Coaches

Ms. Carol’s GYMKIDS – Coaches

 

The Team

Gymnastics Coaches & Administrative Staff

Ms. Carol

Owner & Coach

A life’s commitment to exercise, from the age of 3, has led to a career that Ms. Carol would describe as a blessing!. As a former performing dance student, a competitive gymnast, a competitive cheerleader, & a group fitness instructor in health clubs (presently still working at Lifetime Fitness in Gilbert) her passion and ambition is to encourage & motivate a continued fitness lifestyle for the children for years to come.

Gene Petrini

Director of Operations

Ms. Jeri

Coach

Jeri is celebrating her 30th year, this year, as an Elementary Physical Education Teacher for the Mesa Public Schools.  As an accomplished gymnast since the age of 9, Jeri competed on the Elite level of gymnastics in High School & earned a full-ride athletic scholarship to ASU.  She competed for ASU (for four years) and graduated with a Physical Education Degree and then continued on to get her masters from NAU.  She was an NCAA National Champion on the uneven bars & an All-American in all four events.  She was inducted this year as a member of the ASU Hall of Fame for her gymnastic fame!  We love having her share her experience & talents with our Gymkids!

Ms. Luisa

Coach

I am a Freshman at Mesa Community College. I am also on the 2016-2017 MCC cheer team. I am studying to become a Dental Hygienist and eventually an Orthodontist. I have been working for Ms Carol since I was 14 and I was a gymnastics student of hers since the age of 9. I was a cheerleader throughout high school and tumbling is my passion. This job has taught me patience, leadership skills, and I love that I can come in everyday and work with kids.

Ms. Mikayla

Coach

As a former student of Ms. Carol’s gym (since the age of 7), Mikayla’s talents excelled and gave her many leadership positions with the gym.  She was on varsity cheer at Mesa High School and graduated this year. She will be attending Pima Medical Institute  to be a medical student.

Ms. Destinee

Coach

I have been in gymnastics since I was 3 years old. I went to Ms. Carols when I was 6 years old, and I have been there ever since. I started working for Ms. Carol since I was 13 and I love my job. I love working with all the kids and getting to know them not just as kids or gymnasts but as well as their personal lives. These kids are my life, as well as cheer, gymnastics, and dance. I love working with Ms. Carol and Mr. Gene, it’s the best job I can ever ask for.

Ms. Shalyn

Coach

I started gymnastics with Ms. Carol when I was 7 years old.  Last year, I was awarded co-captain. I do dance at school and in past years I have done hip hop classes at Ms. Carols. I am a golden scholar and love working with kids.