Who We Are


Brenda Heard

Head Coach and Program Director

Brenda has been coaching gymnastics to children of all ages and levels for over 30 years and is NCCP level 3 certified in Artistic Gymnastics.

[read more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”]Brenda has a passion for the sport and this truly shines through in the growth of the athletes and in their performances, from their polished presentation to their pointed toes. Brenda takes pride in promoting a mentally healthy environment in which athletes can flourish and be encouraged to reach their personal best.[/read]

Sandra Ross

Coach

Sandra has been coaching gymnastics for over 30 years and is NCCP level 3 certified in Artistic Gymnastics.   Sandra has a dedication to excellence and elite training and has coached multiple athletes at Westerns and Canada Games.

[read more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”] Sandra is passionate about supporting a healthy environment for all gymnasts to be able to flourish.[/read]

Melissa Stampe

Recreational Manager / Coach

Melissa is level 1 NCCP certified and working towards her level 2 certification in Artistic Gymnastics.  She has been assisting / coaching recreational and competitive gymnasts for over 8 years.

[read more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”]   Melissa has been an elite competitive gymnast for over 10 years competing Provincially as well as Nationally.  Coaching has become a fulfilling way for Melissa to help shape the next generation of gymnasts in Manitoba.[/read]

Alexandra Yarema

Rhythmic Head Coach

Alexadra is working towards NCCP certification as well as Judging certification.  She has a wealth of experience and has competed internationally.  She enjoys coaching recreational, pre-competitive and competitive athletes, creating choreography and teaching new skills in a fun and safe environment.

Alia Ross

Coach

Alia was a gymnasts for 19 years, representing Team Manitoba at Westerns and at Nationals.  Alia has been coaching gymnastics for over 7 years and has experience coaching both recreational and competitive athletes.

[read more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”]Alia has her level 2 NCCP certification in Artistic Gymnastics.  Alia is able to build strong relationships with her athletes through her passion for the sport and dedication to upholding a positive and encouraging environment.  This coaching style helps athletes develop their skills, achieve excellence in a healthy safe environment.[/read]

Amber Heard

Coach

Amber has been coaching gymnastics for over 14 years and has experience coaching both recreational and competitive programs.

[read more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”]Amber holds her level 1 NCCP certification in Artistic Gymnastics, has completed 3 years of University in Sports Psychology and is certified ABA through Saint Amant Centre. Amber has a passion for working with young athletes and is dedicated to ensuring every athlete is getting elite coaching in a caring and positive environment.[/read]

Danika Duncan

Coach

Danika is level 1 NCCP certified and working towards level 2 in Artistic Gymnastics.  She has been assisting / coaching for over 8 years.  Danika was a gymnast for 13 years and enjoyed competing at a high level.

[read more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”] Danika is passionate about building strong bonds through her positive and encouraging coaching style.  Danika is thrilled to be able to give back to the sport that has given so much to her and created memories for a lifetime that she wants to help others experience.[/read]

Angela Cao

Coach

Angela brings a love for gymnastics and has experience as a National gymnasts and competed provincially and nationall multiple times.  She is passionate about coaching and sharing her knowledge with recreational and pre-competitive athletes.

Reese Forster

Coach

Reese has been coaching / assistant coaching for 3 years.  She has several years of gymnastics experience and competed provincially and nationally multiple times.  She loves to connect with kids and share her love for gymnastics to both recreational and competitive athletes.

Kezia Heppner

Coach

Kezia has over 10 years of gymnastics experience and has competed as a National gymnasts.  She loves working with kids and sharing her love for gymnastics with recreational, pre-competitive and competitive athletes.

Joan Hirose

Coach

Joan enjoys working with kids of all ages in our recreational program!  She wants to ensure children of all skill levels have tons of fun while learning new skills!

Murat Kanakayeu

Coach

Murat is a level 3 NCCP certified Mens Gymnastics coach and has been coaching Artistic Gymnastics for over 30 years.  Murat has experience coaching and preparing athletes for Nationals, Worlds and the Olympics.    [read more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”] Murat obtained a degree in Physical Culture and has an immense passion for the sport of gymnastics.  He also loves to help children reach their fullest potential.  [/read]

Andera Lotz

Coach

Andera brings her bubbly personality to the gym each and every day!   You will see Andera coaching recreational, pre-competitive and competitive classes.  Andera has competed provincially and nationally multiple times.   She is so excited to share her love for gymnastics with children of all ages.

Donya Naghibzadeh

Coach

Donya absolutely loves gymnastics and is so happy to be able to now bring the joy of gymnastics to children of all ages in our recreational program!

Ariella Schimnowski

Coach

Ariella has her NCCP 1 certification and has several years experience coaching recreational as well as competitive athletes.  She is delighted to be able to share her passion for gymnastics with children of all ages!

Kieran Wiebe

Coach

Kieran has several years experience and is currently training as a National gymnast.  He loves being in the gym as much as possible and sharing his love for the sport with anyone who wants to learn.  You will see Kieran coaching gymnastics and activate classes.