Angela has coached for over 9 years and coaches Beginners, Intermediate, & Advanced Girls. When asked why she enjoys coaching, she replied "I enjoy working with kids, and work to accomplish their goals - pushing them to succeed both inside and outside the gym!" She is also a UIC graduate, cheered in college, and works with dogs during the day.
UB has coached gymnastics for 6 years and was a state qualifying gymnast back in high school. His love for the sport is a great motivating factor for him and he enjoys learning more about it while coaching new athletes everyday. He is qualified to teach XCEL Team, all classes below Level 7, boys’ classes and is USAG certified.
Coach Tina has coached gymnastics for 7 years and coaches XCEL team and any girls’ recreational class. Tina graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelors in Parks, Recreation & Tourism with an emphasis in Sport Management. She enjoys coaching because she enjoys learning more about coaching every day and helping young athletes achieve their goals.
Coach Alexis was a gymnast for AAG since she was 6 years old and begun coaching last year. She coaches Beginner Girls every week. She enjoys coaching because she loves to see the kids learn new tricks and to see them smile everyday when they come to practice.
Jen started coaching at AAG last year and leads Beginner Girls and NinjaZone classes. She enjoys helping children gain self-confidence and helping them reach their goals. You may see her at the front desk on some days when she is not coaching.
Lexi coaches many of our Beginner classes throughout the week and also leads preschool classes. She enjoys coaching because of her love for teaching, which is what she is currently studying through College of DuPage. Fun fact: her favorite subject to teach is history.
Lauren was a cheerleader for 13 years and has tumbled basically her whole life. She leads many of our NinjaZone classes, beginners gymnastics, and tumbling classes. When asked why she loves coaching she replied that she loves to see the kids progress in the sport.
Carlos is our newest coach at AAG - he currently leads all levels of our boys’ gymnastics classes in addition to some NinjaZone classes.
Nate has coached the sport for over 10 years because he enjoys helping kids improve and build their confidence. He is qualified to coach any class we have, but works mostly with boys’ recreational classes and the team levels. He is an ACE certified personal trainer, is Cooper Institute Law Enforcement Fitness certified and is AHA CPR/AED certified (2017). Nate also has a history performing in circus arts.
Esther was a gymnast at AAG for 10 years and grew into a coaching role. She has coached for three years and regularly leads Beginners, Intermediate, and tumbling classes. When asked why she enjoys coaching, she said she loves being around the sport and that she loves working with kids that want to work hard so they can improve.