L.E.A.P. Program co-author, Alberta L.E.A.P. Provincial Chief-Evaluator. Member of the G.C.G. Canadian Provincial Program Working Group. Alberta/G.C.G. Pre-Novice Liaison.
MICHEL ARSENAULT, ChPC: Co-founder of CHAMPIONS GYMNASTICS, Edmonton, Alberta. Certified N.C.C.P. Level 4 (class of 1992).
Expert coach on vault, bars & floor. Michel has had athletes on the National Team since 1987 and represented Canada internationally on several occasions. Coach of former National Team members Natasha Hallett, Marleen Lavoie, Amanda Gering, Nicole Heikkila, Miranda Meyer and Kristin Klarenbach. Coach at the 1990 GOODWILL GAMES (Seattle, USA), the 1992 OLYMPIC GAMES (Barcelona, Spain) and at the 2010 Portugal WORLD CUP.
Master Coach for the Champions Gymnastics Coaching Academy & the National Coaching Institute (Calgary).
L.E.A.P. Program author, Alberta L.E.A.P. Provincial Chief-Evaluator & Aspiration Sub-Committee Chairperson (Alberta Gymnastics Federation). Michel is also a sought-after speaker for coaching courses, clinics, conferences, symposiums and seminars all across Canada.
Christine is an experienced Programs Manager with a lengthy gymnastics background, both as an athlete and as a coach. She is an N.C.C.P. Level 2 Certified Coach and has extensive experience in Cheerleading.
Christine brings a wealth of knowledge and energy to our club’s largest program. She has a Physical Education Degree from the University of Alberta majoring in the Business of Sports.
Christine is a full-time employee of CHAMPIONS GYMNASTICS !
Berrie has been involved in gymnastics for years, first as a competitive gymnast, as a coach, manager and club administrator.
Berrie’s experience in the gymnastics world is truly a very diverse one. She brings a deep knowledge and understanding of elite gymnastics in Canada, having been one of the coaches to Canadian National Team member Stefanie Merkle (Revolution Gymnastics, Ontario).
Berrie is fully certified Level 3 (in line for her Level 4), is a L.E.A.P Chief Evaluator and Course Conductor, currently sits on the Women’s Program Committee for Alberta Gymnastics Federation, and also is a speaker at coaching clinics throughout Alberta. She has managed Alberta Teams at National Championships and has developed a multitude of very good gymnasts over the years. She is at Champions under a very long-term contract.
She pursued her career as a gymnast at Champions Gymnastics and soon became a successful competitive gymnast at the Provincial and National levels. Brittany successfully combined 25 hours per week of gymnastics training and school. She competed across Canada, the U.S.A. and in the UK. She helped the Alberta team to win two (2) National Champion Team titles and won the title of Uneven Bars National Champion at the 2009 Canadian National Championships in the Open Category.
Brittany went on to accept a scholarship to the University of Michigan, where she competed for one season. After her retirement as an athlete, Brittany pursued other interests and soon became a Manager for a well-known restaurant chain in Edmonton.
Brittany’s heart has remained with her Champions Gymnastics family. She consequently decided to come back to her first love; gymnastics. Champions Gymnastics is extremely pleased to welcome Brittany back to her original gymnastics family as the Recreational Program Coordinator. We invite all our members to greet Brittany with open arms as she takes on this new adventure. Brittany has already started work on many new ideas for the recreational programs and we are excited to welcome her dynamic and caring personality to our team.
Sara has been involved in the sport of gymnastics her whole life – Sara was in the gym with her Mom 2 days after she was born! Sara is the daughter of Champions Gymnastics owners Michel & Valerie Arsenault. She is a mom of 3 young children who are also members of Champions in the Recreational Program.
Sara specializes in the long term development of aspiring high level athletes. Her passion helps fuel the athletes’ love for the sport.
Sara is fully certified Level 3, is a L.E.A.P Gold Evaluator and Course Conductor, and is a speaker at coaching clinics throughout Alberta. She has had 2 provincial champions and has developed a multitude of very good gymnasts over the years. She is at Champions under a very long-term contract.