Meet The Staff

Joshua "JRob" Roberts

Founder/Gymnastics/Fitness 

Hey there! I am Joshua Roberts or as most know me, JRob! I am super excited to announce the expansion of GymFit! It has been my dream for 5 years to have a gym where everything is under one roof and its finally happening! I have been a gymnastics coach for 6 years with a speciality in bodyweight strength & conditioning. Over the last 3 years I have started dabbling into AcroYoga/Acrobatics and other Circus Arts and I'm obsessed! One thing that I have learned over the past 6 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!

-Keep Moving-

David Gabel

Ninja Warrior Director/Owner

Welcome to the challenge.  I am David Gabel. I was a high school gymnast.  Who has 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. 

Erik Otts

Parkour Director/Owner

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!

Stephanie "Slee" Lee

Cirque Director/Owner

Hello! My name is Stephanie Lee, and 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!

John Scott

Flow Arts Director

Hello, I'm John Scott, I am a professional fire bender associated with the Baton Rouge Fire Guild. With backgrounds in acrobatics, skateboarding, parkour, and extreme climbing. Spreading the understanding and art of "Flowarts" is my passion. From physical health to mental health, these circus arts can improve quality of life through mediation, and physical ability. I can teach most props and most ages as well ^_^ looking forward to seeing you in class! 


Joseph Ables

Pole Fitness

Hello hello!  My name is Joseph Ables, and I've been pole dancing for over a year and a half now.  I've an extensive background in yoga, and I've discovered that pole dancing (or just "poling") and yoga go hand-in-hand.  I want to break the stigma that pole dancing is just for exotic dancers, but it is for athletes, too. Pole dancing empowers dancers by increasing strength and coordination, allowing you to be more comfortable in your body, and I cannot wait to share my passion of Pole Fitness with all of you!



Kathy Rumfellow

Music Director/Secretary 

Kathy Rumfellow was introduced to Gymfit through her son David's involvement in gymnastics with Coach Josh. She is now one of our GymFit moms, participating in classes herself. Kathy is excited to bring her profession as a musician and her love of all things music to our summer camp program.  She plays piano and violin and teaches private lessons on both instruments.  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 and is currently employed as the staff pianist for CYT(Christian Youth Theater).  

Erin Warner

Flow Arts Director/Circus Arts Kids

Hi!!! My name is Erin, and I've been working with kids for most of my life. I started out baby sitting, and at the age of 14 I started working at a sports center for kids in Denham Springs called Leaps & Bounds. I've taught tumbling, arts and crafts, teamwork games, swimming lessons, and a bunch more! For the last 3 years I've been practicing something called flow arts, and for the last 2 years I've expanded that into fire bending skills! :D This is something that is rather new to Baton Rouge and I'm excited to be teaching these unique skills here at Gymfit and I can't wait to meet you!!!

Alen Vignes

               GymFit/NInjaFit Kids

Haylie Prattini

Homeschool Tumbling

Haylie has been cheering since she was 7 years old. She cheered for her elementary school in New Orleans, Tiger Elite All-Stars, Archbishop Rummel High School and she is currently a senior cheerleader and captain of the LSU Cheerleading Team. She also has been coaching cheerleading and tumbling since high school. You can find her on Tuesdays and Thursdays at our NEW homeschool tumbling class from 11-12 and 1-2pm! 

LeeEllen Hutchinson

AcroYoga


Christina Caraccioli

BarreX/DanceX

Christina Caraccioli has been involved in the health, Fitness and Dance industry for over 23 years. Her training begins with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Performing Arts and Dance Education and a minor in Modern Dance with Composite Dance and Kinesiology.

Dance insturctor

Also she Taught Musical Theatre dance, Ballet, Jazz dance, HipHop dance, Modern dance, Lyrical dance, Tap, Stretching class & Pilate Class in New York, Florida, and Baton Rouge area. 

She is Certified Personal trainer ( AFAA & ACE), Group Exercise Instructor ( AFAA & ACE), Aqua fitness (AAFF &AEA), Pilates(The NEW YORK Pilate Studio, and AFAA), YMCA Heathly Life Style, Zumba, TBC, DanceEx, BarreEx (BEA) and Yoga (AAAI). She is currently Pilates , Dance Ex (Hiphop Dance workout), Kickboxing, Yoga, Bootcamp, and Barre Ex instructor in Baton Rouge area. 

Michelle Landry

Adult Tumbling/Gymnastics

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. 

Jamie Marie

Yoga

Hope Corbin

Pole Fitness

Qasim

Parkour/Free Running