Our Coaching Staff and testimonials
—Mother of a level 1 gymnastics class student
We just adore Gymini Athletics. There are small things like the activities for siblings, the comfort in the lobby, and a fun, energetic staff that seem to be doing something they truly love to do. Things like that make a big difference for parents. My daughter really loves her class and I am impressed with the level of concentration, effort, and interest she has in the class. We have tried everything from theater to dance to soccer to find a great fit for her personality and energy level and gymnastics seems to hit the spot perfectly.
—Mother of two level 1 gymnastics class students
It's only been a few weeks, but I can tell you I'm so impressed with your program. The girls absolutely love coming to their class - and seem to really be getting something from it - even makes me want to get them more involved. It's such a great general skill that can be applied to so many other disciplines.
—Mother of a Level 1 Boys Gymnastics Class Student
My son loves the level 1 boys class. It is his favorite night of the week. The instructors are incredibly patient and keep the boys in constant motion so they are never bored. As he improves each skill I see a boost in his confidence level. My son would take this class every night of the week if he could.
—Mother of a Competitive Team Gymnast
The Gymini Competitive Team is a perfect fit for my daughter who will compete as an Optional Level gymnast this year. Not only is she challenged and supported by her coaches--she is also encouraged by her teammates. You really sense a 'team' spirit at Gymini.
—Mother of a Preschool Playhouse Class Student
Gymini has been so good for him and he likes it so much. It's been a wonderful way to develop his strength and coordination as well as boosting his self confidence.
Erin Herndon, a Hendersonville native, began her gymnastics career at age 6 at Charles Harding Gymnastics. She began competitive gymnastics in 1989 and continued for 6 years. Erin began to teach gymnastics during her junior year in high school and continued to teach while attending college at Volunteer State Community College until 2000, when she transferred to MTSU to complete her degree in Marketing.
After graduating in December 2001, Erin returned to Hendersonville working as a Program Director, Internal Marketing Director and an Instructor. In 2009, Erin decided it was time for a change and joined with Heather to create Gymini Athletics. As Gymini’s Program/Marketing Director Erin's duties include scheduling, class management & company advertising as well as coaching all levels of classes.
Erin currently sits on the Tennessee State Committee for Women's Gymnastics. This committee sets the rules and policies that govern women's USAG competitive gymnastics in Tennessee. Erin is married and expecting her first child in early 2013.
Heather Allen Crouch, a Hendersonville native, first began gymnastics taking classes at age 5 at Walton Ferry Elementary. Heather competed in gymnastics for six years in Tennessee before changing to competitive cheerleading. She began teaching gymnastics during her sophomore year in high school and continued to teach in the summers while attending college at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Heather graduated from Miami in 1998 with a major in Accounting and a minor in Management Information Systems. She continued her education at the University of Tennessee graduating in 1998 with a Masters degree in Accounting. After graduation, Heather then took to the world of public accounting, working as a CPA for 2 years. In August 2001, she opted for a change of pace and began to work full-time in a gymnastics facility as an Office Manager and Instructor. After seven years in that position, Heather decided it was time to take on a new challenge.
At Gymini, Heather is responsible for the front office, customer accounts, coaching classes and whatever else needs to be done.
Heather currently sits on the Tennessee State Committee for Women's Gymnastics. This committee sets the rules and policies that govern women's USAG competitive gymnastics in Tennessee. Heather is married with two children.
Cara is a Hendersonville native, a graduate of Station Camp High School and a current student at Volunteer State. Cara had gymnastics as a younger child and then turned her attention to cheerleading. Cara cheered in middle school, high school and on an All Star squad. Cara can be found teaching Gymini Preschool classes, Level 1, 2 and 3 Gymnastics classes, and assisting with Gymini birthday parties, camps and weekend events. She loves to get involved and play games with the kids and has just as much fun as they do!
Katrina grew up in Edmond, Oklahoma and moved to Hendersonville with her family in August of 2008. She was a competitive gymnast with Dynamo Gymnastics (aka home of Shannon Miller) for 6 years. Katrina competed at the local, regional and national level and was also involved in competitive dance. She was a member of the University of Tulsa dance team where she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Sociology in 1999.
Katrina is excited to return to her passion of teaching gymnastics after spending 8+ years in the executive recruiting field. She enjoys watching the children's faces light up when they learn a new skill, and passing her love of gymnastics on to the next generation. Katrina is married with 3 children, and she is currently brushing up on her tumbling skills so they can't "show up" mom too soon! Katrina can be found working in all aspects of Gymini, teaching Level 1-3 Gymnastics classes, Tumbling classes, Fireflies Pre-team classes, working with our Level 3 competitive team and helping out with Gymini Day Camps.
Daphne grew up in Indianapolis, IN where she started her gymnastics training that would span 16 years! She competed through Level 7 and then was a member of her High School Varsity gymnastics team for four years. She was a 3 year MVP and a regional floor qualifier. Daphne attended Ball State University obtaining a BS in Exercise Science. She is an ACSM certified Health and Fitness Specialist and an ACSM certified Personal Trainer. Daphne has been a great addition to Gymini's coaching staff and really enjoys working with our young gymnasts at the beginning of their gymnastics training. She current can be found teaching our Level 1 and 2 gymnastics classes. Daphne lives in Goodlettsville with her husband, Cody.
Carie is the main face of Gymini's office! She works each to day to ensure the Gymini customer's needs are met and questions are answered. Carie was in a gym much of her childhood, taking gymnastics for 10 years and then continued to stay involved in the sport coaching preschool gymnastics. She is orginally from Michigan and now calls White House, TN home with her husband and 4 wonderful children. Carie has been a great addition to our Gymini staff and is excited to meet the new families joining our program and is happy to answer your questions if you stop in, call or email.
Tonie joined Gymini Athletics in the Summer of 2011 and has become an integral part of the Gymini Program. Tonie currently directs both the Preschool and Recreational Gymnastics Program. Tonie has spent time in Tennessee and Michigan throughout her life and we are so glad she has settled back in this area. Tonie was a competitive gymnast for 6 years and has over 20 years of coaching experience! She has attended, and continues to attend, State, Regional and National training clinics.
Tonie can be found all over Gymini! She works with our preschool classes, recreational classes, GymBug program, competitive team program, leads at camps and birthday parties and helps in staff training. When she is not at the gym, she loves spending time with her sweet little boy!
Amy is originally from South Caroline but has called Hendersonville home since she was a young child. Amy was a competitive gymnast reaching the highest level of club gymnastics. Amy competed at the local, regional and national level until high school. She then cheered for Hendersonville High School and the University of Tennessee! Amy has a BS in Finance from UT and a Masters in Education from Lipscomb University.
Amy is excited to be teaching gymnastics at Gymini as well as coaching the Beech High School cheerleading squad. She is a National Judge for UCA, has 25 years of coaching experience and has multiple State and National Championshiops as a cheer coach and choreographer. Amy is married with 4 children. Her youngest is a member of Gymini’s competitive team. Amy can be found working with Gymini’s Level 1-3 Gymnastics classes and Tumbling classes.
Anna is a Hendersonville native and has spent many years in the gym. She started in gymnastics at a young age and then change to cheerleading. Anna is currently a student at Pope John Paul II High School where is she on the cheerleading squad. Anna can be found working with the Gymini preschool classes, recreational gymnastics classes, and assisting with camps and weekend events.
Mickey is originally from Evansville, IN and attended David Lipscomb University in Nashville. Micky brings over 15 years of gymnastics and tumbling coaching and managing to Gymini! Mickey is most often found with our tumbling classes but from time to time can be found with our Preschool and Gymnastics classes.
Ryan was born in Irving, Texas but has called Hendersonville home since the age of 2. Ryan attends Pope John Paul II High School and play football, baseball, swims and golfs. Ryan has been in gyms for the majority of his life with his mom owning a gym when he was younger and now she also works at Gymini! Ryan plans to attend the University of Tennessee Knoxville. Ryan assists with Gymini Events and is our Boys Gymnastics coach and often can be found flipping with the boys!
Whitney is a Tennessee native and currently attends Beech High School. Whitney loves working with kids and has been a great addition to the Gymini staff. When she is not at school or at Gymini, Whitney enjoys working out. Whitney can be found all over Gymini helping with our Preschool classes, Girls Gymnastics classes ad Tumbling classes as well as several Gymini events!
Sara is originally from Madisonville, Kentucky and Peoria, Illinois. Sara started gymnastics at age 3 in Madisonville and continued until the age of 10 when she began playing soccer in Peoria. Sara is currently attending Belmont University in the BSN Nursing program and is expected to finish up in May of 2013. Sara is so excited to join Gymini and is loving working the children in our program. Sara can be found with our preschool students and our tumbling students as well as helping out with our day camps.
Betsy is a Hendersonville native and has been in the gym with Heather and Erin for most of her life! Betsy competed in gymnastics for 9 years – all with Heather and Erin as coaches. She reached Level 9 and reached several Regional Championship meets. Betsy was one of the first members of Gymini Athletics and helped with the initial set up of the gym! Betsy has successfully made the transition from competing to coaching for Gymini. She is currently a student at Davidson Academy. Betsy can be found teaching in all aspects of Gymini working with Preschool classes, Level 1 Gymnastics classes, and assisting with camps and weekend events. Betsy’s motto – “Trust in your training”
Cecili has a Masters degree in Education and is a local school teacher. She has a background in gymnastics, dance and cheerleading. We are so happy to have Cecili join our coaching staff as her daughter trains with our competitive team! Cecili can be found working with our preschool classes and our recreational gymnastics classes.
Jon is originally from Middle Tennessee and is a graduate of McGavock High School and has an Associates degree in Applied Sciences and Health Sciences from Volunteer State University. Jon currently works for both a local Physical Therapy company and Gymini Athletics. Jon was a competitive cheerleader for 13 years and was a member of 89 Championship Teams and National Title Teams in Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky! Jon was ranked 4th in the world as a cheer competitor in 2008 and as a coach in both 2007 and 2008. Jon is one of only a few people who have successfully completed a standing double full! WOW! Gymini is so excited to have Jon on our staff working with our tumbling students! On occasion you may even catch him tumbling a little!!
Krystin is originally from Florence, AL but has been in Hendersonville since she was a small child. She is currently a student at Station Camp High School and is taking college classes through the University of Alabama and Vol State. Krystin was involved in gymnastics from age 4 through middle school working up to Level 6 & 7. Krystin can be found teaching in all aspects of Gymini working with Preschool classes, Level 1 & 2 Gymnastics classes, and assisting with camps and weekend events.
Rhonda is originally from Jackson, Mississippi. Rhonda was a competitive gymnast for many years reaching Level 9 before turning to coaching. Rhonda coached all levels of gymnastics when in Mississippi. She has recently begun working with us at Gymini with our recreational gymnastics classes while her daughter trainings in our GymBug program.
Elizabeth is originally from Fort Wayne, Indian but has lived all over! She has just recently settled in Tennessee and we are so excited to welcome her to the Gymini Staff! Elizabeth was involved in gymnastics and dance for most of her young life and has been coaching gymnastics for 6 years. Elizabeth recently graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Chemical Engineering and Math – wow! Elizabeth can be found all over Gymini working with our Preschool students, Level 1-4 students, our tumbling students, competitive team students and assisting with day camps.
Mariah is a Hendersonville native and currently a student at Hendersonville High School. Mariah was involved in gymnastics from age 3 to age 13, competing up to Level 7. Mariah can be found teaching Gymini Level 1, 2 and 3 Gymnastics classes, and assisting with camps and weekend events. She enjoys working with the kids and helping them develop their gymnastics skills.
Karen has joined Carie to give Gymini's office an amazing customer service team! Karen is a Nashville native. She has a background in Accounting and has worked in office management for over 28 years! Karen did a little gymnastics as a child but her more recent involvment has been watching her two daughters compete as part of Gymini's Team. In her free time, Karen enjoys time with her family, photography, crafting and making great keepsakes for people using photos. Gymini was a lucky recipent of one of her keepsakes and it can be seen in our main office. Karen has been a great addition to our Gymini staff and is happy to answer your questions if you stop in, call or email.