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CHECK OUT OUR STAFF!

WE HAVE AN AWESOME STAFF AT GYMNASTI! THEY ARE A HIGHLY ACCOMPLISHED AND SUCCESSFUL GROUP OF COACHES WHO LOVE TO TEACH GYMNASTICS! A LITTLE BIT ABOUT US…

RON NASTI-HEAD TEAM COACH/OWNER

GymNasti is owned and operated by former USA National Team Member Ron Nasti. His many accomplishments as a gymnast include:

  • 2 time NCAA All American in Floor Exercise
  • 2 time Member of the United States Men’s Gymnastics Team
  • Competed for USA in Bulgaria, Argentina and Brazil
  • Big Ten Champion in Floor Exercise
  • 3rd place in Floor Exercise at the Worlds Sports Fair in Tokyo, Japan
  • 3 time IHSA State Champion and Outstanding Senior Award at the University of Iowa

His many accomplishments in 20+ years of coaching include:

  • 1999 recipient of the “Best Coach” award
  • Listing in the 2000 edition of “Who’s Who Among American Teachers”
  • Placing gymnasts yearly in State, Regional, and National competitions

LAURA ROGERS- GIRLS TEAM COACH

Laura believes that gymnastics inspires not only the mind and body but also the soul and the work ethic, focus, and discipline developed in the sport can be carried through life in school, problem solving, and team projects.  She feels that the best athletes in this sport are the ones who never give up and any amount of hard work is the key to success.  She gives great attention to the small details as well as the bigger picture and looks at the whole product as a combination of strong mental training combined with a strong body physically. Her coaching style has influenced many of Gymnasti’s team gymnasts and has brought them to success!

8 Years of coaching experience at team, developmental, and recreational levels
8 years as a competitive gymnast
Recieved a full scholarship to Central Michigan University for gymnastics
8 time Kansas State Champion from level 7-Level 10
5 time Region 3 Qualifier
2005 Region 3  Uneven Bars and All Around Champion
4 Time Junior Olympic National Qualifer
2 Time NCAA Regional Qualifier with Mid-American Conference Honors

Her Favorite even to coach is Uneven Bars and Floor.

JENIFER WILLIAMSON-GIRLS TEAM COACH

Jen believes that the dedication and determination is what it takes to be a successful gymnast! These are also positive qualities for any child. Jen has been a compulsory team coach at Gymnasti for many years. Our success is due to her attention to detail and knowledge of the skills needed at these levels. With a teaching degree, she is awesome with our team gymnasts! Balancing fun and learning is her specialty. She inspires them to love gymnastics!

Over 8 years coaching experience
Currently has a BA in English and working on her masters in Reading Education.
Favorite event to coach-Beam

AMANDA ZANONI-GIRLS TEAM COACH

Amanda is a former Level 10 gymnast and many time state, regional, and national competitor for GymNasti Gymnastics. After attending Arizons State University, she decided to continue her love for the sport as a coach and joined our coaching staff in 2012. Amanda’s main motivation for coaching is the opportunity to teach kids to achieve goals they never imagined possible. Seeing them succeed is extremely special to her and their smiles are priceless! She believes it takes drive, discipline, and confidence to be a successful athlete. It is her attention to long-term development of technique, tactics, and mental approach that has made her a great coach!

Over 14 years as a competitive gymnast, up to level 10 at GymNasti Gymnastics and college at Arizona State University.
4-time region 5 Qualifier
2-time National Qualifier
2nd place bars at 2008 Nationals
Over 3 years coaching experience

Favorite event to coach-Floor and Uneven Bars

NATALIE KOGA-GIRLS TEAM COACH

Natalie is certified as a USAG Judge thru level 10. She is a member of both the National Association of Women’s Gymnastics Judges and the Illinois NAWJG. She has served as a clinician, judge and coach at Region 5’s super camp, hot shot camp and forward progress camp.

Natalie’s reason for coaching: “Making a difference in the lives of gymnasts by utilizing the sport I competed and loved, as a means to teach life lessons for future: problem solving skills, confidence, and perseverence to name a few.”

ALL OF GYMNASTI’S COACHES COME WITH A GOOD BACKGROUND IN TEACHING AND COMPETING IN THE SPORT OF GYMNASTICS. WE ONLY HIRE THE BEST QUALITY COACHING STAFF!