Additional Coaching Staff
In addition to our full time staff, Gemini Gymnastics also employs a range of excellent part-time coaches who coach in all our programs. All recreational coaches are minimum certified NCCP level one and our competitive coaches are minimum certified NCCP level two.
Ruth Moriana – Associate Coach
Ruth was born in Germiston, South Africa and came to Canada when she was 9 years old. She started recreational gymnastics at 12 and then a year later, she started competing. She was a competitive gymnast at the regional level until she reached the age of 17. Ruth began coaching gymnastics when she turned 14 years old and received her coaching diploma from Douglas College in Coquitlam, B.C. She has worked for some of Canada’s top gym clubs and has coached at all levels of gymnastics from parent and tot to boys competitive gymnastics. Ruth is a fully certified Level 3 NCCP coach and has completed 2 Level 4 modules.
Margaret Meek – Associate Coach
Margaret started competitive gymnastics at the age of 6, at the Scarborough Olympians (Gym-Elites) Gymnastics club. She competed at the provincial level and began coaching when she turned 15. Margaret coached all levels of gymnastics from recreational parent and tot to the provincial and national level. She also was active in the roles as Interclub Head Coach, Recreational Director and Club Director of the Scarborough Gym-Elites. She continued coaching at the Scarborough Gym-Elites until 2004, when she took a break from the gymnastics world to get married and start a family.
Margaret is a Level 3 coach, Level 2 Trampoline, Certified First Aid/CPR, and also spent numerous years as a provincial judge in Ontario. She has a Specialized Honours Degree in Kinesiology and Health Sciences from York University. In 2010, Margaret was added to our competitive program after being recognized in one of our parent and tot classes with her daughter. She assists with coaching our provincial level 5-9, and national level athletes. In addition, she provides choreography for Gemini’s competitive programs. Margaret is a busy mother of 3.
Kimberly Allison – Associate Coach
Kimberly was born and raised in Peterborough, Ontario. She started training as a coach at the age of 14, and has been coaching ever since with over 20 years of experience in almost all levels of the sport. Kimberly is a fully certified NCCP Level 2 coach, working towards completion of her Level 3. She also has Level 2 Trampoline, and is a Level 3 Judge. Kimberly received her 15-Year Gold Service Pin from Gymnastics Ontario in 2009. She studied Advanced Gymnastics Coaching Techniques at Seneca College, and has experience coaching in the US. She has training in the Cecchetti Method of Ballet, and has taken classes from Frank Augustyn and Karen Kain. Kimberly is currently in her second year of studies towards a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology at Trent University.
Kimberly started at Gemini in July 2011 and is coaching Pre Comp and Invitational Competitive.
Julie Hagemans-Smith – Associate Coach
Julie Hagemans-Smith was born in Tottenham Ontario and raised in Pickering. She started coaching at age 14 and is Level 2 NCCP certified and as Level 1 Trampoline. Julie worked at Gemini coaching Pre comp and Provincial from 1995-2005. She took some time off to raise her two daughters and is very happy to be back with the Gemini team.
Gemini Gymnastics Association
1000 Stevenson Road North
Oshawa, Ontario L1J 5P5
(no faxed registrations please)
9:00am to 7:30pm
9:00am to 2:00pm