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 9-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


Krishele Trueblood
Program Director

Background

Competitive gymnast for 8 years – level 8
10 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!

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/

Events Coordinator & Instructor

 
Background

10+ year background in performing / 4+ years gymnastics instruction.
USAG member / First aid CPR Certified

Why I Work at Gyminny Kids

I love working with kids and having a job that I look forward to coming to each day!

Hobbies

Graphic design, videography, photography, going to new coffee shops and going to Disneyland!

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


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 

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


Daniela Figuera

Office Staff

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
Red Room Director & Instructor

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, drawing, crafting, road trips, coffee shop hopping, going to the beach, petting dogs and Disneyland!

With Gyminny Kids Since 2017
 

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

Serving in youth ministry at church, dance, and going to cool coffee shops.

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
Gymnastics and cheer for 4 years
Dance for 3 years

Why I Work at Gyminny Kids

I love working with children and I love being able to help them developmentally.

Hobbies

Camping, taking my dogs to the park, and spending time with family

With Gyminny Kids Since 2017


Matt Pennington
Instructor

Background

Gymnast for 6+ years
BA UCLA in Music Performance
MM The New England Conservatory

 
Why I Work at Gyminny Kids

I have a deep interest in the learning process, and I’m here to connect with kids so we can teach each other all about it!

Hobbies

Playing the french horn, piano, rock climbing, gymnastics, snowboarding, ultimate frisbee, reading, and learning

With Gyminny Kids Since 2017

Sam Schneider
Instructor 

Background

Gymnast for 13+ years
Coach for 2 years for swimming/diving
Safety instructor for swim

 
Why I Work at Gyminny Kids

I love coaching and gymnastics, so it is a perfect fit.

Hobbies

Diving, surfing, and gymnastics

With Gyminny Kids Since 2018


Sam Moehlig
Instructor 

Background

Gyminny Kid for 16 years
Competitive gymnast for 3+ years

Why I Work at Gyminny Kids

I love the environment here and I love children and watching them grow as people.

Hobbies

Gymnastics, reading, hiking, spending time with family

With Gyminny Kids Since 2018

 Pamela C
Instructor 

Background

12 years experience working with children
5 years of gymnastics experience
Bachelors in Psychology

Why I Work at Gyminny Kids

I love being active and I enjoy gymnastics!

Hobbies

Riding horses, reading, and traveling.

With Gyminny Kids Since 2019

Rosellina Squeo
Instructor 

Background

Former preschool teacher and currently in school to become an elementary school teacher with a minor in psychology.

Why I Work at Gyminny Kids

I enjoy working with kids and helping them stay active!

Hobbies

Hanging out with family and friends, baking, shopping and coloring.

With Gyminny Kids Since 2018

Kurt Larson
Instructor 

Background

20 years as a professional singer, dancer, actor and magic illusionist both as a performer and instructor.

Why I Work at Gyminny Kids

To make a difference! Sometimes we fall for the myth that what we start out doing has to be perfect to have any effect. I’ve learned that all we really have to do is start. I am the result of who coached me! There’s no better place to do that than right here at Gyminny Kids!

Hobbies

Traveling and spending time with my wife and three children, playing tennis, swimming, board games, going to the movies and new restaurants.

With Gyminny Kids Since 2019

Sandi Holstein
Instructor 

Background
Over 10 years of gymnastics including competition experience
8 years of dance experience
Why I Work at Gyminny Kids

To make a difference! Sometimes we fall for the myth that what we start out doing has to be perfect to have any effect. I’ve learned that all we really have to do is start. I am the result of who coached me! There’s no better place to do that than right here at Gyminny Kids!

Hobbies

I love rainy days, reading, and the color grey.

With Gyminny Kids Since 2019