Bumps and bruises.
Drilling the same exercises over and over until they become second nature.
Such is the life of a gymnast, and for the kids that participate in the Evergreen Eagles’ program, it’s one worth living.
“It’s emotionally draining at times,” said 17-year-old Mandy Flesche, who practices six days out of the week. “One day you’ll be really good and the next day, it’s gone. But at the end of the day, what we do is very rewarding.”
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