Our Instructors 

Here are our great staff members - we like to highlight their accomplishments as gymnasts and/or coaches.  


Alexandre was a world class tumbler, making it to finals in the World Tumbling Championship in Australia. He has been coaching since he was 14 years old. In 2011, Alexandre became Coach of the Brazilian National Team. In 2015, He was a coach in the World Gymnastics Championships in Glasgow.

One of his star students on the Brazilian National Team was Flavia Saraiva. Flavia earned more than 15 medals in the FIG World Cup Challenge and a Bronze medal in the Pan-American Games in Toronto. She also qualified for the Women's Individual all-around finals at Rio 2016 and received 5th place on balance beam.

Programs Coordinator


Anibal attended the 2018 Youth Olympic Games and the 2019 Pan-American Games as a judge.



Gerald is an age group instructor and USAIGC Coach. In 2015, he was chosen instructor of the year for his positive attitude, commitment to his students, love of sports, and hard work. Because of his exceptional behavior going above and beyond in teaching the children, he stands out.

Recreational Programs Director


Irina is a recreational coach and holds a Bachelor's in Sports Medicine and a Master's in Artistic Gymnastics in Russia. She has experience training as a gymnast from 1972 to 1983 and coaching 10 years in Miami. 

Recreational Coach

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Jenika is the Business Operations Manager here at U.S. Gym. She herself trained at this gym, competing all the way up to Level 10/Elite. She continued her participation in sports in college; competing as an NCAA Spring Board Diver. Jenika graduated from Smith College with an Engineering Degree and a minor in Psychology.

Director of Operations


Edidania has been working here at U.S. Gym Leonia since March 2013 as an Office Customer Service Specialist. Some of her daily responsibilities include preparing attendance for the coaches, assisting customers with their questions, concerns, and registration, among other tasks.

Office Supervisor


Patrick is an Office Supervisor here at U.S. Gym. It is his goal to improve the gym through the office system. He enjoys sports and intends to finish his education before pursuing his career.

Office Supervisor


Spencer is a junior at William Paterson University. He is going to major in Biology and hopes to become a Physical Therapist.

Service Specialist

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