My journey with Extreme Gymnastics began when my daughter was in a parent and tot class at 2 years old. She ended up competing through her senior year and has now graduated from MSU! I thoroughly enjoyed being a gym parent and miss it immensely. My love for the sport and interest in the gym business brought me to start helping out in the office when Sydney was 9 years old and the rest is history. I am so proud to be a part of the growth and development of Extreme and look forward to many years to come.
Destinee comes from a background of both gymnastics and competitive cheerleading. She competed up to Level 5 in gymnastics, then switched over to cheerleading until she graduated in 2016. Destinee started as a recreational coach in 2017, then moved up to coach Xcel Bronze shortly after. After being involved with coaching, she then started as a member of our office staff. To now, after being with Extreme for 5 years, she is a manager and class director. Destinee has always had a love for gymnastics and is excited to continue watching our students discover their passion for years to come!
Kamryn was enrolled in classes at Extreme Gym when she was 3 years old with the hopes of burning her abundance of energy. She quickly advanced to the fun team level and Level 4 a year later. While she had a bright future as a gymnast she decided her passion was ice hockey at the age of 7. Kamryn loved playing with the boys! She started on the travel team, the Saint Clair Shores Saints, and that is where she stayed until switching to an all girls AAA team, Little Caesars, her sophomore year in high school. She attended Regina High School through her junior year then graduated from Grosse Pointe South in 2021. Kamryn is a great people person, customer service/sales is her calling. She is currently studying for her Real Estate license.
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Jessica was a competitive gymnast for 12 years. In 2010, she graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development. Jessica has worked here at Extreme for 13 years and is currently the Xcel Team Director & coaches all divisions of the program with her husband, Shane. You can also find her coaching preschool & recreational classes in the mornings or sometimes in the evenings as well. Seeing the gymnasts learn new skills and have fun is her favorite part of coaching.
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Shane came to work at Extreme after retiring from High School gymnastics at Notre Dame in Detroit. He has been a much loved coach at Extreme for 18 years. He began coaching boys and tumbling classes and ultimately helping to build and grow the success of the Xcel program with his wife Jessica.
d TEAM DIRECTOR
Sydney graduated from Michigan State University in May 2022 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and minor in Youth & Society. Prior to that she was a gymnast at Extreme from age 2 through 18. During her senior year in high school and last year of competitive gymnastics she competed USAG Level 10. Sydney coached at Extreme for 4 years before leaving for college and continued coaching in East Lansing during school. Her coaching experience includes all levels preschool, recreational boys & girls and competitive team. She is excited to be back in the gym helping gymnasts of all levels achieve their goals!
Shayna was a competitive gymnast at Extreme for 15 years. She has coached recreational and competitive gymnastics on and off for 10 years. Shayna graduated from Central Michigan University in 2020 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a minor in Leadership and is currently in the process of becoming a Personal Trainer. Gymnastics and coaching is her passion and she is very excited to be back in the gym working with kids.
Aliya was a competitive gymnast for 6 years. She is currently attending college studying Physical Therapy, previously she co-taught a 1st grade class. Aliya loves working with children but missed the gymnastics environment so she decided to get into coaching. Aliya is excited to be able to help the students achieve their gymnastics goals and plans to continue coaching as long as she can.
Fun Fact: Aliya was adopted when she was a baby.
OFFICE & CLASS COACH
Lindsey competed dance at the age of 6 and All Star cheer since 8 years old. Lindsey was a member of her high school varsity cheer team all four years. She began coaching both dance and cheer when she was in high school. After high school Lindsey was a dancer on the Michigan State University club team before transferring to Wayne State University. There she became a member and captain of their competitive cheer team. Lindsey graduated with a bachelors of science education in Kinesiology in 2019 and is currently continuing her education attending grad school to become a Physical Therapist. She was married in November 2022 and is expecting her 1st child! She has been coaching at Extreme for 5 years.
Fun Fact: Lindsey just had her 1st child, Reggie III, and is currently on maternity leave.
Mia started gymnastics at Extreme 9 years ago. She loved the gym and the sport of gymnastics because of it’s challenges and rewards. Mia was a competitive gymnast in the Development program before moving over to Xcel. She participated as a Varsity Cheerleader her Freshman year at Fraser High School but ultimately chose to go back to gymnastics and now competes on Fraser’s gymnastics team. Mia started coaching because she wanted to teach children the sport she fell in love with. She loves working kids! After high school Mia plans to attend college and purse a career in Criminal Justice.
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Julia was a gymnast until she was 13 years old. She currently attends Cousino High School where she participates in the marching band and concert band. She decided to coach gymnastics because she loves working with children and gymnastics! Julia plans to continue her education after high school and become a Nurse.
Morgan was a gymnast at Extreme for 5 years, she progressed through the recreational program and then onto the Xcel team. She competed 2 years at Xcel Silver and another 2 in the Gold division. About 4 years after beginning her competitive career she decided to take a break and focus on school. She graduated from Utica High School in 2023 and plans to continue her education in 2024 by enrolling in college and working towards a business degree. She decided to become a gymnastics coach to help kids improve their love of the sport and achieve their goals. She is excited to be part of the Extreme family again!
Mia is a student at Grosse Pointe South high school. She is a volunteer coach for the Grosse Pointe Red Barons, helping out with camps, practice and events. She comes highly recommended by the Red Barons head coach who was a previous gymnastics mom at Extreme! Mia has always looked up to her coaches and hopes to be that coach for her students. After high school she plans to attend college and looks forward to being a part of a collegiate cheer team.
Gretchen has over 10 years of experience in gymnastics! She competed in both the D & Xcel programs up until last season. Gretchen is currently home schooling and has been a nanny for the last year. After high school she plans to continue her education and go into nursing. She decided to become a coach because she wants to help students learn new skills & she loves the excitement the children show when they try or learn something new.
Fun Fact: Gretchen has 2 dogs, a French Bulldog & a Yorkie!
Zakia started in gymnastics at an early age but soon transitioned to dance. Years later she ultimately found her passion for tennis. She is currently coaches tennis for children and also competes at her local recreational center. Zakia attends South Lake High School in St. Clair Shores. Her second passion is chemistry which she plans to pursue a college degree in after high school. She enjoys helping out in any way she can and is looking forward to her new journey at Extreme!
Addy started gymnastics at Extreme when she was 8 years old and continued with tumbling until joining her high school cheer team. She is passionate and outgoing. Addy comes from the restaurant industry where she utilized her great customer service skills with both adults and children. She enjoys working with people and children and is looking forward to many years of serving families at her childhood gym.