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MEET TEAM BALANCE

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Brandy Knabb

Owner/Coach

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.

 

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Matthew Knabb

Owner/Manager

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Kaitlin Fisher

Gymnastics Instructor

Kaitlin grew up in Pennsylvania where she competed through USAG for 8 years and then pursued high school gymnastics for 4 years. During high school, Kaitlin started teaching gymnastics classes as well as assisting with the competitive team. Kaitlin is a graduate of Liberty University who majored in public health and global studies. When she is not studying or working, Kaitlin loves traveling and exploring new places. 

 

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Caitlyn Bailey

Preschool & Cheer Tumbling Instructor

Caitlyn grew up in Ohio where she competed in competitive cheerleading for 8 years. She has experience in both competition and sideline cheerleading. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in English Education with a minor in German at Liberty University. She is currently student teaching. She has a passion for teaching and helping children reach their maximum potential in all aspects of life. Caitlyn enjoys traveling and learning as much as she can.

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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.  

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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.

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Caitlin Greiner

Gymnastics Team Coach 

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Mackenzie Taylor

Pre-Team, Hotshots 

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Lienna Crowder

Gymnastics/Ninja Instructor

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Tracy Olivas

Front Desk

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AJ Kenniv

Gymnastics Instructor

AJ is from Ohio where she competed gymnastics for 13 years. She currently attends Liberty University where she competes as a level 9 gymnast while pursuing her BS in Exercise Science: Strength & Conditioning. AJ has a passion for helping young athletes reach their full potential and grow as individuals. She also enjoys CrossFit and challenging herself through new avenues of fitness.

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Tina Oliver

Front Desk

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Davis Shiflett

Preschool Gymnastics

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Jeanette King

Front Desk

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MG Morse

Special Events

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Katie Hughes

Special Events

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Ivy Logan

Special Events

 
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