Julie Blackburn grew up in Golden, CO and was a gymnast herself for 17 years. She competed as a Level 10 gymnast and placed Regionally. Julie graduated from Green Mountain High School and then went on to attend Regis University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Biology and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy.
Julie has been teaching gymnastics for over 14 years and has taught the preschool age child up to the optional competitive level. She currently teaches theragym classes and is USAG safety certified.
Gay Lindsay grew up in Lakewood, CO where she attended Lakewood High School and Idaho Springs High School. She trained on both high school teams and was also a cheerleader her senior year. She then attended Brigham Young University on an academic and gymnastics scholarships and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from BYU. She taught in the public schools for three years, teaching P.E., the gymnastics team, and the drill team.
In 1990, Gay bought her first gym in Aiken, S.C. where she had been teaching gymnastics for the past four years and in 1992 she moved here to Denver, CO where she founded Gymnastika. She has taught all ages and levels from the young preschooler to the Level 10 gymnast training for Regionals and Nationals. Gay has had over 38 years of experience in the sport of gymnastics as a coach, judge and gym owner. She has trained numerous state and regional champions from Level 5 to Level 10 and is also USAG safety certified.
LeAnne Laitinen grew up in Golden, CO and was a gymnast herself for 15 years. She competed as a Level 10 gymnast and then went on to attend Brigham Young University on a gymnastics scholarship. Due to health problems, she had to stop competing gymnastics and became interested in dance. She performed with the BYU ballroom dance team and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance Composite..
LeAnne has taught from the preschool age child through the team level ten and is our dance and choreographer instructor. She medaled with high honors in the Gold Bar Latin. She enjoys a variety of dance styles, however her favorite is ballroom, preferably the Latin.