Life in a Leo show

Life in a Leo

Summary: This is 20-30 minute Podcast about all things gymnastics! We want to celebrate athletes, coaches, judges, gym owners, parents and anyone that loves gymnastics! Come join us on this journey about what makes gymnastics so great! Support this podcast:

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 Episode 11: Interview with Blakley | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 842

Blakley is an 8-year-old Level 4 gymnast at National Gymnastics Training Center in Orange County, CA. She has been doing gymnastics since she was 1 year old, and has been competing for 3 years. Blakley is known for being a fearless daredevil and was awarded the "Mini Powerhouse" award at Woodward last summer. She's been known to spend her free time making conditioning routines and checklists for her and her little sister to do at home. Blakley loved her time at UCLA Gymnastics Camp last summer and can't wait to return this year. She is coached by Debra McCurdy, who also used to coach Rebecca of Rebecca's Mom :) Hope everyone has a great holiday weekend! Keep training hard and don't forget to point your toes. --- Support this podcast:

 Episode 10: Interview with Lauren Hopkins | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1943

This week we interviewed Lauren Hopkins, Editor-in-Chief of the Gymternet. She aims to bring the very best coverage, interviews, features, histories, and opinion pieces from the people who really “get” gym – other gym fans. As a journalist, Lauren has covered every elite competition on U.S. soil in addition to all major international competitions like world championships and the Olympic Games. Lauren also worked as an associate producer for NBC’s live digital Olympic Games coverage, for which she won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Trans-Media Sports Coverage as part of the team, and her writing has been featured in publications around the world, including most recently in the Huffington Post. Featured gymnasts in our Best Things from States segment - @zoie_pelfrey @calliemcvey_ @haleyallengymnast @flippin_kira and @sarapaulella3 Congrats on all these achievements! Thank you so much for sharing with us. Don't forget to help spread the word. Thanks for listening! --- Support this podcast:

 Episode 9: Interview with Maddie Larson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1429

This week we got to interview the talented Maddie Larson. Maddie takes us through her journey in gymnastics, starting at 2.5 years old, and now competing as a 12-year-old level 10. Maddie aspires to be an elite and compete in the Olympics someday. She has had some serious highs and lows this season including learning her Jaeger on bars and getting hurt just after her first level 10 meet. Maddie has kept an incredibly positive attitude and maintained her mental toughness throughout this season and just got cleared to train again, the week before the State meet. In addition to her training, Maddie has started a slime business, helping raise money to cover the costs of her father's surgery earlier this year. The company is called Pinkaboo Slimes and can be found on Facebook, Instagram, and Etsy. We are all cheering for you Maddie and can't wait to hear how things go at State! We also heard from @Averygymnast_ who shared her Best Things in the Gym This Week! Congrats, Avery! --- Support this podcast:

 Episode 8: Interview with Hallie Mossett | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1775

Today we interviewed the incredible Hallie Mossett. Hallie started gymnastics at the age of 5, quickly progressed through the sport to become elite and make it on to the US National Team. In 2014, Hallie started her NCAA career as a UCLA Bruin! Hallie is finishing up her degree, working as a choreographer and the Bruins Undergrad Assistant Coach, and figuring out the next phase of life. I found Hallie's interview to be truly inspiring. I hope you enjoy what she has to say. Make sure to let us know what you think. Also, please tell us about your best things in the gym. We want to hear from you. You can send a voice memo or even just an email and we will read it in our next episode. You can reach me at Hope everyone has a great weekend!! Keep flippin and don't forget to point your toes :) --- Support this podcast:

 Episode 7: 10 things about Winter Olympics Ice Skating Leos | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 377

I didn't get my interview done early enough this week, so I decided to bring you the top 10 things I learned about ice skating leotards from the 2018 Winter Olympics. Hope you enjoy it. Let us know what you think. Please email me and make sure to send us your Best Things in the Gym This Week!! This week we heard from Sarah who just learned her full, woohoo! Congrats Sarah, that's so awesome

 Episode 6: Interview with @_gymnastisabelle_ | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 956

In the latest episode of Life in a leo, we interviewed gymnast Isabelle, an Instagram phenom with over 140,000 followers. This 8-year-old gymnast shares her goals for the season, her favorite gymnast and food and what life in a leo means to her. We want to hear from you. Email me your Best Things In The Gym This Week at You can send a voicememo or just an email and we will read it in our next episode. We hope to hear from you. Hope you all have a great meet weekend and don't forget to point your toes! --- Support this podcast:

 Mariah Merkle Interview | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 912

This week we interviewed Mariah Merkle. You might know her as @Triplefull on Instagram. She is one hard working 18 year old! Mariah coaches gymnastics, trains and competes in CrossFit, and manages one of the most successful gymnastics fan pages on the insta. Check it out and let us know what you think. Visit for more info. Happy flipping

 Cheryl Gambuti | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1486

Cheryl Gambuti was an elite gymnast, a coach, a national judge, a meet director and the parent of a level 10 gymnast. She understands the sport of gymnastics from every angle. Take a listen and get to know Cheryl a bit better. Shout out to Taylor for sending us her best things in the gym this week. Happy Friday and happy flipping

 Bailey McCabe interview | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1236

This week we interviewed Bailey McCabe from Auburn Gymnastics. Bailey is entering her third season as a level 10 gymnast. She is a sophomore in High School. She tells us about some of her new upgrades and her current bars routine. We also hear from Gabby and Sarah with the best things in the gym this week. Don’t forget to send us your best things. You can email me, Hope everyone has a great weekend and great meets if you’re competing!!

 Episode 2 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1900

Today we interviewed world champion power tumbler @Mel_Doucette. She started as an artistic gymnast in NH eventually competing for The University of Bridgeport in college. After college she went back into the JO program and competed level 10 and Elite! Her college coach, Byron from UB turned her on to power tumbling where Mel’s career in the sport flourished. In one year, she qualified to Nationals and placed 2nd and ended up competing at World Championships in Bulgaria where the USA finished 4th. What a stud! She has so much passion and has worked so hard. This was a really fun interview. We conclude our show with the best things going on in the gym segment where Tara and Blakley shared some of their highlights from the week!! Keep up all the amazing work. If you want to share with us, email a voice memo to Thanks

 Candy from Rebecca’s Mom | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1811

This our first episode. We interviewed Candy Dengrove. The founder and CEO of Rebecca’s Mom Leotards. She has been in business for 25 years and has lots to share. --- Support this podcast:

 Intro to Rebecca | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1253

We are here to discuss what makes gymnastics great! Do you have a lucky leo, prefer strength or flexibility any lessons learned and all sorts of stuff. Don’t forget to email us the best things that happened all week --- Support this podcast:

 Intro to Life in a Leo | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 119

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