Our Amazing Coaches
If you need an experienced mom to talk with, stop by the front desk and say hi!
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!
“A little bit about myself. I was a gymnast for 12 years, and a former gymnast here at Momentum Athletic Center. I competed in CARA, USAG and high school gymnastics. While injuries have ended my competitive career, that doesn’t stop me from coaching! I am still in love with the sport, and want to be as involved as possible. At Momentum I coach beginner, intermediate and advanced recreation classes I have an enormous love for each and everyone of my girls. I treat them with true value and respect, and hope to be the best coach I can be for them. All I want is to pass my love, and knowledge for the sport I know onto my girls.”
Competitive Cheer and School Cheer showed me how to be a great leader and overall shaped me into who I am today. My goal is to teach kids of any age, of any skill level that they are capable of ANYTHING they put their mind to. With good guidance and leadership comes skills, confidence, and spirit! It’s all about learning and gaining new skills while having fun!
“There is no greater feeling than helping young athletes further develop their skills, determination, dedication, resilience and discipline; not only in gymnastics but also in everyday life. I am so excited to have the opportunity to love, support, and help guide your girls to success.”
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!
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!
Tamika’s background in athletics is pretty extensive: 13 years as a competitive gymnast, 10 years as a track and field athlete, 5 years as a cheerleader and lastly 4 years as a professional competitive bodybuilder!
When she isn’t working, she’s enjoying time with her husband enjoying; family, friends, movies and traveling!
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!
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!
She received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Webster University in St. Louis, MO and graduated with her Master’s in Public Administration in December 2017 from CU Denver. Meghan coached cheer, tumbling, and gymnastics for two years before going back to get her graduate degree.
“I love the progress that can be made in gymnastics and tumbling and the significance of working with others. My goal is to always foster inclusion and help individuals discover their own talents.”
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.