Samurais JR

Samurais JR Sterling Samurais

Samurais JR

  • Weekly Progress Updates
  • Promotes Positive Behaviors & Structure
  • Boost Speed & Movement
  • Enhances Flexibility, Coordination and Strength
  • Teaches Self & Body Control

Samurais is a fun and energetic class for boys and girls! Kids will run, jump, crawl, and flip through the air. This class will utilize obstacle courses as well as basic stretching and conditioning for safety. There is nothing more fun than acting like a ninja! This is a co-ed class.

Class Content

Stretching

10 minutes

Trampolines

10 minutes

Conditioning

5 minutes

Floor Obstacle

15 minutes

Open Classes

Day(s):

Samurais JR

Sterling Heights

Saturday 12:30pm - 1:10pm

Status: OPEN


Samurais JR Coach
Eden Kakos

Instructor


Samurais JR

Madison Heights

Monday 5:45pm - 6:25pm

Status: OPEN


Samurais JR Coach
Joshua Barton

Instructor



Course Instructors

Girls Team Coach Gymnastics

Alexis Misany

Girls Team Coach

I have been a gymnast my entire life, and I was a competitive gymnast at SGA. This is my first year coaching and I love it! I want to be a child psychologist when I grow up. My favorite quote: "Laughter is timeless, Imagination has no age and dreams are forever."

Event to Coach:

Floor

Color:

Pink

Animal:

Penguin

Reason for Coaching:

Watch the kids have fun and love gymnastics

Assistant Rec/PS Director Gymnastics

Audrey Jett

Assistant Rec/PS Director

I have a cheerleading background. I want to be a veterinarian and have a pet bunny named Sawyer. I absolutely love coaching gymnastics and can’t wait to meet you!

Event to Coach:

Bars

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Blue

Animal:

Bunny

Reason for Coaching:

I love working with children, interacting with them and seeing them learn new skills.

Coach Gymnastics

Bria Beguhn

Coach

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Dylan Meholic

Coach

I have a little over a year of coaching experience, I was a competitive gymnast for 9 years. I have 11 years baseball experience, 8 years of football and 4 years of basketball. I love all sports, along with staying active and fit. Fun Fact about me: I'm the first (& currently only) gymnast to receive a gold metal from Nationals for SGA. Favorite Quote: "I'm the best, always have been." (My own quote)

Event to Coach:

High Bars

Color:

Navy Blue

Animal:

Dog

Reason for Coaching:

"I love the sport & want to give other kids the same experience & opportunities to love this sport as well."

Coach Gymnastics

Dzenajla Ponjevic

Coach

I have 5 years of cheer experience. I began tutoring this year through NHS & enjoy being able to help people. I look forward to coaching your child!

Event to Coach:

Floor

Color:

Purple

Animal:

Lion

Reason for Coaching:

" I love kids and want to be a positive role model. I loved and enjoyed gymnastics and want to pass it along to the kids."

Coach Gymnastics

Eden Kakos

Coach

I have 5 years gymnastic experience and have been around children my entire life. I look forward to coaching for SGA! My favorite quote is "The only impossible journey is the one you never begin."

Event to Coach:

Floor

Color:

Pink

Animal:

Camel

Reason for Coaching:

"I love working with kids and want to see them form good friendships."

Girls Team Coach Gymnastics

Ethan Campion

Girls Team Coach

I have 22 years of experience as a gymnast. I started at 3 years old & quickly moved up from there to power tumbling for 2 years. From there I joined the boys program at ALL World Gymnastics. I competed for 11 years up to level 10 at 4 separate Junior Olympic National Championships. After graduating High School I competed for another 2 years on Springfield College's NCAA Men's Gymnastics Team. After that I began coaching gymnastics and have been coaching for 8 years.

Event to Coach:

Floor & Bars

Color:

Green

Animal:

Rabbit

Reason for Coaching:

"I love how invested kids become when they accomplish a goal"

Coach Gymnastics

Grace Toon

Coach

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Gretchen Mckinney

Coach

Event to Coach:

All

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Purple

Animal:

Giraffe

Reason for Coaching:

I like working with kids

Coach Gymnastics

Jacob Wlodarczyk

Coach

I have experience in just about every sport, baseball, hockey, football, tennis, lacrosse golf & skiing. I enjoy working with children and have worked with children in multiple different settings and am looking forward to this new adventure! Favorite Quote: "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."

Event to Coach:

Floor/Bars

Color:

Purple

Animal:

Dog

Reason for Coaching:

"I enjoy teaching children new skills and enjoy watching them gain confidence."

Coach Gymnastics

Jenna Kakos

Coach

I have 10 years experience as a gymnast,. I love this sport and cant wait to convey my love of this sport to each and every child! I can't wait to meet you and your child. Favorite Quote: 'Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard"

Event to Coach:

Beam

Color:

Blue

Animal:

Cheetah

Reason for Coaching:

I love seeing kids get skills they've been working on and doing better in gymnastics.

Preschool & Recreational Director Gymnastics

Jesse Mercado

Preschool & Recreational Director

I have over 30 years experience as a gymnast and 20+ years coaching gymnastics. I look forward to positivity influencing each and every gymnast! Favorite Quote "You've got all it takes, but it will take everything you got"

Event to Coach:

Floor

Color:

ALL

Animal:

Sloth

Reason for Coaching:

You personally affect the life, path, and attitude of a child. That is an amazing responsibility.

Coach Gymnastics

Joshua Barton

Coach

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Lance Lopp

Coach

I have 12 years of experience coaching gymnastics. I also have experience coaching peewee football, karate and Kung Fu. I enjoy being a part of a team responsible for coaching gymnastics to the next generation. My favorite hobby is hot rods along with my favorite book being Fallen Angels.

Event to Coach:

P-Bars

Color:

Blue

Animal:

Wolf

Reason for Coaching:

Skills must be spot on

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Maci Bird

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Makenzie Ross

Coach

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Maya Khachab

Coach

Event to Coach:

Bars

Color:

Purple

Animal:

Koala

Reason for Coaching:

I like to see kids succeed in what they do

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Peyton Wood

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Rachel Glew

Coach

I have a degree in Chemical Engineering. I was a gymnast for 12 years. I have a background in swim, cheer, and dance. I'm from North Carolina (coastline). I love Rock Music My favorite Quote is "Keep trying, keep believing, be happy, don't get discouraged, things will work out"

Event to Coach:

Floor

Color:

Black & Violet

Animal:

Birds

Reason for Coaching:

It's so exciting and rewarding when a gymnast gets a new skill they've been working so hard on!

Coach Gymnastics

Riley Ziesmer

Coach

I have 4 years of coaching experience & 5 years experience as a gymnast. I have years of experience with additional sports such as, Varsity Sideline/competitive cheer, along with varsity track & field / club track & field. I have coached city league cheerleading, have been an assistant tumbling coach for high school cheerleading along with babysitting. Favorite Quote: "Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching."

Event to Coach:

Vault & Floor

Color:

Orange

Animal:

Dog

Reason for Coaching:

"Being there for the milestones & success of athletes, it's so exciting! Because I remember that same feeling."

Preschool and Rec Coach Gymnastics

Sammi Larson

Preschool and Rec Coach

I have 10 years of gymnastic experience, 4 of those 10 years are as a competitive gymnast. I am currently part of SGA's Girls Competitive Team. I have 2 years dance experience as well. Favorite Quote: "Live everyday like it's your last"

Event to Coach:

Floor

Color:

Yellow

Animal:

Frag

Reason for Coaching:

To help kids get better with gymnastics along with the chance to share my love of the sport.

Coach Gymnastics

Vallerie Cipriani

Coach

I have 8 years dance experience, & 3 years of Volleyball. I want to work with children as a special needs teacher when I grow up. Favorite Quote: "You only live once".

Event to Coach:

Floor

Color:

Dark Green

Animal:

Bears

Reason for Coaching:

"I like watching kids grow in their gymnastics." I'm best friends with the owner.

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Michelle Staffen

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