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Lauren Anderson, right, and Laila Berg watch as Marci Schuster instructs the class to stretch during warm-ups at American Gold Gymnastics in Fargo. The children take time every class to learn how to properly stretch. Carrie Snyder/The Forum

Tiny tumblers: Parents, toddlers bond, exercise in weekly gymnastics classes

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A herd of toddlers runs across the springy gymnastics mat, each to a small square of carpet. Their parents follow close behind.

Once seated, coach Marci Schuster takes them through some warm-up stretches.


"Show me your nose. Can you put your nose on your knee and count to three?" Schuster prompts the kids.

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