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The Gripcast: Gymnastics Unfiltered

The Gripcast: Gymnastics Unfiltered

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Don't peel off the bar! The Gripcast: Gymnastics Unfiltered is where you find unfiltered, intriguing, and informative dialogue on the ins and outs of gymnastics and life. Swing by and stick it with us on our weekly Wednesday podcast!
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Coping through Frustration

The Gripcast: Gymnastics Unfiltered

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Protect your Energy and Inner Peace!
This podcast episode has a discussion about protecting your energy and inner peace.  Your energy and your peace is apart of survival!  Treasure it and hold it dear to your heart.  Save your energy and peace for people, places, and things that you value.  You matter!  Always protect yourself and your space!
October 13, 2021
Can you thrive with poor leadership? NOPE!
We have an interesting conversation on this podcast about how poor leadership can be very destructive, and change your life in a negative way.  Choose to be involved with positive leadership.  At the end of the day, you make the choice of who you surround yourself with.  Protect your peace and your mental health!  Stay strong and be empowered by strong and positive leadership!  
October 6, 2021
Influence Your Life By Finding Positive Role Models
Our podcast episode has a discussion about finding positive role models.  We believe if you're young or old, you should have positive role models throughout your life.  Embrace and learn from other people's experiences that can influence your life for the better!  Live, learn, and become better, that's what strong and successful people do!  Cheers to positive role models that influence the world!
September 29, 2021
Coping through Frustration
We have an interesting conversation about coping through frustration during this podcast episode.  We give you four helpful tips on coping through frustration.  Stay positive and know that you can cope, and become a stronger person through frustration!  Remember to stay focus and always pursue your goals no matter the frustrations through the journey!  
September 22, 2021
Embracing Newness - Learn to Explore New Opportunities!
This podcast episode discussion is about embracing newness.  We give you four encouraging ways to navigate through embracing newness within your life.  Challenge and encourage your heart to try new things!  Learn, grow, and mature into the person that you are meant to be!  Explore your unlimited opportunities!
September 15, 2021
Bullying within Gymnastics - IT EXISTS!
We have an intriguing conversation about bullying within gymnastics during this podcast episode.  Yes, it exists and probably always will!  Bullying is in all facets of gymnastics, especially with starting from the top with the national organizations of gymnastics.  This episode is important for all the many people involved within the gymnastics community!  How can you make a positive difference against bullying?  Stay present, be observant, be proactive, and address and resolve the issues of bullying!  Make people accountable for their actions!  Protect the physical and mental health of gymnasts!
September 8, 2021
Balancing School & Gymnastics (School Edition for Parents)
We have four helpful tips on balancing school and gymnastics during this podcast episode.  Listen to these encouraging and helpful tips that can help start off this school season on the right foot.  Start NOW to gain structure and a foundation early!  Make sure that you are making healthy choices that will benefit your individual family to stay safe and thrive through this season.  Keep your focus on your family first by instilling balance and a healthy structure! 
September 1, 2021
The Benefits of Juicing with Tim and Kelly Davis from Carolina Juice Company
We welcome Tim and Kelly Davis, owners of Carolina Juice Company, to this podcast episode on juicing.  Our intriguing discussion is on the many health and wellness benefits on juicing.  Please support this family owned business and listen to this podcast to receive a discount on your next purchase!  Carolina Juice Company is located in Cornelius, North Carolina.  For more information, please contact Tim and Kelly Davis at or find them on social media outlets (Facebook and Instagram).  Let's support them while putting your health first by juicing!
August 25, 2021
Our 1 Year Anniversary: Celebrate with Us!
The is our podcast episode of celebration!  We have been within the podcast community for one year.  We are truly blessed with our accomplishments and we take this moment humbly.  We are so proud to bring you true unfiltered conversations about everything gymnastics.  We are so excited for our future topics and episodes.  We hope that you ride beside us in this exciting, but rewarding ride with us!  Thank you for your weekly continued support to help us thrive.  Please remember to always pursue the desires of your heart!  You will win!
August 18, 2021
Men's Gymnastics with Darryl Ethington
We have an interesting discussion about Men's Gymnastics with Darryl Ethington on this podcast episode.  He shares his experience, thoughts, and life lessons of gymnastics with us.  Take a listen to how being surrounded by a great coach was so monumental to his life.  He experienced basketball, football, and then gymnastics as a sport later in life and excelled.  It doesn't matter how long you do gymnastics, you will gain the MEAT of life through the experience!
August 11, 2021
Gymnasts transitioning to Powerlifting with Dominic Rowden
This podcast episode is all about Powerlifting with Dominic Rowden, certified Powerlifting Coach and Owner of Rise and Shine Lifestyle.  We discuss all aspects of Powerlifting and how it's a great transitional sport for gymnasts.  This sport allows you to use all of your strength capabilities from gymnastics and apply it to the sport of Powerlifting.  The Powerlifting community has such a welcoming, encouraging, and supportive community like no other.  Powerlifting is a fantastic transitional sport for gymnasts ending their gymnastics career and looking for a new sport.  Gymnasts, keep your head up, stay strong, and use your power to continue into the sport of Powerlifting!  It's a win win!  Go for it!
August 4, 2021
Do you have Compassion?
We have an important conversation about compassion within this podcast episode.  Where would our world be without compassion?  We challenge everyone to show more compassion instead of judgement.  There is so much humility, healing, and power within compassion.  Be kind and be gentle to one another!  Compassion is the start to understanding and supporting others!
July 28, 2021
Are you making a Positive Impact?
We have a conversation about making a positive impact within society for this podcast episode.  We talk about four helpful and encouraging ways to make a positive impact.  Please ask yourself if you are doing your part to make an impact to enrich and help others.  We would become a more compassionate society if we could come together and support others in their time of need.  Be kind and do your part to make a positive impact!
July 21, 2021
How to Process Rejection?
We have an important conversation about rejection within this podcast episode.  Everyone will experience rejection!  It's important that we process  through rejection in a healthy way.  Please know that the healing process takes patience, time, and strength.  Rejection doesn't define your life!  Be strong and look forward to new beginnings for your life!
July 14, 2021
Anxiety: How do you cope?
This podcast episode explores the topic of anxiety.  We all as individuals will have moments in our life that we will have to experience anxiety.  Do you have the tools to cope with your anxiety?  Be aware, stay strong, and use healthy tools to manage your anxiety.  Don't be afraid to get professional help for support!
July 7, 2021
Getting Stronger: Are you working towards a better you?
This podcast episode is about working towards getting stronger through three key areas within your life.  We all have areas within our life to improve daily.  Think about want matters to you to fulfill a life of purpose.  Choose healthy choices and healthy living!  Live life to the fullest!
June 30, 2021
Knowing your Worth: You have the Power!
We have a conversation about knowing your worth during this podcast episode.  Please know that we all have value and worth as individuals.  Don't get side tracked by negativity and what others think about you.  Demand respect and know that your worth means everything to your being before any sport.  Take that power and soar towards your goals!
June 23, 2021
Trust: Are you Reliable and Truthful?
We have an important conversation on trust on this podcast episode.  We discuss reliability and truth, which are two major elements of trust.  Do you have trustworthy people within your circle?  This is the time to reflect and analyze who is within your support system.  Stay strong and be wise to who you surround, share, and expose your life with!  
June 16, 2021
Let's talk about Sexual Abuse with Corporal Smith of Cornelius, NC Police Department
We have an important discussion about sexual abuse with Corporal Smith from the Police Department of Cornelius, North Carolina.  Corporal Smith gives you helpful information on how to report and get support through this traumatic situation.  Please listen and get information on what steps to take from a police prospective.  If you need additional help, please contact us at
June 9, 2021
Do you have Patience?
This podcast episode conversation is about patience. Do you have patience?  Our discussion gives you helpful steps for developing patience within your life. Patience is the key to virtue and wisdom.  Stay strong and know that you have the power to exude patience within your life.   
June 2, 2021
Gymnasts United Inc. - NEW Gymnastics Accessory Line
We have a conversation about Gymnasts United Inc. non-profit tax exempt 501(c)3 organization.  This organization launched a NEW gymnastics accessory line to support the health and wellness of the gymnastics community.  This organization offers many health and wellness services to gymnasts, coaches, and judges.  You may go to to get more information on the wellness services.  Go to to purchase NEW and UNIQUE gymnastics accessories.  This episode gives our listeners a DISCOUNT CODE of 20%.  Listen to this episode for the discount code to use at checkout.  Shop, Give back, and Support a great cause for the gymnastics community!
May 26, 2021
We have a important conversation about perfection.  The sport of gymnastics thrives off of perfection.  Perfection can be positive but it can also be dangerous.  Learn to detect the negative signs of perfection.  Stay focus but stay healthy through the perfection of gymnastics!
May 19, 2021
Making Sacrifices
We have a conversation about three key elements with making sacrifices within your life.  We ALL will make sacrifices within our lives!  Stay strong through the hard choices and learn through each experience.
May 12, 2021
Staying True to Yourself
We have a conversation about four important steps to staying true to yourself.  Always be your unique and genuine self!  Stay true to yourself and stay true to the desires that you have for your life.  You matter and you have a purpose!
May 5, 2021
Let's Talk about Sportsmanship!
We have a conversation about four key elements of sportsmanship within this podcast episode.  Listen, learn, and grow on how to have great sportsmanship and be a positive asset to your team.  Always strive to be a team player and have great sportsmanship within gymnastics or any sport!
April 28, 2021
Feeling Not Enough
We have a conversation about four helpful ways to get through the moments of feeling not enough.  We all are human and have felt this way some point within our life.  Stay strong and use our helpful tips to support you through these moments.  You got this!
April 21, 2021
Subtracting the words, "I CAN'T"
We have a conversation on subtracting the words, "I CAN'T" from your vocabulary.  We give you four ways to help you conquer through your, "I CAN'T" moments through life.  Choose to try and keep pressing forward toward your personal goals.  Stop doubting yourself!  You can do it!
April 14, 2021
Gymnastics in London, England with Val Hoppichler
We have a conversation with Val Hoppichler, gym owner with five locations, from London, England.  She shares her experience of teaching gymnastics in England.  For more information about her great gymnastics programs, please go to
April 7, 2021
Prejudging Athletes - Don't Do it!
We have a conversation on how NOT to prejudge athletes within the sport of gymnastics.  Each athlete should have a FAIR and EQUAL chance to experience the sport of gymnastics.  Give athletes a chance to grow and shine through their own personal ability!
March 31, 2021
Razor Sharp Focus
We talk about 3 key elements towards having razor sharp focus.  Never give up on your objective or goals!  Stay encouraged and always use your razor sharp focusing skills!
March 24, 2021
Gymnastics Meet Jitters
We have a conversation about how to prepare for gymnastics meet jitters.  Gymnastics meet jitters are normal and getting through them gets easier with time and through experience.  Keep encouraging and being the greatest cheerleader for your athlete!
March 17, 2021
Mixing Happiness within Gymnastics
We have a conversation on incorporating happiness within gymnastics.  Gymnastics can be safe, fun, and productive at the same time.  Having fun ignites the spirit of happiness!  Keep encouraging your gymnasts to have fun while learning gymnastics!
March 10, 2021
Responsibility and Accountability
We have a conversation about responsibility and accountability.  We need stronger leadership within the gymnastics community NOW more than ever! It all starts with you!
March 3, 2021
Bouncing Back from Disappointment
We have a discussion about three steps to bouncing back from disappointment.  Don't let disappointments delay your purpose!
February 24, 2021
Are you Courageous?
We discuss three helpful steps towards being courageous.  Ready, set, and go!  Take that leap of faith toward courage!  It will only make you a stronger person.  Go for it!
February 17, 2021
Homeschooling with Lauren Leak
We have a conversation on helpful tips about homeschooling with Lauren Leak.  Lauren Leak owns Bloom Life Consulting.  She is an experienced homeschooling consultant that provides families with navigating through the process of homeschooling.  You may contact Lauren Leak by email at or call 704-402-4268 for further information.
February 10, 2021
Suicide Prevention with Janiece Jenkins
Suicide is sadly becoming more prevalent during this Covid-19 season.  We have a very important conversation about suicide prevention with Janiece Jenkins from Pope Counseling Center.  She is a licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Supervisor, and Play Therapist.  Janiece Jenkins can be reached at Pope Counseling Center at 704-840-5035 for further assistance with suicide prevention.
February 4, 2021
Early Developmental Gymnastics Classes
We have an intriguing discussion about early developmental gymnastics classes for infants, toddlers, and preschool children.  We offer helpful tips to gym owners, coaches, and parents on how to navigate through finding and participating within a successful early developmental gymnastics class.
January 27, 2021
Conquering Fear
We have an intriguing conversation on conquering fear.  We give you four helpful tips to conquer and soar through your personal fears. 
January 20, 2021
Marketing and Branding your Gymnastics Facility
We have an encouraging conversation to get your business started off right for the year of 2021.  We give helpful marketing and branding techniques for your gymnastics facility to thrive.
January 13, 2021
Preparing for Tax Season 2020
We  give some helpful information on individual and small business tax preparation.  If you need any assistance or have any tax questions, please email Tamil Jones at  We offer FREE tax estimates and financial consultation.
January 6, 2021
Reflection of 2020 and Top 3 Podcast Episodes of 2020
Today is the last Wednesday of the year, so this is our last podcast episode of the year.  This episode reflects on the year of 2020.  We also talk about our top 3 most played podcast episodes of the year of 2020.  We are so excited about our podcast episodes of 2021.  Stay tuned and thank you so much for supporting our podcast!  Cheers to a brighter upcoming year of 2021!  Happy New Year!
December 30, 2020
Hope and Inspiration with Minister Alisha C. Young
Minister Alisha C. Young is the Minister of Worship at South Euclid United Church in South Euclid, Ohio.  She shares hope and inspirational advice to encourage our hearts during this COVID-19 Pandemic and Holiday Season.  
December 23, 2020
Brian Pruitt, Motivational Speaker and Founder of Power of Dad
Brian Pruitt is a motivational speaker and the Founder of Power of Dad.  We have a discussion about how it is important to have a Father figure present within a child's life.  He shares his personal story of his coach that influence his life in a very positive way.  To get more information about Brian Pruitt and the Power of Dad, please go to or
December 16, 2020
Keeping an Open Mind while Coaching
Tamil Jones talks about four key elements to keeping an open mind while coaching.
December 9, 2020
New Innovative Orthopedic Solutions with Jason Troutner, Co-Founder of Cast21
Jason Troutner, Co-Founder of Cast21, talks about a new innovative, waterproof, and breathable orthopedic casting solution.  This is the new innovative, and improved way of casting injuries while still having a normal lifestyle through the healing process.  This is a fantastic and convenient casting solution for adults and children that have a broken bone injury.  For more information about Cast21, please go to
December 2, 2020
Chowan University Acrobatics & Tumbling Program with Head Coach Hayley Nejman
Hayley Nejman is the Head Acrobatics & Tumbling Coach at Chowan University.  She explains the Acrobatics & Tumbling Program, the mission, and the culture of Chowan University.  Listen on how you can help get scholarships for your gymnasts within the  Acrobatics & Tumbling Program.  For more information, you can email Hayley Nejman at or go to
November 25, 2020
A Father's Love through Gymnastics - My personal story with my Father, Wilbert Lyles Jr.
You get a rare chance of hearing from a African American Father, who is 75yrs old, that was a parent of a gymnast.  My father, Wilbert Lyles Jr., was able to share his experience with fathering me through my gymnastics career.  It's nothing like a father's love and support through your life journey.  Here's a little of my personal story from my father's prospective.  I'm forever grateful for my gymnastics experience, the love of my Father, and having this personal interview with him.
November 18, 2020
High School Gymnastics with Suzy Weldon
Suzy Weldon is a Head Varsity Gymnastics Coach of Vassar High School in Vassar, Michigan.  Please help support your local gymnastics high school programs within your community.  Please contact Suzy Weldon at for more information to support high school gymnastics.  You can support and donate to Vassar High School Gymnastics Program on Venmo:  @Suzy-Weldon and supporting their pasta fundraiser at  Please help keep this high school gymnastics program alive!  Thank you for the support in advance!
November 11, 2020
Toxic Coaching and Toxic Gymnastics Environments
We have Christina Callaway (over 30 years of experience within gymnastics) as a guest with us to discuss toxic coaching and toxic gymnastics environments.  Christina Callaway was our guest on our second episode about choosing the right gymnastics gym, and how to respectfully exit a gymnastics gym.  Please take the time to listen to both of these wonderful episodes with Christina Callaway!
November 4, 2020
Body Image and Eating Disorders with Kimberly Krueger
Kimberly Krueger is a therapist, founder, and owner of Southlake Counseling and Consulting.  We have a very informative, in depth conversation, about body image and eating disorders.  For more information, please visit the website at or contact Kimberly Krueger directly by email at
October 28, 2020
Fundraising Opportunities with Carey Aron during COVID-19
Carey Aron is an Owner, Founder, and Vice President of The Pasta Shoppe.  She explains fundraising opportunities for companies to take advantage of right now.  The Pasta Shoppe has simplified easier ways to fundraise during this COVID-19 season.  Fundraising made simple without any hassles while providing nutritious and fun options for your customers.  This is a great product and a great opportunity for the gymnastics community to raise money!   If you are interested in fundraising, please contact Carey Aron directly with an email at  Please let her know that you heard about the company through our podcast, "The Gripcast:  Gymnastics Unfiltered."  You can also view The Pasta Shoppe's website at for more information.
October 21, 2020
Adult Gymnastics with Gina Paulhus
Gina Paulhus is the owner of  She supplies adult gymnastics information to where you can find out about competitive adult gymnastics meets, camps, and training tips.  Gina is also the founder of the first all adult gymnastics camp that is held in Portsmouth, New Hampshire during the winter and summer.  She is the administrator of the Facebook Group, "Just Like Fine Wine...Adult Gymnastics."  This Facebook Group has over 3000 members and counting.  Please like her Facebook Page for support or go to her website at for more information.
October 14, 2020
Wendy Hilliard - The First Black Rhythmic Gymnast on the U.S. National Team
Wendy Hilliard was the First Black Rhythmic Gymnasts on the U.S. National Team. She also  was the First Black President of the Women's Sports Foundation.  Wendy coached a 1996 Olympian.  She was an Olympic Sportscaster and Broadway performer.  She was a Director of Sports for the NYC 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Bid.  In 1996, Wendy founded the Wendy Hilliard Gymnastics Foundation (WHGF) in NYC.  This foundation provides free and low cost gymnastics to over 20,000 Urban youth in NYC.   In 2016, the foundation expanded to Detroit.  Wendy now lives in Harlem with her husband, Robert, and her two sons, Kennedy, and Bailey.  Please visit for more information.
October 7, 2020
Building Healthy Friendships
Renee McCrey is on our podcast sharing our years of friendship together.  It's important to build healthy relationships and forming friendships that will last a lifetime.  School and sports bring people together that form lasting bonds.  Listen to our journey of our friendship and tips to finding healthy lasting relationships within your life. 
September 30, 2020
Part 2 - Holistic Treatments for your Mind, Body, and Soul
Tonya Lyles is with us again to explain some holistic treatments for your mind, body, and soul.  Tonya Lyles is a licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist, Certified Sound Therapist, Childbirth Companion, Alkaline Food Therapist, and Reiki Master.  She is currently completing her Doctorate Degree in Chinese Medicine.  Listen and learn a wealth of knowledge of holistic treatments on healing your mind, body and soul.
September 23, 2020
Part 1 - Holistic Treatments for Athletic Injuries
We have Tonya Lyles with us to provide holistic treatments for athletes.  Tonya Lyles is a licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist, Certified Sound Therapist, Childbirth Companion, Alkaline Food Therapist, and Reiki Master.  She is currently completing her Doctorate Degree in Chinese Medicine.  Listen and learn a wealth of knowledge of holistic treatments on healing the body during athletic injuries.
September 16, 2020
Gym Owner's Kids Experience
This is a short podcast episode with my family.  My two boys share their experience of being gym owner's kids.  Listen and get their own point of view of their experience of gymnastics first hand.
September 9, 2020
Judging Gymnastics with Cookie Batsche (President of NAWGJ)
Informative discussion about judging gymnastics with Cookie Batsche.  She is the President of the National Association of Women's Gymnastics Judging (NAWGJ).  She has 38 years of experience within the gymnastics industry.
September 2, 2020
We have Lindsey Pope, certified therapist and owner of Pope Counseling Center of Cornelius, NC with us.  We have an informative conversation about healthy wellness tips for children and parents during this COVID 19 season.
August 26, 2020
Choosing the right gymnastics gym and how to respectfully exit a gymnastics gym
We have Christina Callaway (over 30 years of experience within gymnastics) as a guest giving helpful tips for parents on choosing the right gym for your family.  We also discuss how to respectfully exit or leave your gymnastics gym.
August 19, 2020
August 12, 2020
The Gripcast: Gymnastics Unfiltered Trailor
Introducing listeners to our NEW podcast called The Gripcast:  Gymnastics Unfiltered.  First official episode will be on this Wednesday, August 12, 2020.
August 10, 2020