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Brandy Knabb


Brandy has been competitive in gymnastics for over 30 years as an athlete, coach and judge. She also was a NCAA Pole-vault All-American.  She holds a Bachelors degree in Fitness & Exercise Science as well as a Bachelor's Degree in  Nursing. She is a RN with a passion for cardiology.



Matthew Knabb


Matt has been a fitness enthusiast his entire life through weight training, 

running, powerlifting, Cross-fit and more. Matt also runs a wood shop where he handcrafts custom made cabinetry and furniture.

Lance Carter

Head Pole Vault Coach

Lance has been involved in track and field most of his life . He competed through the collegiate level as a pole vaulter. He has been a Physical Education teacher, and Track Coach for 26 years. Lance has coached 14 Virginia State Champions and 10 Virginia State runner-ups in Pole Vault. He has had many students go on to earn college scholarships and compete at the collegiate level.


Aryelle Daugherty

Gymnastics Program Coordinator/ Team Coach

Elle grew up in Kansas where she competed in gymnastics through level 8. Her favorite events were floor and vault.  She began coaching recreational gymnastics in college and progressed to coaching competitive team the last 5 years.  When she is not coaching, she is riding her horse, Argo.  She also enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband Nate and their 3 dogs: Dede, Mya, and Milo.

Jessie Lowe

Gymnastics Team Coach

Jessie has been in gymnastics for 19 years, and competed through the collegiate level at Liberty University. She has been a gymnastics coach for 6 years, including 3 years as a coach for Liberty University's club team. Jessie has a Bachelors Degree in Sport Management. She also has a passion for fitness, art, and graphic design.


Vickie Foy

Gymnastics Team Coach/Special

Event Coordinator

Vickie was a competitive gymnast for 10 years, and achieved a VA state championship title on bars. She earned a BS in Psychology from VA Tech in 2017, and previously worked with at risk youth as a mental health case manager. Vickie has been a competitive gymnastics coach for 8 years. She thrives on making a positive impact on children while helping them reach their full potential.

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Christa Roberts

Gymnastics and Fitness Coach

Christa has been into gymnastics and fitness most of her life. A former gymnast herself, Christa began coaching gymnastics 12 years ago. She has also taught group fitness classes and weightlifting for 6 years. She owns Align Athletics with her husband Josh, which specializes in Functional Fitness, as well as nutrition coaching. Christa is a certified Level 1 Cross-Fit trainer, and a certified NCI Nutrition Coach.


Liz Marny

Gymnastics Team Coach

Liz has a background in competitive gymnastics and college cheerleading.  She has a passion for working with children and is currently a P.E. teacher as well as gymnastics coach.  She completed her Master's Degree in Educational Leadership at Lynchburg College.  She really enjoys working with children in the XCEL gymnastics program.


Mackenzie Taylor

Pre-Team, Xcel Bronze, Level 3

Mackenzie was a competitive gymnast at Balance before deciding to move on and share her love of gymnastics as a coach.  She is detail oriented and has a passion for helping set our littlest team kids up for success! 


Ryan Schneider

Beginner/ Intermediate Instructor

Ryan grew up in Lynchburg. She was a gymnast who competed for 9 years. She also cheered, competing for 4 years and coaching cheer camps. She has always enjoyed fitness and worked through high school and college at gyms such as Gold's Gym and Planet Fitness. Ryan has a passion for helping children and her family even on occasions has taken some kids in through Safe Families.


Emily Wilson

Preschool Instructor/ Balance Beginnings

Emily is a native of Central Virginia and has been involved in our community her whole life. She has been involved in athletics and education for over 20 years. She has coached from the high school level down to our preschool age children. Emily has a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction of Education from the University of Lynchburg and has a passion for working with children and seeing them grow on and off the mat.  


Tracy Olivas

Front Desk


Tina Oliver

Front Desk


Davis Shiflett

Preschool Gymnastics


MG Morse

Special Events


Katie Hughes

Special Events

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