• Julie Stepanchenko

    Owner / Head Floor Coach

    Coach Julie has been coaching gymnastics for nearly two decades and has worked with ages ranging from 12 months to 18 years, Parent-tot to Pre-Elite. She has been a coach and crucial part of the development and training of Level 4, 5, 6, and 7 IL State Championship teams as well as coached over 45 individual gymnasts in state and National titles. Julie has been a program director at the park district, and was a team manager at another gym when its doors opened in 2006. Her teams have had very successful competitive programs at all levels she helped develop.

    Coach Julie herself was tumbling by age three and started competitive gymnastics at age six. She competed USAG until age 16 when she was sidelined by injury and could no longer continue with the sport.

    Her love for coaching comes from the many experiences she had growing as a gymnast and wanting to share that love and passion with others. Gymnastics teaches many skills that enhance a persons life, including building confidence, goal-setting, determination and perseverance. Gymnastics helps train for strong minds, body and spirit, and helps young people obtain valuable skills that will help with achieving success in every aspect of ones life.

    Julie attended Northwestern Universities Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Business.

    Skills

    • Successful Competition Coach
    • USAG Gymnast Development

    Achievements

    • USAG Professional Member
    • Kinder Accredited
    • USAG Safety Certified
    • First Aid & CPR Certified