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Sweet Peas Staff

Sweet Peas Gymnastics LWR teachers, coaches, and administrators are the brightest stars in the business. Each staff member is hired for his or her unique talents and abilities, and each member of our team plays an important role in our Sweet Peas family.


We look for credentials and hire for character.


Our employees represent many nationalities, cultures, and ages. We have impressive athletic backgrounds, advanced degrees, and lots of continuing education training. We are each vastly different and unique, but we have one thing in common… we have come together in one great place, Sweet Peas Educational Gymnastics, to accomplish a shared dream:


Helping children to enjoy their childhood and grow up strong, confident, and happy.


Stephanie brings over 40 years of gymnastics experience to Sweet Peas. Being involved in gymnastics since the age of 9, as a gymnast, judge, coach, and parent of a gymnast, Stephanie has been able to develop unique training systems to help develop gymnasts of all ages and skill levels


Aside from being a gymnast, she has served the sport as a coach, judge, meet director, volunteer, and clinician. She has a passion for helping children achieve their potential and makes sure they have fun along the way.


Stephanie is the very proud mother of her son Spencer (23) and her daughter, Shaylee(21). When not at the gym (which isn't often), Stephanie is golfing, and learning to play pickleball! 


Stephanie is a graduate of Ball State University where she was a four-year varsity letterman and scholarship recipient for Gymnastics. She received a B.S. in Exercise Science and minored in Counseling Psychology. During her high school and collegiate gymnastics career, she set and broke school records and was a two-time IHSAA State Champion.


•    Gym Owner    

•    Coaches all levels 2-10    

•    USAG Professional Member    

•    Former USAG Gymnastics Judge    

•    National Coach Certified (W400)    

•    USASF Level 1-5 Certified Coach    

•    Gymnastics Choreographer    

•    USAG Safety Certified, CPR, and First Aid Certified 

•    Stephanie currently has her USAG Level 9 rating.

•    In November 2009, Stephanie was inducted into the Elkhart County Sports Hall of Fame.


The Flip Zone


Stephanie is not only the owner of Sweet Peas Gymnastics LWR but also The Flip Zone in Plainfield, Indiana. Founded in January 2006, Stephanie spent 18 years developing competitive gymnasts in the Midwest. These competitive teams have recently placed us 4th in the nation. We have had several state, regional, and national champions as well as college scholarship recipients. The Flip Zone is continuously growing with additions to all of our programs. 

Coach Scott

Scott is the Director of Operations for both Sweet Peas and The Flip Zone. He had been involved with the business for the past 5 years and has implemented many creative ideas for curriculum and equipment setup at Sweet Peas. 

Karen Hurd

Karen Hurd

Alex Giambruno 

Starting as an apprentice at 13, Alex has instructed gymnastics, parkour, dance, and fitness classes for 11 years! She also has been part of performing teams that specialized in street tumbling, parades, and more. Within the health and wellness space, she works with all ages, from toddlers to seniors. Alongside a degree from Western Carolina University in marketing she moved to Florida, gaining experience as a fitness coordinator, managing multiple fitness centers, instructing classes, personal training, and events planning. Alex's most rewarding and memorable time was when she had the honor to instruct students who have mental and physical disabilities. Instructing the basic understanding of cognitive, mental, and physical functions of all things health and wellness! 


Kristy Dean 

Kristy taught gymnastics both in high school and college, and competed as a high school gymnast in northwest Indiana. Kristy coaches our youngest wee pees starting at 6 months  all the way up to our 3 year olds on weekday mornings. Kristy really enjoys this age group as they are so eager to learn and are growing so much in such a short time span - it's fun to watch! When Kristy is not coaching, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters (who also both do gymnastics!).

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