At Flippers Gym, our team of gymnastic instructors, administrators and support staff work hard to provide safe, engaging, fun, and beneficial gymnastic lessons to children in Avon, OH. Our staff has earned a number of accolades and qualifications, and is comprised of former competitive gymnasts, former competitive coaches,USA Gymnastic Safety Certified professionals, former professional cheerleaders, KAT Certified teachers, and Professional and Instructor USA Gymnastic Members.
Founder & Owner from 2001 – 2019
Kris was the fearless founder and owner of Flippers up until her passing in June, 2019 after an 8.5 year battle with cancer. She was an Ohio State University Cheerleader, teaching gymnastics and cheerleading for over 30 years. Words can’t express how much she will be missed as a coach, business owner, wife, mother, and friend.
Will is Kris’ son and part of the second generation family ownership. You’ll see him assisting in the office and keeping the behind the scenes business in order. He played soccer in college and attributes his signature “bear crawl” move to all of his early years in gymnastics!
Co-Owner and Instructor
Emmary is Kris’ oldest daughter who has been coaching at Flippers since 2008. She was an Avon Cheerleader and loves coaching our advanced tumbling classes.
Co-Owner and Instructor
Kamryn is Kris’ youngest child who was a highly accomplished competitive gymnast and track athlete. She’s been coaching at Flippers for many years and believes that gymnastics sets a strong foundation for all sports.
Kim is USAG Safety Certified and has worked at Flippers since 2007. She has a business degree and a teaching degree.
Adam has taught our boys classes in years past and is returning to Flippers as one of our Office Assistants on Saturday mornings.
Julie is a former gymnast and cheerleader and has taught preschool gymnastics at Flippers since 2008. Julie doubles as a dental hygienist on her days away from the gym.
Cece is a well-loved pre-school teacher who has taught many of our younger Flippers over the years.
Rachel is one of our most experienced gymnastics coaches with over 20 years in the field! She is USAG Safety Certified and also has USAG’s KAT training. Rachel is also a USAG judge.
Maddie is a former cheerleader who started tumbling at Flippers when she was just 3 years old. She has coached at Flippers for several years and is a popular instructor!
Ella has been tumbling at Flippers since she was 5 years old. She is an Avon High School cheerleader and aspires to be a school teacher in the future.
Cindy is a USAG Certified teacher for preschool gymnastics, and has been teaching for over 25 yrs. She has also worked in the Avon Lake school system as a substitute teacher, and loves working with kids!!
Katy was formerly a gymnast and cheerleader and has taught at Flippers since 2010! She was also an elementary school teacher who loves working with kids.
Julia has been cheering since 4th grade and has continued her love for gymnastics at Flippers and is also a youth cheer coach. Outside of the gym, Julia is studying to be a pediatric nurse!
Birthday Party Coordinator and Instructor
Julie has taught at Flippers since 2008, and was a former competitive dancer and gymnast. Julie is also a favorite birthday party coordinator, and when she’s not at the gym, she works in Marketing at a consumer goods company in Cleveland.
Jacqueline first started taking classes at Flippers when she was 3! Today, she uses her gymnastics foundation of flexibility and movement to play competitive volleyball on her days away from the gym
Sydney is a varsity cheerleader who started coming to Flippers when she was 9 years old. She loves working with kids and is very active in the local community.
Emma has been coming to Flippers for many years and is now one of our instructors. She is a varsity cheerleader and a great tumbler!
Holly is pursuing her masters in Social Work and we’re lucky to have her as part of the Flippers family! She was a former student for many years and we’re glad to have her as an instructor.
Faith was a competitive gymnast for many years and has been doing the sport since she was a toddler. She’s currently pursuing a Nursing degree and hopes to continue working with kids in her profession.
Catherine is a competitive gymnast who has been coming to Flippers since she was 2!
Carley has coached for Flippers for a few years and is pursuing a degree in Speech & Hearing and in Psychology at Cleveland State.
Kim is one of our many great preschool instructors whose own children came through the Flippers program!
Kenzie is one of our preschool teachers and loves working with our littlest Flippers. She is a second grade teacher and we’re lucky to get to share her!
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