Hello Members & Guests of Gold Medal Gymnastics,
My name is Santosh Prasad (Tosh). I am the owner of Gold Medal Gymnastics since April of 2017. Prior to owning the gym, I coached kids in various youth sports including basketball and soccer at Sports of All Sorts.
I have a Professional Membership & Instructors Training & Certificate with USA Gymnastics, the national governing body for the sport in the United States. I have also obtained the Centers for Disease Controls and Prevention (CDC) Heads UP Concussion Training & Certificate.
I was very fortunate to have this opportunity to mentor the youth in our community of Independence, Kentucky. My goal has been to take life’s experiences and the education I have acquired to help the next generation support a well-balanced life of great ethics, morals, health and fun, also, to reinforce what they learn at home and school. With this opportunity and the sport of gymnastics, I hope to bring balance with physical health into youth of the community as they will take these experiences and do the same for the following generation.
This is the community’s gym and hope that you could be a part of the gym. I also keep in mind that that the current students could be the next instructor at the gym to afford the individuals of the community with the opportunity for personal growth, development and practical experience.
Email: s[email protected]
Phone: (859) 802-2615
parents and athletes,
My name is Virginia White, and I am currently a junior at Simon Kenton High School. I’ve always had a passion for the sport of gymnastics. Beginning at age 3, I was always the most adventurous and curious gymnast. At age 9, I moved to Top Flight and became very serious. At age 10, I was invited to the competitive team and began attending many competitions. This is when I began to really fall in love with the sport. For 5 years, I competed and traveled every which way, until age 15, achieving Level 8 as a gymnast. I began coaching and teaching kids to love the sport just like I did and still do here at Gold Medal Gymnastics!
My goals for your student athlete(s) are to teach them to let go of their fears, work hard and most importantly have fun. Gymnastics is such a rewarding and challenging sport where your child can learn many life lessons. My favorite moments are when they finally get the skill they worked so long and hard for and their face lights up and they are filled with excitement! I will help students learn, be safe and have fun while training at Gold Medal Gymnastics.
Hello Parents and Students!
My name is Olivia Bird, and I am a student at Simon Kenton High School as well as a student in the Biomedical Sciences Academy.
My gymnastics career began when I was a toddler, around 3 years old, at Top Flight Gymnastics. Eventually, I was switched from recreational classes to the competitive team. I competed level 3-5 until I decided to move gyms to Perfection Gymnastics School in West Chester, Ohio. There, I developed a new sense of discipline, hard work, and respect for not only my gymnastics, but my peers and my coaches as well. I repeated level 5 and competed level 6 with Perfection before I had to end my gymnastics career.
Throughout my whole life as a gymnast, I was always one of the oldest on my team. This allowed me to have an older sister-like relationship with the other girls. I learned what it meant to be a leader and how to become a supportive, encouraging teammate. My coaches also contributed to me learning how to be confident and getting a taste of responsibility at a young age. Each of my coaches left a memorable mark on my life, and I use them as inspiration every day in my coaching. I strive to be as much of a positive and encouraging influence to all of my gymnasts. I hope I can help every gymnast find confidence in themselves and have a fun time doing so!
Hello Students and Parents,
My name is Tanushri (Tish) and I have always been in some form of dance, cheer & gymnastics since I could walk. I first started as my instructor lived 3 houses down and I started with ballet. After a few years I began learning traditional Indian dance. Then I began gymnastics & cheer lessons from the previous owner of this gym prior to my father’s ownership. I have been in many performances and competitions in the art and sports since I was 2-15 years of age.
After, I decided to become a volunteer with the children at the gym until I got my Instructors & Concussion Training with USA Gymnastics which I have completed to reach my goal as an instructor.
Currently I am attending Simon Kenton High School and was selected into the Kenton County Academies of Innovation and Technology where I take courses in Biomedical Sciences to begin my career path.
I really enjoy working with children and like to teach them gymnastics & cheer skills at the gym. I try to assist with some of the life lessons I have learned, as the students will enter the development phase I just completed so they could immediately apply them in their upcoming personal development.
Feel free to discuss parent and child goals so we could help you all achieve them.
Parents and Athletes,
My name is Brooklyn Sauer. I am a junior at Thomas More University and will be majoring in Psychology. While studying at TMU, I will be participating on their dance team.
I have been dancing since I was 11 years old. I previously took lessons at NKY Elite where my contemporary solo placed fourth in competition, performed a solo at the state fair in 2013, and joined Delta Chi Xi, the Honorary Dance Fraternity Inc.’s Beta Chapter while studying at Morehead State University.
Furthermore, I have been tumbling since I was five years old. I began in the gymnasium at Piner Elementary where my teachers gave me confidence to flourish. In fourth grade, I competed on Top Flight’s Trampoline and Tumbling Team. While on that team, I accomplished so many skills that helped me succeed during my cheerleading career.
My goal here is to let every kid work to their fullest potential and to give each student hope so they will NEVER give up!
Hello students and parents,
My name is Emma Geers and I am a freshman at Cooper High School.
Every since I was three years old gymnastics has always played a significant role in my life. Starting my gymnastics career at a young age I attended many gyms. Having a background of being a competitive gymnast for eleven years as well as training for the Junior Olympics in 2016 for two months, I´ve learned that it's important to build a fundamental relationship with an athlete in the gym and outside the gym.
My goal for your athlete is to make sure they reach their goals and to build a strong bond between your athlete. I can't wait to help your athlete achieve their goals and to guide them throughout their gymnastics career!
Hello Students and Parents.
I’m Loghan Currin and go to Simon Kenton High School. I’m one of the dance instructors here at Gold Medal Gymnastics. I’ve danced for 13 years at three different studios. I’m currently at Studio Dee dance studio to continue my dance skills and knowledge. I’ve taken all styles of dance throughout my life to include Tap, Ballet, Lyrical, Contemporary and Hip-Hop.
I’m gifted and talented in leadership and am in a Green Dot of Northern Kentucky at my school. I’m involved in lots of clubs and love learning and growing to the best of my ability.
Teaching the youth and student athletes has always been a passion of mine. Having an opportunity combining all my passions is pretty awesome. I strive to make sure I’m teaching in a safe, fun and fair environment. I look forward to dancing!