More Great Gym Parenting

The sad part here is that these guys seem to think that what they are doing to this little boy is funny. This is disturbing. In all honesty, I flinched a few times. I actually would like to call DSS. I’m not even sure why I’m putting this up except to show the level of stupidity in our field.

23 Responses to “More Great Gym Parenting”

  1. Plain stupidity!

    WTF was this parent thinking. . . I have a daughter that is 23 mo old right now, and when she comes to work with me she is not allowed anywhere near our plyo boxes or weights.

    Absolutely ridiculous that this video was even posted by that parent or gym owner.

  2. I’d like to bludgeon those two to death with my bare hands. Stupid, stupid, stupid. I am convinced that responsibility will be a thing of the past before long.

    Guaranteed that the child was hurt during this, but does not have the vocabulary to describe the injury, or it doesn’t hurt now but will in the future, and they won’t know what caused it.

  3. Truly awful. No concern for their own infant child’s safety. What makes an adult client think their own health is a priority? Just feel bad for the little kid, that’s criminal.

  4. mboyle1959 Says:

    That was how I felt. My kids are in my facilities all the time but I keep them safe. I flinched on every landing as the two idiots clapped.

  5. As a facility owner with my first child due in Feb. I watched the foam rolling and said wow this is cute! Then when I saw the kid jumping from a height I don’t allow high level athletes to jump down from those heights. I’m excited to raise my child in the environment of my facility, but you damn well better believe that safety is paramount. Fun and games are one thing, but a toddler jumping from that height made me gasp. Seriously, some of the stuff out there is shocking. To think of how easy it would be for that child to face plant, or tear their fragile knee to shreds, fracture a growth plate. I currently work with an athlete who had ACL surgery when he was 9 and it was a nightmare. Imagine a 3 or 4 year old, surgery through growth plates is not simple. What is the point???

  6. mboyle1959 Says:

    Paul- I hesitated to even put it up but I feel like if people like me don’t call these idiots out, no one will.

  7. You have GOT to be kidding me and making this up. Unfortunately, no, you are not and it leaves professionals with (1) job security, (2) a reputation to clean up.

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