we're passionate about helping kids stay healthy & Active
National Kids Gym was started in 2012, by traveling to 1 or 2 schools to teach beginner gymnastics. Katie took over in 2014, as owner and sole operator to really focus on increasing our reach to even more children! We now travel to over 20 schools and homes, teaching gymnastics, physical activity, yoga, hoop skills, and more! We want to instill a level of confidence in each child, knowing that they are strong, powerful, and can accomplish anything they set their mind to! Our coaches LOVE working with children, a must in any children’s activity. We love forming a special bond between coach and child, allowing them to grow with National Kids Gym.
Our program offers a beginner, energetic gymnastics class. The focus is on skill development, increased coordination and balance, and increased confidence! These skills will transcend gymnastics and help children in every other facet of life.
Meet COACH Katie!
she/her, owner and lead instructor
I grew up in Wilkes Barre, PA where I fell in love with exercise at a very young age. As a kid, I participated in gymnastics, soccer, and field hockey – anything to keep me active! I received a degree in Biobehavioral Health from PSU in 2010. Since then, I have been in the fitness industry working with men and women of all ages (children to older adult population). I took over as the Owner and Lead Instructor at National Kids Gym in 2014 to focus solely on children’s gymnastics. I love getting to be silly every day with the children – allowing the kids (and myself) to act like a kid!
I still teach adult group exercise classes and personal train in my free time. I love helping people accomplish their wellness goals! I want to instill healthy lifestyle behaviors in children at a young age so they feel confident being physically active throughout their entire lives. Not only am I dedicated to make physical activity fun, but I will increase motor skills, coordination, and confidence in all children!
Meet Coach nelly!
she/her, lead instructor
I moved to Philadelphia in 2016 after receiving my bachelors degree from Loyola University New Orleans. As a kid, I was a competitive gymnast and a student of martial arts. I’ve always enjoyed physical activities, but I have a special affiliation with hooping. Hooping is my favorite exercise and I’ve been teaching adults and children how to hoop since 2014.
I appreciate working with children because they seem to naturally love to play with hoops. It’s amazing to witness how joyful a child becomes when they pick up a hoop. Hooping helps kids develop coordination and motor skills, among other positive benefits. I began working with NKG in 2020 providing virtual gymnastic services during the COVID-19 pandemic. I quickly transitioned to in-person outdoor lessons to continue working with children to teach them how to be strong and creative!
We're always looking for new places to tumble into!
If your interested in bringing National Kids Gym to your school or daycare, feel free to get in touch with us!