Tempe Staff Page

Amanda Borden

Owner/Head Coach

After narrowly missing a berth on the 1992 Olympic Team, Amanda persevered to become a three-time World Championship Team Member, Pan American double gold medalist, six-time national team member, and the 1995 USAG Sportswoman of the year on her journey toward Olympic Gold in 1996.


She is now excited to share her knowledge and the love of the sport with everyone who comes through the doors at Gold Medal Gymnastics Academy. Along with unparalleled gymnastics expertise, Amanda brings an extensive knowledge of the developmental stages of children in her position thanks to the early education degree she earned from Arizona State University in 2003.

 

Outside the gym, Amanda continues to develop her broadcasting skills by commentating gymnastics and cheerleading events for CBS, Fox Sports, Turner Broadcasting, and ESPN. She also enjoys motivational speaking to young and old and is honored to be considered a role model.

 

Amanda has been active in the Special Olympics, Duchene’s Parent Project for Muscular Dystrophy, USAG’s Athletes Advisory Council, member of the Arizona Gymnastics Board and as a member of the recent 2012 Olympic endeavor for Cincinnati. She was honored in 2000 as one of the “Ten Outstanding Young Cincinnatians” by the Cincinnati branch of the Jaycees and their nominee and runner up for the national “Ten Outstanding Young Americas”. In 2003 Amanda received the Pop Warner Female Achievement Award.

 

Brad Cochran

Owner


 

Aileen Kelton

Administrator


 

Victoria Zimmerman

Instructor / Xcel Team Coach


Personal Quote:

"You never know what you can do until you try"

 

Bio:

Victoria has been with Gold Medal Gymanstics since our doors opened.  First as a competitive gymnast and now as a coach. She has been coaching since the age of 15 and instructs students of all levels including Preschool, Recreational, Pre-Team and Xcel.  When not at the gym, she loves spending time with family and friends including her two baby brothers.  Some of her favorite activities include: shopping, hiking, going to the movies and out to have sushi with friends.

 

Accomplishemnts:

USAG Professional Member

First Aid and CPR Certified

2014 Arizona State Team Championship Coach : Bronze

2014 Arizona State Team Championship Coach : Gold

2014 : Coach to numerous State event and All Around Champions : Xcel

2014 : Region 1 Xcel Championships Coach : Xcel

2015 : Coach to numerous State event and All Around Champions : Xcel

2015 Region 1 Xcel Championships Coach : Xcel

2015 Arizona State Team Member Coach : Region 1 Championships : Xcel

2015 Coach to Outsanding Gymnast of the Year  : Bronze - Arizona/USAG Banquet

 

Jessica Kelly

Instructor


 

Breanna Machol

Instructor


 

Maggie Christman

Administrator


 

Amy Carr

Instructor


 

Shannon Fuller

Instructor


 

Kristin Balderas

Recreational Director / Adminstrator


 

Laura Bossio

Adminstrator / Instructor


 

Kendra Thomson

Administrator


 

Megan Wilford

Instructor


 

Emily Pivin



 

Brittne Rardin

Adminstrator


 

Moriah Johnson

Instructor (Preschool, Recreational)


 

Madison Solomon

Instructor (Preschool, Recreational)


 

Megan Roberts

Instructor (Preschool, Recreational)


 

Ashlee Perisho

Instructor (Preschool, Recreational)


 

Lauren Hilbun

Instructor (Recreational)


 

Kristin Finkiewicz

Rec & Preschool Instructor


 

Abigail Peterman

Rec & Preschool Instructor


 

TEMPE LOCATION
1700 E Elliot Rd, Suite 9
Tempe, AZ 85284
(480) 557-0006

 
 
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