ACG Encouraging the "CAN DO" Atittude!

Our Mission! Our Vision! Our Principles!


Mission

Avant Coeur Gymnastics exists to guide children in their exploration of fitness fundamentals in a Fun, Safe and Positive environment.

Principles

  • To encourage each child to strive for their personal bes
  • To promote cooperation and sportsmanship through structured play
  • To teach correct developmental progressions
  • To teach to each child's abilit
  • To find the right class for your chil

“We exist to provide every athlete in our preschool, instructional, developmental and competitive team programs with a rewarding and fulfilling experience through the building of character, and ‘heart’ above all. We are working towards this by focusing on respect for themselves and others, time management skills, self discipline, development of competitive abilities, dedication to a team, strong work habits, goal setting ability, a love of exercise and an overall sense of accomplishment in their endeavors.”

We work on and encourage a positive attitude, courage, development of superb physical and mental strengths and abilities and the willingness and ability to put in their best effort at every opportunity… to stick to a task and persevere, overcoming challenges and goals that were ‘impossible’ only a short while before.

We are striving to develop life skills that will last them long after their competitive days are over.

We hope to provide each athlete with competitive opportunities and good results and improvement in competition, again, with the individual’s personal interests, desires and abilities in mind. We work towards these goals with ACG's overall mission always in the forefront. We will have fun, share, laughs and learn together, but we also realize the difference in commitment, intensity and goals that come with being a competitive athlete.

ACG Principles: To encourage each child to strive for their personal best. To teach correct developmental progressions. To promote cooperation and sportsmanship through FUN! To find the best program for each individual child.

We Encourage the "CAN DO" Atittude!


Cruise Director

LisaA
LISA A.
Bachelor in Elementary Education, Owner & COO of Funtastics 14yrs, TOP’s director for state Idaho, USAG Safety Certification, CPR & First Aid Certified. Region 2 contributor of the year 2007 & 2008, Optional Club of the year 2009 & 2010. Total of 25 years in the Gymnastics Industry. Lisa enjoys rock climbing, reading, hiking, mtn. bike riding, trying to keep up with her husband & daughter! Her favorite quote is “Nothing great was ever achieved without ENTHUSIASM!”

PreSchool Gymnastics Coaches

HollyE
HOLLY E.
ShelbyO
SHELBY O.
FaithC
FAITH C.
CedarW
CEDAR W.
NickyF
NICKY F.
HannahO
HANNAH O.
BrittonyC
BRITTONY C.

Instructional Gymnastics Coaches

KiandraC
KIANDRA C.
ShelbyO
SHELBY O.
JonathanD
JONATHAN D.
KaytlynB
KAYTLYN B.
CharlesM
CHARLES M.
LinkinO
LINKIN O.
FaithC
FAITH C.
JaideH
JAIDE H.
NaomiC
NAOMI C.
HannahO
HANNAH O.
AshlynV
ASHLYN V.
DabenG
DABEN G.
BrittonyC
BRITTONY C.
AllieM
ALLIE M.

Starbursts Gymnastics Coaches

HollyE
HOLLY E.
KelseyK
KELSEY K.
JerryB
JERRY B.
KaytlynB
KAYTLYN B.
CharlesM
CHARLES M.
LinkinO
LINKIN O.
FaithC
FAITH C.
JaideH
JAIDE H.
CedarW
CEDAR W.
HannahO
HANNAH O.
LindsayH
LINDSAY H.
AlexynB
ALEXYN B.
AshlynV
ASHLYN V.
KaytlynB
KAYTLYN B.
AllieM
BRITTONY C.
AllieM
ALLIE M.

Avant Coeur Team Coaches

LisaA
LISA A.
Bachelor in Elementary Education, Owner & COO of Funtastics 14yrs, TOP’s director for state Idaho, USAG Safety Certification, CPR & First Aid Certified. Region 2 contributor of the year 2007 & 2008, Optional Club of the year 2009 & 2010. Total of 25 years in the Gymnastics Industry. Lisa enjoys rock climbing, reading, hiking, mtn. bike riding, trying to keep up with her husband & daughter! Her favorite quote is “Nothing great was ever achieved without ENTHUSIASM!”
BarbaraD
BARBARA D.
KelseyK
KELSEY K.
In her second year of college, studying Biomechanics and Kinesiology. CPR & First Aid certified. 16 years in gymnastics, first as an athlete, and then as HEAD COACH the last 4 years. The overwhelmingly beautiful Kelsey enjoys music, friends, the lake, and traveling. Her favorite part of her job is knowing that every time she walks into the gym she will see smiles and her day brightens ~ also making a difference to her Athletes. Her favorite quote is “Life is what happens when your busy making plans for it.”
DonnyG
DONNY G.
Attended College of DuPage & Boise State University. Founded the Gymnastics Program at the YMCA in Boise, coached for the Boise School District, Head coach at Wings in 1974, Founded Lake City Gymnastics in Coeur d’Alene in 1979. 1970 National Champion on Trampoline (!!) Donny enjoys spending time with his wife, Bible study, and scuba. The favorite part of his job is watching a gymnast smile when they learn a skill for the first time.
JerryB
JERRY B.
KiraL
KIRA L.
ShelbyO
SHELBY O.
TessaS
TESSA S.
CedarW
CEDAR W.
LindsayH
LINDSAY H.

Don't Try This At Home Coaches

JoshB
JOSH B.
JonathanD
JONATHAN D.
LinkinO
LINKIN O.
WillB
WILL B.
FaithM
FAITH M.

Flip Flop Shop / Ariel Awareness

CaseyY
CASEY Y.
JerryB
JERRY B.
JonathanD
JONATHAN D.
LinkinO
LINKIN O.
BrittonyC
BRITTONY C.

HomeSchool Coaches

DonnyG
DONNY G.

Gymnastics Connection Coaches

ShelbyO
SHELBY O.
NikkiH
NIKKI H.

A.C.E. Educatonal PreSchool Teachers

SharonR
SHARON R.
Miss Sharon has been working with ACG for 5 years and working in Educational Preschools for 16 years, with 6 years of full time teaching. She is working on her AA in early childhood education.
Amanda
AMANDA
Miss Amanda has been with ACG for 1 year and has experience in the child care field for 7 years.
ShelbyO
SHELBY O.
Miss Shelby is our music instructor. She has played piano for 15 years, taken lessons for 10 years and has been instructing piano for 3 years. She can play piano, guitar, and harmonica as well as read music and has a good understanding of music instruction.

Adult Fitness Coaches

CaseyY
CASEY Y.

Play Care Coaches

HannahO
HANNAH O.
KynzieW
KYNZIE W.
BrittonyC
BRITTONY C.
AlexynB
ALEXYN B.

Open Indoor Playground Coaches

NickyF
NICKY F.
HannahO
HANNAH O.
NikkiH
NIKKI H.
AlexynB
ALEXYN B.

Super Saturday Coaches

ShelbyO
SHELBY O.
KaytlynB
KAYTLYN B.
KiandraC
KIANDRA C.
CharlesM
CHARLES M.
LinkinO
LINKIN O.
FaithC
FAITH C.
JaideH
JAIDE H.
NaomiC
NAOMI C.
HannahO
HANNAH O.
AshlynV
ASHLYN V.
KaytlynB
KAYTLYN B.
DabenG
DABEN G.
BrittonyC
BRITTONY C.

Birthday Party Coaches

ShelbyO
SHELBY O.
KaytlynB
KAYTLYN B.
KiandraC
KIANDRA C.
CharlesM
CHARLES M.
LinkinO
LINKIN O.
FaithC
FAITH C.
JaideH
JAIDE H.
NaomiC
NAOMI C.
HannahO
HANNAH O.
AshlynV
ASHLYN V.
KaytlynB
KAYTLYN B.
DabenG
DABEN G.
BrittonyC
BRITTONY C.

The Vault Staff

MaryR
MARY R.
Attended Walla Walla College for Fitness Management, also went to Floral Design School and owned a flower shop in Sandpoint. USAG Safety Certified, CPR and First Aid certified. 24 years of coaching & administration in the gymnastics industry. Mary’s other loves are yoga, flowers and gardening, music, dancing and traveling. Her favorite part of her job is that it’s FUN! Her favorite quote is: “You get what you focus on!”
KristieR
KRISTIE R.
FaithM
FAITH M.

Front Office Staff

MaryR
MARY R.
Attended Walla Walla College for Fitness Management, also went to Floral Design School and owned a flower shop in Sandpoint. USAG Safety Certified, CPR and First Aid certified. 24 years of coaching & administration in the gymnastics industry. Mary’s other loves are yoga, flowers and gardening, music, dancing and traveling. Her favorite part of her job is that it’s FUN! Her favorite quote is: “You get what you focus on!”
JenniferW
JENNIFER W.
Pre-School Instructor, CPR & First Aid Certified. Has had her daughter in our organization and worked for us for 8 years. Jennifer was raised in Coeur d’ Alene and loves boating in the summer, and snowmobiling in winter. She also enjoys her 2 dogs & 4 cats. Her favorite part of her job is being able to help her customers, and give them a positive experience.
MichelleS
MICHELLE S.
SharonR
SHARON R.
JesseD
JESSE D.

Bookeeping Staff

HeidiM
HEIDI M.

Maintenance Staff

DonnyG
DONNY G.
DerekR
DEREK R.
JerryB
JERRY B.

Cleaning Staff

AnaC
ANA C.
DerekR
DEREK R.

Owner

LisaA
LISA A.
Bachelor in Elementary Education, Owner & COO of Funtastics 14yrs, TOP’s director for state Idaho, USAG Safety Certification, CPR & First Aid Certified. Region 2 contributor of the year 2007 & 2008, Optional Club of the year 2009 & 2010. Total of 25 years in the Gymnastics Industry. Lisa enjoys rock climbing, reading, hiking, mtn. bike riding, trying to keep up with her husband & daughter! Her favorite quote is “Nothing great was ever achieved without ENTHUSIASM!”