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                  Owner/operators, Justin-gymnastics instructor, team coach, ninja coach
hello! I am Justin Thoms i have two children, Bryson age 15 and Brooklyn age 13. i currently reside in Fulton Illinois.  I have been running and teaching at Great River Gymnastics since I took over for bob douglas in 2016. But before that i have taught acrobatics and tumbling in Davenport IA.  my daughter Brooklyn has been coming here since she was 4 years old She loves power tumbling and dances competitively with acro dance. Bryson also recently joined gymnastics and dance. he also enjoys hiking, baseball, and Golf.  i love sharing my knowledge of  gymnastics, acrobatics, and personal fitness, to help children achieve their goals and to build healthy active life-styles.

           Justin's usga Certificates     
  Usga Safe sport certificates 1,2, and 3                                                                      Usga instructor certified
     gymnastics business foundations                                                         Usga professional member background check
Fundamentals of gymnastics instruction                                                                       safe sport practices
       gymnastics pro first aid                                                                                       cpr & Aed Certified
                  gymnastics sports science                                                          Preschool gymnastics development certificate
       safety and sports management
             stewards of children
                     gym cert 101
development coaches - hands on training
               instructor certified
       professional coach membership
           usa gymnastics fitness
                cpr & Aed certified
usga professional member background check

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Hannah Luv Stingley-Dance instructor-Competitive Dance instructor

Started dancing at age three and continued her training at Woodlawn arts academy in sterling. She Graduated from sterling High school in 2015 and was on the SHS Poms team all four years. She then continued her education at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. She worked at Brookfield Center for the Arts in Milwaukee and was their Junior performance team coach and Mini and Tiny elite competition coach. She then graduated from Milwaukee in May of 2021 with her degree in American Sign Language, certificate in autism spectrum disorder and a minor in Dance performance from UWM’s peck school of the arts. Hannah has extensive training in many styles of dance including Ballet, Jazz, HipHop, Modern, Lyrical, Tap, and contemporary.

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Jasmyn Sevilla- Dance instructor-

I have been dancing since I was a little girl. I started out doing all the classes but quickly favorited hip hop! I have taken hip hop for many years, so many that I cannot remember! I have also been in cheerleading since elementary school and continued all the way until 12th grade! I am from Morrison, Illinois but now reside in Clinton, Iowa. I have lived in Clinton for 5 years with my fiancé and my step daughter, who happens to love dancing at Great River! I am currently going to school to become and RN! This year will be my 3rd year with Great River and I couldn’t have asked for a better facility to teach and continue my love for dance and cheer with!  We have the best parents and students! I really enjoying working with all of them! I am really easy going - so if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to ask!

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Amy Craft, gymnastics Instructor and team coach since 2017.
Amy is a former gymnast who took many years of classes with bob douglas.  Amy and husband jason have three children, Elijah, Elaina, and Eleah who all enjoy the sport of gymnastics and dance. in Amy's free time, she enjoys running, outdoors, healthy and family activities.   Amy enjoys instructing the young age of gymnastics, and building a strong foundation of the sport. 

Certificates
usga instructor certified
Professional Coach member
usga instructor background screen
usga safe sport
usga safe practices
Team Coach
CPR Certified
 

Hi I’m Claire Coons and I’m from Morrison, IL. I did gymnastics for most of my life and competed for over 5 years as well. I was training for level 9 when I had to quit due to an injury. My love for the sport has now brought me into the coaching world and I couldn’t be more thankful for that! I hope to inspire other athletes to fall in love with the sport that made me into the person I am today. I currently live with my boyfriend Cody and our two dogs, Rev and Roo. I have my associates degree in Human Services from Kirkwood Community College. I love to workout and run 5k’s in my free time.

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ballet instructor-Linda Luckstead!
Linda discovered ballet as a child growing up in Clinton, where she began her early training. As a teen, she continued her studies in Chicago and New York City. In Chicago, she studied at Allegro School and Stone Camryn; in New York, at Ballet theater (now American Ballet Theatre); and Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo as a private student of Marie Swoboda. She studied jazz with Gus Giordano in Chicago and Buzz Cooper in New York. More recently, she has studied with Master Karlov Zsedenvi, presently teaching in New York; Robert Barnett of the Atlanta Ballet; Fred Mathews of New York City; and Lynn Taylor-Corbett. In 1981, as a member of the Quad City Civic Ballet Company, she created the role of Queen of the Night in its production of The Blue Bird. She was Artistic Director of the Quad City Company until she assumed the same position with Gateway Contemporary Ballet when it was founded in 1983.

Katie Gallagher Gymnastics instructor

I have been doing gymnastics since i was 11 years old with Bob douglas.   I helped coach with bob for two years before going off to college. In college i participated in club gymnastics.  I have been instructing at great river now for going on two years. I am a dog mom of 4, and have a baby boy!

Certificates

usga instructor certified

usga instructor background screen

usga safe sport

usga safe practices

Emily Graves- Gymnastics instructor/Dance instructor.

I'm a mom of 4 kids. I am also a supervisor at a Subway in Clinton. I'm  sure some of you have seen me there. I grew up as a dancer with some gymnastics. My daughter started with Mr. Douglas when she was 5 and continued when Justin took over. I watched almost every class she had and that's where I gained most of what I know about gymnastics. I absolutely love watching the kids learn new skills, I get just excited as they do. I'm very happy to be working at a gym as great as Great River. 

Mary- Office manager

Mary has been with us since the beginning! Mary takes care of all office work, working with customers to help find classes, clothing, and keep us all in line.  Mary is the mother of three, and the mother of owner jessica.  Mary is also know as the "candy lady" providing all the candy for the students after they leave class.