Ninja/Parkour & Tumbling
David has been active in theater for many years. Most recently he had a principal role in Newsies at Theatre Baton Rouge, and has performed in nine CYT musicals, most notably as LeFou in Beauty and the Beast. David is interested in parkour, free running, acrobatics and barbershop quartets. He has also performed in several other local productions, most notably Justin Rayna's staged reading of Legend City, A New Musical, and Intensify! Currently, in addition to instructing our trampoline and tricking class, David is one of our camp staff and a coach for GymFit's Homeschool PE program. He also occasionally performs with Bayou Cirque. David would like his future to continue to include some kind of musical theater or acrobatic performance opportunities.
Hello, I’m Monroe! I’m an aerialist and a performer. I have been homeschooled my whole life! During my childhood I enjoyed sports and just generally moving any chance I had. I was a tree scaler, mad ripsticker, and a self proclaimed music video backup dancer. As I’ve gotten older, I have been trying to find new and interesting ways to get stronger. Gymfit has been a great catalyst for that. It’s so much fun that most of the time I don’t even realize that I’m working out! In the 4 years I’ve been at GymFit, I have developed several new skills such as trapeze, staff, ribbon, duo silks, standing acro, tumbling, contortion, acro yoga, and more. Additionally, I have been able to spend a lot of time with the children of our community through GymFit’s summer camp, birthday parties, and events. I love working with kids and I’m so excited to share what I’ve learned with them!
Greetings! My name is Monet! I am currently training aerial arts, acro yoga, ribbons, and dance. I have had the privilege of being able to showcase my newly honed skills at various events including Live After Five, Dreamnight at the Zoo, and Bayou Cirque’s Dumbo Premiere Circus Performance. I enjoy all the time, effort, and sweat that goes into preparing for these events. I may even enjoy the preparation more than the actual performance. It's the perfect way to workout and have fun. Some of my happiest moments have been when I have learned a new trick and I want to share that feeling with everyone!
My name is Nicholas Stevens and I am the Kids' Circus Teacher and Manager. I was invited by a friend who worked at GymFit to check it out to see if I wanted to get a membership. I was told it was kids' night just to "warn me" that there will be a lot of kids. From the second I walked in, I knew I had to work here. I love helping other people smile, especially kids, so I knew a job where I can do that everyday would be perfect for me. Now that I have learned multiple disciplines and have a passion to help the
kids grow, I teach the kids' circus class. They will often be discouraged and say "I can't do it!" When they say this, I tell them "it's not that you can't do it, you just haven't done it yet!" Watching them transition from, "I can't..." to, "Look, I did it!" is the best feeling in the world. Through working and attending GymFit I have learned that failure is natural and not be so hard on myself. That is what I try to pass on. Learning skills is amazing, but being able to go from a place to where I was falling, or not reaching a goal, to being able to succeed, is a great feeling. The only feeling greater is when I get to help someone else reach their goal.
Music & Secretary
Kathy Rumfellow works as Gymfit’s Secretary Administrator and as our Music Director. She was introduced to Gymfit through her son David's involvement in gymnastics with Coach Josh. (David now teaches in our homeschool PE program and evening classes.) Kathy is excited to bring her profession as a musician and her love of all things music to our camp, homeschool, and Gymfit evening programs. She plays piano and violin and teaches private lessons on both instruments along with beginning voice lessons as well. Her experience includes: working as a music therapist with different client populations; traveling all over the world with orchestras and music ministries; leading children's choirs and youth praise and worship bands; and teaching music theory, piano class, violin class and chapel band at the Berean Homeschool Co-Op for several years. Kathy has also been involved with musical theater most of her life as well and is currently on staff as pianist for CYT (Christian Youth Theater). She is excited to incorporate music into the performing arts component of Gymfit!