ANDREW AND KRISTEN LIZEK
Andrew and Kristen moved to Fayetteville in September 2017 after Andrew serving 13 years in the Navy as an Anesthesiologist and Flight Surgeon. After joining a group here in Fayetteville, they have decided to make Fayetteville their forever home. Andrew continues to be an Anesthesiologist here in Fayetteville while Kristen is a 3-year-old preschool teacher in Fayetteville as well. They have two girls who both are competitive gymnasts who needed a facility to train in with coaches that could fulfill a model that the Lizeks dreamed of having for them. Out of this dream came Airbourne Gymnastics Academy and with this gym, they strive to serve the community with a positive, clean, family oriented gymnastics gym where children of all ages can reap the benefits of gymnastics education while have a blast! Their family’s love for the sport is seen in all that they pour in to their facility and the attention they give to the families that have joined the AGA family!
USAG COMPETITION TEAM COACHES
Coach Sam came to us from coaching both recreational and competitive gymnastics at another gym in North Carolina. Coach Sam was a competitive gymnast herself from 2 years old through college! She is a USAG certified coach and gymnast and is certified to coach our tiniest gymnasts all the way through our highest level competitive gymnasts. A gymnastics gym is her second home. Originally from Connecticut, she has made North Carolina her new home! We are so blessed to have a coach who has lived the lifestyle of a competitive gymnast herself. Her years of expertise both as a coach and a gymnast has given our gym an amazing wealth of knowledge for our gymnasts! AGA is blessed to have Coach Sam as part of our family!
Coach Jennifer came to us from another gym in North Carolina coaching competitive gymnastics! She is also a U.S. Army Veteran. Coach Jenn has not only been a USAG Competitive Gymnastics Coach for sometime, but is also a mom of two competitive gymnasts. Coach Jenn brings a wealth of information not only as a coach, but as a mom understanding how the life of competitive gymnasts affects the entire family. We are so very blessed to have Coach Jenn and her daughters as part of the AGA Family!
RECREATIONAL COACHING STAFF
Coach Taylor has been a Recreational Gymnastics Coach for years coaching in both Virginia and North Carolina. Her wealth of information on coaching our littlest of gymnasts through the high levels of recreational program makes her a huge asset to our gym. Coach Taylor is our Recreational Director and makes sure that all of our recreation students are achieving goals set forth by our gym so that they can be the best gymnasts possible. She tirelessly works to ensure all of our recreation coaches are working through plans created specifically for each age group, specifically designed to teach various gymnastics skills and are working on the same skills the same weeks so that no matter what class your child is in, they are learning the same skills as their peers!
Coach Kristine is one of our preschool recreation coaches and in her “spare time” is a 2nd grade teacher here in Fayetteville. Coach Kristine holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Special Education as well as a certificate for Gifted Education. She is certified as an instructor through USAG and is also certified in prenatal/postnatal fitness for Stroller Strides, Fit4Baby and Stroller Barre at Fit4Mom. She previously coached Happy Feet at a local private school. Coach Kristine works with our preschool students because of her extensive knowledge of elementary education and combined with gymnastics training and previous coaching experience, she is an asset to our team preparing our littlest of gymnasts for more advanced classes!
Coach Abigail is one of our preschool recreation coaches and in her “spare time” is finishing her Master’s Degree in Education. Coach Abigail holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics with minors in Information Technology and Business. She also has extensive studies in Early Childhood Education and Literacy. Coach Abby played soccer in college and has coached children’s soccer teams since then. Coach Abby works with our preschool students because of her extensive knowledge of elementary and early elementary education and combined with gymnastics training as well as previous coaching experience, she is an asset to our team preparing our littlest of gymnasts for more advanced classes!
FRONT DESK MANAGER
Ms. Amanda is the heart and soul of AGA. She comes to us as a former competitive gymnast herself and former gymnastics coach as well as working the administrative side of a gymnastics gym. She is in charge of the day-to-day administrative workings of the gym and making sure families are taken care of and have information they need! We are blessed to have Ms. Amanda working in our gym helping our families with all of their administrative needs. If you have a question, chances are Ms. Amanda has an answer!