Dear Parents,

Are You Ready to Give Your Children an Unfair Advantage in Life?

As you know, we strive to be more than just an athletic center here at Gymsport.  We are always looking for ways to enhance your children’s learning experience.  You deserve a full curriculum that helps to develop your children socially and cognitively as well as physically.  That is why we are proud to announce that we’ve partnered with internationally acclaimed Child and Adolescent Development Specialist, Dr. Robyn J. A. Silverman, PhD.  Dr. Robyn provides a multitude of resources to the families of our gym for the betterment of our children.

 Dr. Robyn, as many call her, has developed a comprehensive character development curriculum called Powerful Words.  Powerful Words provides easy-to-follow lessons for children ages 4- 7, 7 ½ -13 years as well as lessons for teens—lessons that give each student the strength to explore and the foundation to succeed.  Here at Gymsport, such a character education program used within the context of our organized lessons can invite students to listen, share, discover and reflect on the ways to become upstanding members of our community as well as confident individuals in their own right.

As part of our Powerful Words curriculum, you’ll be receiving monthly editions of the Parents’ Perch, Dear Dr. Robyn, and Powerful Projects.  The Parents Perch is a letter that describes the Powerful Word of the Month and how we will be teaching it at our gym.  This can serve as a great discussion starter for you and your kids!  The Dear Dr. Robyn Column is kind of like “Dear Abby” for parents… We know you’ll find it helpful!  Each month our students will have the opportunity to be positively recognized for completing a Powerful Project.  These projects are age appropriate, very educational, and fun to do!  You’ll also notice that at the end of every class our students will get to take part in a Power Chat that will help them to solidify their understanding of the Powerful Word of the Month.  Dr. Robyn has written this curriculum specifically for use in our gym, so now our students will actually be getting two world-class programs for the price of one!

Gymsport is already regarded as the finest gym  in our area. Now, with the help of Dr. Robyn’s expertise, we will become the leading Personal Development Center as well!

We are thrilled to provide you with Dr. Robyn’s Powerful Words resources!  Let’s work together to help all of our children achieve their most POWERFUL PERSONAL BEST!


Best regards,

 Tanya Corry


Gymsport Athletic Center


P.S.  If you’d like to contact Dr. Robyn directly to ask a question or to learn more about her, please visit her website at http://www.DrRobynSilverman.com. She’ll be thrilled to hear from you!

Dr. Robyn Silverman


Dr. Robyn believes that young people are assets to be developed, not deficits to be managed. With that ideology in mind, she spends much of her time speaking, writing and podcasting about the best ways that parents, educators and mentors can help children and teens thrive. Battling bullying? Dealing with divorce? Need to have a conversation about responsibility, respect, focus or confidence? Dr. Robyn takes you from beginning to end so that you feel ready and your children feel understood.

 With all the work that Dr. Robyn does, challenges are met with practical and accessible tips, scripts, stories and steps to make even the toughest conversations and parenting situations easier. As a mother and a Child & Teen Development Specialist, Dr. Robyn gets it. She is your one-stop-parenting-shop delivering exactly what you need, when you need it, from someone you trust.