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”

 

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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.   

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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.

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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

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 Teresa

Recreational 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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Coach Amanda

Recreational 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!

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Melissa

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 Elizabeth 

Recreational Coach 

Elizabeth has had a love for gymnastics ever since she was very young. She has done recreational gymnastics since she was 6. Elizabeth is currently a senior at Northampton Area High School. After high school she plans to attend a 4-year university for International Business. Elizabeth has been a coach at Force for the past 3 years. She always enjoys the positive coaching environment.

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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.”

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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 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!

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Coach Morgan 

Recreational Coach and Program Assistant  

Morgan came to us with a competitive cheerleading background. She cheered from a child, up until graduating high school in 2016. After aging out of cheerleading Morgan went on to coach all-star cheerleading a year before coming to Force. She grew up in the Poconos and graduated from Pleasant Valley High School in 2016. After graduating Morgan started working in child care for a few years. She is now going in to her 3rd season at Force. When Morgan is not in the gym, you can most likely find her at home surrounded by family and friends. 

Junior Staff
   Ashley   Lianna 
   Mollie   Tay   Lindsay

  Lena   Maya

Seasonal Staff
Jess  Ciara  Hannah  Haylee  Makenna

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.