Owner & Coach
Jeanelle is the proud owner of M&M Gymnastics. She has had extensive experience as a gymnast, coach and owner. As a gymnast, she spent three years at Swiss Turners, then went on to become a two time floor champion at State for Oconomowoc High School. She later went to Olympia Manor in Shreveport, Louisiana to train as an elite gymnast with other elite gymnasts such as Olympian Kathy Johnson. After training in Louisiana for three years, she earned a scholarship to Centenary College where her team won the national champion title two years successively. After college, Jeanelle became the director of Swiss Turners for six years and then opened her own gym with her husband, Andy in 1992. Currently, Jeanelle coaches a variety of girls teams as well as choreography for optional level floor and beam routines. Jeanelle is safety certified by USA Gymnastics.
Owner & Coach
Andy is the proud owner of M&M Gymnastics. He has had extensive experience as a gymnast, coach and owner. As a gymnast he began at Swiss Turners, then went on to Nicolet High School and later earned a full gymnastic scholarship to UW-Madison. He set many high school and college records on the floor. After college, Andy and his wife Jeanelle directed Swiss Turners for six years. In 1992 he and Jeanelle opened their own gym, M&M Gymnastics. Andy was the boys head coach at both Swiss Turners and here at M&M until 1998. He earned the Wisconsin Coach of Year award in 1997. In 2004, Andy began coaching his daughter Chellsie and the elite level girls team. He coached Chellsie to win the 2004 world cup finals, 2005 world all-around champion and was the 2006 head coach of the world team that earned a silver medal. In 2008, Andy coached Chellsie onto the Olympic Team where she earned a silver medal with the team. He is safety certified by USA Gymnastics.
Tot/Recreational Coordinator, Tumbling & Trampoline Team Director, & Coach
Mara has been around a gym all her life. Her parents, Andy & Jeanelle, are the owners of M&M Gymnastics. Mara blends her love for teaching young children with her extensive experience in gymnastics and dance. Mara trained at M&M for many years, and was a successful optional level gymnast. As a rhythmic gymnast, Mara studied classical ballet along with many other dance forms at M&M and the William Riley Studio of Dance. Mara also was a member of the M&M All Stars dance team along with her high school dance team. She is very proud of both of her sisters, Skyler and Chellsie, for all of their accomplishments in gymnastics! Mara is a USA Gymnastics Professional Member and is safety certified. She enjoys sharing her love for gymnastics with everyone she coaches.
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Tami has been a member of our staff for 25 years! She is an excellent teacher and coach who has taught an array of classes including girls, boys and pre-school as well as all levels of girls' teams. Tami began her gymnastics career at Swiss Turners where she was a club gymnast for six years competing as high level optional. She attended UW-LaCrosse where competed for their gymnastics team while earning a B.S. in Nuclear Medicine Technology. She is an All-American on the balance beam. She has had many successes in her gymnastics coaching career, including coaching individual and team State champions, Level 10 National qualifiers and Level 9 Western Championship qualifiers. Along with coaching at M&M, Tami also works as a certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist and is a mom of son Peyton and twin boys Brady and Cade. Tami is safety certified and KAT certified by USA Gymnastics.
Mike trained at M&M for 11 years before becoming a member of our staff. While training at M&M, Mike was a two time all-around state champion and was also all-around champion at regionals. Mike is excited to share his knowledge of the sport with his gymnasts, and we are excited to have him as a member of our staff.
Brian has been involved in gymnastics for over 25 years. He competed for Waukesha South High School and Salto Gymnastics. In 1989 he coached at Desert Devils in Scottsdale, AZ where he helped train Jayce Phelps (member of the 1996 Olympic Gold Medal Team) along with three others who were on the U.S. National Team. In 1994 Brian joined out staff at M&M and coached our optional girls teams for seven years. From 2000-2002 he coached at Waukesha West High School where they won back to back State Champion Team titles. In 2003 he coached at Homestead High School and then came back to M&M in 2005. Brian attended Arizona State University and received his Marketing degree from UW Milwaukee.
April was a successful gymnast here at M&M. She holds many accomplishments, including becoming a USAG National Qualifier and placing 4th at Level 10 regionals. After training at M&M, April went on to compete for the UW-Whitewater Warhawks and earned All-Conference honors as well as qualifying for the NCAA Nationals four times. She became an NCAA All-American and later became an assistant coach for the Warhawks before returning to M&M.
Kim is not a new face at M&M. We feel lucky that she is not only a past student but a current instructor. She was a gymnast for seven years and has been an instructor here since 1996. Kim has a B.S. in Environmental Education and Interpretation from UW-Stevens Point. We are very happy to have Kim teaching girls recreational classes and team. She is a kind and patient instructor who has helped many new gymnasts reach their goals.
We are pleased to have Gretchen at M&M Gymnastics coaching everything from preschool classes to team gymnastics. Gretchen trained at Milwaukee Turners for 11 years and coached there for several years as well. She was a member of the gymnastics team at Bay View High School and also competed at Indiana State University. Gretchen is a safety certified member of USA Gymnastics and has a son, Perry, who is currently on our Boys Competitive Team.
Lyndi has a great level of experience in gymnastics as both an athlete and coach. Lyndi trained at Salto Gymnastics for 10 years and then became a fifteen time All-American high school competitor for Brookfield Central. After graduating, she went to college at UW-Oshkosh and graduated with an abundance of titles including: fourteen time All-American gymnast, National beam champion in 1990 and a B.S. in Exercise and Fitness with a minor in Health Education. After college, she was the assistant coach at Bowling Green State University for two years. She also coached and directed at Swiss Turners for three years. Lyndi has coached many gymnasts between levels 4 and 10 who have been individual event state champions. She is safety certified by USA Gymnastics. Lyndi and her husband ,Kipp, have two children Jenna and Nathan.
Dance Company Teacher
Melissa's dance career started at age 2 when she attended her first Creative Movement class. Throughout her childhood she studied and toured with the Kansas City Ballet, School of American Ballet (the official school of the New York City Ballet), and Chicago City Ballet. She has trained with Maria Tallchief, Melissa Hayden and Suzanne Farrell, just to name a few, and has performed with Mikhail Baryshnikov, Peter Martins and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Melissa is passionate about teaching Balanchine technique. The Balanchine method of dance is using the most basic movement, quick and smooth, which exaggerates the beauty of a dancer.
Dance Company Teacher
Dani has been dancing since the of age 3. Her background of styles include tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical, funk and pom. She competed regionally and nationally for 15 years winning scholarships for her dancing. During that time, she was on the Waukesha South Varsity Pom team for 4 years and captain for 3 years. Her passion and love for dance is visible through her choreography, which has won awards both regionally and nationally. She began teaching recreational/competitive dance at age 15 at various studios. From there she became the tap program director at a studio in Wales where she rapidly grew the program from 7 to 65 dancers in one year. Dani has taught Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical from beginner to advanced and has done choreography for contemporary, lyrical, jazz & tap. Dani has choreographed for competitions & recitals throughout her years of teaching. Dani continued to thrive as an instructor and choreographer as she brought the team multiple 1st place awards in various competitions. Dani’s students have received multiple technical excellence awards throughout her years of teaching. She loves kids and finds that there's nothing like experiencing a child gain confidence in themselves and passion for the art of dance. Since Dani has joined the M&M family she has been awarded with Best Choreography at Nationals in 2015, and has choreographed many 1st place dances.
Tumbling & Trampoline Coach