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Hey there! I am Joshua Roberts or as most know me, JRob! I am super excited for our THIRD year of the Homeschool PE program! I am so excited to announce to be adding so many more classes and programs this year! I have been a gymnastics coach for 7 years with a speciality in bodyweight strength & conditioning. Over the last 4 years I have started teaching and training AcroYoga/Acrobatics and other Circus Arts and I'm obsessed! One thing that I have learned over the past 7 years is that anyone and everyone is capable learning something new, no matter your age or experience level! So come on out and step out of your box and try something different. You WONT regret it!
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Tumbling/Aerial & Circus Arts/Manager
I began gymnastics nearly 20 years ago, competed for 6 years, and retired from the sport in 2006. At the age of 15 in 2007, I began teaching gymnastics and tumbling at Athletes in Motion in Prarieville, and fell in love with molding children into young athletes. I try to bring together discipline and love of performance every time I step out on the floor to coach! Gymnastics has always been my passion and I am grateful to be able to pass that on to the children and adults that I teach.
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!
Michelle Griswold is a Baton Rouge native. She earned an Associates degree at Oregon Bible College before attending LSU where she studied both business and fine arts. Her three children grew up attending the Berean Homeschool Co-op which she founded in 2004 and still directs. Her oldest is in his third year at LSU, her daughter is a senior and will be competing on a college gymnastics team in Missouri, and her youngest son now attends high school at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts where he studies classical piano. Michelle headed up the first CHEF Kindergarten Klub, taught at an athletic academy, and was a Classical Conversations tutor and tutor trainer for 3 years. She and her children have been active in Christian Youth Theater where she taught acting and theater tech classes and picked up the skill of stage managing. She now stage manages for other theaters as well. Michelle began working with Gymfit as the 2018 summer camp director and is looking forward to continuing on as the Gymfit homeschool program tutor.
David is 17 years old and a homeschooled 11th grader. He 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. This summer he attended a workshop with the Broadway Theater Connection and performed in the staged reading of Legend City, A New Musical. Currently, David is assistant coach for GymFit's Homeschool PE program and has recently performed with Bayou Cirque. David would like his future to continue to include some kind of musical theater or acrobatic performance opportunities.
Hi there! If we haven't already met, my name is Erik Otts. I'm a passionate student and teacher of many flavors of physical movement. Though I am Baton Rouge born and raised, I would venture to say that I and my fellow colleagues aren't your typical Red Stick fitness coaches. We hope that you will join us here at GymfitBR, and that you will find your own passion in movement as we have found ours!