Staff

We take pride in offering friendly and courteous service. Our instructors are caring professionals trained to encourage children to have fun while participating in a challenging program. Our personal commitment to helping children gain knowledge and reach goals will ensure your child’s enjoyment in class. Our classes are educationally based and designed to inspire all types of learners. We believe the personal and physical skills developed in gymnastics are building blocks for a child’s confidence and self-esteem.

Looking for a fun place to work with a supportive and wholesome environment.  We offer part time hours to suit your schedule.  If you enjoy coaching and working with children, click here for an employment application at All Around Gymnastics!

pdfEmployment App revised 11-03-09

Lindi Polk

I graduated from Reinhardt College with a degree in Communications.  I was a cheerleader and competitive gymnast while in school.  I have taught pre-school gymnastics, coached cheerleading, conducted adult group fitness classes and one-on-one personal training.  I enjoyed volunteering with Special Olympics for several years.  I am CPR and First Aid certified through the State of Georgia.  I married my high school sweetie and have 3 wonderful children.  My favorite thing to do is spend quality time with my family.  I enjoy skiing, running and exercising.  As the Director at All Around Gymnastics, I am passionate about helping each child reach their full potential.

Stephenie Davis

My love of gymnastics started as a young girl doing cartwheels, handstands and rolls in the grass.  I began in some rec classes and a coach quickly grabbed me and put me on a competitive team.  And as they say its history from there.  I enjoyed many competitive years as an upper level gymnast competing in many regional and national competitions.  After my gymnastics career ended, I turned my love of performing gymnastics into coaching.  I have been coaching for over 25 years and have had many State, Regional and National gymnasts and state team winners.  I have also owned my own gymnastics center for  many years, spoke in various clinics and congresses, and consulted other gyms to better their class and team programs.  I have coached mommy and me through Elite level gymnasts.  Many of my gymnasts have gone on to compete in college but more importantly many have gone on to establish very successful careers.  They are still in contact with me today and say the discipline, character, and motivation given to them as a gymnast helped them to become productive people.  With all of my accolades and such, that is my greatest accomplishment.   After all that’s what  teaching children is all about!

Lynda Loden

I have been judging women’s gymnastics for over 20 years and I currently hold a National rating.  I won the Class III GA State All-Around Championship when I was 12 years old.  After a successful high school career, I received a gymnastics scholarship to Longwood College in Farmville, Virginia.  While there I set school records in All-Around, Vault and Beam.  I was Scholastic All-American, voted Longwood’s Freshman Female Athlete of the Year and was twice voted team captain and Team MVP.  I have 18 years of dance experience and I have taught gymnastics and dance since I was 16 years old.  I am married to Marty and have four children, Danyella, Marty IV, Chad and Marie.  I have a degree in Fine Art and I enjoy being creative, reading, boating, skiing and the beach!

Sam Zaretsky

I started doing gymnastics at Gym Elite at the age of 7 and competed nationally and internationally up through high school with Atlanta School of Gymnastics. I was ranked 30th in the nation and 7th on the Rings.  I declined several scholarships to stay in Georgia and coach 7 boys teams with my first coach and mentor Edward Zeiliger. Our teams went on to win several state championships, regional championships and I had national qualifiers every year. I have also helped several boys receive scholarships for gymnastics and found great satisfaction in being a part of their success.   I started coaching girls gymnastics in 2010. That year, I helped take 2 girls to nationals and focused on developing their high level tumbling, vaulting, and release moves on bars.
During the day I work for E*Trade as a Financial Consultant and Coaching is my favorite hobby. I am married to Jessie who is an 8th grade English Teacher.

Rachel Page

I am a former elite gymnast from south Florida.  I trained at American Twisters Gymnastics and competed nationally for 7 years.  I was a cheerleader in high school as well as a performer with Cirque de Solei.  I have coached gymnastics of and on since I was 16 years old.  I have been married for 12 years and have 4 wonderful children, Alyssa, Caleb, Preston and Brady.

Kristin Pounds

Gymnastics has been part of my life since I was very little. I started rec classes when I was 3. By 8 years old I joined the level 5 team at Gwinnett Gymnastics center. I competed through level 8 until I was 13 years old. Once high school came along I made the transition to cheerleading and cheered all four years for various sports and I was part of my high school’s very first competition squad my senior year. After high school I went to college at UGA and kept up with my tumbling as a hobby. Prior to teaching rec classes here at All Around I taught rec gymnastics for 2 years at Gwinnett Gymnastics Center. I have been part of the All Around Gymnastics family since November of 2010. It has been such a blessing to get to know so many smiling faces here and I think I have the most fun and fulfilling job that there is to have! I am married with 2 little boys of my own.

Makensie Lant

I was a gymnast for 18 years.  I competed up to level 10 at the national level.  I  went to Centenary College of Louisiana on a scholarship and competed all 4 years.  I was a two-time All American on bars.  I was the head coach for level 3 and 4 while in college.   I also coached and counseled at UGA GymDawg camp for 4 years  from 2007-2011.   I coached optional camp at Gwinnett gymnastics center 2008/09 and coached compulsory camp at GGC  from 2008-2011.  I have many years of coaching experience.  I have coached classes that range from the preschool level all the way to the elite level.  I couldn’t imagine my life without gymnastics being a part of it.

Marilla Gilley

When I started training as a gymnast I was 11 years old and was told I couldn’t chew bubble gum and walk at the same time. I may have gotten started late in the game, but that didn’t stop me from falling in love with the sport and competing as a gymnast for 6 years. I  am a firm believer that no matter what age you start you can always be successful if you are willing to work for it. I started coaching at the age of 15. I have taught ages 18 months – 16years old in all levels of recreational gymnastics and competition team programs, as well as performing as head coach for USAG prep bronze. I am USAG Safety Certified and I am trained in CPR and First Aid. I recently graduated from Lanier Technical College, where I earned my Medical Assisting Degree, but I have decided that coaching is my passion and wouldn’t be happy doing anything else!

 

Nicole Elstad

I have coached preschool through optional level gymnastics for 14 years.  I started taking gymnastics when I was six years old and competed nationally through high school.    I competed  through Level 10 and was a Regional Floor Champion and USAIGC National Vault Champion.  I graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Exercise Science.  I got my Master Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the Medical College of Georgia.  I currently work as a Physician Assistant for a local Orthopedic practice.  I married my high school sweetheart, we have a 2 year old daughter named Blakely and one on the way.

Aria Davis

Hello, My name is Coach Aria! My parents, Stephenie and Glenn, owned gymnastics centers while growing up, so I was always influenced by gymnastics but also did just about every other sport you can think of. Then I decided to fully commit to All- Star cheerleading and Competition dance as well. As a competitive gymnast I was state champion. During high school, I competed on the Varsity Gymnastics team, helping the all around score with my floor and vault scores. With over 15 years of experience, I am now retired and love to coach. I have been coaching for about 8 years now and I’ve taught both tumbling and gymnastic to kids (and adults) of all ages. I enforce technique and many gymnastics type drills. I teach anything from forward rolls, all the way to fulls and competition cheerleading specialty passes. Working at All Around is great!

Tanya Bonnet

I started taking gymnastics at the age of 7 in Pennsylvania.  I  obtained Elite status during my senior year of high school.  After accepting a gymnastics scholarship to compete for UGA my team went on to win 2 National Championships.  I have been coaching gymnastics for over 20 years and most recently through level 10 .I am a proud mother of two children, TJ age 17 and Samantha age 15.  One of my other jobs is working at an animal hospital in Johns Creek.  During my free time I enjoy running, reading and watching movies !!


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