Gymnastic Staff

 

Mission Statement

At Force Gymnastics we strive to build self-confidence, to educate and to enlighten students through creativity and discipline.  

Our goal is raise children's appreciation for the importance of physical activity and our desire to motivate youth with a

spirit to succeed in life and sports.  We want Force Gymnastics center to provide positive and diverse gymnastics services 

for all children in a safe and rewarding atmosphere through the delivery of quality programs.  

 

Our Philosophy 

Force Gymnastics believes every child is a precious gift.  Our goal is to see that each child who participates in our programs receives

the same quality instruction regardless of their ability. Accomplishing this ensures that every child will feel as special as they truly are.

Tonya & Eric

Owners

Coach Eric is the Program Director and Head Coach for our Girls Team.  Eric has been coaching gymnastics for over 16 years and has gained a lot of experience and knowledge through the years working and studying under some of the best coaches in the country. He has coached at gyms in Massachusetts, Mississippi, and Florida along with coaching at Woodward West and USGTC camps. Throughout his career he has coached every level gymnast from pre-school to level 10 and has produced State and Regional champions at almost every level.   Eric was the 2008-2009 MIAA Boys Gymnastics Coach of the year.  He also had athletes receive college scholarships under his guidance.  In his free time Eric enjoys snowboarding.

 

Tonya is a huge fan of fitness and has competed in gymnastics, field hockey, softball and track as well as having placed as top three in the heavyweight division of Amateur NPC USA Championship body building competition. She enjoys watching her daughter and son participate in their sports as well.  Her daughter is a member of Force Competitive Team & her son is a member of HEADstrong Lacrosse club team. Tonya has a great deal of experience in securing the business side of the gym as she has attended South Eastern Business Academy in Kissimmee Fla., received business leadership awards and has many years experience in office management. Tonya is inspired by the quote “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. Most certain way to succeed is to always try just one more time”

 

Force Gymnastics Staff

 

Coach Clint

Boys Team Head Coach

Coach Clint is our head Boy’s Team Coach and has been a competitive gymnast for 14 years. He graduated from Penn State University in 2012 with a Business Management degree & a minor in Entrepreneurship. He was on a full scholarship as the Nittany Lion Mascot for two years and competed for the NAIGC Club Gymnastics Team the past 6 years. In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar, hunting, fishing, snowboarding, mountain biking, and trail running. Clint’s favorite quote is "if you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.”

 

Coach K

Gym Ninja Coach/Director

Coach K started out as a regular member of Force’s Adult Gymnastics Class flipping and having fun.  He has trained with instructors at American Parkour and currently is the head coach of our obstacle course training class ‘Gym Ninja,’ as well as a gymnastics coach for our young developmental team members. He is currently training for the next season of ANW and hopes to travel the world using his stunts.

 

 

Coach Carol

Girls Team Coach

Coach Carol coaches our Xcel Teams at all levels and was a nationally ranked class 1 gymnast (Today that is equal to a level 10).  She has decades of experience and has been coaching gymnastics from Xcel to level 10 since her teenage years.  Coach Carol has had staff training at Tops training camps in Texas, Woodward clinics and Excalibur Level 9/10 camps.   She loves drills to help gymnasts work through progressions and approaches each gymnast uniquely.  When not working at Kid's Peace or in the gym, Carol loves to support her grandchildren at their various sporting events.

Coach Connie

Girls Team Coach

Coach Connie truly loves the sports of gymnastics and everything it gives back.   She started gymnastics at age 10 and went on as a collegiate gymnast at East Stroudsburg.  She has been coaching for 20 years.  Uneven bars was her favorite event as a gymnast and is still her favorite event to coach today.  Connie has a B.S. Degree in Health and Physical Education with a Masters in Special Education.  She has taught adaptive PE for 26 years and, when not coaching, Coach Connie can be found attending her daughters' gymnastics meets or judging.

 Coach Heidi

 Girls Team Coach  

Coach Heidi started gymnastics at age 3 in Cleveland, OH.  Growing up, Heidi realized she enjoyed coaching gymnastics and started assisting in the toddler program before she was a teenager, resulting in over 18 years of experience assisting and leading recreational and competitive programs from toddlers to teenagers.  While in Cleveland, she ran a girls recreational program for 10 years, increasing enrollment from 20 to 65 students, as well as coaching a level 3 competitive team.  Coach Heidi moved to PA in 2016 and coached level 2 & 3 teams at Freedom Gymnastics before coming to Force Gymnastics. Heidi is the Principal's Secretary at Nazareth Area High School and enjoys travelling, making frequent trips back to Cleveland to visit her family.

Coach Selena

Girls Team Coach/Dance Instructor

Coach Selena has been our team dance instructor for years and assists in both our girls Team  & Recreational program.  She has an extensive dance background starting at age 3 where she was trained traditionally by a Russian husband/wife couple until age 11. She performed in "The Nutcracker" at Valley Forge Music Fair and attended The Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet and Philadelphia College of Performing Arts. She then expanded her interests as a Fitness Competitor and was ranked 3rd Nationally as well as an alternate for the Philadelphia cheerleading organization in the mid 90's.  Selena earned her BS degree in Biology, minor in Chemistry and currently has her teaching certificate where she substitute teaches.

Coach Kristin

Girls Team Coach

Wanting to be just like her big sister, Kristin began taking gymnastics classes at a young age and eventually became a competitive gymnast.  At the beginning of high school, though, Kristin quit competitive gymnastics.  However, she used everything she had learned through the sport and applied that to two new sports, volleyball and track and field, and she ultimately received a scholarship to play volleyball in college.  Her daughter’s desire to do gymnastics brought Kristin back to the sport she has always loved.  While Kristin’s favorite event to compete was vault, she enjoys coaching bars the most.  When she is not at the gym either coaching or watching her daughter compete, Kristin can be found at the hockey rink or baseball field cheering on her son or at school where she teaches 11th grade English.

Coach Vanessa

Girls Team/Recreational Coach & Recreational Program Assistant

Vanessa was a cheerleader all 4 years in high school, 1 year in college, and 8 years before then. She began coaching gymnastics at age 14 and has always been in a gym in some capacity.  When she is not in the gym, you will find her at a Girl Scout camp in the Poconos where she is certified as a lifeguard and for belaying rock climbers. Regardless of what Vanessa is doing, she is always surrounded by kids.  She loves teaching them and making long-lasting impressions and memories they’ll remember forever.

 

Coach Ashlie

Girls Team/Recreational Coach

Ashlie was a competitive gymnast for 15 years before she began her coaching career in 2011. While coaching, she became the coordinator of recreational programs, managing drills, clinics, and curriculum for athletes pre-team through optional team levels. She also is a major contributor to Gymnastics Progressions for the use of her gymnastics drills online. Ashlie has a business degree, with a minor in photography, from West Chester University. During her free time, she enjoys dancing and being upside down.

 

Coach Holly 

Special Events Coordinator & Recreational Coach

Holly is a self-proclaimed fitness fanatic! Her journey began after attending Rutgers University, where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology. In pursuit of her own health, Holly signed up at a local gym and started taking group classes. She loved it so much she became a Fitness Instructor, specializing in Indoor Cycling and Cardio Kickboxing. Since then, she has obtained certifications in personal training, strength/conditioning, and mental health. Holly also competes in bodybuilding, where she has achieved several First and Second Place finishes in the NPC Bikini Division.  Now as a Force Gymnastics Coach, Holly is extremely excited to bring her passion for health and fitness to our students here at Force!  

Coach Liz 

Recreational Tumbling Director/Coach

Liz started gymnastics at age four and cheerleading at age of seven.  She attended Temple University and was a four year member of the Men's football, basketball and competition cheer squads.  She's coached at the youth and high school level for cheerleading and truly enjoys developing skills for tumblers of all ages.

Coach Makenna

Recreational Tumbling Coach

Makenna is currently a student and cheerleader at Nazareth Area High School.  Her love for cheerleading and tumbling began at the age of 5 when she first started, and it has been her passion ever since.  She has found that both cheerleading and school motivate her to be her best version of herself.  She has proudly maintained a 4.0 GPA every semester and cheers for football, wrestling, and competitive cheerleading.

Coach Amanda

Recreational Tumbling Coach

Amanda discovered her passion for cheerleading at the age of 5 and has continued cheerleading even into college. She graduated with honors from Nazareth High School in 2018, where she also was the captain of the Varsity cheerleading team. She cheered for Football, Basketball, and Competition over the years and in 2018, her team won 9th in the nation at UCA Nationals.  Amanda has also received various recognitions for her hard work in both academics and cheerleading such as EPC Scholar athlete, being selected an All-American Cheerleader, and receiving a UCA Staff Application. She is currently a student at Moravian College where she plans to graduate in 2022 with a Bachelors of Arts in Graphic and Interactive Design. She has much tumbling experience from her many years of cheerleading and is thrilled to share her knowledge and "cheer" to all the students here at Force!

Coach Taylor

Recreational Tumbling Coach

Taylor is a recreational coach for both gymnastics and tumbling. She is new to the gymnastics world but has 12 years of cheerleading experience. While she’s not coaching gymnastics,  you can find her coaching youth cheerleading or spending time with her children. She loves to see all of her students progress, and find love in the sport of gymnastics. 

Tammy

Competitive Team Coordinator

Tammy supervises and coordinates the activities and duties pertaining to our Force team program.  She is essential in helping to keep things organized and have a continual excellent flow of communication throughout our team programs.  Tammy lives in Forks Twp. with her husband Scott and their three children.  Her daughter, Lindsay, is a gymnast here at Force.  Tammy has been an elementary teacher for 16 years.  She has taught Kindergarten through third grade.  Outside of teaching, she loves watching her children perform and compete in their respective activities, decorating her home, and spending time with her family at Disney! She is thrilled to join the Force team and is very proud to be a part of the Force family.   

 

Missy

Office Staff/Billing

Missy began her career at Force Gymnastics as a receptionist in 2013 and fell in love with the energy and atmosphere. As a mother, Missy saw the importance of being a part of a business focused on empowering children in a positive environment.  Utilizing her financial background, Missy is now the Billing Administrator for Force Gymnastics.  

 

Claudia 

Office Staff

Claudia lives in Easton, Pa.  She is new to the world of gymnastics, but is excited and looking forward to learning the ins and outs of gymnastics in her front desk position.  Claudia is extremely friendly, loyal and thorough. Claudia attended and graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a degree in Bachelor of Science.  She also has an Associates degree in business.  Claudia is the proud mother of a 16 year old and during the day she is diligently working forecasting and chargebacks for an apparel closet organization company.   

 

Donna

Office Staff

From the age of 16, Donna's first position was a Candy Striper at St. Peter's hospital in New Brunswick, NJ. It was at this time that she knew she wanted to be a nurse.  Donna attended Warren County Technical School of Nursing in Washington, NJ.  She carries a license in both NJ and PA.  She comes to Force Gymnastics with over 20 years experience in healthcare and business management.  In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, gardening, and traveling to see family in NY State and Tennessee.  

Junior Staff
Victoria   Elizabeth  Hannah   Ashley   Lianna 

Haylee   Tyra  Mollie   Sammi   Montana

Seasonal Staff

Ciara    Alyssa    Rachel   Jess

Would you like to work in a great facility with an awesome coaching staff? Join our team! 

Force Gymnastics is hiring fun, energetic people who love to work with children.  Currently we have openings for experienced part-time girls & boys recreational instructors, tumbling instructors for cheerleading, and boys and girls team coaches.  Candidate must be knowledgeable and enthusiastic about gymnastics.  Salary will commensurate with experience.   Download our application and email it along with your resume to info@forcegymnastics.com  or drop it by our facility.

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