OUR STAFF

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RHYTHM GYM TRAINED STAFF

All staff at Rhythm Gym are trained by high level gymnastics coaches - to teach a fun, enjoyable, safe class

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FIRST AID TRAINED STAFF

All the Rhythm Gym staff are or are in the process of being trained in first aid

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FUN, ENJOYABLE STAFF

Rhythm Gym staff are all super fun and highly motivated people

Executive Director

Adrienne Arnold

Executive Director

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• Fundraiser, Los Angeles School of Gymnastics, Los Angeles, CA (1984-87)
• President, Vancouver Rhythmic Gymnastics Society (Club Elite) (1987-89)
• Board Member, BC Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation (1987-present)
• Vice President, BC Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation (1987-1990)
• President, BC Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation (1989-91 and 2009-present)
• Board Member, Canadian Rhythmic Sportive Gymnastic Federation (1987-2003and 2008-present)
• Rhythmic Gymnastics Judge (International Level Credential) (1990-present)
• Founder/Director, Club Adagio Rhythmic Gymnastics (1990-present)
• Board Member, Commonwealth Games Association of Canada (1996-2003)
• President, Rhythmic Gymnastics Canada (1996-2003)
• Board Member, Canadian Olympic Committee (1996-present)
• Head of Delegation, World Championships, Osaka, Japan (1999)
• Head of Delegation, Olympic Games, Sydney Australia (2000)
• Sport BC Volunteer of the Year Award (2000)
• Delegation Leader for Canadian Rhythmics, F.I.G. Congress, Marrakesh, Morrocco (2000)
• Canadian Head of Delegation, World Championships, Madrid, Spain (2001)
• Canadian Head of Delegation, World Championships, New Orleans, USA (2002)
• Head of Delegation, World Gymnastrada, Lisbon, Portugal (2003)
• Gymnastics Canada National Rhythmic Program Advisor (2004-2009)
• Gymnastics Canada Volunteer Award (2010)
• Recipient of Evelyn Koop GCG aVolunteer Award (2012)

Program Directors

Megan Magid

Program Director

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Megan Magid, BC Team Regional Coach, Canadian National Rhythmic Gymnastics Team Coach, NCCP Level 4 Coach and International Brevet III Judge was born in Toronto, Ontario. Megan trained for 12 years as a National and International Level Rhythmic Gymnast both in the U.S.and Canada, until, in 1990, she decided that she wanted to pass on her love of the sport to other young girls. Since embarking on a coaching career, Megan has become one of the most successful Rhythmic Gymnastics Coaches in British Columbia. Megan’s coaching efforts have produced numerous Provincial, Western Regional and National Champions as well as Canadian National Team Members in both Individual and Group. Megan’s track record of producing Champions speaks volumes about the high standards, expertise and inexhaustible creativity that she brings to the gymnasts she trains. Amongst her many achievements, one of the highlights was being named Head Coach for the Canadian National Senior Group in training and participating in the 2007 Pan American Games and 2007 World Championships, this was a first for a born and bred Canadian Coach in Rhythmic Gymnastics!

 

Megan currently sits on the BC Rhythmic Gymnastics Competitive Development Committee and Board of Directors, GCG National Team Coach Council, GCG Judge Development Working Group and while not travelling as a judge she also dedicates time educating Judges and Coaches as a BC/GCG Course Conductor.

 

Though their vast combined experience in sport, Megan together with her mother Adrienne and sister Ashley, have been working for years developing a non-competitive physical activity for young boys and girls ages 1-10. The goal was to include aspects of physical literacy in a fun, interactive, exciting environment which allows children to not only learn fundamentals of sport for life, but also to explore the creative aspect of music and dance. Rhythm Gym is a magical combination of gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, music and dance and we are thrilled to introduce Vancouver’s youth to this new fitness phenomenon.

 

Ashley Lonsdale

Program Director

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Ashley trained and competed as a Provincial and then National level Rhythmic Gymnast in Canada for 10 years. With both extensive Group and Individual experience, as well as several years of Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary Dance training at Arts Umbrella Ashley brings a very creative and broad understanding of movement in her approach to coaching and choreography.
In addition, over the years, Ashley has studied intensively in the related disciplines of Yoga and Flexibility and Strength Training. As a result, she is able to assess, target weaknesses and improve flexibility and strength in a systematic, safe and therapeutic way with her athletes. Ashley has been coaching Rhythmic Gymnastics, flexibility and, strength training for 18 years and has produced many Western Canadian and BC Provincial Event and All Around Champions.
Parents and athletes alike agree that Ashley has a talent for making training exciting, enjoyable and rewarding, whether it’s a newcomer picking up a rhythmic ribbon for the first time or a well seasoned National Senior relying of her to coach her through a championship event. Her clarity, positivity and her sense of engagement inspires great confidence and a joyful sporting attitude in all the athletes she works with.
• BC Novice Individual Provincial Champion (1990)
• Canadian Champion, Junior Group (1993)
• Western Regional Champion, Junior Group (1993-94)
• BC Canada Winter Games Team (1994)
• National Level Individual Competitor (1990-96)
• National Coaching Certification Program, Level 2 Certified (2005)
• BC Provincial Level Judge
• Competition Coach for all Club Adagio and International Academy gymnasts
• Graduated from UBC with a Major in History (2007)
• Designer and Decorator of competitive bodysuits worn by atheltes at numerous International Grand Prix, World Cup, World Championships and the Olympic Games (2005-2010)
• Personal Coach of numerous BC and Western Regional Champions
• Coaching Assoicition of Canada NCCP Level 3 Certified (2012)

Instructors

Mira Fister-Tadic

Instructor

More about me….

What is it in your background (education and/or experiences) that has impacted on you or given you the desire and tools to work with young children?

 

What do you hope to bring to the kids you teach at Rhythm Gym?

 

What activities do you love to do that embrace the concept of “Life Long Physical Fitness”?

Mikayla Fansega

Instructor

More about me….

What is it in your background (education and/or experiences) that has impacted on you or given you the desire and tools to work with young children?

  Fond memories of my own training growing up have inspired me to become a teacher/coach and share those experiences with my students.

   Completing the Royal Academy of Dance Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies has equipped me with the knowledge and tools required for teaching students of all ages and abilities. My experience teaching different disciplines to a broad range of students have helped me to become a confident teacher/coach.

What do you hope to bring to the kids you teach at Rhythm Gym?

    I hope that my classes at Rhythm Gym are fun, positive environments where students feel comfortable to explore their physical abilities while gaining strength and confidence.

     I hope that my students will enjoy their training and look back on it as a positive and formative experience in their lives.

What activities do you love to do that embrace the concept of “Life Long Physical Fitness”?

  Dance

   Stretching/conditioning exercises

Joanna Zajczkowski

Instructor

More about me….

What is it in your background (education and/or experiences) that has impacted on you or given you the desire and tools to work with young children?

What do you hope to bring to the kids you teach at Rhythm Gym?

What activities do you love to do that embrace the concept of “Life Long Physical Fitness”?

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