I wonder if she will drop bars as well but as determined as she was before to improve them and be an AAer I could see her keeping them but I could see her starting back with beam and floor first and then adding back vault and bars later
Just thinking about coming back, it may be a little easier for her to do floor and beam and vault consistently to make the worlds team in 2014 or be in the running at least without spending time doing bars. I think she will do AA just because she seemed set on that after the Olympics but you just never know
Folks, I am embarrassed to admit that I fell for the Gymnatike offer and joined their website in order to see the “Jordyn Wieber Story”. First of all they charged me for the entire year, not by the month, and now, after trying to cancel almost two weeks ago, I have not heard from them, even though they say, “cancel any time”. Don’t make the same mistake I did, don’t give those frauds your business. I doubt it has anything to do with Geddert or Jordyn, but whoever is doing it is dishonest. I was a fool to trust them, and now they have my financial info.
Let me just add, that if they had charged me monthly, I probably would have continued my subscription, I just didn’t like the false advertising, making you think it would be monthly, and then, “surprise!!” As I told them, I would have ben more than willing to pay for that month, but they haven’t cancelled yet, so I don’t know if they will “allow” me to cancel all year, thus justifying them keeping my entire year’s money…heck, they could continue to charge me annually, indefinitely, though, I won’t allow that to happen.
You should really talk to your credit card company and see what they can do. They advertise it as $20 monthly. I was actually thinking about it before I saw that its not worth it but wow I didn’t think they’d charge you for everything all at once. That’s very shady of them
You need to tell them that you want to do the monthly plan for $1995 and your computer messed it up. Tell the credit card company that, and odds are you’ll get billed the $19.95 and the rest will credit back. It seems like a HUGE chunk of $$$$… but honestly thats probably the best tactic to take with both the CC people and gymnastike. THat your computer somehow marked the wrong box.
That sounds like good advice, thanks! honestly, I felt really stupid for letting myself fall for it, and was willing to pay something, but the fact that they haven’t bothered to respond (they sent a letter saying they are “reviewing my request” 12 days ago, nothing since, has me unwilling to be nice. I wrote again today saying, “what is to review? I want to cancel, you said “cancel any time”, so cancel mine already!!!” We will see if they even respond to that…. Meanwhile, I will contact my bank people as it was a debit card. Thanks again for the advice!
Hello Sofia. I sent a message via the Gymnastike website, reminding them that its a crime to charge an individual’s debit card without that person’s permission. Don’t be embarassed. It happens all the time. I am a Consumer Advocate & have had alot of clients with similar experiences. You didn’t give Gymnastike permission…period!
Let me know how things turn out. My email is email@example.com if you want to email me. 🙂
Thank you so much! That is so kind of you!!! The fact is that even if I missed some fine print (and I don’t think I did) they should A respond and B I didn’t misread “cancel any time”…I will see if and when they do respond and let you know! I just wanted to save others the trouble if they had considerd subscribing…Yes Gymmom, I agree I don’t intend to lie, especially since I feel I am in the right…really appreciate the support and yes, love the blog for giving us a forum!
Thanks for letting us know Sofia! I was thinking about signing up for the free trial which I guess doesn’t even exist anymore, but I’m definitely not going to now. A similar situation happened to me once on a site, and after a lot of aggravation I just called the credit card company and they dealt with the charges. In fact the other day I had to cancel a credit card after someone used my credit card number for a dating website I have never been to before. Credit card companies can be very nice about dealing with charges like that, especially when the companies are non-responsive.
I agree, credit card companies are great at leaning on companies that don’t want to respond to consumers. Last year I took a beach vacation and ended up being charged twice for my hotel room; the hotel wouldn’t respond to phone calls, and other attempts to contact them so I finally explained what had happened to my credit card company and they resolved the issue.
I had also been considering signing up for a ‘free trial’ but there’s no way I would give them any of my info after reading this!
Are you kidding? I have no affiliation with Gymnastike I was trying to help same as you. If I WAS affiliated with gymnastike I would refund her money and completely change their marketing / landing page so that it would be more clear what exactly people are agreeing to. You *clearly* have no idea about me 🙂
Kyla Ross has a new floor! Zito, choreographer of Wieber 2012, Ohashi, Priessman and Hundley 2013. Sneaky sneaky since she said in an interview she will keep her London floor for this year. But HURRAY someone saw sense. Let us hope it will also have higher difficulty than 5.3 and that her head doesn’t fly back..
I don’t wear Mom jeans. I think its been discussed here that most people shouldn’t wear leggings like what Shawn’s wearing unless they’re tall and skinny. I’m 4’11” and I would never wear leggings or those awful yoga pants. At age 54, I can fit into my 20 yr old daughter’s clothes but I don’t want to look ridiculous.
I agree Catherine, I also think Shawn sends out a positive body image to young girls (considering her fan base is largely young girls.) She’s showing you don’t have to starve yourself to be thin, it’s a nice contradiction to all the stick thin and tall models girls could otherwise identify with.
Shawn with her cousin Tori at the Indy
500 parade yesterday. Look at the difference in body size. Tori is an athlete & she is on 2 dance teams in Iowa. Do any of these girls look in the mirror? They don’t know how to dress or put on make-up.
Shawn needs to realize that appearances like the Indy 500 Parade are scraping the bottom of the barrel. Frankly, I think Jordyn is above making that appearance, but at least she’s still relevant. Case in point….Shawn’s cousin, who is sweet but a nobody appeared in the parade along with other nobodies.
Its sad that Shawn isn’t pursuing an education in kineseology like she planned to do. Even if she wants to coach or open a gym, she needs an education other than “former gymnast” aa her credentials.
I mean what does she have to offer potential members/clients? She is a poor example gerself. Who is going to listen or take advice from an overweight retired gymnast?
She has to walk the walk…not just talk about fitness. She has the resources to hire a personal trainer, pay for high end bootcamps & buy whatever foods are necessary to look the part if thats what she wants to do?
Someone commented in an online forum a few years ago that they expect to see Shawn giving away free samples at Hy-Vee Grocery in the future & not much more. Or does she think she can milk a marginal job every 4 years at the Olympics? Her job last summer was blogging for NBC…hardly top-shelf.
Or Shawn can appear as an aging athlete for the Good Feet Store in a few years like Mary
Lou?? At least Mary Lou has kept her weight down….and she’s given birth to 5 kids. I don’t like Mary Lou but she looks better than Shawn does & she is old enough to be her mother.
i hope shawn does find her path in life. she seems a little lost in what she wants to do which is a shame. im not saying we all have a plan set in stone and we all know exactly what we want, sometimes the unpredictable should be embraced! i just hope she doesn’t spend her twenties floundering around not doing much and clinging to her former glory days as a gymnast, because im sure she’s got a lot to offer.
that said im liking her hair at the moment. the tan is a bit eh but ive seen worse!
I think Shawn could look a lot better by just changing her style. I think physically she’s fine, but the way she dresses emphasizes all the wrong things — she should wear things that emphasize her tiny stature and play up her face and hair (as much as I love shorter hair, I’m loving Shawn’s longer hair with loose curls, best haircut she’s had in a long time). Also cut the spray tan. I think Shawn is at a odd point in her life, not being in school and not in training, so she’s probably at a lose as to what to do with the rest of her life. I think that’s part of why she isn’t looking her best — I hope she’ll go back to school because I think she’d really enjoy college
Five years from now (scratch that, make it four – or just make it 2016, just in time for Rio) she’ll do a big documentary on herself about how this was one of the hardest points/trials in her life and she lost herself and was confused…blah blah…I can see it now. Another book deal on gaining sense of self followed by more face time.
The girl is lost. I called it when she was done with DWTS she’d have an identity crisis. I don’t think she even knows what she’s doing.
She should go to school but obviously she thinks if she goes to school she won’t be in the public eye/won’t matter anymore.
I don’t believe that could possibly be true. Nine million? Wow. She needs to go to business school to manage that money before someone milks her for it. She seemsa little daft in the brain department. She should have gone the gym route. She could be set for life being USA gymnastics puppet.
@lol IIRC, that’s the figure listed on Celebrity Networth’s website…not sure how accurate it is, but the numbers for athletes from other sports, whose earnings are also listed on reputable sites, are pretty similar to those from Celebrity Networth.
Honestly she’s not fat but she dresses like a fat person (Shawn) and she is obviously concerned about it/aware given what she’s wearing and even her posture; she uses her arms to cover her mid-section.
That’s total body language for she’s not comfortable in her own skin and not happy with herself. It’s a bit sad to see actually.
I know someone who did an Indy 500 appearance a few years ago and I guarantee you the paycheck was more than 10K. The Indy 500 is the most watched race in the US period, its like the superbowl of racing. If thats bottom of the barrell I’ll take it, and Jordyn and Shawn would be stupid not to.
USA Today & other news outlets reported that there has been a lack of big name celebrities at Indy for a few years now, including this year. The celebrities don’t get paid. Their airfare, hotel etc are picked up in some cases.
Okay from that article…..”But it’s expensive to offer expense-paid VIP trips to the Indianapolis 500 — as much as $7,500 to $10,000 per celebrity if you consider first-class airfare, minimum multiple night stays for the star (and possibly a makeup artist and a hair stylist) in local high-end hotels over Memorial Day weekend and other niceties”… That is including a paycheck…. and thats an estimate…. and when the sponsors like Coke in Shawns case kick in ….. the paycheck is even more because shes doing private VIP events……
So the article admits that they bring people in and pay them, and I have no idea how you take from that article that they don’t get paid. Part of the “niceties” is part of that paycheck….
They want people to come in because they are interested not just because of the paycheck …””We want celebrities to attend our event because they want to be there. We don’t want them to attend our event because we paid them to be there,” Boles said.. hes not saying the DONT get paid because they DO GET PAID
Jordyn looks so pretty on the checkered carpet at Indy Saturday night. Scroll down to see it. This article says ” Shawn Johnson fell ill after the parade?” She was fine yesterday when she was stalking Helio.
The year Shawn won DWTS, she earned around $350,000, so less than that and before taxes(35%).
I doubt she earned much blogging for NBC in London. The point is, her earning potential has decreased significantly.
She was promoting the Nike Fuel Bands during the All-Star DWTS. And she was in relatively good shape then. Nike has moved on from Shawn, it appears. Her weight gain could be a factor. Same with that Hollywood trainer…Jeanette Jenkins. Even though Shawn was paying her, it wasn’t a good advertisement for Jenkins training business. Thats why she references the singer Pink and Kelly Rowlands. They both look fantastic….not skinny but physically fit!
Of course her earning potential has decreased, everyone knows that.
Isn’t that why she is trying to get as much as she can out of it before no one is interested, and she is forced to come up with something new?