ALYSSA TREJO: Pre-Team Coach
Gymnastics has always been a big part of Alyssa’s life. Having started the
sport at age 5, through dedication and hard work she moved up through
the ranks and reached Level 7 competitive status. She has coached at
various gyms around the country and brings with her experience in teaching
recreational classes, tumbling and Level compulsories. She enjoys coaching
children and watching them gain confidence through growth in the sport.
Alyssa is a graduate of Baker College and is a Physical Therapy Assistant,
a Magic Maker Travel Agent (Disney!), loves water sports, watching hockey,
playing the piano, traveling, and spending time with her husband and two
JULIE MEDINA: Team Coach
A Ludington native, Julie began her involvement in gymnastics in 1970 and eventually was a member of the Ludington Championship Gymnastics Team. Julie held multiple state championship event titles including tumbling, floor and vault. Julie has held multiple Head Coaching positions through the years in both Michigan and Illinois. Her favorite gymnastics event is tumbling/floor exercise and vaulting. She likes teaching kids gymnastics because the reward is so worth it when they learn new skills... "I love to see their expressions when they achieve something and watch their confidence grow! It's just such a great atmosphere. Couldn't see myself doing anything else. I just simply love the sport!" We are proud to have Julie on our team!
It takes lots of people to make Flipstar run smoothly. These are a few of our longstanding coaches who have made a huge impact on the success of Flipstar Gymnastics' track record of keeping kids happy, fit and learning. There are countless other coaches and helpers not listed here who assist us when they find time in their busy schedules. We would like to thank those people - you always have a family in Flipstar!
KATHY TOOMAN, PT: Volunteer Team Physical Therapist
Flipstar is fortunate to have Kathy T. (an amazing volunteer expert) on sight once per week. Her diverse clinical experience includes teaching and treatment in traditional hospital and out-patient clinic settings. Her favorite application of skill is the sport of gymnastics, where young bodies need to learn proper and safe muscle-movement techniques to insure injury-free performance.
Kathy has written two books, both available on her website: www.KathyToomanPT.com
JEFF OSBORN: Team & Recreational Coach
Jeff began his exemplary career path in 1978 by first competing for the men’s
gymnastics at Southern Adventist College. He graduated and moved
directly into part ownership and Head Coach for Palm Beach Gymnastics
in Florida. He soon earned a Masters of Arts Degree in History from the
University of North Alabama and was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi National
Honor Society and Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society.
Jeff has taught tennis, swimming and diving, trampoline, cheerleading and
gymnastics. Finding a passion for gymnastics, he eventually became the
Head Gymnastics Coach and trained several State Championship teams.
Through 2018, Jeff held important positions at Geronimo Gymnastics in
Alabama, including Curriculum Development Director, Women’s Competitive
Gymnastics coach, and Boy’s Gymnastics & Ninja Director.
ANDREA SHOOP: Recreational Coach
Having spent eight years as a competitive gymnast at Flipstar, Andrea
expressed an interest very early in learning to coach. She spent two years
with us as an apprentice coach and is now officially a Flipstar Coach!
With a natural aptitude for communication and a good work ethic, she
was the perfect candidate to add to our staff. Andrea is currently studying to get her Associates Degree in Science at West Shore Community College and hopes to be a Physical Therapist one day.
Andrea loves meeting new kids and getting to know them while coaching
them. “It is very rewarding to watch the kids learn new skills, improve their
skills and gain greater self esteem and confidence. I have always gravitated
towards kids so this is almost the perfect job using my personal experience
in the sport of gymnastics!”
AMY ROHRBACH: Business Manager & Co-Owner
Amy was an athlete in her younger years and has always been involved in various sports. She attended Central Michigan University and holds a Bachelors in Journalism/Advertising and a Minor in Fine Art. She spent ten years at a company in Grand Rapids learning everything she could about business while leading the New Product Development Department of this multi-million dollar direct-catalog marketing company. Her skills have translated well into owning a business and she is now responsible for the everyday operations of Flipstar Gymnastics, including financial, marketing, teaching kids and plunging toilets! In 2010 she moved to Ludington to purchase Flipstar Gymnastics with Aimee Goff.
AIMEE GOFF: Head Coach & Co-Owner
Aimee has been involved in gymnastics since 1986 when she began participating in classes and found a natural passion for the sport. She not only did high school gymnastics for Mona Shores Muskegon, MI, where she broke several school records, but attended several private gymnastics clubs for additional training and competition. She was MHSAA Gymnast of the Year in 1991. Aimee reached Level 9 status and was asked to be a member of the Central Michigan University Gymnastics Team. She was a contributing member of the team for three years during which CMU won the MAC Championships with their Women's Gymnastics Team. Since college graduation, Aimee spent 13 years as a Kindergarten & First Grade teacher, and has coached for various programs almost non-stop over the years. She holds a Masters Degree in Teaching and is a Certified Nutritional Counselor. In 2010 she moved to Ludington to purchase Flipstar Gymnastics with Amy Rohrbach.