MEET TEAM BALANCE
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 Nursing. She is a RN with a passion for cardiology and 14 years of experience working in the Cardiac Cath Lab.
Matt has been a fitness enthusiast his entire life through weight training,
running, bodybuilding, powerlifting, Cross-fit and more. Matt also runs a part-time wood shop where he handcrafts custom made cabinetry and furniture.
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 25 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.
Jessie has been in gymnastics for 18 years, and competed through the collegiate level at Liberty University. She has been a gymnastics coach for 5 years, including 3 years a coach for Liberty University's club team. Jessie has a Bachelors Degree in Sport Management. She also has a passion for art and graphic design.
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.
Vickie was a competitive gymnast for 10 years, and achieved a VA state championship title in bars. She earned a BS in Psychology from VA Tech in 2017, and works currently 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.
Gymnastics Program Coordinator/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 4 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.
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.
Boys Ninja Warrior Instructor