Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wishful Wednesday ....YouthJob


'I wish' .... I could go back and spend one day working at a job from my youth, and it would be from 
The Gymnastics Place!

I cannot tell you HOW many countless Friday and Saturday nights were spent working Footloose Friday, also known as "Parents Night Out," from 7-11pm during my teen years.  It was the greatest job because I got to spend it in a fun environment with other girls my age who I took gymnastics with.  Plus, I got to work with all the big girls, like Zipper and Liz, and when I was a teen I of course aspired to be like them :)  Footloose Friday consisted of free time throughout the gym, pizza and a movie, arts and crafts, and then more gymnastics time.  From the trampoline to the pit, I was in heaven watching my station and making sure kids were safe.  

My job progressed into working Saturday's and assisting with the birthday parties, and then turned into both Saturday and Sundays and even running the parties.  Then, summer camps were added to the mix.  It was a blast, and I loved every bit of my SEVEN years there.  I finally gave my notice when I went off to college, and believe me ... it was a sad day. 


It was every little gymnastics dream (or mine at least) to be a coach and work Footloose Friday's at the gym.  I just called my mom to help remind me how long I worked at TGP (The Gymnastics Place in Dallas), and I started working there when I was 12!!!  Of course she still had the pay stubs from almost 15 years ago, which I love!  And, my dad, the Financial Planner, used me working at such a young age as a teaching tool to have a strong work ethic and save my money early on as a kiddo.


What job will you never forget, good or bad, and tell us why!!

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23 comments:

Short Southern Momma said...

What a fun job! I took gymnastics for about 6 years and would have loved to been able to work at the gym. Hope your having a great day! xoxo

JDB said...

Kelsey, you are going to be so disappointed in me. I went to the grocery store yesterday and...forgot my totes! It didn't even occur to me until I was unloading stuff into the pantry. Argh!

P.S. My Texas Rangers took two from Gabe's Tiger's this weekend. Just sayin'. ;-)

Patriotic Princess said...

I coach gymnastics and it is such a fun atmosphere as well! I loved hearing all about the fun things your place did :)

Have a great week, xoxo!

Katie said...

you did NOT work at the gymnastics place!!! i did gymnastics there until i was 13! i LOVE that place!!! the pit was my FAVORITE part. ha, apparently i wasn't super gymnasticky :) so fun all the things we have in common!!!

ps - i didn't play today because i had a little news to share on the blog ... ;)

jsimplylive said...

This is fun! I just visited your blog for the first time today and had to do this! have a great day!

czstout said...

Thanks for the shout out Kelsey :) I immediately thought of TGP when this topic came up, but I was out of college so I can't put it! I will come up with something!

PS, you rocked those birthday parties!! I'm always telling my staff now about how you would own that back room :)

love you lady!!

Erin said...

I had a birthday party at my gymnastics gym for my 9th birthday! It was fabulous!

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

That sounds like sooo much fun!!! I took gymnastics when I was younger and I loved it! I remember having sleepovers at the gym and we would all want to sleep in the foam pit. Hahaha. :)

Lexilooo said...

I just added my link, it is my first time playing! Such a fun topic :)

Neely said...

Ha! Erin I did that too. 9th birthday gymnastics party...so fun!

Melissa said...

yay for gymnastics!!!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

I was a nanny and I loved it!

Kate said...

That is a great job! I was in gymnastics for several years growing up and it was so much fun!

*D* said...

such a fun job! teaching dance and gymnastics was my first job also. i loved it because it was so fun it never felt like work. aren't those the best jobs anyway? :)

Mrs. Buck said...

wow! you started working at 12? That's amazing! I always loved nannying when I was younger - but your job sounds so fun!

Jess said...

i'm glad you liked working in a gym. I still do =) I've now been coaching for 9 years!

Aly @ Analyze This said...

That would be really fun!! I did gymnastics for a few years and I never was able to get that backwards roll down! But a bridge...oh girl, piece of cake!

Jen said...

Oh so fun, Kelsey! That does sound like a cool job, and very similar to the job I used for my post!

Sammy said...

What a fun job! :)

Heather said...

I bet that was a fun job!! Well I worked at a sporting good store and Baskin Robbins, I did love the free ice cream!! It's a wonder I didn't gain 300 pounds from the free ice cream!

EL said...

wow 7 years thats sooo long! i bet it was a fun job, coaching gymnastics always seemed like it would be! i applied at a similar place like an indoor gymnastics thing for kids but never got a call back lol. Loved the topic for this WW, hope you have a great day! ♥

Adrienne said...

What a cute Idea I discovered your blog today via another blog and I love it!

Tatum-LeTard said...

How fun!!!! That sounds very similar to my cheerleading coaching days :)

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