Gold Coast Gymnastics is a complete gymnastics facility offering training on all women’s apparatus. We have both recreational classes and competitive teams. We also host the ninja zone for boys/girls ages 3+. Click here for more information.
Our goal is to make fitness and exercise fun, as well as to teach necessary life skills such as perseverance, dedication, and team work. Gymnastics is not an easy sport, but it is fun. We strive to help every participant meet their fitness, strength, and skills goals in a fun, safe, encouraging environment.
Meet our coaches!
We asked all our coaches to write a little piece about themselves and how they feel they can impact your children in the gym!
Office Manager, Recreational Director, Team Coach
Hey there! I’m Ashley. I was born and raised in Ventura California and I started gymnastics here at Gold Coast when I was only 7. I did competitive gymnastics up until I was 17, where I had to quit due to a bad injury. Shortly after quitting the sport I loved, I wanted to help gymnasts just like myself in the sport that they love just as much as I do! This place is so much like home to me and I love the atmosphere this gym provides the kids. I love Starbucks, Monster energy drinks, food, animals, and candy. I have so many pets it’s not even funny! I currently am a Ventura College graduate with 3 AA’s and 1 AS. I think the most important thing in being a gymnastics coach is the knowledge and strength you pass onto the kids. Being able to break skills down and see that light-bulb shine on the top of their heads when it clicks is so rewarding. You not only teach them high-flying skills, but you teach them about work ethic and how to balance life with things you love. If you ever need help with anything I’m here to help!
Kindergym and Moms, Pops, and Tots Coach
Hello! My name is Maddie and I am 16 and a sophomore at Foothill Technology High School. I started gymnastics at Gold Coast when I was 4 and have been competing for the last 6 years. I am currently an Xcel Platinum. I love Harry Potter, coffee, gymnastics, and hanging out with my friends and family. I think the most important thing to remember about being a coach, especially for younger kids, is to have fun. While yes we are teaching and training them to be amazing gymnasts, the gym should be a place that they enjoy coming to. From a gymnasts perspective I know that I learn more when I’m having fun doing it. We make such an impact on these kids lives and I hope to make it a happy one!
Hello! I was born in Riverside California and moved to Ventura 7 years ago. I am 16 years old and a sophomore at Buena High School. I have worked at Gold Coast Gym for a little over 6 months. In the future I want to become a journalist and go to the University of Oregon to do so. I love seeing the kids I teach grow and move up in their skills.
Jr Elite Coach
Hii, my name is Jessica. I’m 15 and I was born in Ventura, California. I’m currently a sophomore at Foothill Tech. I did recreational gymnastics when I was around 5 years old until I was around 8 years old. Then from 9 to 14 years old I was a competitive dancer. These experiences taught me first hand what kids look for in a coach, and what techniques of coaching would help the gymnasts. I love going to the beach and just being in the outdoors in general. I have a yellow lab and a cat. I believe that an important quality in a coach is being understanding and kind, while still helping the gymnasts so that they can improve their skills.
Jr Elite and Academy 1 Coach
Hey! My name is Jenna and I was born in Ventura CA. I am 15 years old and a sophomore at Foothill Technology High School. I started gymnastics when I was 4 years old, I was bouncing off the couches, beds, walls, and everything else you wouldn’t want a 4 year old on. My parents brought me to Gold Coast in hopes of giving all that energy a place to go and that's how I found my love for gymnastics. In total I’ve been at it for 11 years, but I started to compete when I was 7. I’ve had my ups and downs but for some reason the sport has made a place in my heart. I am an Xcel Diamond gymnast and my favorite event is floor because it’s where you can let loose and really show who you are. I think the most important thing for a coach is to earn the trust of their gymnasts and really understand who each kid is so you can help them how they need it. I’ve always looked up to my coaches and I’m honored to be a role model for all these growing gymnasts!
Jr Elite and Academy 1 Coach
Hiiii! I’m Kaylee. I was born and have lived in Ventura my whole life, until recently moving to Oxnard in 2020. I am 17 years old and am a junior at Ventura High school. I started gymnastics at Gold Coast when I was 9 and have been competing since I was 10, I am currently an excel Diamond.I like coffee,ice cream, animals and spending time with my friends and family. I think that the most important trait to have as a coach or a gymnast is patience. As a coach not all kids will do everything right away, it might take them time and that’s totally okay. We just need to be able to let them have their time as they need but also give them that little push to feel better about it. From a gymnasts perspective, I will not doing everything first try, I get scared, I need my time and I think it’s super important to not rush things if you don’t feel good about it yet, but also trust in coaches because they know what they are doing.
Academy 1 Coach
Hi! I’m Morgan. I was born in Ventura, and I've lived in Oxnard my whole life. I am a sophomore at Ventura High school. I started competitive gymnastics when I was six years old and I've been doing it ever since. I love the sport and I have enjoyed getting to meet so many new people throughout the years. I love going to the beach when it's warm out. I have a dog, a bearded dragon and a leopard gecko. Since I have been involved in gymnastics for so long, I have learned so much about not just the sport but also about myself. I believe I can help more kids love the sport and themselves. I want to help gymnasts get to know their strengths and weaknesses. One of the most important elements in gymnastics is trusting yourself and your coaches. I want to make it easier for young gymnasts to learn trust. I want them to feel safe in an environment that has so many opportunities even though it can be very overwhelming!
Academy 2 Coach
Hi! I’m Luna. I was born in Victorville, CA and lived on a small ranch for a few years, then moved to Ventura County. I am 17 years old and a senior at Foothill Technology high school. I like artsy things like drawing, knitting, baking, and more. I love animals and reading, my favorite series will always be Harry Potter. I started gymnastics when I was 9 ½ and moved up to Xcel when I turned 10. I competed a season as silver and another as gold, then switched over to compete 2 seasons of level 6. I quit at the end of eighth grade, but I miss it every day. Gymnastics taught me a lot more than just the sport itself, I learned a lot about myself and met people I am thankful to have met. I’ll always remember the lessons Coach Richard taught me and how he helped me through a lot in life, whether he knew it or not. My experience with great coaches like this has made me value acceptance and understanding as the most important traits for a coach to have. Sometimes, kids need someone to accept them for who they are and just listen to them, because they don’t always have that outside of the gym.
Academy 1, Academy 2, Xcel Team Coach
Hi I'm Jillian! I was born in Glendale CA and raised in Oxnard. I'm a current student at Ventura College studying business. I started at Gold Coast when I was two years old and started to coach shortly after I stopped competing. At Gold Coast I was able to create relationships with coaches and other athletes that made me love the sport. As a coach I hope to give my gymnasts confidence in themselves and their skills and I hope through my coaching they can enjoy the sport as much I enjoy coaching them.
Hey I am Nathan Fox, I coach the boys Ninja classes on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. I am 15 years old and I live in Ventura. I am a Freshman at Buena high school. I have been going to Gold Coast since I was a kid and just started working there a year ago. I have been a student in the ninja program since it started at Gold Coast and love working with kids and teaching them new and fun skills. I love to play fun games with my ninjas and love to see them progress in the program. I like to bike, go on runs, and love to build and use my creativity to build.
Hey! I’m McKenna and I born and raised in Ventura, Ca. I am 17 years old, and attend Buena High School as a junior. I was basically born and raised in the gym because, my mom is Kelly Fox the coach and owner basically of Gold Coast Gymnastic. So I did the mom, pops, and tots with my mom when I was 2 and started competing for Gold Coast right as I turned 7. Gymnastics has always had its ups and downs for me whether it was fear, time, or just way too much for me. But I would always find a way back to this gym and for this sport because it’s the only sport in my entire life that I have done, and wouldn’t want to do any other sport. I am a level 9 specialist, which means in level 9 you can be a specialist and only do the events you like to do, or you’re the best at. So as a level 9 specialist I only do my two best events which are beam and floor. But out of those two floor has got to be my favorite because I am a good tumbler and it’s a fun event to do. I think the most important thing as a coach is to earn trust towards your gymnast and the other way around too. I think earning the trust from your gymnasts is the most important thing because you need to build a bond with them in order to know what they want in the gym and how hard I would need to push them in order for them to be the best. And I think the only way I can push them is for them to first earn their trust towards me as a coach. I have always looked up to my coaches, and they really have shaped their way into my hearts and have really become a role model for me as a gymnast, a coach, and a person.
Xcel Prep Coach
Hey Y’all! My name is Carlie, I’m 16 years old and a junior at Nordhoff High School. I have been doing competitive gymnastics for ten years, but I did rec gymnastics for three years before I began to compete. Outside of the gym I adore reading and my favorite TV shows are The Office and New Girl. I love to drive (but only when I’m the only person on the road) and I have a passion for driving luxury cars. As a coach I want to impact my gymnasts in a way that helps them grow more confident in themselves and their gymnastics. I wish to impart wisdom on them as my coaches have on me. I believe it is important to have a personal bond with your gymnasts because it helps them grow comfortable with you and also creates an inviting environment in the gym.
Level 2 Team Coach