Meet our Team!
Elite Core Gymnastics is founded by a family of sisters who have been in a gymnastics gym since the day they were born. Their Mother was a gymnast and a coach, creating in each one of them a passion and love for the sport of gymnastics. They are dedicated to creating a fun and devoted atmosphere to the children under their instruction. ECG's "Core" beliefs arise from their training, as well as the family principals based upon trust, respect, and discipline. Most importantly, the principal belief of Elite Core Gymnastics is recognizing that each athlete is a unique individual, and will focus on bringing out the best in each child they encounter.
GYM OWNER & COACH
Lindsay was a level 10 gymnast who has competed nationwide. She is ranked as one of "Barrington's Top 100 Athletes of the Century," was a state qualifier, and placed all 4 years in the State Gymnastics Meet in high school. She then went on to compete for University of Illinois's club team where she qualified to National's 2 years in a row. She then went on to start coaching at the age of 22 with a brief hiatus to raise her 3 children. She is a professional Member with USAG, Safety Certified with USAG, and CPR Certified.
GYM OWNER & COACH
Brehan was a Level 10 National Qualifier at the age of 13. She pursued the sport of gymnastics in high school at the age of 14, qualifying and placing all 4 years in the State Gymnastics Meet. In college she pursued cheerleading at the University of Kansas, where her team qualified for Nationals all 4 years. She has been coaching gymnastics for 10 years. Some of her accomplishments and certifications include: Bachelor of Psychology, Professional Member with USAG, Safety Certified with USAG, CPR Certified.
GYM OWNER & COACH
Caitlin was walking on a balance beam before the ground, thanks to having an artistic gymnastics coach as a mom. She has over 10 years’ experience as a competitive gymnast, up to level 10. Caitlin also has experience with coaching gymnastics and providing routine choreography for as long as she can remember (just ask her sisters!)
TEAM AND REC COACH
Geneen's love of gymnastics started from the moment she was born, thanks to her Dad being a gymnastics coach. She started competing in USAG early on and was a level 8 gymnast by the age of 11. She competed both Varsity Gymnastics and Diving at the High School level for Hinsdale Central and went on to coach recreation and USAG team gymnastics during college, while also receiving her Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education. While coaching at Elite Core Gymnastics, she enjoys being able to share her passion and expertise with other gymnasts, including her own daughter who is on the team.
Jake began coaching gymnastics in 2005. He has worked at some of the best clubs in the country including, IGI, Orlando Metro, and Legacy Elite. Along the way, he has recorded 1st place team finishes in levels 5 through 10 at state meets for both men and women's USA gymnastics. He also has 1st place all-around scores at a state meet for all levels 4 through 10 for both men and women's USA gymnastics. This includes regional champions levels 7 through 10 and national champions levels 9 through 10. Jake has worked with a handful of national team members, future star national champions, international competitors, a world team member, and a USA Gymnastics Championships champion. He has coached at several region 5 gymnastics clinics including hot shots, forward progress, and Hi-tech, as well as U.S developmental camps hosted at the US National Team Training Center.
Leslie started gymnastics at the age of 6 and was a gymnast for 8 years. She competed at the regional and national level. Leslie has a bachelor's degree from Columbia College. Her first job was working at the Gymnastics Academy of Atlanta. Although she took a break to run her own dog grooming business, she just couldn't stay away from coaching! She has been coaching gymnastics for 15 years. She loves working with kids!
Marissa started gymnastics at just 2 in a Mom-and-Tot class. She competed in USAG competitions until level 9, before turning her focus to high school. She was a four-year varsity member and two-year captain for the Barrington High School team, from 2008-2012. Marissa “retired” when she went to Appalachian State University. She is a commissioned officer in the Illinois National Guard and has a Bachelors of Science degree in chemistry.
Brittany was a gymnast for 16 years and competed up to level 8 in USAG before turning to high school gymnastics and competing for Prarie Ridge for 4 years. She started coaching gymnastics in 2009 and continued coaching throughout high school and college. After graduating from the University of Northern Iowa, she became a high school Spanish teacher and is currently teaching and coaching cheer at Woodstock North High School, along with coaching Xcel at Elite Core Gymnastics.
REC GYMNASTICS & TUMBLING DIRECTOR
Geri was a high level gymnast until the age of 15. Geri started out coaching at the age of 17 years old. She has been coaching gymnastics (all levels) and tumbling for cheerleading for almost 30 years. Geri took a few years off to explore other options, but the love for the sport and love for the children brought her back to what she loves! She has said, "There's nothing more exciting than to see the smile and joy on a child's face when they have worked so hard to get a skill! Priceless!"
TEAM & REC COACH
Hailee has been in the gymnastics environment since the age of 3. She retired from the sport her freshman year of high school when she was a level 6. Hailee coaches our recreation program and our compulsory team as well.