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 two 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 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.
She 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 has been involved in gymnastics for over twenty years. At the young age of six, 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 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 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, pre-team, and Xcel Silver. She does the preschool curriculum and lesson planning for the gym and is the Pre-team Manager. Coach Katie is CPR/First Aid certified, Safety and Risk Management certified, and is a USAG Professional Member.
Coach 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 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 Ingrid grew up in Ardmore, PA and competed USAG at Philadelphia Gymnastics Center -- home of the "Mannettes". The highlights of her career included becoming a level nine gymnast, and then continuing as a collegiate gymnast.
Ingrid was a student athlete and got her Bachelor's degree during her time at Ithaca College. She then moved from upstate NY to Boston MA where she attended Boston University, and graduated with her Master's degree.
After leaving Boston, she moved to Virginia for work, where she then became a Dynamic Gymnastics team member. She has over eight years of coaching experience, and is a certified USAG professional member.
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.
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Coach Courtney is from a small town in Missouri where she grew up doing gymnastics. She competed through USAG, all the way to level nine.
Courtney attended the University of Missouri where she was on the cheerleading team and competed in club gymnastics. After graduating from Mizzou with her Bachelor's Degree in Political Science, she moved to Washington DC to attend George Washington University and receive her Master's Degree in International Affairs.
Courtney has been coaching gymnastics for eight years and loves working with kids -- not only on their gymnastics skills, but towards improving other life skills like self-discipline, self-respect, and communication. Courtney now lives in Virginia with her fiancé CJ.
Living in Kodiak, Alaska, Kim began her gymnastics career in a former gymnast’s living room. Upon being transferred back to the “main land” Kim’s parents enrolled her in a class at Gymstrada Gymnastics. After her first class, she was pulled for pre-team and then joined the competitive compulsory team. Her family was transferred again, and Kim began and continued her optional competitive career up to levels 9 & 10 at Docksiders Gymnastics.
College brought Kim back to Virginia, where she earned her B.S. in Health Services Administration at James Madison University. There she participated in Club Gymnastics, Soccer, and Lacrosse.
Since moving to Arlington, Kim has been active in her community as a volunteer firefighter/EMT, civic association president, advisory commission chair, and local political candidate. Professionally, Kim is the Executive Director at Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization (CPRO) and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Kim also holds a personal training certification from the American Council on Exercise (ACE).
Kim was looking for a way to reclaim her passions, give back to the sport that helped shape her, and to build confidence, work ethic, and grace in young people. Kim feels very fortunate to have found Dynamic Gymnastics.
Coach CJ is from Lindon, Utah, where he competed in Trampoline and Tumbling. CJ is currently on the United States National Team and competes on the double mini trampoline. He has competed in Bulgaria, Russia, and Spain. With his help, the double mini team won silver in the team competition in Sofia, Bulgaria.
CJ has been coaching for eight years and has trained several national champions. He currently coaches athletes in trampoline and tumbling, recreational, and preschool gymnastics at another local gym in Virginia. For Dynamic, CJ helps out with birthday parties, recreational classes, and the Boy's team. Some of you might also recognize him from the team camps he ran for Dynamic artistic gymnasts. CJ currently lives in Virginia with his fiancé, Courtney.
Lionel Evans is an experienced coach who combines creativity and excellence to provide a unique diversion from existential techniques commonly found in gymnastics schools present-day.
He specializes in all ages and levels including JO team competitive gymnastics. He has coached level 3 through level 10 gymnasts and has worked with Elite gymnasts.
Lionel grew up as a gymnast and looks forward to bringing up the next generation of gymnastics champions.
Coach Jesse coaches the men’s competitive gymnastics team at Dynamic Gymnastics. Jesse was a competitive gymnast for over 18 years, competing in the state of South Carolina during high school as well as at the collegiate level while attending Clemson University.
He has coached for at least ten of those years, ranging from assisting with men’s competitive team practices in South Carolina to being staff at Woodward Gymnastics Camp for several summers between 2010 and 2014. He has coached in Arlington, VA at Dynamic Gymnastics for 2 years.
Outside the gym Jesse works as a computer engineer designing Artificial Intelligence algorithms for medical image analysis.
Coach Collin has lived in Alexandria his whole life. He started doing gymnastics since he was three, and still practices on his own. He has been working at Dynamic for over four years now. He is currently taking a break from school, but has been previously taking classes at Northern Virginia Community College previously.
Coach Lily has grown up in Arlington all of her life. She began competing in gymnastics at age 5, and worked her way up to become a level 10 gymnast at Capital Gymnastics for many years. She now attends Christopher Newport University and is a cheerleader there as well as doing all star. She has coached gymnastics at Dynamic for 4 years and is USAG Instructor certified as well as USAG SafeSport certified.
Coach Laney is a Washington DC native. She has been a Dynamic gymnast ever since she was young. She worked her way up to XCEL Platinum and will be a senior in high school this Fall. Laney has coached summer camp at Dynamic and is now coaching recreational classes.