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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


Coach Eric is the Program Director and Head Coach for our Girls Team.  Eric has been coaching gymnastics for over 20 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 the Force Competitive Team coaching staff & her son is a senior at Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA and is a member of the Men's Lacrosse 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 of experience in office management. Tonya and Eric share a home in Bath, PA and love spending time with their dog "Buddy". Tonya is inspired by the quote "The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy."


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Competitive Team Coordinator

Heather Judd has been a parent at Force Gymnastics since September 2020 when her daughter joined the team. She lives in Pocono Township, PA with her husband and four children. Heather holds a degree in music and has taught private piano lessons for over 25 years. Other work experience includes being a library clerk for the Eastern Monroe County Public Library, as well as owning & operating a performing arts academy. In recent years, she has devoted her time to being a full-time mom to her four very active children. As a mom, there is nothing better than being able to watch your children do what they love the most. That is why Heather can usually be found watching her daughter practicing/competing with the Force Gymnastics team or at a football field watching her 3 boys play their favorite sport. Besides being a former board member for the Force Gymnastics Booster Club, Heather has served on the board of directors for multiple organizations including the Swiftwater Elementary Center PTO, Pocono Lively Arts Community Theater, The Music Study Club of the Stroudsburgs and as the vacation Bible school coordinator for her church. 



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.

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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.

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Coach Vanessa

Recreational Coach/Recreational Program Assistant/Special Events Co-Coordinator 

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 Teresa

Girls Team Coach

Teresa found her love of gymnastics through her daughter. She has always been passionate about teaching children and has spent most of her life working with kids. Teresa lives in Palmer Township with her husband and two kids. She graduated from William Paterson University with a degree in Psychology and Sociology and has an associate degree in Early Childhood Education. Teresa loves to travel with her family and when she’s not in the gym you can probably find her with a camera in her hand. 

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Office Manager/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 and Office manager for Force Gymnastics.  

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Coach Crystal

Recreational Coach/Office Staff


Crystal is new to the gymnastics world, but has always been intrigued by the agility and flexibility of gymnasts. Crystal enjoys physical fitness and eating well. She enjoys music, gardening, bird watching, cooking, spending time with friends and family, helping others, old movies, laughing and having fun, and learning new things. Crystal also likes doing crossword puzzles as a way to decompress and build her vocabulary. 

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Coach Taylor 

Team Coach

Taylor did competitive gymnastics for 11 years with Force after finishing last season as a Level 9 gymnast.  Taylor now coaches for Force as an Xcel Silver, Level 4, and Devo/Pre-Team coach.  When she is not at school or working she loves spending time with her friends and family. 

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Coach Jen

Recreational Coach/Preschool Director  

Coach Jen resides in Forks Township and found her forever home at Force in March 2022. She comes with 20+ years experience coaching Gymnastics, Fitness and Yoga classes. Her speciality is teaching younger kids and hosting Birthday Parties/Special Events. She was also Captain of her Tennis Team in High School and College and majored in Communications while completing her internship at Walt Disney World. Her love for kids started while Babysitting and teaching Sunday School starting at 12 yo. Most people can tell that she absolutely loves working with kids and views it as a hobby instead of a job because she's still a kid at heart herself!! In her downtime she enjoys spending time with her 2 sons, Preston (17) and Julian (10), which are the light of her life! She is also very close with her parents, sister, and baby niece, Caycee. She absolutely loves Summer and enjoys spending time at the local pool, heading to the beach, traveling, hiking, biking, skiing, playing tennis, golf, volunteering, shopping and going to the spa. She is beyond grateful to have the opportunity to work at Force in such a fun family friendly/team environment. 

Assistant Coaches/Birthday/Special Event Attendants
 Andi, Jabari, Mollie, Lindsay, Ashley


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  or drop it by our facility.

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