Gymnastics is truly a special activity for children. Obviously one of the most beautiful of all sports, it is also an unsurpassed activity for physical education and recreation because it develops the whole person. In addition to building strength, agility and coordination, gymnastics also teaches essential life-skills such as self-confidence, organization and perseverance.
We believe, as Europeans have for decades, that every child should have significant exposure to this special sport.
STAFF The gym has been owned and operated by Kelly Dornon Heimsoth since 1984. Kelly is a National rated judge and directs USA Gymnastics operations in Iowa as the State Chair. Kelly was named Iowa Coach of the Year when she guided a former athlete to the Region 4 All-around Championship.
Our Directors and Primary Teachers have been involved in the sport of gymnastics for many years, some since childhood. Many of SGA’s staff members are former gymnasts themselves, and we also employ several educators. They are certified through USA Gymnastics and are constantly expanding their knowledge by attending camps, seminars and workshops.
We believe that our staff is the most important part of your child’s gymnastics experience. Our teachers have been hired because they love kids and are responsible, positive role models. The staff has gone through a training process specific to teaching safe and sound gymnastics while motivating and encouraging your child along the way.