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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! Support this podcast:

70 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

Anxiety: How do you cope?

December 1st, 2021


This is a previous podcast episode that explores the topic of anxiety.  With everything that is going on in the world right now, we thought this …

Being Thankful!

November 24th, 2021


This podcast episode is about being thankful.  We give you three helpful tips to think about during this upcoming holiday season, starting with the …

Unexpected Changes

November 17th, 2021


This podcast episode has an interesting discussion about unexpected changes.  We ALL will experience unexpected things that will happen within our lives.  It's important to react in a healthy and stress free manner …

Learning Valuable Lessons From Children

November 10th, 2021


This podcast episode talks about learning valuable lessons from children.  We give you four valuable lessons that we, as adults, can learn from …

Cultural Differences and Cultural Awareness

November 3rd, 2021


We have an important discussion about cultural differences and cultural awareness within this podcast episode.  We give you three helpful tips to …

Can you provide CPR or First Aid?

October 27th, 2021


We have a conversation about CPR and First Aid on this podcast episode.  Would you know what to do in an emergency?  We give helpful tips for gym …

Work Hard or Go Home!

October 20th, 2021


We have a great discussion about hard work within this podcast episode.  We give you three MUST HAVES on being a hard worker throughout your life. …

Protect your Energy and Inner Peace!

October 13th, 2021


This podcast episode has a discussion about protecting your energy and inner peace.  Your energy and your peace is apart of survival!  Treasure it …

Can you thrive with poor leadership? NOPE!

October 6th, 2021


We have an interesting conversation on this podcast about how poor leadership can be very destructive, and change your life in a negative way. …

Influence Your Life By Finding Positive Role Models

September 29th, 2021


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 …

Coping through Frustration

September 22nd, 2021


We have an interesting conversation about coping through frustration during this podcast episode.  We give you four helpful tips on coping through …

Embracing Newness - Learn to Explore New Opportunities!

September 15th, 2021


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, …

Bullying within Gymnastics - IT EXISTS!

September 8th, 2021


We have an intriguing conversation about bullying within gymnastics during this podcast episode.  Yes, it exists and probably always will!  Bullying …

Balancing School & Gymnastics (School Edition for Parents)

September 1st, 2021


We have four helpful tips on balancing school and gymnastics during this podcast episode.  Listen to these encouraging and helpful tips that can help …

The Benefits of Juicing with Tim and Kelly Davis from Carolina Juice Company

August 25th, 2021


We welcome Tim and Kelly Davis, owners of Carolina Juice Company, to this podcast episode on juicing.  Our intriguing discussion is on the many …

Our 1 Year Anniversary: Celebrate with Us!

August 18th, 2021


The is our podcast episode of celebration!  We have been within the podcast community for one year.  We are truly blessed with our accomplishments …

Men's Gymnastics with Darryl Ethington

August 11th, 2021


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 …

Gymnasts transitioning to Powerlifting with Dominic Rowden

August 4th, 2021


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 …

Do you have Compassion?

July 28th, 2021


We have an important conversation about compassion within this podcast episode.  Where would our world be without compassion?  We challenge everyone …

Are you making a Positive Impact?

July 21st, 2021


We have a conversation about making a positive impact within society for this podcast episode.  We talk about four helpful and encouraging ways to …

How to Process Rejection?

July 14th, 2021


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 …

Anxiety: How do you cope?

July 7th, 2021


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 …

Getting Stronger: Are you working towards a better you?

June 30th, 2021


This podcast episode is about working towards getting stronger through three key areas within your life.  We all have areas within our life to …

Knowing your Worth: You have the Power!

June 23rd, 2021


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 …

Trust: Are you Reliable and Truthful?

June 16th, 2021


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 …

Let's talk about Sexual Abuse with Corporal Smith of Cornelius, NC Police Department

June 9th, 2021


We have an important discussion about sexual abuse with Corporal Smith from the Police Department of Cornelius, North Carolina.  Corporal Smith gives …

Do you have Patience?

June 2nd, 2021


This podcast episode conversation is about patience. Do you have patience?  Our discussion gives you helpful steps for developing patience within …

Gymnasts United Inc. - NEW Gymnastics Accessory Line

May 26th, 2021


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. …


May 19th, 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 …

Making Sacrifices

May 12th, 2021


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.

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Staying True to Yourself

May 5th, 2021


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 …

Let's Talk about Sportsmanship!

April 28th, 2021


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 …

Feeling Not Enough

April 21st, 2021


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 …

Subtracting the words, "I CAN'T"

April 14th, 2021


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" …

Gymnastics in London, England with Val Hoppichler

April 7th, 2021


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, …

Prejudging Athletes - Don't Do it!

March 31st, 2021


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 …

Razor Sharp Focus

March 24th, 2021


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!

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Gymnastics Meet Jitters

March 17th, 2021


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 …

Mixing Happiness within Gymnastics

March 10th, 2021


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 …

Responsibility and Accountability

March 3rd, 2021


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!

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Bouncing Back from Disappointment

February 24th, 2021


We have a discussion about three steps to bouncing back from disappointment.  Don't let disappointments delay your purpose!

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Are you Courageous?

February 17th, 2021


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 …

Homeschooling with Lauren Leak

February 10th, 2021


We have a conversation on helpful tips about homeschooling with Lauren Leak.  Lauren Leak owns Bloom Life Consulting.  She is an experienced …

Suicide Prevention with Janiece Jenkins

February 4th, 2021


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 …

Early Developmental Gymnastics Classes

January 27th, 2021


We have an intriguing discussion about early developmental gymnastics classes for infants, toddlers, and preschool children.  We offer helpful tips …

Conquering Fear

January 20th, 2021


We have an intriguing conversation on conquering fear.  We give you four helpful tips to conquer and soar through your personal fears. 

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Marketing and Branding your Gymnastics Facility

January 13th, 2021


We have an encouraging conversation to get your business started off right for the year of 2021.  We give helpful marketing and branding techniques …

Preparing for Tax Season 2020

January 6th, 2021


We  give some helpful information on individual and small business tax preparation.  If you need any assistance or have any tax questions, please …

Reflection of 2020 and Top 3 Podcast Episodes of 2020

December 30th, 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 …

Hope and Inspiration with Minister Alisha C. Young

December 23rd, 2020


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 …

Brian Pruitt, Motivational Speaker and Founder of Power of Dad

December 16th, 2020


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 …

Keeping an Open Mind while Coaching

December 9th, 2020


Tamil Jones talks about four key elements to keeping an open mind while coaching.

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New Innovative Orthopedic Solutions with Jason Troutner, Co-Founder of Cast21

December 2nd, 2020


Jason Troutner, Co-Founder of Cast21, talks about a new innovative, waterproof, and breathable orthopedic casting solution.  This is the new …

Chowan University Acrobatics & Tumbling Program with Head Coach Hayley Nejman

November 25th, 2020


Hayley Nejman is the Head Acrobatics & Tumbling Coach at Chowan University.  She explains the Acrobatics & Tumbling Program, the mission, and …

A Father's Love through Gymnastics - My personal story with my Father, Wilbert Lyles Jr.

November 18th, 2020


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 …

High School Gymnastics with Suzy Weldon

November 11th, 2020


Suzy Weldon is a Head Varsity Gymnastics Coach of Vassar High School in Vassar, Michigan.  Please help support your local gymnastics high school …

Toxic Coaching and Toxic Gymnastics Environments

November 4th, 2020


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 …

Body Image and Eating Disorders with Kimberly Krueger

October 28th, 2020


Kimberly Krueger is a therapist, founder, and owner of Southlake Counseling and Consulting.  We have a very informative, in depth conversation, about …

Fundraising Opportunities with Carey Aron during COVID-19

October 21st, 2020


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 …

Adult Gymnastics with Gina Paulhus

October 14th, 2020


Gina Paulhus is the owner of  She supplies adult gymnastics information to where you can find out about competitive adult …

Wendy Hilliard - The First Black Rhythmic Gymnast on the U.S. National Team

October 7th, 2020


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 …

Building Healthy Friendships

September 30th, 2020


Renee McCrey is on our podcast sharing our years of friendship together.  It's important to build healthy relationships and forming friendships that …

Part 2 - Holistic Treatments for your Mind, Body, and Soul

September 23rd, 2020


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 …

Part 1 - Holistic Treatments for Athletic Injuries

September 16th, 2020


We have Tonya Lyles with us to provide holistic treatments for athletes.  Tonya Lyles is a licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist, Certified …

Gym Owner's Kids Experience

September 9th, 2020


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.

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Judging Gymnastics with Cookie Batsche (President of NAWGJ)

September 2nd, 2020


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 …


August 26th, 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 …

Choosing the right gymnastics gym and how to respectfully exit a gymnastics gym

August 19th, 2020


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 …


August 12th, 2020



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The Gripcast: Gymnastics Unfiltered Trailor

August 10th, 2020


Introducing listeners to our NEW podcast called The Gripcast:  Gymnastics Unfiltered.  First official episode will be on this Wednesday, August 12, 2020.

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