Our Staff

About Coach Nastia

Nastia, a native of Belarus, grew up in the life of gymnastics.  Nastia trained in all the skills offered in gymnastics and represented her gym and Belarus in regional and international competitions.  After moving to the USA she continued her career focused on trampoline and tumbling, reaching the Elite level at age 15.  After discovering her love of coaching, she began forming her own team in 2012.

About Head Coach Natasha

Natasha was born and raised in the small town of Gomel, Belarus.  After discovering trampoline at age 9, she shifted her focus from gymnastics and her training rapidly progressed.  Consistently placing first in state, regional, and national competitions, she qualified for and won gold at many World Cups, European Cups, and World Championships.  In 2000, she represented her country at the Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, and earned a fifth-place finish!  Now, Natalia coaches our competition teams.

About Coach Vita

Coach Vita was born, lived, and worked in Kazakhstan, in the city of Ust-Kamenogorsk. When she was 4.5 years old, her father took her to the gym, and she instantly fell in love with the sport of tumbling. As an athlete, she has achieved many great results and accomplishments. She is a Master of Sports of the USSR in Power Tumbling, Champion, and winner of republican competitions. Her athletes, however, have achieved much greater results. Her power tumbling team has been the strongest in her country for more than five years. For many years, her athletes have climbed to the highest level of the podium not only in Kazakhstan, but also on the world stage.

She considers trampoline, gymnastics and tumbling one of the best sports, because athletes make friendships, they are disciplined and most importantly, they can “fly”. The feeling of flying is inherent only in birds and us, trampoline, gymnastics, and tumbling athletes.

About Coach Leah

Coach Leah joined GSTA in late 2021. To say Leah has been tumbling from the time she could walk would be an understatement. With over a decade of experience competing in Acro and dance, she loves to help others find their way in the sport. Some of Leah’s favorite disciplines include tumbling, hand balancing, contortion, and various Acro skills. Leah is finishing her undergraduate degree in Social Work at Rutgers. Above all else, she is mother to son, JJ, who is just branching into the sport himself.

About Coach Gabi

Gabi is a life-long Millstone resident whose love for gymnastics started when she was three, After graduating from The Peddie School, she completed her bachelors in psychology and is working towards going back to school for physical therapy. Prior to her coaching gymnastics, she was a competitive gymnast for 10 years, With over 5 years of experience in coaching gymnasts of all ages and skill level, she is always excited to share her passion for gymnastics with her students.

Coach Gabi working with child on the uneven bars

About Coach Courtney

Courtney is 23 years old and has graduated from University of Delaware with a degree in Psychology. She attended Robbinsville High School and has lived in Robbinsville New Jersey her whole life. She was a competitive gymnast for 10 years and has been coaching children from preschool to competition team level for the last 7 years. Courtney loves seeing children fall in love with the sport and the excitement on their face when they learn a new skill.

About Coach Liz

Liz is a 21-year old college student from Cream Ridge, and she’s been working with children of all ages for almost ten years. She loves making gymnastics a fun, safe experience for every kid. She loves helping her students make progress and learn new things, and she encourages every kid she teaches to be the best they can be!

About Coach Leah

Coach Leah discovered her love for gymnastics and trampoline at the tender age of 9 years old and has been in love with the sport ever since! As a member of the Senior National Team for USAG Trampoline, Coach Leah has competed around the world representing Team USA! Coach Leah has been working with GSTA Athletes since 2022 helping their acquire new skills and reach their goals!

About Coach Cassidy

Graduate from Towson University who studied Criminal Justice. During her time there, she captained Towson’s cheerleading team. Her passion for gymnastics began when she was three, and she competed up until she was fourteen. She began cheering soon after and has loved helping all ages with tumbling for over 8 years. She is thrilled to be a part of the GSTA family and looks foward to empowering children to achieve their highest potential!

About Coach Claudia

I discovered love for flipping at a very young age. I did competitive USAG gymnastics for 10 years and one year of All-star cheer. I was also an athlete at Kutztown University for the acro and tumbling team. I have been coaching for 3 years and have traveled to coach in Florida. I am currently working on getting a degree in exercise science and plan on getting a degree in physical therapy.

I love coaching because I’m able to help students improve their tumbling and accomplish new skills.

About Coach Gracie

Coach Gracie joined GSTA in 2023. As a college student born and raised in Freehold, she fell in love with gymnastics at the age of 7 years old! It has been an integral part of her life ever since! Gracie loves helping athletes learn and grow and feels super accomplished when they have the biggest smile on their face after learning something new! She is thrilled and honored to work at GSTA, and watch children become the best athletes they can be!

About Coach Jenna

Jenna was an all-star competitive cheerleader at World Cup All-Stars for 7 years and competed nationally. Her passion for performing in front of live audiences led her to her to pursue a career in Musical Theater. In addition to her cheerleading and tumbling background, Jenna is a professional singer, dancer, and actress and performs on cruise ships, regional theaters, and national tours throughout the US and Canada. She loves working with children and is so excited to join the GSTA family! 

About Fran

My career started in restaurant and banquet sales. Soon after, I joined my family’s pizzeria business in North Jersey.  After 8 years working in the family business, I joined Funtime America in Cliffwood as their Sales Manager and Party Director. While at Funtime America, I oversaw countless birthday parties, school events, and summer camp programs. After semi-retiring in 2019, I began looking for my next opportunity when I came across the Front Desk Assistant at Garden State Trampoline Academy. I am privileged, honored and very happy to have joined the GSTA Team and look forward to seeing all our athletes at the gym! 

Fran smiling at camera while working on a computer in front of a Garden State Trampoline Academy sign

About Coach Brittany

Brittany graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in Mathematics. After which she taught at Bishop Ahr High School for 3 years when she decided to change careers. Brittany then graduated from Drexel University ACE program with a bachelor’s in Nursing. Brittany has been an RN at St. Peter’s University Hospital in the ER and ICU for the last 6 years. Brittany was a high school cheerleader and coached the Bishop Ahr Varsity Cheer team to a state championship. Brittany loves children and enjoys getting to flip around and teach others to share that passion!

When she’s not at the gym or the hospital, Brittany enjoys spending her time with her two sons; Logan and Sean. She loves Black Bear Lake and GSTA!

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