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About Us

Mountain West Gymnastics Academy is the newest gymnastics training center in Davis County. We believe it’s essential for children to realize they can accomplish hard things. We teach them to push themselves and to never say “I can’t”. We take an active role in helping your child become a future leader for tomorrow.

Our Mission

Our mission is to teach dedication, hard work, discipline, confidence, and leadership through gymnastics training and tumbling. When children leave our Academy, they will be able to face their lives with confidence, knowing they can accomplish the impossible.

OUR TEAM

CRYSTAL
Owner
ZAC
Owner
JENNY
Office Manager
GWEN
Retention Manager
SHELLIE
Preschool Manager
NATALIE
Big Gym Manager
ALIE
Team Manager
HANNAH
NinjaZone Manager
RACHEL
Dance Manager
ROBIN
Little Gym Manager
BRE
Acro and Tumbling Team Coach
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Meet Crystal

Owner

Through training and competing internationally in Russia, Germany, and Canada, Crystal’s dedication earned her one of the highest levels in USA Gymnastics—a level 10 gymnast. Afterwards, Crystal decided to coach. 20 years later, she still helping gymnasts reach their maximum potential.

Crystal graduated from BYU with a BA of Science in Physical Education with an emphasis in Athletic Training.

Everyday, Crystal’s five children teach her how people manage situations differently. They have helped her to teach, guide and adapt to diverse personalities.

On those rare occasions when Crystal isn’t running the gym, or helping her kids out with their homework, Crystal enjoys spending her time at the Utah Gymnastics meets or traveling abroad. Her favorite place in the world is Playa del Carman, Mexico.

Meet Zac

Owner

Zac found passion in gymnastics by attending Utah Gymnastics meets with his wife, Crystal. With an Executive MBA from the University of Utah and a Bachelor Degree in Finance and Economics from Utah State University, Zac ensures the business runs smoothly.

When Zac isn’t running the numbers, or running one of his five children around, Zac loves to travel abroad with his family.

Meet Jenny

Office Manager

Jenny started gymnastics at the age of 6. She is a former Level 10 collegiate gymnast who competed at Sacramento State University for four years.

She loves gymnastics and loves working at Mountain West!

Meet Gwen

Retention Manager

Gwen has been an administrator for over 15 years. She has worked in a variety of fields but her favorite has always been those that involve helping children learn. Growing up, she always loved the sport of gymnastics, but never had the opportunity herself to learn. While working for Mountain West, her love of the sport has grown as she is able to help girls and boys find their love of gymnastics.

Gwen and her husband have three kids with another due in July. Gwen spends her mornings volunteering at her children’s school or running her household. When her busy life allows her a free moment, you will usually find her curled up with a book, or binge-watching the latest criminal or medical dramas.

Meet Shellie

Preschool Manager

Shellie has seven years of preschool teaching experience. She loves having fun and exploring with the preschool kids.

Her favorite thing about teaching preschool and gymnastics is watching the kids be brave. Preschool kids work hard at gymnastics, learning new skills and working hard to learn the preschool curriculum.

Meet Natalie

Big Gym Manager

Natalie was a level 10 gymnast and competed in the sport for 15 years. Her love of the sport didn't end when she retired, she has been coaching gymnastics for six years. She loves coaching and helping kids learn the same life lessons she learned from the sport. She is currently in the marketing program at the University of Utah and would love to own her own business someday.

Her and her husband are expecting their first baby girl this April and can't wait to become parents. When she is not at the gym coaching, she can be found shopping, watching The Bachelor, or drinking a Diet Coke.

Meet Alie

Team Manager

Alie was a gymnast in Utah for 16 years, reaching level 10 while holding many state, regional and national titles. At the conclusion of Alie’s gymnastics career, she was named to the US Ski Team as a member of the Freestyle Aerials World Cup Team. Alie competed internationally with great success on the world stage leading up to the 2014 Olympic Trials.

She unfortunately injured both of her feet in her olympic pursuit, effectively ending her aerials career. She has been an upper level team coach and manager for 10 years as well as an EMT at the University of Utah. She also holds Trampoline and Tumbling Judging Certifications.

Meet Hannah

NinjaZone Manager

Hannah has been coaching since she was sixteen. Her favorite part of coaching is helping her students improve and progress in and out of class. She has loved watching the ninja program grow to what it is today. She is currently majoring in psychology at the University of Utah. Her hobbies include tumbling, doing acro-yoga, and shooting her precious recurve bow.

Meet Rachel

Dance Manager

Rachel has been dancing for the better part of 15 years and is trained in jazz, hip hop, contemporary, and musical theatre. She has loved teaching dance since she subbed her first dance class at 15 years old. Rachel believes that "hard work trumps talent" and makes it a point to let each dancer know that dedication and positivity are essential not only in dance, but in everyday life.

Currently, Rachel studies Criminal Justice and Human Resources at Weber State University. She played Rugby at Weber State for two years and was the president of Weber Women's Rugby for one year.

When she isn't teaching, Miss Rachel can be found watching baseball, traveling, or listening to Post Malone.

Meet Robin

Little Gym Manager

Robin started gymnastics as a young girl and has always loved it!

She cheered for four years in junior high and high school.

She started teaching gymnastics when she was 16 years old.

She is wife to an awesome husband and mom to five beautiful children.

Meet Bre

Acro and Tumbling Team Coach

Bre has been coaching gymnastics for three years and is currently the Mueller Junior High Cheer Coach. She was also a cheerleader when she was in high school.

She is currently a freshman at SLCC and is majoring in Secondary Education.