Hey there! I am Joshua Roberts or as most know me, JRob! I am super excited for the expansion of GymFit! It has been my dream for years to have a gym where everything is under one roof and it's finally happening! I have been a gymnastics coach for 7 years with a speciality in bodyweight strength & conditioning. Over the last 7 years I have been teaching and training AcroYoga/Acrobatics, juggling and other Circus Arts! One thing that I have learned over the past 7 years is that anyone and everyone is capable of 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 WON'T regret it!
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Ninja Warrior Director/Owner
Welcome to the challenge. I am David Gabel. I was a high school gymnast, and I have a passion for challenges. Seven years ago I caught the American Ninja Warrior bug. Since then I have competed in 3 seasons of American Ninja Warrior. I have done Warrior Dashs, Tough Mudders, and a few other challenges. Now we are ready to help you achieve your physical peak performance.
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Hi there! 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!
Hello! Movement is my PASSION! I began breakdancing at the age of 17, training, traveling, and competing at events with friends. I taught break dancing/hiphop classes at a local studio for two years and have incorporated this movement in many performances. Four years ago I was introduced to acroyoga and partner acrobatics. Throughout my years of training, teaching workshops, and working with different acroyoga communities, I can tell you it not only improves balance and strength, but strengthens relationships between friends, family, and communities. This is achieved by working together through developing trust and therapeutic communication skills. So, if you are tired of running on that treadmill and want to step out of your box and try something new, I am beyond thrilled and look forward to sharing new and fun movements so YOU can be the BEST version of yourself!
Hi! I have been active in theater for many years. Most recently I had a principal role in Newsies at Theatre Baton Rouge. I've performed in nine CYT musicals, most notably as LeFou in Beauty and the Beast, and several other local productions including Justin Rayna's Intensify and his stage reading of Legend City, A New Musical. I enjoy parkour, free running, acrobatics and barbershop quartets. Currently, I am on the GymFit camp staff and a coach for the Homeschool PE program. I also occasionally perform with Bayou Cirque. I would like to continue to include some kind of musical theater or acrobatic performance opportunities in the future.
Hey everyone! I caught the acroyoga bug in January of 2015. I have to warn you that it is contagious! I started dancing with Center Stage Performing Arts academy at a very young age, and after many years of dance, I came across acroyoga and found a new passion. I didn't just fall in love with acro, but I fell in love with Gymfit and the community it brings. Being involved with such a fun-loving group of people has allowed me to make many friends and to set goals for myself that I never knew I had. Now, fitness is an important part of my life. As for my life outside of Gymfit, I like to stay busy. I am a nanny, a dental assistant, and I do photography. I am a member of Fellowship Church where you can find me snuggling with the babies on Sunday mornings. I hope to see you in class soon, and you will find out you don't need super powers to fly!
Camp Director (admin)
I love working with kids! At LSU I studied business, fine arts, and performing arts. I am the founder and director of the non-profit Berean Education Resources, which provides classroom and group experience for area homeschool families. My oldest son just graduated from LSU, my daughter competes NCAA gymnastics in Missouri, and my youngest son is in high school at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts studying classical piano. On the side, I'm also a stage manager for local theaters including Bayou Cirque productions. Can't wait to see your kids at camp!
Camp Director (on-site)
Hello. After returning home from the Navy, I meandered through multiple different majors looking for my passion. After going through a health and weight loss journey of my own, I have found it. I am now an Ironman triathlete on a mission to help as many people fall in love with a healthy, active lifestyle as possible.
Hi, I’m excited to be a part of the circus arts team at GymFit! I have over 10 years of circus experience that I can’t wait to share with all of you. I was a member of the Flying High Circus at Florida State University for 5 years, where I performed in over 300 shows and taught ground and aerial circus skills during summer camps. I specialized in aerial cradle, flying trapeze, Spanish web, partner balancing, and acrobatic jump rope. For a brief period during graduate school, I toured professionally with the High Flying Pages circus family. In my day job, I am a research scientist at Pennington Biomedical Research Center here in Baton Rouge. I currently study children’s health and physical activity, and am a strong advocate for bringing fun fitness opportunities to people of all ages!
Hey guys, I’ve been practicing aerial arts for 2 years. Silks has become one of my greatest passions in life, and I am excited to be able to share it with all of you! My favorite part of teaching is being able to help others express themselves through their movements on an apparatus. I encourage everyone, especially beginners, to take my classes or any classes at Gymfit because they truly are a release from the stress of everyday life and will motivate you to lead an altogether healthier lifestyle!
Parkour / Free Running