Performance/Aerial Team/Aerial classes Coach
Coach Leela will be joining our coaching staff to help our very popular performance team! Her background includes gymnastics, dance, and theater. She has intensive training in Hula Hoops, Lyra, and Contortion.
Team and Prep Team Coach
She has been apart of Cary Gymnastics since she was 2. She attended classes and was on team growing up. Bailey Coached our xcel gold/Platinum team last year adding a state banner to the gym.
Cary Gymnastics Coaching Staff
Team Team Coach
Colleen was a level 9/10 gymnast until she finally quit gymnastics when she was 24.
She has been coaching since 2008, and is a welcomed addition to the Cary Gymnastics Family!
Optional team coach/team manager
Coach Kathie Gebhardt
National Associated Women’s Gymnastics Judge-National Rating
Board member of NAWGJ for 8 years
Judges Cup Chair for 2 years
Illinois Women’s Gym Committee-Secretary-6 years to present
Clinician at the Regional Training Camps and Illinois Congress for 8 years
Judged at the Secret Classic Elite meet for 3 years
Attended National, Regional, and State Congress
Judging Gymnastics for 27 years
Coaching Gymnastics for 38 years
She is married and is raising three children Tiffany (18), Alexa (15) and Nate (10). Her children have had the opportunity to grow up in the gym and love it as much as she does. They continue to tumble today.
Michelle has a BS in Communication and Psychology from Illinois State University. Her background consists of dance, cheerleading, and gymnastics. She coached cheerleading for the Cary Jr. Trojans for 10+ years. Her professional experience includes Walt Disney World, Woodfield Associates and Baxter Heslthcare.
During her time at Cary Gymnastics Center, Michelle has served in various roles. She has coached and directed our preschool program, coached our recreation program, provided private lessons and currently manages the office. Her love for children and Cary as a community is what makes her successful in this position.
Boys Team Head Coach
Boys class Director
Katie has a lifetime of gymnastics experience. She has been coaching for the past 15+ years, after completing her athletic career as a level 10 competitive gymnast. She has coached all levels and ages, ranging from preschool up through the collegiate and national levels, and even has experience in personal training and strength and fitness conditioning. Katie continues to attend, volunteer, and assist at numerous state, regional, and national level coaching clinics, seminars, workshops and training camps. She’s had the privilege of coaching alongside multiple collegiate and national level coaches and gymnasts, as well as numerous Olympic and National Team members and staff. Katie also has over 10 years of management experience; working as Head Coach and Manager of her own competitive girls team, she has proven success in program development, communication, and organization. Katie is passionate about health and fitness, and loves the sport of gymnastics. She has a strong desire to help others achieve their goals in a positive and uplifting environment.
Miss Cayla has a deep passion for kids and believes every child is a champion in their own beautiful way!
With over 15 years of coaching experience from Washington, California, and now Illinois, she has found her love in coaching and specializes in preschool gymnastics and tumbling !
High School Tumbling
She grew up as a competitive gymnast and cheerleader. Throughout high school she was involved in competitive cheerleading but worked as a competitive gymnastics coach since the age of 15. Graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor's in Mathematics. Continued her education at Northern Illinois University to receive a bachelor's in Secondary Education. Most current endorsement from the University of St. Francis was in Special Education.
Currently works as a high school special education and math teacher at Cary Grove High School. She is also the Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach
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