FUN & FITNESS FOR ALL AGES

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 more quickly and have better retention when we’re having a good time!

Gyminny Kids offers a full range 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 years)
Assistant Coach, Ohio State University (2 years)
Prairie du Chien High School Coach (7 years)
Why I Started Gyminny Kids
I wanted to work for myself as well as pursue an area I was very knowledgeable in.
Hobbies
Packers fan, theatre and musicals, the outdoors and traveling
With Gyminny Kids since 1987

Rob Bryson Owner

Background
Associate Degree for Milwaukee School of Broadcasting
Retired Collegiate & High School Basketball Official
Avid Golfer
Why I Started Gyminny Kids
We saw a niche in the market to fulfill the needs of an active community.
With Gyminny Kids since 1987

Daniel Gundert

Director of Operations
Head Team Coach

Background
Open Optional Gymnastics
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 Association (NGJA)
Why I Work at Gyminny Kids
I love gymnastics, I love kids and out of the eight facilities I have taught with, this is the cleanest most well run gym of them all.
Hobbies
Learning about business and finance, hiking, working out, running 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
Head Demo Team Coach

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 here 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
Degree in fashion and product development from the Fashion Institute
Competitive gymnastics for 8 years – Level 8
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 2011

Alexis D’Souza

Red Room Director
Co-Director of
Coaches Cup
Instructor

Background
BA in Child and Adolescent Development
Minor in Special Education
Gymnast for 13 years
Camp coach for 4 years
USAG Member / First Aid CPR Certified
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
Drawing, baking, crafting, road trips, shop hopping, going to the beach, petter dogs and Disneyland!
With Gyminny Kids since 2017

Annie Buonvicino

Birthday Party Coordinator
Office Staff
Instructor

Background
6 years of dance
Currently studying hospitality
USAG Member / First Aid CPR Certified
Why I Work at Gyminny Kids
I want to help kids learn and keep them active!
Hobbies
Serving in youth ministry at church, dance and going to cool coffee shops
With Gyminny Kids since 2018

Dave Moser

Camp Director
Instructor

Background
4 years competitive gymnast
20 years plus 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

David Hott

Creative Director
Events Coordinator
Co-Director of
Coaches Cup
Instructor

Background
10+ years background in performing
4+ years teaching gymnastics
USAG Member / First Aid 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
Videography, graphic design, photography, going to new coffee shops and going to Disneyland!
With Gyminny Kids since 2015

Gary Johnson

Safety Director
Instructor

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 here for the smiling faces I get to see every day!
Hobbies
Hang gliding, watching movies, building things, time with friends and family
With Gyminny Kids since 1993

Greg Lane

Character Counts Director
Instructor

Background
40 plus years coaching experience
13 years competitive gymnast
USAG Member / First Aid CPR Certified
Why I Work at Gyminny Kids
I love teaching the most amazing sport in the world!
Hobbies
Kiteboarding
With Gyminny Kids since 2008

Jamie Parks

JETs Head Coach
Girls Team Coach
Instructor

Background
Compulsory competitive gymnast
Dance in High School
11 years coaching
Level 4-8 rated USAG Judge
7 years Congress attendee
USAG Member / First Aid CPR Certified
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, play with my RC rock crawler, disc golfing and dancing.
With Gyminny Kids since 2017

Joy Palmer

Team Administrator 
Girls Team Coach

Office Staff

Background
BA in Goverment & International Relations
7 years of competitive gymnastics through level 8
13 years of coaching experience
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

Kurt Larson

Instructor

Background
20 years as a professional singer, dancer, actor and magic illusionist both as a performer and instructor
USAG Member / First Aid CPR Certified
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 here.
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

Laurn Pfeil

Instructor

Background
Former Gyminny Kid
6 years of gymnastics experience
Studying at Miramar College
USAG Member / First Aid CPR Certified
Why I Work at Gyminny Kids
I took classes here and I’ve always loved gymnastics and the Gyminny Kids atmosphere. It’s a great place to be!
Hobbies
Watching movies and making crafts.
With Gyminny Kids since 2018

Laryssa Johnson

Instructor
Office Staff

Background
5 years of gymnastics experience
4 years of coaching
Studying nursing at CSUSM with a Minor is Sociology
USAG Member / First Aid CPR Certified
Why I Work at Gyminny Kids
I work here because I love kids and enjoy helping them learn gymnastics.
Hobbies
Spending time with family and friends.
With Gyminny Kids since 2017

Lysander “Stitch” Luansing Jr.

Ninja Director Instructor

Background
BS in Kinesiology with an emphasis on PE
Parkour/Martial Arts for 11 years
4 years of gymnastics experience
USAG Member / First Aid CPR Certified
Why I Work at Gyminny Kids
I work here because I love kids and enjoy helping them learn gymnastics.
Hobbies
Spending time with family and friends.
With Gyminny Kids since 2018

Macy Augustus

Instructor

Background
17 years of cheerleading
3 years of coaching experience
Studying Childhood Development
USAG Member / First Aid CPR Certified
Why I Work at Gyminny Kids
I am excited to work here because I enjoy being able to teach kids and watch their growth and progress.
Hobbies
I love to go hiking, reading and tumbling.
With Gyminny Kids since 2017

Megan Fears

Gym + Director
Instructor

Background
Former Gyminny Kid
Certified Yoga Instructor
USAG Member / First Aid CPR Certified
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

Mocte Villalobos

Level 4 & 5 Boys Team Head Coach 
Instructor

Background
20 plus years coaching experience
15 years competitive team experience
PE Teacher for 5 years
USAG Member / First Aid CPR Certified
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

Nathan Darrow

XCEL Head Coach
Instructor

Background
12 years of gymnastics experience
2 years of teaching gymnastics
6 years of cheerleading
2 years of coaching High School cheer
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 ready, go on hikes, work out, hang out with friends and more!
With Gyminny Kids since 2016

 

Olin Eaves

Boys Team Coach
Instructor


Background
13 years competitive coaching experience
5 years cheerleading
Nationally certified men’s judge
2013 Men’s Junior Olympic Nationals Coach
USAG Member / First Aid CPR Certified
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

Pamela Calderon

Instructor

Background
BS in Psychology
13 years experience working with children
5 years of gymnastics experience
USAG Member / First Aid CPR Certified
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 and playing iPad games.

Rosellina Squeo

Instructor

Background
Former preschool teacher and currently in school to become an elemntary 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

Rodney Van Reenan

Circus Director
Instructor

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 getting excited about it.
Hobbies
Spending time with my family and creating unique aerial acts with music.
With Gyminny Kids since 2015

Ronna Swink

School Liaison
Office Staff
Instructor

Background
15 years of ballet, tap & jazz (3 years pointe)
USAG Member / First Aid CPR Certified
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

Sam Moeglig

Boys Team Coach
Instructor

Background
Gyminny Kid for 16 years
Competitive gymnastic for 3+ years
USAG Member / First Aid CPR Certified
Why I Work at Gyminny Kids
I love the environment here and I love kids and watching them grow as people!
Hobbies
Gymnastics, reading, hiking and spending time with family
With Gyminny Kids since 2018

Sandi Holstein

Instructor

Background
Over 10 years of gymnastics including competitive experience
8 years of dance experience
USAG Member / First Aid CPR Certified
Why I Work at Gyminny Kids
I love coming into work and making a difference in my student’s lives, one class at a time!
Hobbies
I love rainy days, reading and the color grey.
With Gyminny Kids since 2019

Sarah DiSpaltro

TNT Director
Instructor
Office Staff

Background
Bachelor’s in Business Management
Bachelor’s in Athletic Conditioning and Coaching
Gymnast for 15+ years, ended training elite level
Former Collegiate Athlete
7 years coaching experience
Awarded 2018 MEC first team all conference (college)
National title holder in Level 10
National Title Holder in Acrobatics and Tumbling
USAG Member / First Aid CPR Certified
Why I Work at Gyminny Kids
I love working with kids and having the rewarding feeling when they get new skills. Helping them grow emotionally, mentally and physically is awesome to be a part of.
Hobbies
I love to play with my dog Mila, working out, reading, and running a small fitness company and helping others live a healthier lifestyle. 
With Gyminny Kids since 2019

Wes Randall

Instructor

Background
Over 20 years coaching gymnastics
UCLA Men’s assistant coach
Coached youth services for High School
Member of highest scoring high bar team with UCLA nationally
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 getting excited about it.
Hobbies
I enjoy designing and building custom homes. I enjoy exotic, classic and muscle cars and the challenge of designing new technology
With Gyminny Kids since 2016