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Sydney Sachs: Big Improvements in Little Time

Sydney Sachs is a 17-year-old high school senior from Chicago, Illinois. A former member of the U.S. Rhythmic Gymnastics national team for six years, Sachs has since turned her attention toward academics and preparing for college. Not one to be away from physical activity for long, Sachs came to us and asked about running her own GoGirlGo! program for underserved girls in Chicago. In a new weekly blog series, guest-blogger Sachs will share her experience as she teaches our award-winning GoGirlGo! curriculum, with a focus on rhythmic gymnastics, of course, to a group of Chicago girls. Her second blog:

This week was definitely inspiring for me. I could not believe how much progress the girls were making. Their splits were better, their toes were more pointed, and every single girl was able to do a bridge!! They all said they felt better and couldn't believe how much more flexible they have become.

Walking into the gym and seeing their smiling faces is the absolute best way for me to start each session! Their enthusiasm about working with the equipment (ball, rope, and ribbon) is a dream come true for me.

While talking about confidence, Angelique, 5, shared that she is confident in herself and that no one can change that. At such a young age she is already sure of herself and is passionate about pursuing her goals. It is such pleasure working with these girls and I can't wait for next weeks class!

GoGirlGo!, the Women's Sports Foundation's award winning curriculum and sports education program, works to improve the health of sedentary girls and to keep girls involved in physical activity by supporting programs and organizations that work with girls. Learn more here.

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