Meet Our Staff
I have been coaching Women’s competitive gymnastics since 1990 and opened Extreme in 2000. I am proud to have been awarded Michigan coach of the year during my career. I have also helped many athletes achieve state, regional and national titles as well as college scholarships. Most importantly I am proud to be able to help children learn new skills and achieve their personal goals.
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 is now a Sophmore at 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.
JO Team Director
Suzanne Fisher has over 25 years of coaching experience teaching pre-school through the Elite Level. As a club director in North Dakota her club EARNEEL ND Club of the Year for 2013. She was coach of the year for 2014 and also conference coach of the year for 2014 and 2017. Suzanne is also a choreographer and judge.
Xcel Team Director
I did competitive gymnastics at Extreme as a child for 7 years. I decided to retire after Level 7 After high school I attended CMU and have a BS with major in child development. I started coaching at Extreme right after college and have been here for 10 years. At Extreme I met my husband, Shane. We have a 3 year old daughter, Amelia. Seeing our gymnasts learn new skills and have fun is my favorite part of coaching.
Xcel Team Coach
Shane came to us after retiring from High School gymnastics at Notre Dame in Detroit. He has been a much loved coach at Extreme for 15 years coaching boys and tumbling recreational classes and ultimately helping to build and grow the success of the Xcel program with his wife Jessica.
JO Team Coach
I competed as a Level 10 gymnast for many years and went on to earn a full ride gymnastics scholarship to the University of Minnesota (1996-2001). In my time at Minnesota, I have been honored to compete as a member of a Big Ten Championship (1998), earn Academic All Big Ten (1999; 2000) and MVP honors (1999), serve as a Team Captain (2000), and inducted into the University of Minnesota Gymnastics Hall of Fame (2007). I currently serve as an administrator at a K-8 school in Detroit, Michigan. I am mom of 4…2 of which are current Team Extreme gymnasts.
Melissa has been coaching recreational & team gymnasts at Extreme for 5 years. Prior to coming to Extreme she grew up in California, competed in club and high school gymnastics then advanced her gymnastics career by competing in college. Melissa is currently a certified personal trainer in addition to coaching and provides extensive strength and flexibility training for our team girls.
I began coaching my sophomore year of high school, continued through college. I have been a part of the Extreme family for 2 years. I have worked extensively with beginning through advanced recreational classes – everything from parent-tot to adult, ninja warrior, etc. I also have coached pre-team, Level 4, Level 5, and Bronze-Gold Xcel. My favorite part of coaching is getting to share and grow my passion for the sport of gymnastics with others.
Destinee has been a part of Extreme Gymnastics for 2 years. She coaches our recreational program helping to obtain the skills to advance to the competitive level. She began her team coaching career at the Preteam level and her success has promoted her to now coaching our Xcel Bronze team. Destinee is also an intricate part of our administrative staff working full time in the office as well.
Cheer team director
Lindsey has been competing since the age of 6 in dance and all star cheer since 8. 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.
team & Rec Coach
Sydney began at Extreme when she was 2 years old. Joined the team at 6 years old and continued through her senior year of high school, finishing her career as a Level 10. She began coaching as a teen and currently helps out with recreational classes and team when needed. Sydney also does private lessons, while she can coach all events her favorite is Balance Beam. Sydney is going into her junior year at Michigan State University where she is working towards her Bachelor’s degree in hospitality.
I started cheerleading at the age of 7 with the Broncos, and that’s when my passion started. I cheered from that moment up until my final day in high school, as I made Varsity all 4 years. I love working with kids, not only do I coach here in the afternoon, I also work at a DayCare during the day. My favorite thing about working at Extreme is being able to help kids find their passion, just like I did when I was little. I currently am going to college at Macomb, with hopes of starting a career working with children.
I cheered all the way through high school and into college. While cheering at Wayne State, I have been to Nationals twice. I graduate in May with a degree in early childhood special education and plan to go back for my masters in speech and language pathology. I am currently a student teacher at Wiley elementary in a first grade classroom.
I competed at Extreme up until 2 seasons ago. When I decided to move on I was currently training Level 7 skills. While I loved competitive gymnasts, I decided that I wanted to compete for my high school. I am also on my high school cheer team as well as participating in many academic clubs. I love coaching because of the I see on the children’s faces when they learn a new skill.
I started gymnastics at the age of two and began competing at the age of six. I continued to compete until level 8 and through the years have won state champion titles on vault and floor. I also was a competitive dancer up until my senior year of high school. I am currently finishing up my sophomore year at Michigan State University with a major in kinesiology. I coached at extreme gymnastics in the summer of 2019 and I am so excited to be back again. I love working with kids and am so glad that I can teach them a sport that I am so passionate about.
Aaliyah is 15 years old but no stranger to the world of gymnastics. She competed for Team Extreme for 5 years. Aaliyah competed through Level 8 and and in her career she was a 2 time State Champion on vault & all-around and she was also state champion on uneven bars and floor exercise. She made the difficult decision to leave club gymnastics to explore high school sports and is now on the cheer and track teams at her high school. Aaliyah is one of our Junior coaches. She is currently learning the ropes and subbing where needed but looks forward to having her own classes soon.
Meghan has been with Extreme since 2014 as a gymnast herself. She competed in the Xcel program for two years, both years qualifying for Regionals. She consistently was a top competitor on balance beam and in 2019 she was Regional Vault Champion. Meghan is 15 years old and has tons of experience working with children. She babysits her younger siblings and for other families. She loves gymnastics, working with kids, and helping them on their gymnastics journey.
Shayna was a competitive gymnast at Extreme for 10 years. She competed in the Junior Olympic program through Level 8 then finished her career her senior year in high school as an Xcel Diamond. She currently attends Central Michigan University and is pursuing her …degree. Shayna coached at Extreme before heading off to college and is experienced in coaching all preschool classes as well as Girl Gymnastics 1-3 and summer camp.
Extreme Gymnastics became a part of my life in 2014 when my 3 daughters started gymnastics. Two chose to move on and try others things and 1 is a lifer. I never imagined it would mean this much to me now! I truly enjoy watching all the children grow and being part of the Extreme family.
I have been a part of Extreme Gymnastics for almost 2 years now, as part of our administrative staff. I enjoy making sure we have lots of items to choose from in our Pro Shop. While my background was dance as a child, I have always loved gymnastics. I am a Mom of twins and love watching kids find a sport they love and can grow with.