Our Amazing Coaches
Prior to this, I was a preschool assistant teacher for about 7 years, after being a stay at home mom during my kiddos elementary years. I love being around children and watching them grow in their knowledge through education as well as the everyday skills they learn through activities like Gymnastics.
I look forward to seeing you all around Momentum Athletic Center, it’s a wonderful place!
Having spent 20 years as a gymnast and now entering her 3rd year coaching, Kayla has learned so many life lessons through the sport and is looking forward to spreading her passion, love, and knowledge of gymnastics to everyone she works with. No matter what age, level, or ability of an athlete, it is her goal to make gymnastics FUN while helping each gymnast reach her individual potential and achieve her goals!
Throughout high school I coached preschool and recreational gymnastics at my home gym, Siouxland Gymnastics Academy. I then went on to the University of Iowa to study psychology. While away at college I couldn’t give up my passion for the sport, so I landed a coaching position. I coached team XCEL (levels bronze through diamond) for Iowa GymNest, in Coralville, Iowa. After living in Iowa City for 5.5 years, I decided to transfer to the University of South Dakota. I graduated from USD with my Bachelors Degree in Psychology, with a minor in Child & Adolescent Development. I continued to coach working with developmental team kids, as well as levels 3-10 back at my home gym.
I recently moved to Colroado. I am so excited to be coaching for Momentum Athletic Center. I am specializing in the Mojo Stars right now, and I cannot wait to prepare these talented kiddos for competitive gymnastics! My heart will always be with the sport of gymnastics and I am just not ready to give up my passion for coaching young athletes to be their best versions of themselves, physically and mentally.
If you see me around the gym make sure to stop and introduce yourself! I love meeting new people and making connections! I cannot wait to make an impact in your child’s life!
Not only has Lindsey been a coach for many years, she also has a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Central Florida which she received in 2013. Her area of expertise is domestic violence and sexual violence. She was a professor for 5 years at the University of Alaska Anchorage, before taking a job in Lexington at the Univeristy of Kentucky. Lindsey left academia recently because she knew her passion was for gymnastics and she wanted to dedicate her career to helping athletes become the best gymnasts possible.
Lindsey has a black Lab named Riley who is the love of her life!
Megan initially began in gymnastics where she competed through level 4, but quickly switched rolls when was introduced to cheerleading. She fell in love with cheer and competed with the world-renowned ICE Athletics for many years. She helped bring home countless national championships during her time at ICE and traveled all over the country. In 2009, Megan made the tough decision to leave all-star cheer for her high school varsity squad. She helped them bring home three consecutive top five finishes at state.
In 2013, Megan moved west for college and attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In Nebraska, the main aspects of cheerleading are actually illegal in the school systems. A blessing in disguise, Megan looked for other opportunities to stay involved in cheerleading and came across Cheer Xpress, Lincoln’s premier competitive program. She began coaching tumbling and prep classes, but quickly became the head coach for multiple competitive teams. Megan was also fortunate enough to aid in coaching Cheer Xpress’s world’s team, which consecutively places in the top 15 year after year.
She graduated in 2017 with a B.S. in Marketing and moved a bit further west to be closer to family. She attempted the corporate world but quickly realized her heart belongs on the mat. Her passion is cheerleading and is so excited to share that with athletes here at Momentum.
If you need an experienced mom to talk with, stop by the front desk and say hi!
originally from Spring, Texas. I began gymnastics when I was 3 years old and competed to level 7. I began cheering for Woodland’s Elite Cheer Company and my high school in Texas. I moved to Parker last year. I enjoy Cheer, of course, as well as snowboarding, soccer, and 4H. My ambition is to become a Veterinarian.
Throughout high school I competed for my school’s gymnastics team as well as coaching preschool and recreational gymnastics at Goodson Recreation Center. After graduation I moved to Manhattan, Kansas to attend Kansas State University where I studied Communications and Marketing. Shortly after moving to Kansas I knew something was missing and had to get back in the gym so I began working at Manhattan Gymnastics Academy. I coached recreational, Developmental team, team XCEL, and JO. I graduated from KSU this past spring with a Bachelor in Mass Communications and Marketing with a minor in Journalism.
I recently moved back to Colorado and am so blessed and excited to be able to continue my passion for gymnastics by coaching here at Momentum! I am so excited to help your kiddos achieve their goals and be apart of their gymnastics journey!
I began as a Gymnast at the age of 8. I was definitely born to flip and twist and when my parents put me in Gymnastics, I excelled quite quickly achieving many awards and overcoming many obstacles. Gymnastics really set the frame work for what was to come for me and I know that without the sport, I would not have had the discipline, work ethic, motivation, etc. to push myself through the grit and experience the many opportunities that have been presented to me.
Moving forward, I ended up finding a new passion in Diving as my body was feeling the beating from Gymnastics. I knew I didn’t want to give up the “acrobatic” lifestyle but had to take a step back from what I was most passionate about. I found a whole different way of flipping and twisting with Diving. This is when my interest in not only being an athlete but also being a coach began to fester. I was able to use my Gymnastics foundation and build on it to help both my teammates and myself excel further in this sport. I dove for the University of Arizona and achieved many great accomplishments including the first National Title for the 10 Meter Platform Event at the D1 NCAA Championships. This was by far my highest accomplishment as an athlete and it lead me to a spot on the National Team as well as a spot to compete in the 2012 Olympic Trials. These experiences taught me 2 things. 1, hard work truly does pay off but 2; it takes a village of people who have helped guide and harness your skill set both as an athlete and person to get you to these high levels.
At this point, I moved on to work for Cirque Du Soleil as an Acrobat/Performer for the “O” Show at the Bellagio. Again, I knew I wasn’t ready to hang up my love for flipping and twisting so why not do it as a job? This experience truly shaped my passion for the discipline but also, it rounded my background as an athlete and gave me a better glimpse of how I would serve as a coach/mentor. As my body began to feel the years of competition and performances, I began to realize that I couldn’t leave this sport as it has done so much for me but also, I wanted to help those in my shoes accomplish goals and achieve great experiences for themselves. When the Head Diving Coach positioned opened up at DU, I knew this was my chance to do just that; help younger generations through their passion of Acrobatics and teach them discipline, hard work, dedication, etc. This also showed me what it entails to lead, plan, create and above all, do it while maintaining a fun and healthy environment that makes each individual want to come back for more.
I have loved every part of my life and know that through my experiences as an athlete and coach, I will do everything I can to make sure that I give each individual as much knowledge as I can to help them achieve their goals and expectations.
She decided to take a break and shocked her parents with going into the Army. Her background came in handy once again given her competitive background. Her talent as an artist was not missed and she was asked to perform for many military functions. With her first son, she decided to leave the military. She missed gymnastics and dance which led her to teach/coach for a prestigious school of dance connected to a gymnastics school in North Carolina. Celeste was then hired to start a gymnastics and dance program for the YMCA’s of Colorado Springs. In 2016, Celeste remarried and moved to Castle Rock where she became the Choreography Director and coached the Xcel teams. Her goals as a coach include performance that incorporates fun, safety, and applying her full potential to all levels of gymnastics.
Emily really enjoys working with the kids and parents at Momentum. Swing by the front desk and introduce yourself when you get a chance. She loves meeting new people!
I was then was recruited by the University of Whitewater Wisconsin to be on the collegiate gymnastics team. I competed for a year and a half. Unfortunately had to quit due to my college education.
Since retiring as a competitor I have coached all levels of gymnastics; from preschool to JO Team. I have also coached cheerleaders, tumbling, dancers, choreography, and boxing!
Being a gymnast has taught me a lot in life, it taught me how to be very disciplined, to learn quickly, motivation, and it taught me to be a very hard worker.
My favorite thing to do is spend time with my family back home in TN and hangout with my fur baby Tyson on my days off!
After graduating high school I moved to Boulder, Colorado to pursue a Bachelors degree in Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado-Boulder. I continued to coach gymnastics in California during Summer breaks for my first two years of college, however I soon began working as a Medical Scribe in the Emergency Department at St. Anthony Hospital and therefore stayed in Colorado during the Summer time. I worked in the Emergency Department for about 2 years, however after graduating from college I realized how much I missed working with children and specifically coaching gymnastics.
I recently moved from Boulder to Denver and was thankful enough to hear about Momentum Athletic Center! I will be coaching pre-school and recreational classes at Momentum and am beyond excited to continue my passion for coaching gymnastics! I will be at the gym almost every day of the week, so if you ever have any questions or want to discuss your child, please don’t hesitate come talk to me!
In the Spring of 2010, I began coaching gymnastics. I started coaching preschoolers and eventually worked my way up to assistant coaching of Universal’s level 4 team. I also have coached private lessons (specifically to help girls with their back-hand-springs). Overall, my goals as a coach are to help gymnasts be confident in themselves and to help them achieve their personal goals.
I am so excited to be a part of the Momentum family and I look forward to building successful, confident, and happy gymnasts!
I started coaching in 2006. I am so thankful for the opportunity to make a positive atmosphere and impact on the children and have them experience the greatness of the sport like I did.
With nearly 7 years of coaching experience I have found my home. I love to be in the gym and be interactive with all of my athletes. I am very excited to be a part of the team at Momentum, and I look forward to sharing my gymnastics knowledge with them, and building strong, confident athletes.
I graduated from Metro State with a Bachelor’s Degree in both Biology and Sports Medicine. In my spare time, I root for the Yankees and whatever team my son is playing for. I have an amazing husband and three children, Sidni, Ben and Riley.