All posts by Erica Bloom

Owner Launie Aben creates a culture of family through her gym

For Champion Gymnastics owner Launie Aben, gymnastics is more than just a head-to-toe workout. It’s also about developing life skills like respect and working through fear. “Our gym’s motto is building a family of champions,” says Aben. “But being a champion isn’t just about winning. Here, it’s about building moral character and self confidence.” Coaching

Bringing Ideas from the Classroom to the Board

Despite retiring after a 38 year teaching career, Jeff Gaynor is staying involved in Ann Arbor schools. Now instead of leading in the classroom, he brings his ideas and enthusiasm to the Ann Arbor Board of Education. Elected last November, Gaynor hopes that his teaching experience can lead to positive changes. Teaching students to think critically

New Michigan state law benefits midwives and expectant parents

After years of hard-fought advocacy, Michigan midwives, expectant parents, and families started the new year celebrating. That’s because in early January the governor signed a bill allowing Certified Professional Midwives (CPMs) to become licensed by the state. Compared to a Nurse Midwife who attends births mostly in hospital settings and is licensed as a nurse,