Our coaches at Gladiator Sports are exploding with passion for this sport and the children. Our 100% focus is YOU! We want YOU to be a part of our family. Get to know us and feel free to chat when you see us!
Coach Josh was a competitive gymnast from 1995 to 2000, training optional levels. In 2011, he started coaching tumbling and gymnastics. During that time, he realized his niche for biomechanics and his ability to break down movement for children of all ages. Not only does he coach, he is a certified personal trainer for all ages. This has helped many cheerleaders and gymnasts achieve their goals. 2014 was the year he started a Boys Team that went on to win the USAG State Championship. In the seasons after, he continued receiving state and regional titles for his boys team. He expanded his horizons to coach all levels of girls competitive gymnastics. Although he is USAG certified to teach all apparatuses, he specializes in tumbling, bars, and vault. During his six years of coaching girls teams, he has been consistently developing gymnasts that win USAG State and Regional Competitions.
Coach Allegra is not only a passionate gymnastics coach, but a mother of three beautiful children. Gymnastics has been in her life since she was six years old. After competing for eight years, while training level optional levels, she took a step back and was interested in a different aspect of gymnastics. When she was fifteen, she began coaching gymnastics. Her focus is preparing young gymnasts physically and mentally for the competition atmosphere. Throughout her coaching career, she has successfully run many different programs including summer camp, a recreational gymnastics meet, and developmental gymnastics. She believes in a well rounded gymnastics education; from respect to hard work. Her bottom line is,
“Fundamental strength and skills are the most important aspects of this sport to keep the gymnasts healthy and happy!”
Coach Brenden is a student at the University of Alabama. He was an All-Star Competitive Cheerleader for 4 years. In high school, he cheered for 3 years and has experience as a competitive dancer for 9 years. He has also trained with multiple collegiate teams. He started coaching tumbling in his sophomore year of high school (2015) and has continued coaching. Brenden is constantly eager to gain more experience and knowledge in the expansive cheer world.
Christine Cook has been in the gymnastics world for 33 years. In that time, she has watched and been a part of the sport’s growth and change. Coach Chris has run gymnastics programs in the states of Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, and Georgia. She is now our recreational director and has a fabulous foundational curriculum for our gymnastics and tumbling programs. She is happy to be a part of the Gladiator Staff and share her diverse expertise with us!
Liberty May was a competitive cheerleader for 10 years, and she also cheered for her middle and high school. Cheerleading has always been her greatest outlet and passion. As she begins her career in coaching, she wants to motivate children to work hard and be their best selves in and out of the gym. In her experience, the gym environment had made her more confident, compassionate, and determined to reach her goals. She wants to support others so they can have the same experience.