|Kevin Felts: Co-Owner, Director and Head Coach
Kevin has 20+ years of experience with the sport of gymnastics. He
has coached all ages and through Level 10.
*BS in Health and Physical Education (certified K-12)
*USA Gymnastics Safety Certified
*Director of Gymnastics School for 10 years
*Trained with National Coaching Staff
*Head Coach of Team Program Levels 4-10
*USAG Professional Member
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Academy, Inc. All
|Joanna Stewart Felts: Co-Owner
Joanna has been involved in the sport of gymnastics for 30+ years,
as a gymnast, judge, and instructor/coach.
*Competitive Class I gymnast 1977-1981
*USA Gymnastics Judge 1994-1996
*BS in Health and Physical Education 1992
*MS in Exercise Science 2003
*Tidewater Community College Instructor (Health and Wellness)
*Health and Physical Education Teacher 1993-2003
*High School Varsity Gymnastics Coach 1993-2001
*Old Dominion University Athlete: NCAA Zone, Qualifier for Spring
board Diving; School & Pool, record holder 1991-1992
|About Gymnastics at TGA
Physical fitness was of the utmost importance to the Ancients Greeks, and the sport of gymnastics grew out of this same.
The underlying goal is to create a sound mind and body.
As the Greeks envisioned, even at its most basic level, the sport of gymnastics can improve strength, coordination, flexibility,
balance, speed, and overall kinesthetic sense. These fitness-related components can be carried over to other sports and
activities. More importantly, the qualities of poise, grace, self-confidence, and discipline can be enhanced and utilized in every
facet of life. Our classes build a solid foundation for those who wish to pursue elite status in the sport.
Our mission here at TGA is to provide quality fitness and gymnastics instruction for children of all ages and levels. While
nurturing the desire to learn new skills, achieve lofty dreams, and improve in every possible way, we encourage each child to
reach their own potential both as athletes and individuals.
|Tidewater Gymnastics Academy
829 W 44th Street
Norfolk, VA 23508
|We are both natives of
Norfolk and graduates of
Maury High School. Our love
for the City of Norfolk and
passion for the sport of
gymnastics inspired us to
open the only gymnastics
school located in this city.
We would like to personally
thank each of you for your
interest and support! We feel
extremely fortunate to have
such wonderful neighbors,
friends, and customers.
|Jessy Delman: Office Manager
Jessy had been involved in dance, gymnastics and cheerleading
since 5 years old. She recently graduated from UVA with a BS in
psychology and a minor in Dance.
|Paige Jacobson: All-Star Coach
Paige is studying elementary education at Old Dominion University.
She competed as a Level 10 gymnast and her favorite even is floor .
|Kelley Higgins: All-Star Coach
Kelley competed gymnastics through level 10 and was a part of
Towson Univeristy's Gymnastics Team where her favorite event
was bars. She's currently studying Business Management at ODU
|Eric Cali: Coach
|Lindsey Miller: Coach
Lindsay is studying health and physical education at ODU. She's
from Northern Virginia. Lindsay loves arts and crafts and is
addicted to sweet tea! Brittany Kang, the receptionist, is
Lindsay's college roommate!
|Shannon Johnson: Coach
Shannon is a student at ODU studying public health with the
hopes to one day be a physical therapist. She was a competitive
cheerleader for 12 years and cheered for ODU for 2 years.
|Shannon Deegan: Coach
|Sam Perry: Coach
Sam is currently a sophomore at ODU studying human
services and psychology. Prior to working at TGA, Sam was a
high school and All-Star cheerleader.
|Ashley Parker: Coach
Ashley is a Recreational Therapist working with substance
abuse rehab and active retired military. Ashley competed
gymnastics at the collegiate level and loves that she's now
able to pass on lessons she learned to her students.