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MEET THE COACHES

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Miss Erin

Executive Director

Why do you love teaching gymnastics? "I just have a passion for it. I love seeing young gymnast's excitement for gymnastics grow and I always love when I see the next generation enjoying the sport as much as I do. "

What is your favorite gymnastics skill to teach? "Handstands are my favorite thing to teach, I hope to be able to still do one when I'm 90."

Why did you open Flips? "After being the director of another facility, for many years, I took the step to fulfill my dream of owning my own gymnastics facility, where I can pass on my passion and love for the sport to many generations of gymnasts to come."

Years of Gymnastics Experience: Gymnast for 14 years/ Coach for 25 years

Favorite Gymnastics Event: Uneven Bars

Favorite Famous Gymnast: Dominique Moceanu

Miss Kate

Recreational Program Coordinator/ Lead Recreational Class Teacher

Why do you love teaching gymnastics? "I love the sport of gymnastics and I love the lessons/ experiences I had growing up as a gymnast. Now, I love teaching gymnastics because I want to help the next generation of gymnasts fall in love with the sport like I did."

What is your favorite gymnastics skill to teach? "Handstands! The handstand is the most foundational skill in gymnastics. Almost every other skill in gymnastics has a handstand somewhere in it. I love helping gymnasts perfect the basics of the sport."

Why do you love working at Flips? "I love working at Flips because it is such a happy and fun environment. I especially love that Flips has a recital at the end of every year that includes every gymnast in the program. It is the best day of the year and a great way for all gymnasts to show off what they learned that year!"

Years of Gymnastics Experience: 19 years

Favorite Gymnastics Event: Balance Beam

Favorite Famous Gymnast: Carly Patterson

Miss Stacey

Team Coach

Coming Soon...

Miss Kim

Team Coach

Why do you love teaching gymnastics? "The joy of having coached for so many years is getting to see little girls I've coached turn into incredibly accomplished strong women, set off on their own careers and raising families of their own. As a coach I enjoy breaking down skills to their foundational elements, trouble shooting on an individual level where a skill needs a shift in execution or understanding, and then watching as they put those puzzle pieces of a skill together to own that new skill.  Ultimately, gaining far beyond just the new skills and abilities they've learned. Gymnastics builds self-esteem, character, mental strength, emotional fortitude, drive, perseverance, and a hard work ethic that is invaluable through life."

What is your favorite gymnastics skill to teach? "Any skill a gymnast is excited and passionate about learning and determined to put in the work to obtain makes it a favorite of mine."

Why do you love working at Flips? "Flips encourages gymnasts to strive for their own personal best and to support their teammates in doing the same, which builds a positive and uplifting atmosphere. This gives gymnasts good memories and a lifelong love of the sport. "

Years of Gymnastics Experience: 48 years

Favorite Gymnastics Event: Uneven Bars... (really anything that isn't balance beam)

Favorite Famous Gymnast: Mary Lou Retton, Oksana Chusovitina, Shawn Johnson (There are just too many greats to name!)

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Miss Maia

Team Coach

Why do you love teaching gymnastics? "I love teaching gymnastics because I love bonds and trust you build with each gymnast. I also have a passion for the sport, and love getting to share that passion with others."

What is your favorite gymnastics skill to teach? "I love teaching all gymnastics skills. The best feeling is seeing the excitement on a gymnast's face when they can finally perform the skill by themselves."

Why do you love working at Flips? "I love Flips because the other coaches and gymnasts are amazing to work with. The gym is always a positive environment."

Years of Gymnastics Experience: 15 years

Favorite Gymnastics Event: Uneven Bars

Favorite Famous Gymnast: Shawn Johnson

Mr. Jay

Team Coach

Coming Soon...

Miss Rachel

Team Coach

Why do you love teaching gymnastics? "I love teaching gymnastics because it's an individual sport that helps kids build confidence in themselves to accomplish anything they put their mind to, inside the gym, and out."

What is your favorite gymnastics skill to teach? "Front tucks! Because I love teaching gymnasts to fly."

Why do you love working at Flips? "Gymnastics is about discipline AND fun. Flips balances that out perfectly! Flips really cares about their programs and how to make gymnastics as fun as possible, while also teaching the discipline to control your body so everyone stays safe."

Years of Gymnastics Experience: 14 years

Favorite Gymnastics Event: Floor Exercise

Favorite Famous Gymnast: Kerri Strug

Miss Morgan

Recreational Class Teacher

Why do you love teaching gymnastics? "I love teaching gymnastics because of the bond you build with the students. Some are shy at first, but slowly open up over the course of the gymnastics season. I love when students come in to class excited to show you the skills they have practices/ learned. Each student is unique and I love seeing them succeed in the sport."

What is your favorite gymnastics skill to teach? "Front walkovers. Some gymnasts find front walkovers to be very intimidating, but after practicing many drills, the gymnasts are impressed with their ability to complete the skill."

Why do you love working at Flips? "At Flips, all the coaches want what's best for the gymnasts, therefore, they always go above and beyond to help make the gymnast's happy and safe. All the coaches and gymnasts has a positive attitude and great energy that makes the gym such a fun place to be."

Years of Gymnastics Experience: 4 years

Favorite Gymnastics Event: Balance Beam

Favorite Famous Gymnast: Shawn Johnson

Miss Ava

Assistant Teacher

Why do you love teaching gymnastics? "I love teaching gymnastics because I grew up doing gymnastics. I remember how much fun taking classes and competing at Flips was when I was younger. Now, I love to see young gymnasts learn and have fun like I did."

What is your favorite gymnastics skill to teach? "My favorite gymnastics skills to teach are jumps, like tuck jumps and straddle jumps. Gymnasts always have so much fun practicing their jumps on the tumble track."

Why do you love working at Flips? "I love working at Flips because of the staff. All of the coaches at Flips are very knowledgeable and fun to work with. Flips is a special place because of all the dedication and hard work that the staff put into making it such as welcoming and enjoyable place for young gymnasts. Flips is special to me, because it is where I learned gymnastics. "

Years of Gymnastics Experience: 4 years

Favorite Gymnastics Event: Uneven Bars

Favorite Famous Gymnast: Simone Biles

Miss Aubrae

Assistant Teacher

Coming Soon...

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Miss Kaleah

Assistant Teacher

Why do you love teaching gymnastics? "I love teaching gymnastics because I get to learn so much from the kids. In addition, I love getting to teach the gymnasts so much more than just gymnastics skills, such as leaderships skills and helping to build their confidence within themselves. Seeing the smiles on kids' faces when they come to gymnastics class is a highlight of my week."

What is your favorite gymnastics skill to teach? "Back-tucks are so fun to teach to our competitive gymnasts because the gymnasts get to feel like they're flying while being safe."

Why do you love working at Flips? "Flips is special to me because it is where I learned gymnastics and I treasure all these connections and friendships I have made while learning a sport I love."

Years of Gymnastics Experience: 14 years

Favorite Gymnastics Event: Floor Exercise

Favorite Famous Gymnast: Chellsie Memmel

Miss Haley

Assistant Teacher

Why do you love teaching gymnastics? "I love getting to work with the next generation of gymnasts and being able to teach others the sport that I love."

What is your favorite gymnastics skill to teach? "Handstands! Handstands are such a fun skill to learn and once you can do it, many other skills that include a handstand position become easier."

Why do you love working at Flips? "I've grown up learning gymnastics at Flips, and now I get to be a teacher at my favorite place...that's awesome!"

Years of Gymnastics Experience: 11 years

Favorite Gymnastics Event: Floor Exercise

Favorite Famous Gymnast: Simone Biles

Miss Amber

Assistant Teacher

Coming Soon...

Miss Allison

Assistant Teacher

Why do you love teaching gymnastics? "I love teaching gymnastics because I love to see a gymnast's faces light up when they get a new skill or accomplish something they found challenging/ nerve-wracking. Knowing I was part of their learning process makes me feel great as well."

What is your favorite gymnastics skill to teach? "My favorite skill to teach is a backbend kickover. I enjoy teaching this skill because it takes a lot of repetitions to master, but the feeling of doing the skill for the first time is amazing. It was also my favorite skill to do when I was a younger gymnast."

Why do you love working at Flips? "I love working at Flips because of the environment. Whenever I step into the gym, it gives me a sense of happiness to see everyone doing a sport they enjoy so much. I also love that all the coaches at Flips have the same philosophy of working on the basic skills before moving on to more difficult ones, which is very important for the safety of the gymnast. The more you work on the basics, the easier the more difficult skills will be when you attempt them."

Years of Gymnastics Experience: 9 years

Favorite Gymnastics Event: Uneven Bars

Favorite Famous Gymnast: Katelyn Ohashi and Simone Biles

Miss Sammi

Junior Assistant

Why do you love teaching gymnastics? "I love teaching gymnastics because I like to see the students gain confidence and learn new skills."

What is your favorite gymnastics skill to teach? "My favorite skill to teach is a handstand. I assist with the Minis and Tots classes and love seeing the kids' faces light up when they get to go upside-down."

Why do you love working at Flips? "I love working at Flips because I love the staff I work with, and it helps me gain confidence in myself as a gymnast. Flips is very special to me because the coaches, gymnasts, and competitive team members are like a family. I have built many meaningful friendships at Flips and have learned that hard work and perseverance are the keys to success."

Years of Gymnastics Experience: 9 years

Favorite Gymnastics Event: Floor Exercise

Favorite Famous Gymnast: Katelyn Ohashi

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