Our Staff

Pictures and Profiles are posted on our lobby wall! Our Customer Service Receptionists will greet you with a smile and be able to service all of your requests.  Whether you wish to sign up for a new class, make a purchase from our Pro Shop, schedule a make up class, or to request a meeting with your child’s teacher, our receptionists will service your need, in person or over the phone.

Our teaching staff is well versed in using various learning techniques so that each child’s potential may be reached.  Every GW staff member is background checked, First Aid certified and employ only the safest and sound skill progressions.

The GW coaching staff presently consists of 9 full-time coaches, ably assisted by 7 part time coaches.  Every coach is USAG Safety Certified, First Aid certified and background checked.  Frequent in-service training coupled with  a desire to treat each child as a person first, then as an athlete.

 

RON GANIMCo Owner and Girls Team Coach

RON GANIM
Co Owner and Girls Team Coach

JOAN GANIMCo-Owner, Director, Instructor & Girls Team Coach

JOAN GANIM
Co-Owner, Director, Instructor & Girls Team Coach

MARIA GANIMCo Owner, Coach, and Media Relations

MARIA GANIM
Co Owner, Coach, and Media Relations

GREG GANIMCo Owner, Dir. of Operations & Dir. of Athletic Development

GREG GANIM
Co Owner, Dir. of Operations & Dir. of Athletic Development

AJ GANIMCo Owner and Coach

AJ GANIM
Co Owner and Coach

CHRISTINE ABOU-MITRI Girls Team Coach

CHRISTINE ABOU-MITRI
Girls Team Coach

DEBBIE ALLENEducational Program Instructor

DEBBIE ALLEN
Educational Program Instructor

MARY BACAEducational/Girls Developmental & Team Coach

MARY BACA
Educational/Girls Developmental & Team Coach

TIFFANY BOVALEducational Program Instructor

TIFFANY BOVAL
Educational Program Instructor

ERICA BOYKOOffice Manager

ERICA BOYKO
Office Manager

LORETTA BROWNDesk Staff

LORETTA BROWN
Desk Staff

WENDY BUSHEducational Program Instructor

WENDY BUSH
Educational Program Instructor

KELLY BUTLERConditioning Coach

KELLY BUTLER
Conditioning Coach

WENDY CAMPBELLDir. of Marketing

WENDY CAMPBELL
Dir. of Marketing

DR. MICHAEL CANALESMedical Staff

DR. MICHAEL CANALES
Medical Staff

JUSTIN DECAVITCHBoys Educational & Developmental Instructor

JUSTIN DECAVITCH
Boys Educational & Developmental Instructor

MIKE DECAVITCHBoys Educational & Team Coach

MIKE DECAVITCH
Boys Educational & Team Coach

TRACY DROWNSDir. of Educational Gymbees Programs

TRACY DROWNS
Dir. of Educational Gymbees Programs

DAVE FORISTERBoys Team Coach

DAVE FORISTER
Boys Team Coach

NATE FORTUNATOBoys Team Coach

NATE FORTUNATO
Boys Team Coach

HOURY GEBESHIANGirls Team Coach

HOURY GEBESHIAN
Girls Team Coach

LYNN GERLACHFront Desk Staff

LYNN GERLACH
Front Desk Staff

TANNAH HADAEducational Program Instructor

TANNAH HADA
Educational Program Instructor

MIKE HELUSSupervisor/Instructor/Maintenance Manager

MIKE HELUS
Supervisor/Instructor/Maintenance Manager

LARISSA JOHNSONDir. of Educational Rainbow program/Boys Developmental & Team Coach

LARISSA JOHNSON
Dir. of Educational Rainbow program/Boys Developmental & Team Coach

JESSICA KAISERGirls developmental & Team Coach

JESSICA KAISER
Girls developmental & Team Coach

KELLY KORFHAGEDance Instructor

KELLY KORFHAGE
Dance Instructor

KELLY MALLISGirls Team Coach

KELLY MALLIS
Girls Team Coach

JEFF MARLOWBoys Educational Instructor

JEFF MARLOW
Boys Educational Instructor

DARLENE MCARTHUREducational Program Instructor

DARLENE MCARTHUR
Educational Program Instructor

LEAH MIKOGirls High School & Team Coach

LEAH MIKO
Girls High School & Team Coach

JODI NAPIEREducational Program Instructor/High School & Special Needs Coach

JODI NAPIER
Educational Program Instructor/High School & Special Needs Coach

KALEIGH NAPIEREducational Program Instructor

KALEIGH NAPIER
Educational Program Instructor

CAROLINE NUNGirls Team Program Director & Coach

CAROLINE NUN
Girls Team Program Director & Coach

JARED NUNGirls Team Coach

JARED NUN
Girls Team Coach

DIANE RINASGirls Team Coach

DIANE RINAS
Girls Team Coach

GREG SKUPSKIBoys Team Program Director and Coach

GREG SKUPSKI
Boys Team Program Director and Coach

KRISTEN SPELLMANEducational Program Instructor

KRISTEN SPELLMAN
Educational Program Instructor

DEBBIE STOFFLGirls Team Coach

DEBBIE STOFFL
Girls Team Coach

BOB WOODGirls Team Coach

BOB WOOD
Girls Team Coach

JACK WURTSBoys Educational Program Instructor

JACK WURTS
Boys Educational Program Instructor

LIZ YARGEREducational Program Instructor & Girls Team Coach

LIZ YARGER
Educational Program Instructor & Girls Team Coach

DOMINIC ZITOChoreographer

DOMINIC ZITO
Choreographer

  • RON GANIMCo Owner and Girls Team Coach
  • JOAN GANIMCo-Owner, Director, Instructor & Girls Team Coach
  • MARIA GANIMCo Owner, Coach, and Media Relations
  • GREG GANIMCo Owner, Dir. of Operations & Dir. of Athletic Development
  • AJ GANIMCo Owner and Coach
  • CHRISTINE ABOU-MITRI Girls Team Coach
  • DEBBIE ALLENEducational Program Instructor
  • MARY BACAEducational/Girls Developmental & Team Coach
  • TIFFANY BOVALEducational Program Instructor
  • ERICA BOYKOOffice Manager
  • LORETTA BROWNDesk Staff
  • WENDY BUSHEducational Program Instructor
  • KELLY BUTLERConditioning Coach
  • WENDY CAMPBELLDir. of Marketing
  • DR. MICHAEL CANALESMedical Staff
  • JUSTIN DECAVITCHBoys Educational & Developmental Instructor
  • MIKE DECAVITCHBoys Educational & Team Coach
  • TRACY DROWNSDir. of Educational Gymbees Programs
  • DAVE FORISTERBoys Team Coach
  • NATE FORTUNATOBoys Team Coach
  • HOURY GEBESHIANGirls Team Coach
  • LYNN GERLACHFront Desk Staff
  • TANNAH HADAEducational Program Instructor
  • MIKE HELUSSupervisor/Instructor/Maintenance Manager
  • LARISSA JOHNSONDir. of Educational Rainbow program/Boys Developmental & Team Coach
  • JESSICA KAISERGirls developmental & Team Coach
  • KELLY KORFHAGEDance Instructor
  • KELLY MALLISGirls Team Coach
  • JEFF MARLOWBoys Educational Instructor
  • DARLENE MCARTHUREducational Program Instructor
  • LEAH MIKOGirls High School & Team Coach
  • JODI NAPIEREducational Program Instructor/High School & Special Needs Coach
  • KALEIGH NAPIEREducational Program Instructor
  • CAROLINE NUNGirls Team Program Director & Coach
  • JARED NUNGirls Team Coach
  • DIANE RINASGirls Team Coach
  • GREG SKUPSKIBoys Team Program Director and Coach
  • KRISTEN SPELLMANEducational Program Instructor
  • DEBBIE STOFFLGirls Team Coach
  • BOB WOODGirls Team Coach
  • JACK WURTSBoys Educational Program Instructor
  • LIZ YARGEREducational Program Instructor & Girls Team Coach
  • DOMINIC ZITOChoreographer
  • RON GANIM
    Co Owner and Girls Team Coach

    Ron has 47+ years of gymnastics coaching experience “Accept others as they are….not how you think they should be.”
  • JOAN GANIM
    Co-Owner, Director, Instructor & Girls Team Coach

    Joan has been teaching and coaching gymnastics since 1969. Under her direction, Gymnastics World has had many state , Regional and National champions. She has also coached the Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School team to 15 State Titles.
  • MARIA GANIM
    Co Owner, Coach, and Media Relations

    Maria is the daughter of Ron and Joan Ganim. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and Health from Kent State where she also was a part of their gymnastics team. She has a masters degree from Cleveland State University in Sport Management.  Since having her own children, her role has been more focused on helping with media relations and the high school team as her full time job is teaching at Brecksville-Broadview Heights Middle School.
  • GREG GANIM
    Co Owner, Dir. of Operations & Dir. of Athletic Development

    Greg Ganim started in gymnastics when he was born and has been involved in his family’s gymnastics business since 1999. While earning his bachelor degree at Kent State University, he ran track and worked at Sea World in Aurora, Ohio as a performer. Soon after, he toured with the Budlight Daredevils, an acrobatic slam dunk basketball team and then landed in Vienna, Austria for a year performing trampoline acts and high dives. Currently, Greg helps run and manage both Gymnastics World and Cheer World and coaches the Cleveland Cavaliers’ C-Town Throwdown, which is their acro-dunk entertainment team. Greg’s gymnastics coaching accomplishments include multiple regional and national championships, many college bound level athletes and qualifying 2 gymnasts to Championships of the USA.
  • AJ GANIM
    Co Owner and Coach

    AJ Ganim started coaching in 2004 after attending The Ohio State University, where he was a Varsity Cheerleader and studied Early Childhood Development. While starting as a gymnastics coach, AJ created the Cheer World program at the gym, expanding our programing to include competitive cheerleading. Currently he and his brother Greg are also head coach of the “C-Town ThrowDowns“, the Cleveland Cavaliers mini-tramp dunk team. He is also the tumbling coach for the Cavs Scream Team.
  • CHRISTINE ABOU-MITRI
    Girls Team Coach

    Christine has been a Gym World gymnast since she was 6 years old. She earned a gymnastics scholarship to Kent State University and has been coaching for past four years. Christine was the first Kent State gymnast to receive MAC Gymnast of the Year in 2010.
  • DEBBIE ALLEN
    Educational Program Instructor

    Debbie has been involved with gymnastics since elementary school and has been teaching at Gymnastics World since it first opened it’s doors in 1975. After all this time she still loves it!
  • MARY BACA
    Educational/Girls Developmental & Team Coach

    Mary started gymnastics when she was 7 years old. She has been teaching gymnastics for 25+ years and started teaching at Gymnastics World in 1996.
  • TIFFANY BOVAL
    Educational Program Instructor

    Tiffany's mom was a fitness instructor. By the age of 9 Tiffany was doing fitness demonstrations at various local events and attending her mom's 10 classes per week. She began assisting her and then gradually became certified and took over her business. Tiffany has spent 18 years teaching fitness and conditioning classes.
  • ERICA BOYKO
    Office Manager

    Erica graduated from Ohio University with a Bacelor of Arts in History in 2009. She has been at Gymnastics World since 2013. Erica’s Favorite Quote: “Always keep your eyes open. Keep watching, because whatever you see can inspire you.” -Grace Coddington
  • LORETTA BROWN
    Desk Staff

    Loretta has been part of the Gymnastics World family since the beginning. She is always available to answer any of your questions!
  • WENDY BUSH
    Educational Program Instructor

    Wendy has been married for over 23 years and has two children. Her son is on the boy's Gymworld team and her daughter competes in horse shows. Wendy is a liscensed fostercare parent for all ages. She also teaches preschool at Sunday school and Summer VBC.
  • KELLY BUTLER
    Conditioning Coach

    Kelly was a competitive gymnast for 10 years. She went on to attend Ohio University, became a fitness trainer in 1998 in Los Angeles, married her husband, Joe, and had 5 children. She and Joe own Prescription Fitness, one of the top training companies in NE Ohio. Their daughter, Katie, is a top level gymnast at GW. Kelly is excited to bring her strength and conditioning program to young athletes.
  • WENDY CAMPBELL
    Dir. of Marketing

    Wendy began instructing at Gymnastics World in 2012 when her children started taking gymnastics classes. She currently helps out with the Educational programming while fulfilling many duties as the Marketing Director.
  • DR. MICHAEL CANALES
    Medical Staff

    Raised in Rochester, New York, Dr. Canales was a Gymnastics World gymnast from 1993-1995. He was member of The Ohio State University’s National Championship Gymnastics Team in 1996 and served as the team captain from 1997-1999.   A former- U.S. Junior National Team Member and Big Ten Conference Medal of Honor Finalist, Dr. Canales graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Molecular Genetics. Presently a member of the St. Vincent Spine & Orthopedic Institute, Dr. Canales has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and has delivered over 150 lectures around the country relevant to foot and ankle surgery. In 2014, he was elected as Doctor of the Year at St. Vincent Medical Center and was the first surgeon to perform a mobile bearing total ankle replacement in the 150 year hospital history of St. Vincent. Despite completing his competitive career nearly 20 years ago, Dr. Canales continues to participate in gymnastics.  He has worked closely with Olympic medalists Paul Hamm, Morgan Hamm, and Raj Bhavsar and is a medical contributor for International Gymnast Magazine. Currently, Dr. Canales and his wife, 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist, Dominique Moceanu and their children Carmen and Vincent reside in Hinckley, Ohio. 
  • JUSTIN DECAVITCH
    Boys Educational & Developmental Instructor

    Justin was a competitive gymnast for 7 years. At the age of 15 he started assisting as a coach.
  • MIKE DECAVITCH
    Boys Educational & Team Coach

    Mike Coached at Emeth Gymnastics for 7 years where he helped start the Boys Team. He has coached all boys levels including his own two sons.
  • TRACY DROWNS
    Dir. of Educational Gymbees Programs

    Tracy has been coaching at Gymnastics World since 1998
  • DAVE FORISTER
    Boys Team Coach

    Dave is a former Gymnastics World (1980-2003), BBHS and North Royalton coach. In addition to coaching, he has judged nationally and internationally. He claims to be “old” because he has coached all of the Ganim children. Favorite Quotes: “You can’t microwave gymnastics.” “Life is an adventure. Live and enjoy it!”
  • NATE FORTUNATO
    Boys Team Coach

    Nate graduated from the Gymnastics World program in 2010. He went on to become a 2 year letter winner at the University of Minnesota where he graduated in 2014. Nate was the 2013 and 2014 NCAA Elite 89 Winner.
  • HOURY GEBESHIAN
    Girls Team Coach

    Houry has been involved in gymnastics for 20 years. She was a level 6, 7, and 9 State Champion, a level 10 National competitor, and earned a full scholarship to the University of Iowa. At Iowa, she competed in the All-Around, was the Big Ten Champion on the balance beam, and an NCAA National competitor. Post-graduation, she continued on to elite competition, competing for the Republic of Armenia at the 2011 World Championships. Here she secured a spot as a reserve athlete for the 2012 Olympic Games. Unable to qualify to the Olympics, she returned to international competition in 2015. Houry became an All-Around finalist at the European Championships and competed at the 2015 World Championships where she secured a spot to the 2016 Olympic Test Event. Houry recently competed at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio! Alongside her gymnastics training, she is also certified as both an athletic trainer and physician assistant. Currently she works as a surgical PA, on the labor and delivery floor, at Fairview Hospital. Houry’s Motto: “It is never too late to follow your dreams.”
  • LYNN GERLACH
    Front Desk Staff

    Lynn is a valued member of the Gynastics World staff and always willing to answer your questions.
  • TANNAH HADA
    Educational Program Instructor

    Tannah is a wife and mother of two. She graduated from Heidelberg University with a degree in Sports Management. Both of her children are involved in gymnastics at Gym World.
  • MIKE HELUS
    Supervisor/Instructor/Maintenance Manager

    Mike began his gymnastics career in the late 60’s as a member of the Brecksville Gymnastics Team. Before joining Ron and Joan Ganim in the creation of Gymnastics World, Mike and the Gamins’ spent most of their summers teaching week long gymnastics clinics with the Kent State coaches. In 1975, he helped build and start the Gymnastics World program. He has trained many gymnasts to the state, regional and national levels.During his team coaching time he coached some gymnasts you may know: Greg, Missy, Kelly and Maggie that coach at Gymnastics World of Twinsburg. Mike has also spent many years teaching recreational and educational gymnastics. He developed the Rainbow Program in the 90s’. The Rainbow Program safely teaches proper progressions and tracks the progress of basic and advanced gymnastics skills.Mike has been with Gymnastics World for 40 years and is a proud member of Gymnastics World of Twinsburg .
  • LARISSA JOHNSON
    Dir. of Educational Rainbow program/Boys Developmental & Team Coach

    Larissa was a competitive gymnast for Lakewood YMCA and Lakewood High School before starting her coaching career in 2000. She has coached competitive girls and boys since 2002.
  • JESSICA KAISER
    Girls developmental & Team Coach

    Jessica was a Gymnastics World gymnast her whole life. She competed for North Royalton High School and The Ohio State University Club gymnastics team. She has been coaching for the past 11 years and is happy to be back at her home gym.
  • KELLY KORFHAGE
    Dance Instructor

    Kelly Korfhage began her gymnastics training when she was just three years old at Gymnastics World.  Midway through her time on team, she began to study ballet and trained under the strict eyes of Joanne Morscher and Ana Lobe. At age 12, she made a very tough decision to dedicate more of her time to ballet, leaving her gymnastics dreams behind.  In order to stay involved with Gymnastics World, Kelly spent one year cheering with the Cheer World All Stars during their inaugural season.  Along with receiving her training in North East Ohio, she has traveled to different cities all over the United States to attend summer dance intensives. She attended the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music as a Corbett Award scholarship recipient, and graduated with her BFA in Ballet Performance. Kelly then went on to become a member of Kansas City Ballet’s Second Company for two seasons. She is currently performing with Verb Ballets, a contemporary ballet company based out of Shaker Heights.  Kelly is very excited to be coming back to her roots at Gymnastics World, and to provide her knowledge in ballet to the younger generations of gymnasts.   
  • KELLY MALLIS
    Girls Team Coach

    Kelley was a Gymnastics Worls gymnast for she was a child. She went on to compete for Kent State and is the KSU Varsity HOF for gymnastics. Kelly has coached all levels of gymnastics from recreational classes for Kenston Community education, Flytz, Cleveland Gymnastics and now Gymnastics World.
  • JEFF MARLOW
    Boys Educational Instructor

    Jeff has been teaching gymnastics since 2011 and coaches the Stingers, Storm and BETS boys.
  • DARLENE MCARTHUR
    Educational Program Instructor

    Darlene has 30+ years in instructing and coaching at Gymnastics World and has a background as a middle school Physical Education Instructor.
  • LEAH MIKO
    Girls High School & Team Coach

    Leah was a gymnast for 16 years, including being on the Brockville Bees Gymnast. She continued her gymnastics career as a D1 gymnast at Bowling Green.
  • JODI NAPIER
    Educational Program Instructor/High School & Special Needs Coach

    Jodi was a gymnast at Gymnastics World from 1976-1985 and began her coaching career in 2005.
  • KALEIGH NAPIER
    Educational Program Instructor

    Kaleigh was a gymnast at Gymnastics World for 14 years and is currently a gymnast at North Royalton high school.
  • CAROLINE NUN
    Girls Team Program Director & Coach

    Caroline started gymnastics at the age of 7 in Bermuda. By the age of 14 she moved to Cleveland and began doing gymnastics at Gymnastics World. In 1995, Caroline was hired by Gymnastics World to begin her coaching career.
  • JARED NUN
    Girls Team Coach

    Jared has 37+ years of gymnastics experience. He has been working at Gymnastics World since 2001.
  • DIANE RINAS
    Girls Team Coach

    Diane started gymnastics at age 3 and has had a lifelong passion ever since.  She was Class 1/Level 10 competitive gymnast for Thome-Ohio Gymnastics.  She then competed for Iowa State University Gymnastics Team in the early 90's. Diane has been coaching girls competitive teams Levels 3-10, for over 22 years, and was also a gymnastics judge for a couple of years early on.  
  • GREG SKUPSKI
    Boys Team Program Director and Coach

    Greg was a Gymnastics World gymnast for 14 years. He graduated form Baldwin Wallace College with a Bachelor or Science in Mathematics in 2008 and has been coaching at Gymnastics World Since.
  • KRISTEN SPELLMAN
    Educational Program Instructor

    Kristen has taught physical education, health and nutrition at the High School level in addition to teaching tumbling and recreational gymnastics since 1998.
  • DEBBIE STOFFL
    Girls Team Coach

    Debbie has been a coach and rated gymnastics official for many years.
  • BOB WOOD
    Girls Team Coach

    Bob started his gymnastics career at 8 years old and started coaching at 12! He competed for Warren YMCA and for 4 years at Kent State University where he co-captained the team. Bob has been working at Gymnastics World since 1979.
  • JACK WURTS
    Boys Educational Program Instructor

    Jack was a gymnast at Gymnastics World for ten years. He still loves the sport and is proud to continue to support on of the finest mens' gymnastics teams in the nation. Jack is still an athlete and is happy to instill his work ethic towards athletics into young gymnasts.
  • LIZ YARGER
    Educational Program Instructor & Girls Team Coach

    Liz earned her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Arizona State University. She has worked as a substitute teacher at Hershey Montessori and started teaching gymnastics in 1999. She has had 3 children on Team at Gymnastics World beginning in 1995.
  • DOMINIC ZITO
    Choreographer

    Dominic is a former GW gymnast who began his choreography locally and slowly expanded his brand on an international level. In 2013 he became the choreographer for the United States National Team and has choreographed for many Olympic and World Champions including the "Final Five." For more information visit: www.dominiczito.com
  • RON GANIMCo Owner and Girls Team Coach
  • JOAN GANIMCo-Owner, Director, Instructor & Girls Team Coach
  • MARIA GANIMCo Owner, Coach, and Media Relations
  • GREG GANIMCo Owner, Dir. of Operations & Dir. of Athletic Development
  • AJ GANIMCo Owner and Coach
  • CHRISTINE ABOU-MITRI Girls Team Coach
  • DEBBIE ALLENEducational Program Instructor
  • MARY BACAEducational/Girls Developmental & Team Coach
  • TIFFANY BOVALEducational Program Instructor
  • ERICA BOYKOOffice Manager
  • LORETTA BROWNDesk Staff
  • WENDY BUSHEducational Program Instructor
  • KELLY BUTLERConditioning Coach
  • WENDY CAMPBELLDir. of Marketing
  • DR. MICHAEL CANALESMedical Staff
  • JUSTIN DECAVITCHBoys Educational & Developmental Instructor
  • MIKE DECAVITCHBoys Educational & Team Coach
  • TRACY DROWNSDir. of Educational Gymbees Programs
  • DAVE FORISTERBoys Team Coach
  • NATE FORTUNATOBoys Team Coach
  • HOURY GEBESHIANGirls Team Coach
  • LYNN GERLACHFront Desk Staff
  • TANNAH HADAEducational Program Instructor
  • MIKE HELUSSupervisor/Instructor/Maintenance Manager
  • LARISSA JOHNSONDir. of Educational Rainbow program/Boys Developmental & Team Coach
  • JESSICA KAISERGirls developmental & Team Coach
  • KELLY KORFHAGEDance Instructor
  • KELLY MALLISGirls Team Coach
  • JEFF MARLOWBoys Educational Instructor
  • DARLENE MCARTHUREducational Program Instructor
  • LEAH MIKOGirls High School & Team Coach
  • JODI NAPIEREducational Program Instructor/High School & Special Needs Coach
  • KALEIGH NAPIEREducational Program Instructor
  • CAROLINE NUNGirls Team Program Director & Coach
  • JARED NUNGirls Team Coach
  • DIANE RINASGirls Team Coach
  • GREG SKUPSKIBoys Team Program Director and Coach
  • KRISTEN SPELLMANEducational Program Instructor
  • DEBBIE STOFFLGirls Team Coach
  • BOB WOODGirls Team Coach
  • JACK WURTSBoys Educational Program Instructor
  • LIZ YARGEREducational Program Instructor & Girls Team Coach
  • DOMINIC ZITOChoreographer

 

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