Fun & Fitness For All Ages

CLASSES TAUGHT BY HIGHLY TRAINED INSTRUCTORS

North County Gymnastics and The Gyminny Kids was formed out of our enthusiasm for working with children and our desire to encourage students of all ages to lead a healthier and happier existence through physical activity.

As a whole, our vision is to aid in the development of your child. From preschool readiness, playground readiness, and much more. Studies show active children focus better in school and learn life lessons earlier on when participating in sports. Gymnastics offers a unique opportunity of introducing instruction from coaches, personal challenges, goal setting, as well as encompassing body mechanics that can relate to all sports later in life. Having a foundation of gymnastics offers a fundamental love of fitness for all ages and abilities.

Our highly trained staff of instructors take pride in running classes that are fun and exciting while also giving children tools such as self-discipline. After all, we learn much more quickly and have better retention when we are having a good time!

Gyminny Kids offers a full range of boys and girls gymnastics equipment and classes. Our free, no-obligation evaluation helps us determine the class that will be the best fit for your child’s age and ability. From 15-months to adult, we truly believe in fun and fitness for all ages!


STAFF BIOS

Liz Mullarkey – Owner 

Background

BS in Physical Education
MS in Sports Management
Head Coach, University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse (5 yrs)
Assistant Coach, Ohio State University (2 yrs)
Prairie du Chien High School Coach (7 yrs)

Why I Work at Gyminny Kids 

I wanted to work for myself as well as pursue an area I was very knowledgeable in.

Hobbies

Packers fan, the arts including theatre and musicals, the outdoors and traveling.

With Gyminny Kids Since… 1987

Rob Bryson – Owner 

Background

Associate Degree from Milwaukee School of Broadcasting
Retired Collegiate & High School Basketball Official
Avid Golfer

Why I Work at Gyminny Kids

We saw a niche in the market to fulfill the needs of an active community

Hobbies

Going to the movies, golf, working out, an immense sports fan and refereeing

With Gyminny Kids Since… 1987

Daniel Gundert
Director of Operations, Head Team Coach

Background

Open Optional Gymnast
Involved in Gymnastics for over 20 years
15 plus years coaching experience
USAG Certified Junior Olympic Coach
USAG member / First aid CPR Certified
Certified Men’s and Women’s Gymnastics Judge with the National Gymnastics Judges Assoc. (NGJA)

Why I Work at Gyminny Kids

I love gymnastics, I love kids and, out of the eight facilities I have taught within, this is the cleanest, most well run gym of them all.

Hobbies

Learning about business and finance, hiking, working out, started a small business with my wife- D&M leotards, and spending time with my kids

With Gyminny Kids Since… 2003

Scott Zimmerman 
Assistant Director of Operations

Background

BA in Psychobiology
20 plus years coaching experience
4 years Acro Power Tumbling
USAG member / First aid CPR Certified

Why I Work at Gyminny Kids

I work at Gyminny Kids because of the great kids I get to work with every day. I also enjoy teaching the kids in a non-competitive, fun atmosphere. Most of all, I work here because I enjoy the people I work with.

Hobbies

Music, hiking, snowboarding, and reading

With Gyminny Kids Since… 1995

 


Karen McGuire
General Manager

Background

12 plus years of coaching experience
USAG “Director” certification / 15 different courses through USAG university
National Trampoline Champion
Competed and coached Trampoline & Tumbling on the national level
Studied Early Childhood Development and spectrum disorders at Palomar College
USAG member / First aid CPR Certified

Why I Work at Gyminny Kids

Of all the children’s programs I have worked with, this one is one I really believe in. I enjoy the philosophy the program runs by and love the sport of gymnastics.

Hobbies

Playing with my three dogs, going to the beach, surfing and spending time with my daughter and family.

With Gyminny Kids Since… 2005

 


Krishele Nelson 
Birthday Director & Instructor

Background

Competitive gymnast for 8 years – level 8
5 years coaching experience
Degree from the Fashion Institute
USAG member / First aid CPR Certified

Why I Work at Gyminny Kids

Smiles! I love seeing a child’s face light up when they get a new skill. I also get to do what I love every day.

Hobbies

Reading, movies, hiking, golfing

With Gyminny Kids Since… 2017

 


Ronna Swink
Office Staff/School Liaison &  Instructor

Background

15 years ballet (3 yrs pointe)
15 years tap
15 years jazz

Why I Work at Gyminny Kids

I love being around young people and working with gymnastics and dance! **Miss. Ronna is also our in house artist who helps with all of our posters and designs!

Hobbies

Singing karaoke, dancing, doing tattoos and portraits

With Gyminny Kids Since… 2015

 


Dave Moser
Instructor & Camp Director

Background

4 years competitive gymnast
20 plus years of coaching experience
Poway High School Gymnastics Head Coach
Winner 2012 California State Gymnastics Coach of the Year
USAG member / First aid CPR Certified

Why I Work at Gyminny Kids

It’s great to work with kids of all ages and to teach them a sport that means so much to me.

Hobbies

Computers, cars and spending time with my family

With Gyminny Kids Since… 1989

 


Gary Johnson
Safety Director 

Background

20 plus years of coaching experience
4 years competitive gymnast
USAG member / First aid CPR Certified

Why I Work at Gyminny Kids

I work at Gyminny Kids for the smiling faces. I enjoy the pure joy each day I come to work.

Hobbies

Hang gliding, watching movies, building things, time with friends and family

With Gyminny Kids Since… 1993

Greg Lane
Instructor & Character Counts Director

Background

40 plus years coaching experience
USAG member / First aid CPR Certified
13 years competitive gymnast

Why I Work at Gyminny Kids

I love teaching the most amazing sport in the world.

Hobbies

Kiteboarding

With Gyminny Kids Since… 2008

Joy Palmer
Team Administrator & Girls Team Coach

Background

7 yrs of competitive gymnastics through Level 8
13 years of coaching experience
BA in Government & International Relations
USAG member / First aid CPR Certified

Why I Work at Gyminny Kids

Because I love gymnastics and I love working with kids.

Hobbies

Watching movies, dancing in my kitchen and eating cupcakes

With Gyminny Kids Since… 2011

Matt Baits
Cont. Education Dir. & Boys Team Coach

Background

8 years as a competitive gymnast
11 plus years coaching experience
USAG professional member for 9 plus years
From a family of gymnastics coaches
USAG member / First aid CPR Certified

Why I Work at Gyminny Kids

Because of the atmosphere. In 11 years of coaching, I have yet to find a gym as experienced and fun as Gyminny Kids. Every member of the staff coaches for the kids and makes everyday as enjoyable as possible.

Hobbies

Spending time with my two wonderful children, coaching and doing sports and BBQs

With Gyminny Kids Since… 2012

Mocte Villalobos
Instructor & Team Coach

Background

20 years coaching experience
15 years competitive team experience
PE Teacher for 5 years
USAG member / First aid CPR Certified
10 years as a Gymnastics judge

Why I Work at Gyminny Kids

Because I love to work with children and teaching gymnastics is my passion

Hobbies

Lifting weights, running, reading, window shopping, and traveling

With Gyminny Kids Since… 2014

David Hott
Social Media Director & Instructor

Background

10+ years of musical theater- singing, acting and dancing
Worked as a performer at Lego Land
USAG member / First aid CPR Certified

Why I Work at Gyminny Kids

There is nothing more fun than working with kids. I am a big kid at heart so I couldn’t be working any where more perfect!

Hobbies

Watching movies, making films, food, coffee, reading.. and FOOD!

With Gyminny Kids Since… 2015

Earl Vargas
Instructor

Background

Speed training athletic coach
Major in Kinesiology
2 years of Gymnastics coaching experience & camp coach
Personal trainer
Kids church leader
USAG member / First aid CPR Certified

Why I Work at Gyminny Kids

I love working with kids. I love the energy and investing my time in developing kids in athletics

Hobbies

Playing guitar, working out and playing sports – soccer, football, basketball. I also enjoy travel.

With Gyminny Kids Since… 2015

Rodney Van Reenan
Instructor & Circus Program Director

Background

30 years Acrobatic training, performing and teaching. Developed an after school program for acrobatics. Performed with Ringling Bros circus. USAG member / First aid CPR Certified

Why I Work at Gyminny Kids

Combining my passion of performance and acrobatics with kids is a dream come true. I love watching them learn a new skill and get excited

Hobbies

Spending time with my family and creating unique aerial acts with music.

With Gyminny Kids Since… 2015

Erika Cox
Instructor & Office Admin

Background

10 Years of gymnastics up to Level 7
10 Years in dance and ballet
BA in Communication at CSUSM

Why I Work at Gyminny Kids

I’m excited to work here because I am passionate about the sport of gymnastics & dance. I love what I got from the sports & want to give back by teaching it to others.

Hobbies

Traveling, going to the beach, coffee, and spending time with my husband.

With Gyminny Kids Since… 2016

Nathan Darrow
XCEL Head Coach & Instructor 

Background

12 years of gymnastics experience
2 years of coaching gymnastics
6 years of cheerleading
2 years of high school cheerleading coaching
USAG member / First aid CPR Certified

Why I Work at Gyminny Kids

I’m ready to have fun when I come to work and to teach kids about a sport in which I have knowledge and passion.

Hobbies

I like to read, go on hikes, work out, hang out with friends and more!

With Gyminny Kids Since… 2016

Wes Randall
Instructor

Background

Over 20 years coaching gymnastics
UCLA Men’s assistant coach
Coached youth services high school
Member of highest scoring high bar team with UCLA Nationally
USAG member / First aid CPR Certified

Why I Work at Gyminny Kids

Hopeful to help design and implement drills and progressions that significantly enhance skill development and build enjoyment and self confidence

Hobbies

I enjoy designing and building custom homes I enjoy exotic, classic, and muscle cars. I enjoy the challenge of designing new technology.

With Gyminny Kids Since… 2016

Olin Eaves
Boys Team Coach & Blue Room Director

Background

13 years competitive coaching experience 
5 years cheerleading 
Nationally certified men’s judge / 2013 Men’s JR Olympic nationals coach 
BS in Psychology, MA in Student Affairs Administration 

Why I Work at Gyminny Kids

I am thrilled to be at a gym where great gymnastics is created in a fun, dynamic environment 

Hobbies

Reading, watching movies, playing iPad games 

With Gyminny Kids Since… 2017

Jamie Parks
Instructor

Background

Compulsory competitive gymnast
Dance in High School
11 years coaching
Level 4-8 rated USAG judge
5 years congress attendee

Why I Work at Gyminny Kids

I love working with children and the sport of gymnastics. I also love the positive atmosphere here.

Hobbies

I like to cook, hike, camp, color, playing with my RC rock crawler, disc golfing  and dancing

With Gyminny Kids Since… 2017

 


Jennifer “JJ” Jensen
Instructor

Background

10 Years as a competitive gymnast up to elite level
20 Years coaching experience

Why I Work at Gyminny Kids

I love kids and teaching them the sport I love is very fulfilling.

Hobbies

Cooking

With Gyminny Kids Since… 2017

 


Daniella Figuera
Instructor

Background

Competitive gymnast for 7 years
Degree in Media and Cultural Studies from University California Riverside

Why I Work at Gyminny Kids

I love to see student excel while developing a passion for the sport I love.

Hobbies

Hiking with my dog, horseback riding and watching movies.

With Gyminny Kids Since… 2017

 


Laryssa Johnson
Instructor 

Background

5 years of gymnastics experience
4 years of coaching
Studying nursing at CSUSM with a minor in Sociology

Why I Work at Gyminny Kids

I work at Gyminny Kids because I love kids and enjoy helping them learn gymnastics.

Hobbies

Spending time with family and friends.

With Gyminny Kids Since… 2017

 


Macy Augustus
Instructor

Background

17 Years of cheerleading 
2 years of coaching experience
Studying Childhood Development

Why I Work at Gyminny Kids

I am excited to work at Gyminny kids because I enjoy being able to teach kids and watch them grow and progress.

Hobbies

I love to go hiking, reading, and tumbling.

With Gyminny Kids Since… 2017

 


Alexis D’Souza
Instructor & Red Room Coordinator 

Background

Gymnast for 13 years
Camp coach for 4 years
BA in Child and Adolescent Development, minor in Special Education

Why I Work at Gyminny Kids

I grew up doing gymnastics, so I am excited to teach a sport that was such a big part of my life. I also love working with children.

Hobbies

Baking, crafts, road trips, going to the beach.

With Gyminny Kids Since… 2017

 


Shannon Shaffer
Instructor

Background

4 Years Cheerleading

Why I Work at Gyminny Kids

Tumbling has always been my favorite part of cheer so I love to tumble! I want to share my love of sports, especially gymnastics and tumbling

Hobbies

Cheer, soccer, & videography. 

With Gyminny Kids Since… 2018

 


Lysander “Stitch” Luansing Jr.
Instructor & Ninja Coach

Background

Parkour/Martial Arts for 11 years
4 Years of gymnastics experience
B.S. in Kinesiology emphasis in PE

Why I Work at Gyminny Kids

I love helping kids accomplish things they never knew they could. 

Hobbies

Parkour, auto racing , & martial arts. 

With Gyminny Kids Since… 2018

 


Megan Fears
Instructor 

Background

Previous Gyminny Kid
Certified Yoga Instructor
Love for anatomy/kinesiology

Why I Work at Gyminny Kids

It’s my dream job!

Hobbies

Yoga, skating, camping, and anything under the warm sun!

With Gyminny Kids Since… 2018

 


Annie Buonvicino
Instructor

Background

Gyminny Kids Summer Camp Coach
6 years of dance
Studying hospitality

Why I Work at Gyminny Kids

I want to help kids learn & keep them active!

Hobbies

Singing, coffee, shopping, Instagram

With Gyminny Kids Since… 2018

 


Nikki Branson
Office Staff 

Background

13 years of Gymnastics & Cheer
CA College of SD
 

Why I Work at Gyminny Kids

I just love kids and I believe that gymnastics is a very important part of a child’s development.
 

Hobbies

Yoga, crafts, singing, & painting 

With Gyminny Kids Since… 2018

 


Lauren Pfeil
Instructor 

Background

Previous Gyminny Kid
6 years of gymnastics experience
Studying at Miramar College
 

Why I Work at Gyminny Kids

I took classes here and I’ve always loved gymnastics & the Gyminny Kids atmosphere. Its a great place to be!
 

Hobbies

Watching movies & making crafts

With Gyminny Kids Since… 2018

 


Olivia Wells
Office Staff & Instructor 

Background

2 years of Gyminny Kids summer camp coaching
 

Why I Work at Gyminny Kids
Hobbies
With Gyminny Kids Since… 2017