I am the proud mother of a 10-year-old gymnast who is working level 8. She started recreational gymnastics at 3.5 years old. We were hoping to burn off some of her excess energy - it didn't work. We recently made the agonizing decision to switch gyms (and now drive 45 minutes each way, 5x week). More about that in the appropriate forums. I've enjoyed the discussions on the Chalk Bucket!