Staff

Al Lyons

Al Lyons

Al Lyons has spent the last 20 years as Owner, Director and Coach at Junior Gym – Home Of Lyons Gymnastics Academy.
Prior to purchasing Junior Gym, and after graduating UMass, Amherst, Al spent several summers as Head Counselor, Program Director and Coach at Camp Milbrook in Mahshfield, Ma.

 

Rory Baggao

Rory Baggao

Head Coach Recreational Program, Director of Summer, Spring, & Winter Camps
  • 30 years coaching experience
  • 25 years coaching at Junior Gym
  • All City (LA) Rings & High Bar
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Trained actors and martial artists for film and competition
  • Rock climbing instructor
  • Lifeguard/Water Safety instructor
  • U.S. Army Paratrooper
  • Other interests – surfing, snowboarding, Shaolin Kung Fu, Muay Thai
  • CPR and First Aid Certified
  • USAG Safety Certified
Jody Kraft

Jody Kraft

Competitive Team Head coach, Preteam, and Recreational Coach
  • 12 years coaching experience
  • 5 years coaching at Junior Gym
  • 12 years competitive gymnastics experience
  • 5 years experience in Cheerleading
  • Began gymnastics at age 3
  • Won level 9 regionals at just 12 years old
  • Competed level 10 and Trained elite
  • Worked with Bela and Marta Karoli at exclusive winter camps
  • Worked with Kristi Krafft (National Team Coach) at exclusive summer camps
  • Led dances for Geza Pozar (Most famous national team choreographer)
  • Ran all-star cheer program in 2005
  • Choreographed and coached the high school national cheer champions in 2005
  • Experience in gymnastics choreography on floor and balance beam
  • USAG Safety Certified
Arden Fisher

Arden Fisher

Competitive Team coach, Preteam, and Recreational Coach
  • 12 years gymnastics experience
  • 4 years coaching at Junior Gym
  • Competed level 9 and trained level 10
  • Trained with Henry Rameriz at Monarchs
  • Level 8 state bar champion
  • Level 6 state all-around champion
  • Trained with Bela and Marta Karoli
  • Majored in dance at SDSU
  • Trained with Cher Bar Williams (San Fransisco Ballet Co.)
  • Choreographed for SDSU dance team
  • Classically trained in ballet, jazz, modern and tap
  • USAG Safety Certified
Amanda Regas

Amanda Regas

Competitive Team, Fast Track and Recreational Coach, Birthday Party Leader
  • 10 years gymnastics experience, 8 competitive
  • 9 years coaching at Junior Gym
  • Began gymnastics at age 5
  • Trained with Betty Okino (1992 U.S. Olympic Medalist) as well as Galina Marinova (1980 Bulgarian Olympic Medalist)
  • 8 years dance experience: ballet, jazz, contemporary and hip-hop
  • CPR and First Aid Certified
  • USAG Safety Certified