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 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 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 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.


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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!



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.   




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 for Force Gymnastics.  




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.   

Coach Jess

Girls Team/Recreational Coach

Coach Jess has always adored the sport of gymnastics because of the combined elements of tumbling and dance. She loves the artistry and technique it takes to be a gymnast. Coach Jess was a competitive gymnast and dancer for multiple years and ended her career when she entered high school. Currently, Coach Jess attends Cedar Crest College for Early Childhood Education. She enjoys working with and sharing her knowledge with children, allowing each of them to grow creatively as an individual. Coach Jess’s favorite quote is “Focus on the Outcome, Not the Obstacle.”


Coach Ciara

Recreational Coach/Office Staff


Ciara has had a passion for gymnastics for as long as she can remember. She competed between the ages of 8 and 9, but decided to try new things when her home gym closed. For a few years she jumped around between cheerleading, dance, and theatre. Yet, nothing satisfied the itch like gymnastics and she is glad to be back in the gym where she feels happiest. Coaching has helped her find her love for teaching and she is currently a student at Ithaca College in New York, where she plans to graduate from their elementary education program. Outside of the gym she stays connected to her artistic side - working in theatre, dancing, and creating things. You might also catch her flipping around at Adult Gym!


Coach Emma

Girls Team Assist/Recreational Coach 

Emma found a love for gymnastics at a young age and participated in competitive gymnastics for seven years reaching level 8. She is currently a student at Nazareth Area High School and competes in triple and long jump on the track and field team. She plans to attend a 4-year university after high school for pre med before continuing her medical education. In her free time, she loves to ski, travel, and spend time with her family. She loves the environment of gymnastics teaching how to work hard and improve each day. She is so excited to spread the positive energy and fun that gymnastics has to offer!

Junior Staff
Elizabeth   Hannah   Ashley   Lianna   
Haylee   Mollie   Tay   Lindsay

Seasonal Staff

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.