Meet the Staff

Courtney: Just You and Me Kid / Pre-school / Rec Gymnastics / Team / Manager
Courtney was born and raised in NYC. She was a competitive gymnast as a child and continued her talent through high school.  She always had a niche for working with kids.  At the young age of 12 she babysat often for siblings (three younger sisters) and friends.  She began coaching gymnastics at 14 and hasn’t stopped since.  She moved to Atlanta in 2002 and started coaching at the Ashford Dunwoody YMCA, where she quickly moved up to become the Gymnastics Coordinator, growing the program from 30 participants to over 300.

Courtney has been working with kids from the ages of 3 months to 15 years old, including pre-school, recreational and competitive team.  She has always maintained her USA gymnastics safety certification and also keeps up with current pre-school certifications (formerly KAT, now HOT).  Working with kids brings a smile to her face – not only when a skill has been accomplished, but a goal has been reached.  For some that may be walking down a high beam alone, and for others just getting up on the beam.  There is no standard in working with children.  Each child is an individual with their own personality.

A 20 year old dream is finally coming true with the opening of Jump Start Gym.

Lih-Sia: Special Events Department Leader (Rec Gymnastics / Acro  / Manager) (

Lih-Sia grew up in Maryland where she took rec classes in gymnastics for most of elementary and middle school.  In high school she transitioned to dance and acrobatic gymnastics. She was a member of her highschool performance dance troop and competed in acro her junior and senior years. During her senior year of high school her acro coached opened a new gym, where Lih-Sia worked part time coaching, doing birthday parties and summer camps, and assisting at the front desk. After leaving for college she continued to work at the gym during summer and winter breaks until permanently settling Atlanta in 2007.

After high school Lih-Sia moved to Atlanta to attend Georgia Tech, where she earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2006.  Since then she has explored careers in banking and property management, and is happy to have found a job she loves at Jump Start coaching rec classes, acro and tumbling.

Nia: Team Coach / Rec Gymnastics / Tumbling / Parents Night Out

Annette: JYMKPreschool Coach and Department Lead / Billing

Kasey:  JYMK / Preschool / Rec Gymnastics/ Team Coach (all levels) / TOPS

Daniela: Team Coach / TOPS

Shayla: Front Desk Coordinator

Jamal: J-Sports / J-Fit / Preschool / Camp /  Birthday Parties

Sharkie: Silks

Sade: Rec Gymnastics

Kim: Preschool / Rec Gymnastics / Camp / Parents Night out / Birthday Parties

Toi: JYMK / Preschool / Rec Gymnastics / Clinics / Tumbling / Team

Josh: Schools Out Camp coordinator / Preschool / Rec Gymnastics / J-Sports / J-Fit / Tumbling

Katie: Preschool / Rec Gymnastics / Tumbling / Camp

Brittney: Rec Gymnastics / Tumbling

Jael: JYMK / Preschool / Rec Gymnastics / Cheer / Tumbling / Camp Coordinator

Daniel: JYMK / Preschool / Birthday Parties / Camp / Rec Gymnastics

Tyonna: Front Desk

Elise: Front Desk







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"Courtney is absolutely wonderful. My daughter enjoys gymnastics more and more and has learned so much. I highly recommend Jump Start Gym to anyone with children!"

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