meet the staff

Kelly Bingel - Owner


 Thad and Kelly Bingel have lived in Arlington, VA, for over 25 years. True to the expression “opposites attract,” they met at Georgetown Law School while both were working on Capitol Hill for opposite parties. Thad grew up in Upstate NY and Kelly grew up thousands of miles away in Louisiana. Thad is a founding partner at Command Consulting. They have 2 children.

Why open a gymnastics facility?
Like many Arlington families, the Bingels ended up on waiting lists for gymnastics classes and birthday parties and wished for more options in Arlington. After driving to a Loudoun County gym for their daughter for six months, they decided to do something about that need. Dynamic Gymnastics opened for classes September 30, 2013. We aspire to become part of the community for decades to come. Thanks for joining us on this adventure.

Coach Christine - Director


 Christine fell in love with the sport of gymnastics while growing up in Northern New Jersey. Christine now comes to us from Waldorf, MD where she was the Head Coach at Elite Gymnastics. She began coaching in 1994, having coached in South Carolina and Texas before moving to Southern Maryland. Over the years Christine has been coaching competitive gymnastics since 1996 and has 16 years of choreography experience for beam and floor and over 10 years of gymnastics staff and administrative management experience. Christine is a USAG professional member and USAG Safety Certified. She is also a USAG University Instructor, Recreational Director, Business Manager and Meet Director. Christine is also CPR/First Aid Certified.

Christine is married with one daughter who also loves the sport of gymnastics. Besides spending time with her family, Christine enjoys travel, concerts, festivals, and anything beach related.

Coach Stephanie - Assistant Director


 Coach Stephanie has been involved in gymnastics for over twenty years. At the young age of 6, Coach Stephanie began competing as a USAG Level 5 gymnast in Southern Maryland, where she continued competing until Level 8. She retired from the sport when she was 14 to pursue high school sports. In high school she was the captain of her volleyball team, and a Maryland State High Jump Champion. After a six month hiatus from the sport of gymnastics, she returned to the gym as a coach at the age of 15. She has coached since 2003, teaching ages mom and tot to adult gymnastics classes. Stephanie has coached USAG competitive compulsory gymnastics as well as optional, and was the Recreational Class Coordinator at Elite Gymnastics in Maryland. Coach Stephanie is a USAG professional member and CPR/First Aid certified. She attended the College of Southern Maryland, where she received her Associates Degree. When Coach Stephanie is not flipping she can be found at her mother’s farm riding her horse, Oakley. Other activities she enjoys are dancing, volleyball, hiking, and skiing.

Coach Marie - Team/Recreational Coach


 Coach Marie was born and raised in Southern Maryland. Growing up, Marie was very actively involved in dance and gymnastics from the ages of 4 to 12. During that time, she competed on the Saints Gymnastics Team and took classes in tap, jazz, acro jazz, ballet, pointe, and Cecchetti. She graduated from the University of Maryland College Park with a Bachelors of Science in Family Studies, and would eventually like to pursue a career in Family and Marriage Therapy. Coach Marie started coaching gymnastics in February of 2007 at Elite Gymnastics in Waldorf, Maryland. Since then, she has been the head coach for the new levels 3 (for 2 years) and 4 (for 4 years), as well as the Assistant Head Coach of the Elite competitive gymnastics program. Coach Marie states, “I am very excited about being part of the Dynamic Gymnastics program and working with the kids, which is a passion of mine.”

Coach Katie - Pre-Team Manager / Competitive Team Coach / Recreational Coach


 Coach Katie grew up in Richmond, Virginia and participated in gymnastics from age 4 all the way through high school. She began coaching recreational gymnastics classes at age 15 and fell in love! Coach Katie worked in gym settings throughout high school and college, then decided to pursue a master’s degree. In 2014 she obtained her Master of Social Work with a specialization in working with children and families from the University of Southern California before moving back to the east coast. Katie currently coaches preschool classes, all levels of recreational classes, preteam, and Xcel Silver. She does the preschool curriculum and lesson planning for the gym along with Coach Brittnee, and is the Preteam Manager. Coach Katie is CPR/First Aid certified, Safety and Risk Management certified, and is a USAG Professional Member.

Coach Chris - Boys Team Coach / Boys Program Manager


 Chris grew up in Northern Virginia and began competing gymnastics at the age of 8. He attended Oakton High School, where he was captain of the gymnastics team. During high school he was also in the marching band, and helped the track team win district championships by competing pole vault. Chris went to James Madison University where he spent 4 years competing on their Division I NCAA men’s gymnastics team and two years performing with the “Marching Royal Dukes” marching band. After he earned his bachelor’s degree in political science, he worked for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC. Chris worked in the private sector for 10 years and is currently working for Arlington Public Schools.
Chris has more than 20 years of experience in gymnastics and has been coaching in Arlington for the past 6 years. He teaches children to adults, and coaches all men’s and women’s Junior Olympic (JO) competitive levels. He is a certified USAG professional member and instructor, and CPR/First Aid Certified. He is also a certified Junior Olympic judge, and has judged NCAA gymnastics. Outside of the gym, Chris plays floor hockey, runs races, and does scuba diving, rock climbing, and parkour.

Coach Brittnee - Team / Recreational Coach, Camp Coordinator


 Coach Brittnee joined Dynamic Gymnastics in September 2015.  What was meant to be a hobby turned into a career she is passionate about.  She coaches recreational gymnastics as well as Xcel team and Xcel pre-team.  She is also involved in the planning of the preschool gymnastics curriculum at Dynamic Gymnastics and teaches Junior Gym.  You will also see her working the front desk and is also the Summer Camp Coordinator. 
Brittnee started coaching both recreational and competitive gymnastics at Klahhane Gymnastics in Port Angeles, Washington.  She was the head coach of Klahhane Gymnastics for USAG Competitive Compulsory levels 4 and 5 from 2001-2008.  She retired from coaching in 2008 to pursue a Medical Assistant degree.  Coach Brittnee is CPR/First Aid certified; Safety and Risk Management certified and is a USAG Professional member. 
Outside the gym Brittnee loves running, reading, kayaking, exploring DC and traveling. 

Coach Courtney - Birthday Party Coordinator, Level 3 Team Coach and Recreational Coach

 Coach Courtney hails from the Show Me State, where she competed on the co-ed University of Missouri Cheerleading Squad and in club gymnastics.   As a high school gymnast, she competed up to level 9.  Courtney has a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Mizzou and is working toward her Master's Degree in International Affairs at George Washington University.  Courtney has been coaching for 7 years and says she loves teaching fundamentals that stick with children beyond their years in gymnastics  - like self-discipline, self-respect and relationship building.  Courtney's hobbies include traveling, horseback riding, kayaking, camping, and spending time with friends and family.

Coach Taylor

 Taylor grew up in Rochester, NY and competed USAG at The Victors Gymnastics. The highlights of her career were becoming New York State Champion on the uneven bars, balance beam, and all-around in level 5, and the balance beam State Champion in level 7. After high school, she retired from competitive gymnastics and moved to Washington, DC to attend American University. Since she began coaching in 2010, Taylor has taught a variety of gymnastics classes including recreational beginner, intermediate, and advanced, USAG levels 1-5, pre-team, TOPs, tumbling, dance acrobatics, preschool, and adult gymnastics. Outside of the gym, Taylor works in international education, acting as the local coordinator for Chinese high school students studying abroad at five different schools in the DC area. She also loves trying out new restaurants and hanging out with her dog, Koby. 

Coach Brooke

 Originally from the Boston area attending Reading Memorial High School, I joined my high school’s gymnastics team as a freshman.  Through my four years of learning from incredible coaches, I was able to earn a spot competing on balance beam and floor exercise, earn the Most Improved award twice, get voted as a co-captain of the team, then lead my team to an overall 6th place ranking in the state of Massachusetts.  My growing passion for the sport and adoration for my own coaches inspired me to coach the sport as well, so at age seventeen I starting coaching in Winchester, Massachusetts.  I’m now attending The George Washington University and continuing my coaching endeavors here in the DC area! I am USAG Instructor Certified and USAG SafeSport Certified. 

Coach Brittany

 Coach Brittany grew up in Maryland where she started participating in gymnastics at the age of 6. She continued competing through college at James Madison University where she was a member of the club gymnastics team. Coach Brittany has been coaching all ages and levels since she was 14. During the day Brittany is a social worker while working part-time at Dynamic coaching the Bronze Xcel team as well as a variety of rec classes. 

Coach Christian

  Cristian started gymnastics while growing up in Italy, but then switched to hip hop & breakdancing. Throughout the years, he participated in several competitions both as a dancer and judge, and he taught this art form to children. Some years ago, he decided to go back to gymnastics and, for the passion and love for this sport, he decided that he wanted to start coaching. Cristian also works as a physical therapist, he is a CPR/First Aid Certified and is currently working on his doctorate with the Michigan University. He loves spending time with his family and friends, and his favorite hobbies are reading, traveling, and experiencing new cultures.  

Coach Karli

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