Newly renovated in August 2017, the 14,260-square foot SGC gym facility is located on the West side of Springfield boasts plenty of space and the latest technology to give athletes the best experience at every level. Some of these features include:
We have several items all decked out in our logo as well as leotards and shorts. Stop by before or after class and check out all of our merchandise.
Brad Epperson has been a coach in the sport of gymnastics for over 37 years. He has owned and operated two successful gymnastics businesses before opening SGC in September 2017. Brad focuses his gymnastics programs on the development of the entire athlete—to be mentally, emotionally, and physically strong with safety at the heart of every training program. He stresses positive communication with gymnasts, parents, community members, and other gymnastic professionals. Brad has received a B.S. from Eastern Illinois University and an M.S. from University of Illinois in Recreation Administration. He enjoys playing golf, guitar and singing, and watching St. Louis Cardinals and Houston Astros Baseball.
His credentials speak to the dedication he has made to the sport:
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Jamie was a gymnast and competitive tumbler for 11 years and a 9 time national champion. She was a school age gymnastics program director and team coach at a gym in Chesterfield, Missouri for 5 years before moving to Maryland and starting a family. She is USAG safety, safe sport and instructor certified. She married her husband Kyle in 2004. They have 2 kids, Kaley is 11 and a competitive gymnast at SGC. Kody is 9 and a competitive baseball, soccer and basketball player who you will see conquering the warped wall at SGC during Ninja Classes. She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling for her kids sporting activities. Jamie started at SGC part time as the Pro Shop and Special Events Coordinator but quickly fell into the role of Office Manager.
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Gymnastics, tumbling, cheerleading, and dance have been a huge part of Laura's life. She is a former USAG competitive gymnast, USTA National Tumbling Champion, UCA All-Star Cheerleader, NCA All-Star Cheerleader, NDA All-Star Dancer, and was a member of the J'ette State Champion dance team. Laura has many years experience teaching recreational gymnastics for all ages and skill levels and also coaching preteam and competitive gymnastics. Previously, she has coached recreational and competitive tumbling, taught dance classes, and coached a State Champion High School cheerleading squad. She has an accumulated 25+ years coaching experience. Laura uses her experience, knowledge of the sport, and love for children in her work as a gymnastics coach. Laura is a current USAG Professional Member as well as being USAG Safety Certified. When not at the gym, Laura enjoys spending time with her 3 daughters, Erin, Anna, and Molly.
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Paige is a Texas native and has a B.A. from UT Dallas. Paige has extensive training in dance, studying in both studios and in college and has performed in and choreographed for professional dance companies in multiple states. She also teaches and performs aerial dance.
Paige began gymnastics at the age of three and has competed levels 5-10 for club teams and her high school, where she was a state and regional qualifier at each level. Some notable achievements were that she was Level 8 Texas State beam champion, she achieved Elite-All American All-Around status in high school and was also co-captain of her high school team.
Paige has coached recreational gymnastics, ages 2-18, and competitive gymnastics. She also coached gymnastics dance and choreographs beam and floor routines.
Paige was coached by Brad as a young gymnast in Houston, Texas
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