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Our Coaches

World Class Gymnastics Coaches in Your Own Backyard

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Coach Stephanie

Founder & Coach

Stephanie is the very proud mother of her son Spencer (23) and her daughter, Shaylee(21). When not at the gym (which isn't often), Stephanie is golfing, and learning to play pickleball! 

 

Stephanie is a graduate of Ball State University where she was a four-year varsity letterman and scholarship recipient for Gymnastics. She received a B.S. in Exercise Science and minored in Counseling Psychology. During her high school and collegiate gymnastics career, she set and broke school records and was a two-time IHSAA State Champion.

 

•    Gym Owner    

•    Coaches all levels 2-10    

•    USAG Professional Member    

•    Former USAG Gymnastics Judge    

•    National Coach Certified (W400)    

•    USASF Level 1-5 Certified Coach    

•    Gymnastics Choreographer    

•    USAG Safety Certified, CPR, and First Aid Certified 

•    Stephanie currently has her USAG Level 9 rating.

•    In November 2009, Stephanie was inducted into the Elkhart County Sports Hall of Fame.

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Coach Scott

Director of Operations

Scott is the Director of Operations for both Sweet Peas and The Flip Zone. He had been involved with the business for the past 5 years and has implemented many creative ideas for curriculum and equipment setup at Sweet Peas. 

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Ashley Vanderzee
Bronze Coach
Ashley grew up in Bradenton, Fl starting gymnastics at age 5 and competed through Level 9. She began coaching in May 2020 and has continued to coach preschool through Level 4. She is very passionate about gymnastics and it has been a part of her life for the past 14 years.

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Lisa Ennis

Team Coach

Originally from Texas, Lisa started gymnastics at the age of 6, competed USAG through Level 9 and training Level 10. She also competed for her high school gymnastics team while on a competitive team. Injuries ended her competitive journey but allowed her to give back to the sport she loves through coaching. Throughout high school and her undergraduate education, she was a Coach for Levels 4-7, choreographer for optional beam and floor routines, as well as a compulsory certified judge. In May 2023, she moved to Florida to begin graduate school at Gannon University, where she is currently working on her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She has coached pre-team through Gold Xcel programs in Florida and is a certified USAG and AAU judge for compulsory levels and Xcel Bronze, Silver, and Gold. When not in the gym, Lisa is likely looking for unique shells on the beach, studying at school, or painting!

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Jennifer Kepnes

Dance Zone Director

 
Jennifer came to Florida 3 years ago. Her Hometown is Boston, Massachusetts where she had her career as a soloist with Boston Ballet for 7 years. Aside from performing, Jennifer loves teaching children the art of dance and has been working with children of all ages for 20+ years within the dance world. Jennifer has acquired many teaching certifications throughout her teaching career. Some of which came from Dance Masters of America Teacher training school in Buffalo, NY and American Ballet Theater Training programs. Jennifer has been married for 17 years and has 2 daughters who were/are also gymnasts. In her spare time, Jennifer loves to bake sourdough bread, be in nature (probably dancing) and most of all spending time with her family.
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