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WGV Team Coaches

Heather Newton

Owner/ Program Meet Director


Coach Heather has over 10 years of experience in coaching.  She has been Gym Owner for the last 6 years of WGV Gymnastics.  She has experience as a Preschool Coach, Recreational Gymnastics Coach, and Competitive Team Coach.  She has her meet director certification and all safety certifications.  She has helped developed gymnastic programs at all levels.  Coach Heather is certified by USAG and AAU.


Kenny Rosenstein

Head Team Coach DP/Xcel Program

Vault/Bar Coach

Coach Kenny (Head Coach)— Coach Kenny has been involved in the sport of gymnastics since the early 90s. He has been coaching competitive gymnastics since 2005 coaching athletes through level 10. Kenny was a high-level competitive gymnast for over 10 years. Through his time coaching, Kenny has worked with National Team Staff as well as attended Regional and National Congress multiple times. He has worked with and been mentored by nationally recognized coaches throughout the country, and continues to further his education in gymnastics. Coach Kenny was voted “2015 Colorado Coach of the Year.” Coach Kenny has also qualified multiple athletes to TOPS National Testing and had numbers athletes rated on America’s Top 100 list. In 2020 Kenny and his wife moved to Florida where they have 3 beautiful boys. Kenny is a 4th generation Coloradan. In his free time he loves skiing, hiking, playing frisbee golf, and spending as much time as he can with family. Kenny attended the University of Colorado at Boulder receiving his degree in French Literature with an emphasis in Sociology and Astronomy. 


Coach Christy Krueger 

Team Floor/Beam Coach


Coach Christy Bio Coming Soon...

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Coach Althea (Thea) 

DP Level 2/3 Coach

Floor Manager


Coach Thea has been inside a gym since she was 3 years old. She was a competitive gymnast in Maryland for 8 years until she moved to Florida at 15. She has coached at WGV Gymnastics since then, almost 10 years. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of North Florida where she received her degree in Psychology with a minor in Sports Management. Thea has worked under numerous experienced mentors, including a former Olympian and Division 1 coach. Next, Thea plans on becoming a certified Judge in hopes of expanding her gymnastics knowledge even further.

Thea’s coaching philosophy includes maintaining the fun of the sport while emphasizing form, technique, and discipline. She truly believes that no matter how long a child takes gymnastics, they will learn lessons that will last a lifetime. She lives by the fact that her job as a coach is to not only teach beautiful gymnastics, but to teach the girls what is like to have discipline, respect, determination, motivation, resiliency, and a strong work ethic. A successful gymnast takes what she learns and applies it outside of the gym!

In her free time, Thea loves taking her dogs out on her longboard, paddleboarding on the intercoastal, going to car shows, creating logos for friends and learning graphic design, and researching new gymnastics techniques.

Coach Edythe Chestnut

 DP Level 2/3

Coach Edythe did competitive gymnastics for 15 years all the way up to level 10.  She has coached gymnastics for 5 years. She went to the junior Olympics twice. She graduated from Michigan State in 2022. Her major was Human Development & Family Studies and she is working towards being an occupational therapist. She enjoys coaching the kids and helping them achieve the same skills she used to do when she was their age.


Coach Alexis Labrada 

Team Floor/Bars/Vault Coach

DP/Xcel Programs


Coach Bio Coming Soon...


Coach Aliza Connoley 

Xcel Team Floor/Beam Coach


Coach Bio Coming Soon...

Coach Sam 

Team Coach


Coach Bio Coming Soon...

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Coach Stacey

Xcel Team Coach


Coach Stacie – (Preschool Gym-N-Learn) Coach Stacie began her love for Dance and Gymnastics at the age of 2.5 years old where she became a competitive dancer and gymnast into college. This is her 5th year with WGV Gymnastics and She has over 15yrs in choreographing and coaching young athletes. Stacie’s goals as a coach is to always encourage, motivate physical confidence, build strength, improve flexibility, and create a positive safe learning atmosphere where young athletes can thrive while loving the sport!


Coach Katie

Xcel Silver Team Coach


Coach Katie has been coaching gymnastics for three years, and has been involved in the sport as a gymnast herself for over five years. She loves coaching both because of her passion for the sport and her passion making a difference in the lives of the kids she gets to coach. Her experience as a gymnast passed on many qualities in her day to day life, including determination, discipline, and strength. She hopes to pass those skills on to the athletes she works with.

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