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Diane LeBlanc, owner

Diane is one half of the ownership team.  Diane is married to Larry, our dutiful janitor. Diane holds a Masters Degree in physical education.  She was a competitive gymnast in high school and college and has taught/coached gymnastics for over 40 years.  She is also a National rated gymnastics judge.

Diane is a USAG Professional member and a member of National Association of  Women’s Gymnastics Judges.

Diane holds several certifications from USA Gymnastics.

USA Gymnastics Certifications:
U101: Safety & Risk Management
USA Gymnastics University: Instructor
School of Competitive Gymnastics: Women's Artistic Gymnastics: Junior Olympic Team Coach
School of Business: Administrator
School of Judging: Women's 10 Rated
School of Judging: Women's 4/5 Rated
School of Judging: Women's 5/6 Rated
School of Judging: Women's National Rated
PDP1: Professional Development Level 1
PDP2: Professional Development Level 2
SKIL: Skill Evaluator

USA Gymnastics completed courses:
U100: Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction
U101: Safety & Risk Management
U103: USA Gymnastics Fitness
U301: Stewards of Children
U310: USA Gymnastics Region 4 Congress - 2012
U310: USA Gymnastics Region 4 Congress - 2010
U310: USA Gymnastics Region 4 Congress - 2008
U410: USA Gymnastics National Congress - 2009
W202: Womens Meet Director
W310: Regional Junior Olympic Compulsory Workshop
R103: School Age: Hands on Training
B101: Business Foundations 1

J311: Beginning Optional Skill Evaluation: Uneven Bars
Women's National/Brevet Exam
School of Judging: Women's National Practical
School of Judging: Women's National Written

Other completed courses:
Concussion in Sports (NHFS)


Michael Lewis, owner

Michael is one half of the ownership team.  Michael is married with 2 children and is the oldest of 6 children.  Michael holds a Masters Degree in guidance and counseling.  Michael started out teaching at Gym-Zzouri after his daughter started to take classes here.  Michael was offered partial ownership from Diane in 2014.

Michael competed gymnastics when he was younger. He is currently a USAG Professional Member as well as an AAU certified coach. He is also registered with the MO Family Care Safety Registry, (this is the background check registry for daycare and nursing home workers). He is also Red Cross first aid and CRP certified.

Michael holds two professional licenses as well as several certifications in gymnastics.

USA Gymnastics Certifications:
U101: Safety & Risk Management
USA Gymnastics University: Instructor
School of Competitive Gymnastics: Women's Artistic Gymnastics: Junior Olympic Development Coach
School of Recreational Gymnastics: Advanced Teacher
School of Recreational Gymnastics: Development Teacher
School of Recreational Gymnastics: Director
School of Business: Administrator

USA Gymnastics completed courses:
U100: Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction
U101: Safety & Risk Management
U102: First Aid Basics
U103: USA Gymnastics Fitness
U105: PCA Life Lessons
U200: Development Coaches Course: Sport Science
U205: PCA Culture Practice Game
U301: Stewards of Children
U305: PCA Triple Impact
U310: USA Gymnastics Region 4 Congress - 2012
W200: Development Coaches Course: Hands on Training
W202: Womens Meet Director
W310: Regional Junior Olympic Compulsory Workshop
R101: Preschool Fundamentals: Theory
R102: Preschool Fundamentals: Hands-On-Training
R103: School Age: Hands on Training  
B101: Business Foundations 1

Other completed courses:
Concussion in Sports (NHFS)
Let’s Do Class (pre-school gymnastics workshop; Flipping Education)
AAU—Double-Goal Coach I: Coaching for Winning and Life Lessons,
AAU—Double-Goal Coach II: Culture, Practices and Games
AAU—Double-Goal Coach III: Developing Triple-Impact Competitors
Kansas City Boys league judging course

Geoff

Geoff has been working with Diane on and off since 1989.  Geoff has Professional Development Program Level 1 & 2, and has taken the USAG safety certification course.

He has coached both girls and boys to regionals and nationals and has also judged both boys and girls. He also enjoys cooking.

Sara J.

Sara has been working at Gym-Zzouri for 5 years (assistant teacher 3 teacher 2 years). She has also been in gymnastics for 6 years. As well as gymnastics, Sara was in color guard in high school. She enjoys working with children and staying active.

Sara has completed the School Age Hands on Training through USA gymnastics.

Nora

Nora has been taking gymnastics and dance for over 8 years.  She has been teaching at Gym-Zzouri for a little over 1 year.  In her spare time she loves to read and perform in local play productions.


Rachel

Rachel has been doing gymnastics since she was 2 years old.  She is also currently on the track team at her high school where she pole vaults and runs sprints.

She has been teaching gymnastics since October 2014 and has also taught swimming lessons.  She also enjoys her mission work at her church.

Raven

Raven has done gymnastics for over 11 years.  She has been teaching gymnastics for about 3 years.

In her free time she enjoys dancing and gymnastics.  In the future she hopes to some study abroad programs.


Stephanie

Stephanie has been taking gymnastics for about 11 years.  She has been assisting teaching at Gym-Zzouri for several years and has now stepped up to running a few classes on her own. She has one older sisters and three younger siblings, thus she has been around and tsaking care of kids most of her life.  She is also currently studying to become a gymnastic judge.


Tiffani (summers only)

Tiffani took gymnastics for 3 years and has been teaching at Gym-Zzouri for 3 years.  She enjoys running, gymnastics and church youth group.  She loves working with children. And has worked with then since she was 12.  She is currently a sub at Kids Unlimited  Childcare.  She loves working at Gym-Zzouri and getting to know the kids.

Tiffani has completed the School Age Hands on Training through USA Gymnastics and is CPR Certified

Crystal (summers only)
Crystal did gymnastics for 10 years and has been teaching for 1 year. She enjoys gymnastics, church youth group and swimming. She has been working with children for 5 years

Crystal is CPR certified.

Assistants & subs you may see:
Kayla

Alex
Mrs. Tara

 
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