Rock Solid Gymnastics is dedicated to teaching gymnastics excellence to children of all ages and abilities in a safe, stimulating and encouraging environment while also instilling strong character virtues that will inspire them to be pillars in their community for years to come.
While challenging each athlete to progress to his or her individual ability and commitment level, we will strive to help each child grow, not only in his/her physical abilities, but also as people of character, integrity, and sportsmanship, and to become contributing members of society. We will assist our parents in teaching their children to take responsibility for their actions, to think for themselves, to encourage them to act respectfully to their peers and coaches, and to instill a sense of pride in their athletic abilities and accomplishments.
Emily’s passion for gymnastics began very early as she began competing at the age of 5 and was a competitive gymnast for 14 years in USAG and USAIGC ending her career as a successful Level 9. She competed in countless state and regional competitions and 6 national championships. She was on the traveling optional team at her club gym for 8 years in Ft. Collins, CO where she had the opportunity to compete across the country in 13 different states. In her gymnastics adventures she trained with Bela & Martha Karolyi and also trained with Steve Nunno. Her greatest gymnastics accomplishment was in 1996 when she was the Regional Beam champion.
Emily has been coaching in the Charleston area since the fall of 2011. In that time she has choreographed numerous routines both on floor and beam; many winning state titles. Alongside fellow coaches she has produced numerous South Carolina state champions as well as regional qualifiers and Region 8 champions. Emily is also an accredited Level 10 gymnastics judge with the National Association of Women's Gymnastics Judges.
Anne is from western New York and has been involved in gymnastics and coaching her entire life. She grew up in the gym as a competitive gymnast and, later, as a successful pole vaulter. Anne is a committed coach, with 15 years of coaching experience in club level gymnastics. Her skills and experience in a wide variety of team environments have produced 5 state championship teams and dozens of individual state champions.
"I love watching kids learn and become successful. Success in gymnastics is ever-changing to the individual: something that challenges you one day will eventually be an after-thought. It's the cycle of frustration, determination, and success that makes the journey worth it, and makes gymnastics fun and rewarding."
Kelly was born and raised in Fort Collins, CO and was immersed in the gymnastics world from birth. Kelly spent 10 years as a competitive gymnast in USAG State, Regional, and USAIGC National competitions finishing her career as a Level 8 .Kelly left gymnastics and continued her athletic career as a competitive diver for the next 8 years. As a diver, Kelly was a 3-time Top Ten finisher at the Colorado High School State Championships and team captain, a Regional and Zone qualifier for 1-meter and 3-meter springboards with USADiving, and a member of Ashland University's Division II Swimming and Diving team.
After college, Kelly returned to Fort Collins where was the high school diving coach for all 4 city high schools for 3 years, qualifying 15 athletes to the State championships. In 2012, she returned to the gymnastics world as a Judge for Colorado High School gymnastics. She moved to Charleston the summer of 2014 and has been back in the gym ever since with a newfound love of the sport as a coach.
"I love helping kids grow and overcome the mental and physical challenges they work through in gymnastics."