you on things that we are doing with regards to COVID.

Fun Day Camps

We will continue to offer fun day camps during the school year, especially during Fall Break and in-service days.  Currently, all of our students are either in-home learning or face-to-face learning so we do not have anyone in camp at this time.  However, if we need to pivot and offer camps due to more on-line learning, we are prepared. This will be set up similarly to how we ran camps when we first shut down.  We will have dedicated computer stations for our campers, as well as table space for students who bring in their own technology.  We will be limiting camp to 15 at this time and it is based on a first come, first serve.

After School Pick Up

We are offering after school pick up to select schools close to the gym. Please contact our front office at 770-844-0246 for more information.

Daily Operational Protocol

We continue to follow guidelines provided to us from the state of Georgia and the CDC.  To that end, our current processes include the following:

  1.  Screening and evaluating workers who exhibit signs of illness, such as a fever over 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, cough, or shortness of breath; We are not routinely taking temperatures;
  2. Requiring workers who exhibit signs of illness to not report to work or to seek medical attention;
  3. Continued disinfecting of common surfaces regularly;
  4. We will have the parent room open on a limited basis for trial classes and young children. We ask that only one parent/guardian bring a child to their class to allow those who wish to social distance the ability to do so.  Masks for parents and staff are optional.
  5. We will continue to have our team drop off be at the door to the far left of the front entrance. Class children can be dropped off at the main entrance.
  6. Parents should continue to pick up at the back of the building. NO PARENTS ARE ALLOWED ON THE GYMNASTICS FLOOR!
  7. Classes are limited to 8 children per class.
  8. If you, your child or any member of your family feel sick, please keep your child home.
  9. When you send your child, please send them with a water bottle as our fountains and the use of paper cups has been suspended for the time being.

If you have any questions about anything, please feel free to contact the front office.

 

Back to School – What does it look like?

By Important News

It’s hard to believe that school will be starting back up two weeks from Wednesday!  Things are changing on a daily basis and it is extremely hard to plan anything!  We wanted to give you an update on what our plans are for the school year in the hopes that it will help you make your plans and put you at ease.

Fun Day Camps

We will continue to offer fun day camps during the school year.  This will be set up similarly to how we ran camps when we first shut down.  We will have dedicated computer stations for our campers, as well as table space for students who bring in their own technology.  We will be limiting camp to 15 at this time and it is based on a first come, first serve.

After School Pick Up

While it is currently planned to offer in person school, we will be once again offering after school pick up to select schools close to the gym. Please contact our front office at 770-844-0246 for more information.

Daily Operational Protocol

We continue to follow guidelines provided to us from the state of Georgia and the CDC.  To that end, our current processes include the following:

  1.  Screening and evaluating workers who exhibit signs of illness, such as a fever over 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, cough, or shortness of breath; We are not routinely taking temperatures;
  2. Requiring workers who exhibit signs of illness to not report to work or to seek medical attention;
  3. Continued disinfecting of common surfaces regularly;
  4. We will have the parent room open on a limited basis for trial classes and young children.
  5. We will continue to have our team drop off be at the door to the far left of the front entrance. Class children can be dropped off at the main entrance.
  6. Parents should continue to pick up at the back of the building.
  7. Camp drop off/pick up will be at the far right of the building through the doors that will be clearly marked entrance/exit.
  8. Classes are limited to 8 children per class.
  9. If you, your child or any member of your family feel sick, please keep your child home.
  10. When you send your child, please send them with a water bottle as our fountains and the use of paper cups has been suspended for the time being.

If you have any questions about anything, please feel free to contact the front office.

Greetings of the 4th of July

By Coach Vlad

Dear BIO, my Home Club and place for my Heart and Soul!

Thank you for  the Greetings of 4th of July! I am enjoying to watch an amazing design of the BIO blog, belongs to the Founder, Owner and CEO and simply my lovely Goddaughter Julie Formon Price.

My sincere appreciation that I am not forgotten,  because you are keeping me updated and sharing with me all results of your hard work during , probably, the most difficult time for United States and our whole Civilization.

It is well known fact that damage caused by Covid-19 which walked across the World  is huge!  But I strongly believe that People of the United States will go through the pain, troubles and will keep their Amazing Country healthy and clean!

For sure, BIO is the Best Representative of the strongest part of Americans who following the safety and protection rules established by US Government, showing how possible not just to survive, but to keep business on the right path.

It is nothing missed in Technical Progress of the Team Program and your example of not stopping Development during current pandemic disaster is very good example of feelings How Big Honor is to Be an American!

My best wishes and Happy 4th of July to all  People of the United States and particularly to the people who are running BIO Business properly, to the Managers and Coaches, Gymnasts and their Parents,  to all their supported parts, volunteers and school instructors!

Vladimir Zaglada

Pedagogical Mentor of BIO Gymnastics University (Cumming, GA)

The Year of Mondays

By Get a Grip, Important News

This year has been described as ‘The Year of Mondays’ and ‘Level 7 of Jumanji’ to name a few. It has been unprecedented.  As a small business owner, we got our legs knocked out from under us as we went from slowing down to full stop.  Losing half of our income without warning was quite a shock.  And yet, we survived with a lot of help from our friends and a dependence on our faith.

The BIO Family truly came together in support of us.  It was amazing and overwhelming at the same time. They continued to support us as we pivoted to online classes and navigated through this thing called COVID.  This single act of kindness from the parents allowed us to stay in business.  Then, on Divine Mercy Sunday, we received some other good news that let us know God was not done with us!

BIO Gymnastics is a family-owned, faith-based business.  When we talk about raising champions in and out of the gym, we mean our training and influence goes beyond winning.  We care for our all the children and strive to provide a fun and safe environment.  We teach them about serious fun and help them to develop a strong work ethic.  While things have slowed down, we have not.  Our staff has worked to keep the gym clean and safe.  We have taken CPR training, safety certifications and positive coaching courses to stay at the top of our game so we can continue to support our amazing BIO community.

From the bottom of our hearts, we thank all of you for being part of our lives and if your child attends BIO, for letting us be part of yours.  If you are not part of the BIO Gymnastics family and would like more information, please contact our office or visit our website.

MID-SUMMER UPDATE

By Important News

The talk of school has started and what that will look like for us all.  With so much uncertainty as to what is going to happen, we have decided to offer our day camps throughout the school year.  For those families who do not want to send their children to school, yet need to work, we can help you!  We will have work stations set up so that the children can do their itsLearning and follow a similar schedule to the one we had when schools were first shut down.  Please contact the front office for more information.

As we move into July, we continue to follow the guidelines for a phased-in approach of reopening, here are the latest updates that we have:

  • We are continuing our sanitizing process that we have already put in place.
  • We have added routine fogging disinfectant that is safe and takes place on the weekends.
  • We will have the parent room open on a limited basis for trial classes and young children.
  • We will continue to have our team and class drop off be at the door to the far left of the front entrance.
  • Parents should continue to pick up at the back of the building.
  • Camp is expanded to 30 children throughout the remainder of the Summer.  They will be broken down into smaller groups.
  • Camp drop off/pick up will be at the far right of the building through the doors that will be clearly marked entrance/exit.
  • We have begun to take the campers to the Aquatic Center on Fridays and pickup will be there.
  • Classes are limited to 8 children per class.
  • If you, your child or any member of your family feel sick, please keep your child home.
  • If you do not feel comfortable sending your child, we will continue to offer video instruction online.
  • When you send your child, please send them with a water bottle as our fountains and the use of paper cups has been suspended for the time being.

 

Phase 3 COVID Updates

By Important News

I cannot believe that we are approaching the middle of June!  It is exciting to begin to see so many of you again!  As we continue to progress and follow the guidelines for a phased-in approach of reopening, here are the latest updates that we have:

  • We are continuing our sanitizing process that we have already put in place.
  • We have added routine fogging disinfectant that is safe and takes place on the weekends.
  • We will continue to have the parent room closed.
  • We will continue to have our team and class drop off be at the door to the far left of the front entrance.
  • Parents should continue to pick up at the back of the building.
  • Camp is limited to 20 children throughout June.  They will be broken down into smaller groups.
  • Camp drop off/pick up will be at the far right of the building through the doors that will be clearly marked entrance/exit.
  • We have rescheduled our field trip camp week for week 10, which is 07/27 – 07/31/2020.
  • Classes are limited to 8 children per class.
  • If you, your child or any member of your family feel sick, please keep your child home.
  • If you do not feel comfortable sending your child, we will continue to offer video instruction online.
  • When you send your child, please send them with a water bottle as our fountains and the use of paper cups has been suspended for the time being.