The Gym Bin is a place where children have fun and athletes are developed.
928 Washington Avenue, S., Bemidji, Minnesota 56601 — 218.444.FLIP
 

Meet the Gym Bin's Coaches!


 

Coach Brittany Beck

Gym Bin Coaching Areas:

  • Recreational classes, Rising Stars, Level 4

Year Started at the Gym Bin: 2014

Gymnastics Experience: USAG Optional Level 7, Started High School Gymnastics in 2011-2015

Coaching Experience, Qualifications, Certifications: Recreational classes, Rising Stars, Level 4

  • Qualifications/Certifications:
    • CPR/First Aid Certified

Present main job: Nursing Student at Bemidji State University

Like most about coaching gymnastics: I love being part of the gymnastics community. The best feeling is seeing the girls improve.

Coach Brooke Beck

Gym Bin Coaching Areas:

  • Xcel

Year Started at the Gym Bin: 2017

Gymnastics Experience: Bemidji Aerials, Bemidji High School Team

Coaching Experience, Qualifications, Certifications:

  • K & G Gymnastics - 2.5 years – Mankato, MN- Coach
  • Gym West – 5 months- Herley Beach, Australia- Coach
  • PRYD Gymnastics- 1.5 years- Perham, MN- Gym Director/Head Coach
  • Judging MSHSL & MAGA – 4 years

Present main job: CSR at Ottertail Power Company

Like most about coaching gymnastics: Watching the Gymnasts Skills improve and watching their confidence grow.

Coach Amy Carey

Gym Bin Coaching Areas:

  • Rec Classes
  • Rising Stars
  • Compulsory
  • Optional
  • Xcel

Year Started at the Gym Bin: 2017

Gymnastics Experience:

  • Gym Bin till 1st grade
  • Mandan, ND Gym till 4th grade
  • Gym Bin till Optional Level (6th Grade)
  • 7th -12th grade Bemidji High School Team

Coaching Experience, Qualifications, Certifications:

  • Bemidji High School Gymnastics- 2 years
  • Club Coaching- 4 months

Present main job: Gymnastics Coach at the Gym Bin

Like most about coaching gymnastics: I like to see the children succeed in what they do.  I have always loved the sport of gymnastics and had a huge passion for it.   Combining my love of children and the sport of gymnastics into one is amazing and I don’t ever feel like I am at work.

Coach Chloe Clark

Gym Bin Coaching Areas:

  • Preschool
  • Rec classes

Year Started at the Gym Bin: 2017

Gymnastics Experience: I was in gymnastics when I was younger, but It has been a part of my family for as long as I can remember.

Coaching Experience, Qualifications, Certifications: Gym Bin

Present main job: Gymnastics Coach at the Gym Bin

Like most about coaching gymnastics: I love working with the kids, and watching them learn and progress in their skills.

Aaron Colby, Coach

Gym Bin Coaching Areas:

  • Recreational classes

Year Started at the Gym Bin: 2002

Gymnastics Experience: 3 years high school competition

Coaching Experience, Qualifications, Certifications: 10 years coaching at the Gym Bin

Present main job: Technician

Like most about coaching gymnastics: Watching the kids understand and learn new things.

Coach Briana Fleischhacker

Gym Bin Coaching Areas:

  • Recreational classes
  • Rising Stars
  • Aerials, Levels 4-5
  • Xcel

Year Started at the Gym Bin: 2011

Gymnastics Experience:

  • Began gymnastics when I was 6 and continued through high school
  • Competed at Melrose High School for 6 years
  • Melrose was a state meet competitor her last three years
  • Competed at Mn. State Meet on beam her last three years

Coaching Experience, Qualifications, Certifications:

  • 4 years of coaching gymnastics in Melrose
  • 1-½ years of coaching at the Gym Bin
  • Coached tennis and T-ball
  • USAGymnastics professional member
  • USAGymnastics Safety Certified

Present main job: Bemidji State University student

Like most about coaching gymnastics: I love it when a girl gets a new skill, but most of all I love seeing the girls develop into hardworking and dedicated gymnasts.  It is an awesome thing when a gymnast is just as excited about the sport as we are.

Coach Betty Haukebo

Year Started at the Gym Bin: 1993

Gymnastics Experience: I’ve done gymnastics since I was 2 years old. I competed on the Aerials team up until 10th grade, and then joined the high school team.

Coaching Experience, Qualifications, Certifications:

  • Glence- Assistant Coach               
  • Park Rapids- Assistant Coach, Head Coach               
  • Bemidji (Gym Bin) Coach               
  • Judge for 42 years               
  • Coach for 42 years

  • Qualifications/Certifications:
    • Section A: State Coach of the Year               
    • Section 8A:  3 time winner of Section Coach of the year   
    • President of Gymnastics State Coaches Association               
    • Winner of Breaking Barriers Award               
    • Distinguished Service Award (for judging from Minnesota Coaches Association)

Present main job: Coach/Teacher

Like most about coaching gymnastics: Working with kids and seeing them reach their goals.  Lasting friendships from girls I have coached (years ago).  Seeing young girls grow into beautiful young ladies and having successful lives after gymnastics.

Coach Cassandra Hietala

Gym Bin Coaching Areas:

  • Aerials, Levels 4-8

Year Started at the Gym Bin: 2006

Gymnastics Experience:

  • Gymnast since the age of 3
  • Competitive gymnast for 13 years through Level 9

Coaching Experience, Qualifications, Certifications:

  • Began coaching as a preschool assistant in 2006 at the Gym Bin
  • Worked my way up to coaching optional gymnastics
  • USAGYmnastics professional member
  • USAGymnastics Safety Certified
  • Attended State and National gymnastics Congress

Present main job: Bemidji State University student pursuing a degree in Elementary Education

Like most about coaching gymnastics: I like seeing girls improve and get new skills. I like when someone is having trouble on a skill and you tell them something to fix and it all of a sudden clicks for them.  I like the smiles you get to witness.

Coach Sarah Katke

Year Started at the Gym Bin: 2015

Gymnastics Experience: I did gymnastics until Pre-Team in Northfield, MN

Coaching Experience, Qualifications, Certifications: I was the Preschool Program Lead and Special Events Manager at TNT Kid’s Fitness & Gymnastics in Fargo, ND from 2012-2015.

  • Qualifications/Certifications:
    • CPR/First Aid Certified
    • Preschool Fundamental Course
    • 2014 Region Congress
    • Tramp & Tumble developmental Course

Present main job: Program Director at the Gym Bin

Like most about coaching gymnastics: I enjoy watching the children have fun and try new things and that moment when they get that skill the have been working towards is priceless.

Coach Hannah Mueller

Year Started at the Gym Bin: 2016

Gymnastics Experience: 10 years of gymnastics, through USAG Level 8

Coaching Experience, Qualifications, Certifications: I have coached track previously

  • Qualifications/Certifications:
    • Rec Classes
    • Rising Stars

Present main job: Student at Bemidji High School

Like most about coaching gymnastics: The thing I like most about coaching gymnastics is the girls. I love getting to know them and watching them grow as gymnasts.

Don "Pappy" Papreck

Gym Bin Coaching Areas:

  • Aerials, Levels 4-8
  • High School Head Coach

Year Started at the Gym Bin: 1987

Gymnastics Experience:

  • 3 years high school gymnastics
  • 4 years college gymnastics (4 years competed on high bar at Nationals, 2 years in all-around at Nationals)

Coaching Experience, Qualifications, Certifications:

  • 2 years boys coach at Grand Rapids High School
  • 2 years men’s BSU coach
  • 1 year women’s BSU coach
  • 20 years Bemidji High School Coach
  • 25 years Bemidji Aerials coach at the Gym Bin
               
  • Region High School Coach of the Year
  • BSU Athletic Hall of Fame
  • Mn. Girls  Gymnastics Coaches Association Hall of Fame
  • USAGymnastics Safety Certified
  • USAGymnastics National Congress Attendee, 2 years
  • USAGymnastics Professional member

Present main job: Coaching at the Gym Bin

Like most about coaching gymnastics: There are many challenges to diagnosing technique problems  This give me an opportunity to delve into the biomechanics of this sport.  The activity attracts very intelligent athletes. I am humbled by their academic successes as much as their gymnastic gains.

Mikayla Simon, Coach

Gym Bin Coaching Areas:

  • Preschool and recreational class director
  • Rising Stars
  • Aerials, Levels 4 - 6

Year Started at Gym Bin: 2005

Gymnastics Experience:

  • Did gymnastics at the Gym Bin, going to USA Gymnastics State as a Level 5

Coaching Experience, Qualifications, Certifications:

  • Coached at the Gym Bin since 2005
  • USAGymnastics Professional Member
  • USAGymnastics Safety Certified
  • USAGymnastics meet director
  • First aid and CPR certified
  • Concussion recognition certified
  • Attended National and State USA Gymnastics congress

Present main job: Working at the Gym Bin

Like most about coaching gymnastics: The relationships I make with my gymnasts. I get to watch them achieve goals in and out of gymnastics that will hopefully carry through their lives. I know it will mine.  I love all these girls, they are tough, sweet and crazy!

Coach Alexis Solo

Gym Bin Coaching Areas:

  • Recreational classes
  • Rising Stars
  • Xcel

Year Started at Gym Bin: 2016

Gymnastics Experience: I started gymnastics at the age of 3, practiced compulsory through Level 6, then joined the High School team. I am currently a member and one of the captains of the BHS Gymnastics team.

Coaching Experience, Qualifications, Certifications: The Gym Bin is my first coaching experience

Present main job: Student at Bemidji High School

Like most about coaching gymnastics: I love being able to watch the gymnasts improve on skills that they've been working so hard to achieve; the excitement on their faces is unforgettable!

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