BIO Gymnastics takes pride in its staff and not only the experience that they bring, but the knowledge that they receive through our mentorship program. With Olympic coaches, as well as world champion athletes working with instructors and students alike, we are confident that not only will your child learn the proper form and terminology, but have fun while doing so.

Meet Our Team

All of our instructors have taught gymnastics/tumbling for over 5 years, have passed background checks and receive ongoing training through USA Gymnastics, AAU Sports and our own BIO University.

Leadership

Julie Price

Managing Partner, Owner

Julie has been involved with the sport of gymnastics for over 15 years. With all of her daughters competing in the sport and developing a passion for it, the family decided to open BIO Gymnastics in 2013. She also headed up a club booster club and helped to build the program to one of the largest in the state of Georgia. Julie also has a web design business, Julie Price Design.

Donna Kaye Price

Girls Team Director

Graduating from Seton Home Study in 2014, Donna Kaye has been involved in gymnastics since she was 4. She has competed in levels 2 through level 9 and has won many regional and national awards. Her family opened BIO Gymnastics in 2013 to teach Donna Kaye how to open and run a gym. She has been accepted into the BIOsphere mentorship program under Dr. Vladimir Zaglada and will continue her studies at BIO. Currently, she is the lead team director and oversees all aspects of the team development and performance.

Dr. Vladimir Zaglada

Senior Technical Director

Vladimir Zaglada was born in Soviet Leningrad (today, St. Petersburg, Russia) in November, 1944. He received a degree in coaching gymnastics from the Lvov (Ukraine) Institute of Physical Education. He went on to do graduate work at Moscow’s Lenin Institute of Physical Education, earning a Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences (the approximate equivalent of a PhD). In 1964 he was granted the title Master of Sport of the USSR in Acrobatic Gymnastics. Zaglada has devoted his 40 year professional life to the theory and practice of artistic gymnastics, including as coach and consultant for the senior and junior Soviet women’s and girl’s gymnastics teams, assisting in their preparation for World and Olympic competition. After serving as a senior professor at the main physical education institutes of Lvov and Moscow, he served as the head coach for Moscow-Dynamo’s Olympic Reserve School, where many of the Soviet Union’s top female gymnasts spent their childhoods training to become champions. Later he became the first president of Dynamo-Moscow’s Gymnastics Club. He was a member of the Women’s Technical Committee of the Soviet Gymnastics Federation, a member of the Executive Board of the Dynamo-Moscow City Council, an Honorary Member of Russian Dynamo, and a vice-president of the Dynamo-Southampton Gymnastics Club (now the United Kingdom’s Dynamo School of Gymnastics). He served as producer and artistic director for the Soviet Gala Concert at the 1991 World Gymnaestrada in Amsterdam and has appeared as a gymnastics expert on both CNN and CBS. The author of numerous scholarly books and articles on artistic gymnastics, he coauthored (with Tatyana Lisitskaya) Floor Exercises for Women, which has been translated into Japanese and English and is recognized as one of the best monographs on the subject. For years he contributed chapters to textbooks used in the top institutes of physical education in the Soviet Union and Russia and has written a number of works on programmed learning. He is recognized in The Encyclopedia of Gymnastics as having made a significant contribution to the shaping of both the theory and practice of Soviet gymnastics, including through his contributions in the area of branch programming, which led to changes in how complex gymnastics exercises are taught at the highest levels of training. In 1999 Zaglada left Dynamo to accept the position of technical director for men’s gymnastics in Great Britain. He arrived in the United States on September 10, 2001. Since this time he has worked as head gymnastics coach for clubs in Minnesota and Georgia, where he produced a numbers of state and regional champions and Eastern and National Qualifiers.

Eleanor Joubert

Senior Artistic Director

Eleanor brings her love of children and a passion for the sport to BIO. Having competed at the collegiate level, Eleanor has spent over 25 years in the gymnastics arena and is well-known at the state and national level. In addition to coaching, Eleanor is also one of the top meet directors in Georgia, having run multiple state and national meets.

Floor Staff

Julia Marie

Class Manager, Camp Manager, Team Coach

Julia's passion for her job is only surpassed by her love for each and every child she works with. Since BIO opened in 2013, she has worked with children in our Fun Day Camps, After School Program, Recreational Gymnastics Classes and our Competitive Team. She is now one of our class directors and a team coach in addition to being the Camp Director. She competed as a gymnast through level 7 and was training 8 when she decided that it was time to retire and since then has continued to learn on the job during her time here at BIO. Julia loves to share her love for Jesus with all of the children that she encounters at work and her paitence for difficult children is a amazing to witness. We love Miss. Julia!

Anne Marie Wilborn

Team Coach

Anne Marie did competitive Gymnastics for 10 years and finished the sport as a level 10. She has been coaching at BIO for 2+ years and her knowledge of the sport truly shows when she is Coaching. She is great at condidtioning, teaching new skills and correcting old skills for all levels and is amazing with keeping the children positive and high energy!

Sophie Holley

Class Instructor

Sophie has been involved in the sport of Gymnastocs for 15 years and has been working with children for 5 years. Sophies determination to help children achive their goals is what truly makes her thrive. Her over all goal as an instructor is to help children enjoy the sport of Gymnastics as much as she does. Each person that comes into contact with Sophie has only good things to say and everyone at BIO aboslutely loves her!

Melinda Price

Team Coach/Class Instructor

Melinda's love for gymnastics started when she was 2. She has competed in levels 2 through level 9, trained level 10 and has won many regional and national awards. She has worked over the last 4 years with developing class curriculum, assisting with team and sharing her love of the sport with everyone. She is USAG Safety Certified and is a USAG Certified Instructor and has also taken all three levels of Positive Coaching Alliance's training.

Tina Davis

Class Instructor

With a passion for childhood education and love of children, Tina brings over 10 years of gymnastics instructor experience to our program. She graduated from the University of North Georgia Summa Cum Laude with a Masters of Education and Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science.

Shelby Mallon

Class Instructor

Shelby has been involved in Gymnastics and Cheer all of her life and it truly shows when she is instructing. She loves working with children and her readiness to learn helps with adding to her knowledge as an instructor more and more everyday! She is extremley passionate about Gymnastics and she loves to see children progress and learn not only in the sport but in their lifelong skills outside of the gym as well!

Katie Heenan Dodson

Team Coach

Katie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to BIO Gymnastics! She was a six-year member of the U.S. National team. In 2004, Katie competed at the U.S. Olympic Trials and was an athlete representative for the 2004 Olympic Team Selection Camp. She placed first on bars at the 2004 Pacific Alliance Championships, the 2003 U.S. National Championships, the 2003 National Elite Podium Meet and the 2001 U.S. Gymnastics Championships. Katie was the Bronze medalist on bars at the 2001 World Championships, as well as the TOPS Athlete of the Year in 2001. She was the recipient of the Suzanne A. Yoculan Gymnastics Scholarship and attended the University of Georgia. During her tenure as a Gymdog, Katie achieved the following:

13-Time All-American
4-Time All-SEC
2005 & 2007 SEC All-Around Champion
2007 SEC Gymnast of the Year
2007 Southeast Region Gymnast of the Year
2007 Georgia Sportswoman of the Year
NACGC Academic All-American
SEC Academic Honor Roll

Jamie Taylor

Tumbling/Cheer Director

Jamie graduated with a Maters Degree in Education from Georgia Southern University and a Bachelors from Clayton State University. She has worked with children for 17 years and has been involved in cheerleading since she was 7 years old. Jamie has coached all-star cheerleading for 8 years, recreational cheerleading for 10 years and collegiate cheerleading at the University of North Georgia for 4 years. In addition, Jamie has taught tumbling (levels 1-5) for the last 4 years.

Kendra Koch

Class Instructor

Kendra did Competitive Gymnastics for 12 years and has been working at BIO for 2 years. Kendra enjoys working with the Gymstars and Recreational Classes. She loves the sport of Gymnastics more than anything and her goal is to help the children love it as much as she does.

Jacob ``Jhawk`` McCarter

Team Coach and Boys Team leader

Coach ``Jhawk`` comes to BIO with a broad depth of experience. A former men's gymnast, he has quickly developed the boys program into a very strong one that is also very successful. He is a regular coach at the Flip Fest Summer camp program in Tennessee and also a professional wrestler.

Traci Foreman

Class Instructor

Traci and her girls have been part of the BIO family since we opened in 2013. We are thrilled that Traci is bringing her experience as a competitive gymnast at the international level to our class program. In addition to 15 years as a competitive gymnast, Traci has coached both gymnastics and cheer and her energy with children is contagious!

Camp Staff

Kieran Miller

Camp Counselor

Kieran was one of BIO's original competitive gymnasts and now we are proud to have her as one of our camp counselors. Kieran is number 7 of 12 children. 5 out of the 12 children have special needs and Kieran is very helpful when it comes to taking care of her siblings and other special needs children. She loves working with children and is great with keeping them active, organized and having fun.

Sara Michelle

Camp Counselor

Sara Michelle is the youngest of 5 girls. She has been doing Gymnastics for 13 years and has been assisting with camp and classes for 5 years. 2 of the things that she is most passionate about are Gymnastics and Dance.
She has a heart of gold and her joyful personality is contagious. Her main goal as a Camp Counsleor is to help the children grow up to be kind and generous people!

Abby Coggins

Camp Counselor

Abby has been apart of BIO Gymnastics since day one. She has been involved in the sport of Gymnastics for 12 years and has worked with children for 4 years. She was one of our very first competitive gymnasts & we are so very blessed to have her back as a staff member. Abby truly thrives when working with children & her positivity lights up a room.

Jarod Denman

Camp Counselor

While Jarod Denman has only been working with BIO for a short while, he fits right in with all of our staff. He is a smart, kind, paitent & loving person who has worked with children at his church for many years. He is very active with the children and is always willing to lend a helping hand.

Seasonal Staff

Velera Price

Summer Team Coach and Class Instructor

Velera retired from her Gymnastics career as a level 9 gymnast after having won many awards at a State and National level. She has been involved in the sport for 19 years and has been a Coach/Instructor for 8 years. She is paitent and kind to each and every child and her experience in the sport is a major advantage when teaching children new skills.

Jackie McGivney

Summer Camp Counselor

Jackies passion for her job truly shows through her work ethic. She has worked at BIO for 4+ years as a Summer Camp Counselor and is currentley going to The University of Georiga to get her Masters in Special Education with a concetration in Autism and Adapted Curriculum and when she is done, she wants to be a Special Needs Teacher. Jackies love each and every child that she comes into contact with and they all love her in return!

Kinsey Morelock

Summer Team Coach

Kinsey did Gymnastics for 12 years and competed up to level 9. She has been a Coach at BIO for 3 years and has been working with children for 5+ years. Her experience with the sport aids her in thinking like a gymnast and finding out ways to help children get over the fear of doing new skills.

Emily Loveless

Summer Camp Counselor

Emily has been involved in Gymnastics since she was 2 years old, has worked with children for the past 6 years and has been working at BIO for 3 years. She is currently attending The University of Georgia and loves to visit BIO everytime she is home. She is a sweet and loving person and all of the children love her!