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Bernie Rede

Head Coach

Bernie Rede is recognized throughout the gymnastics community as one of the top coaches in the country.  With over ten years coaching experience he is truly a master of the sport.   His strength, agility, and keen eye contribute to his most noted trait - his amazing spotting ability! Here at Flagstaff Gymnastics he designed a developmental program for young gymnasts that safely progresses them through the gymnastic levels at an accelerated rate.  We implement this program in our invitational teams known as Hot Shots, All Stars and Pre-Team.  He also put in place the Star Program for all students to achieve success in the sport of gymnastics.  We are honored to have him on our team.


Shawna Smith

I started gymnastics at the age of two in Phoenix and continued training here at Flagstaff Gymnastics Center through Level 8. I am a two time Arizona State Gymnastics Champion; first taking the overall title for Level 5 in all age divisions and then Level 6 for my own age division. I have always loved to spend my summers traveling and have trained at Bela Karolyi’s Gymnastic Camp, PGA’s Camp in Prescott, Extreme’s Mingus Mountain Camp, and Santa Barbara’s Jr. Olympic Camp. While training for gymnastics, I also pursued my love for dance with the Royal Academy of Dance and Tempe Dance Academy. Through Dance Masters of Arizona I was awarded in the teen division 1st Place Tap, 2nd Place Jazz, and 2nd Place Ballet for the State of Arizona. I have danced with the Boston Ballet, the American Ballet Theater, the Malibu Ballet, and the RAD Ballet in Long Beach. In 2005 I was awarded the title of Arizona State Cinderella Teen. Recently, I was one of three in the nation to take the RAD’s prestigious Solo Seal Examination. With all of my accomplishment and training, my greatest love is coaching. It is an honor and a privilege to coach your children.