Strong Stars

Strong Stars Preschool Gymnastics

Strong Stars

  • Weekly Progress Updates
  • Helps Establish Structure
  • Encourages Self Control
  • Enhances Flexibility, Coordination, & Strength
  • Teaches Courage & Overcoming Fears

This is a 50-minute class designed to help your child transfer over to our recreational program. As such, this class is a modified Boys Instructional Class. Gymnasts will advance their basic skills on all events: Floor, P-Bars, Low Bar, Rings and Vault. This is a Boys Only Class.

Class Content

Stretching

10 minutes

Floor

10 minutes

Trampolines

10 minutes

Boys Equipment

15 minutes

Open Classes

Day(s):

Strong Stars

Sterling Heights

Wednesday 4:45pm - 5:35pm

Status: OPEN


Strong Stars Preschool and Rec Coach
Sammi Larson

Instructor


Strong Stars

Sterling Heights

Monday 4:45pm - 5:35pm

Status: OPEN


Strong Stars Coach
Gretchen Mckinney

Instructor


Strong Stars

Sterling Heights

Friday 5:45pm - 6:35pm

Status: OPEN


Strong Stars Preschool & Recreational Director
Jesse Mercado

Instructor



Course Instructors

Coach Gymnastics

Addison King

Coach

Event to Coach:

Floor

Color:

White

Animal:

Elephant

Reason for Coaching:

"I love working with kids."

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

Coach Gymnastics

Anna Keyorkgy

Coach

I was a gymnast for 7 years and absolutely love this sport. I also have experience with soccer and volleyball. Sports are vital to a child's growth and I want to be part of that process. Favorite Quote: "You never fail until you stop trying." My favorite book is pride and prejudice I love reading! I want to be a neurosurgeon when I grow up.

Event to Coach:

Bars

Color:

Red & Purple

Animal:

Polar Bears

Reason for Coaching:

I love working with kids and seeing them grow as people

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

Color:

Blue

Animal:

Bunny

Reason for Coaching:

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

Coach Gymnastics

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

Faith Hana

Coach

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Coach Gymnastics

Gretchen Mckinney

Coach

Event to Coach:

All

Color:

Purple

Animal:

Giraffe

Reason for Coaching:

I like working with kids

Coach Gymnastics

Hanna Wegrzyn

Coach

Event to Coach:

Floor

Color:

Blue

Animal:

Dog

Reason for Coaching:

Love kids & gymnastics

Coach Gymnastics

Hayden Brock

Coach

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Coach Gymnastics

Isabella Guy

Coach

I have been a dancer for 11 years. When I grow up I want to be a nurse anesthetist. In my free time I like to paint, read, and play with my hedgehogs. Favorite Quote: "Keep trying until you succeed."

Event to Coach:

Floor

Color:

Yellow

Animal:

Hedgehogs

Reason for Coaching:

I love coaching because I enjoy being able to work 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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Coach Gymnastics

Kennedi Traylor

Coach

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Coach Gymnastics

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

Coach Gymnastics

Layla Parker

Coach

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Coach Gymnastics

Maci Bird

Coach

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Coach Gymnastics

Maya Khachab

Coach

Event to Coach:

Bars

Color:

Purple

Animal:

Koala

Reason for Coaching:

I like to see kids succeed in what they do

Boys Team Coach Gymnastics

Nino Guerra

Boys Team Coach

I have over 15 years coaching experience. I was a gymnast myself for 14 years. I have been a Gymnast my entire life, & competed through Ohio State.

Event to Coach:

All the Flips!

Color:

Mazin Blue

Animal:

Unicorns

Reason for Coaching:

I have a passion for the sport & want to share that passion with every young gymnast!

Coach Gymnastics

Peyton Wood

Coach

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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."

Coach Gymnastics

Rzan Kina

Coach

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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.

Coach Gymnastics

Michelle Staffen

Coach

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