Our staff at Bay Aerials Gymnastics are experienced, energetic and excited to work with your child. Read more about each one below!

Lisa Aguirre
Owner
lisa@bayaerials.com

  • Certified USA Gymnastics National Coach
  • USA Gymnastics Professional Member
  • USA Gymnastics Meet Director
  • USA Gymnastics Safety Certified
  • USA Gymnastics Fundamentals of Gymnastics Training
  • Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coach® Certification

Lisa Aguirre has been involved in the sport of gymnastics for over 40 years. She was Competitive Gymnast for the Flatbush Ymca in Brooklyn New York and then became a Leader for the YMCA. Lisa studied physical education and physical therapy but realized her gift of teaching very early on.

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Lisa coached and taught at Nova Gymnastics in Brooklyn for 5 years, San Mateo Gymnastics for 5 years, International Gymnastics for 2 years, Airborne Gymnastics for 10 years and Bay Aerials Gymnastics for over 10 years. She attributes her success to her leadership training from the YMCA at a young age, her coaching experiences at various clubs, and to her husband John.

Learning many lessons from her gymnasts over the years has turned her into a stronger person inside and out. The lessons of being more patient, more compassionate, goal driven, having good time management skills, laughing more and stopping to breathe were all lessons she learned from her athletes. The gifts of leadership and being a great role model came from her gained experiences at each one of the unique Gymnastics schools she has worked at. Her husband John led the way on the business end, making a perfect combination of building the Bay Aerials Culture and Structure, and then combining it with the heart of all of our Bay Aerials teachers, coaches and families.

Lisa has a proven track record of using gymnastics to help children build strong bodies, strong minds, confidence and high self esteem.


Margret Kristjansdottir - Bay Aerials Gymnastics Program Director Margret Kristjansdottir
Program Director
margret@bayaerials.com

  • USA Gymnastics Safety Certified
  • USA Gymnastics Instructional Member
  • USA Gymnastics Preschool Fundamentals: Hands On Training

Margret has a degree in Physical Education and a Teaching Degree. She has coached gymnastics in the USA since 1981. Margrets’ role as a director at Almaden Valley Gymnastics lead one of the most successful programs in the South Bay for many years.

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Margret has been a part of our Bay Aerials family for over 5 years and is our Program Director helping to create the most perfect atmosphere, culture and lessons! She can coach any child in our program from beginner to high level team. Margret holds countless teaching experiences and has a great interest in the latest studies regarding child development. While always striving for every child to grow, learn and gain lessons, Margret sees every moment as a chance to embrace effort, and enjoy just about everything every child does! She brings the biggest smile and a walking encyclopedia of knowledge to share every day at Bay Aerials!


Shannon Kopania
Office Manager
info@bayaerials.com

  • USA Gymnastics Safety Certified
  • USA Gymnastics Instructional Member

Brian Loomis
Team Head Coach
brian@bayaerials.com

  • USA Gymnastics Professional Member
  • USA Gymnastics Safety Certified
  • Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coach® Certification

Hi! My name is Brian Loomis, and I’m the newest addition to the Bay Aerials family!

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I want to introduce myself, and give you a little information on me and my background. I got into this crazy sport of gymnastics at the late age of 11, and competed as a class 1 (level 10) through high school. I was a National rated mens judge for 3 years.
I’ve been coaching in the bay area for about 20 years now, and I love it. From tots classes through level 10 and elite athletes, they all come with different challenges and rewards. I had an opportunity to be the assistant coach for UC Berkeley’s Women’s Gymnastics team, which was an excellent learning experience, but I know my true passion is working with athletes before they head off to college. There is so much more to be learned through gymnastics then just flipping. The life skills we teach help shape children into healthy, happy adults, and I believe we can do that and produce excellent, highly competitive gymnastics.

So please feel free to say hi, I’m excited to be here!


Jenna Yee
Xcel Team Director
jenna@bayaerials.com

  • USA Gymnastics Professional Member
  • USA Gymnastics Safety Certified
  • USA Gymnastics Preschool Fundamentals: Hands-On-Training
  • Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coach® Certification

Jenna was a competitive gymnast for 8 years and was fortunate enough to have Lisa as one of her first coaches! Gymnastics has and continues to be a big part of her life. It has helped her learn patience, discipline and most importantly never to give up!

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Jenna attended Seattle University where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and continues her education today. After returning home from college, she immediately found herself back in a gym and has been coaching since 2008. Jenna coaches recreational classes, competitive team, and is our Xcel Program Director. She strives to be a good role model for her gymnasts and has high expectations for them, encouraging them to work a hard and always try their best. She comes into work everyday glad to be a part of the Bay Aerials team!


Kristin Kodama
Events/Camp Director
kristin@bayaerials.com

  • USA Gymnastics Safety Certified
  • USA Gymnastics Professional Member
  • USA Gymnastics Preschool Fundamentals: Hands On Training
  • Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coach® Certification

 

 


Zac Razura
Xcel Team Coach

  • USA Gymnastics Safety Certified
  • USA Gymnastics Instructional Member
  • USA Gymnastics Preschool Fundamentals: Hands-On-Training
  • Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coach® Certification

A tricker by day and a gymnastics coach at night, Zac brings his enthusiasm, his athleticism, and his love for teaching to the mat every day he can. He inspires, and instills confidence. Loved by all parents and gymnasts Coach Zac coaches all levels in our Recreational program, but is our main Boys Coach! God Bless him! Zac loves to work Saturday night parties, camps and special events.


Stephanie Garnica

  • USA Gymnastics Preschool Fundamentals: Hands-On-Training
  • USA Gymnastics Safety Certified
  • USA Gymnastics Instructional Member

Stephanie has coached gymnastics for 8 years now. She did gymnastics from a young age and in High School she competed in cheerleading. Stephanie coaches all ages in gymnastics and has also worked with sports recreation programs including Basketball, Dance(Jazz), Softball and Volleyball. Her favorite event in gymnastics is bars!

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What Stephanie loves most about teaching is how every single child finds a way to put a smile on her face. It gives her a reason to be a complete goofball! Stephanie loves working at Bay Aerials because everyone here has made it her home away from home.


Rachel DeGuzman
Xcel Team Coach

  • USA Gymnastics Safety Certified
  • USA Gymnastics Instructional Member
  • USA Gymnastics Preschool Fundamentals: Hands On Training
  • Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coach® Certification

Rachel is one of our teachers who has grown up training gymnastics at Bay Aerials. Developing all of the amazing qualities gymnastics can offer Rachel is truly dedicated and passionate about helping every one of her students be the very best they can be. While attending college, and always helping with her family, Rachel can be found teaching during every spare minute of her time. Rachel is a role model and shares her lessons from gymnastics with her gymnasts. Rachel teaches all levels in our Recreational program.



Megan Alsop

    • USA Gymnastics Safety Certified
    • USA Gymnastics Instructional Member

 

 

 



Emily Ota

  • USA Gymnastics Safety Certified
  • USA Gymnastics Instructional Member
  • USA Gymnastics Preschool Fundamentals: Hands On Training

 

 



Lissa Zamolo

  • USA Gymnastics Safety Certified
  • USA Gymnastics Instructional Member
  • USA Gymnastics Preschool Fundamentals: Hands On Training

 

 



Mark Gervolino

  • USA Gymnastics Safety Certified
  • USA Gymnastics Instructional Member
  • USA Gymnastics Preschool Fundamentals: Hands On Training

 

 


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Monica Tapia

  • USA Gymnastics Safety Certified
  • USA Gymnastics Instructional Member
  • USA Gymnastics Preschool Fundamentals: Hands On Training

 

 



Monique Magallanes

  • USA Gymnastics Safety Certified
  • USA Gymnastics Instructional Member
  • USA Gymnastics Preschool Fundamentals: Hands On Training

 

 



Franklin Sa

  • USA Gymnastics Safety Certified
  • USA Gymnastics Instructional Member
  • USA Gymnastics Preschool Fundamentals: Hands On Training

 

 



Tiffany Nguyen

  • USA Gymnastics Safety Certified
  • USA Gymnastics Instructional Member
  • USA Gymnastics Preschool Fundamentals: Hands On Training

 

 



Melissa De Guzman

  • USA Gymnastics Safety Certified
  • USA Gymnastics Instructional Member
  • USA Gymnastics Preschool Fundamentals: Hands On Training

 

 


Celeste
Celesta Loo
Xcel Team Coach

  • USA Gymnastics Safety Certified
  • USA Gymnastics Professional Member

 

 


AlisonAllison Tietz

  • USA Gymnastics Safety Certified
  • USA Gymnastics Instructional Member

 

 


ZarineZarine Kakalia

  • USA Gymnastics Safety Certified
  • USA Gymnastics Instructional Member

 

 


TheresaTheresa Sobocinski

  • USA Gymnastics Safety Certified
  • USA Gymnastics Instructional Member
  • USA Gymnastics Preschool Fundamentals: Hands On Training

Theresa competed gymnastics at Bay Aerials and has chosen to gift her love for the sport to our Level one classes. Theresa is a very busy high school student, but takes the time to teach our beginners on the weekends. She stays involved in the sport, the one that she spent countless hours training, loving and learning from. Theresa teaches with a calm and assured style, encouraging and helping every student along the way. She desires for every student to move up to the next level.


SamSamantha Aguirre

  • USA Gymnastics Safety Certified
  • USA Gymnastics Instructional Member

 

 


FatimaFatima Ijaz

  • USA Gymnastics Safety Certified
  • USA Gymnastics Instructional Member
  • USA Gymnastics Preschool Fundamentals: Hands On Training

Fatima is one of our teachers who grew up at Bay Aerials training gymnastics herself. Fatima is very familiar with all of the necessary progressions for all levels of gymnastics, and with her understanding of the goal setting process for learning gymnastics, she easily is an amazing young teacher and role model for our program. She understands the basics, she knows how to gently challenge every gymnast, and she knows how to have fun while doing it. Fatima also competes on her High School Gymnastics team, and is very involved in her school. Fatima teaches all levels in our Recreational program.


MaryumMaryum Haidari

  • USA Gymnastics Safety Certified
  • USA Gymnastics Instructional Member

 

 



Priya Chhaddva

  • USA Gymnastics Safety Certified
  • USA Gymnastics Instructional Member
  • USA Gymnastics Preschool Fundamentals: Hands On Training

 

 


SamanthaSamantha Wang

  • USA Gymnastics Safety Certified
  • USA Gymnastics Instructional Member

 

 


Willie Chow

  • USA Gymnastics Safety Certified
  • USA Gymnastics Instructional Member

 

 


Annie Annie Tsang

  • USA Gymnastics Safety Certified
  • USA Gymnastics Instructional Member

 

 


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