Elena was first trained in gymnastics in her home country of Russia. Now with more than 16 years of experience as a team gymnastics coach in the U.S., she brings discipline and a unique sense of humor to every class. With a strong knowledge of technical skills, she has trained and developed multiple students to become state champions in compulsories from Wisconsin, Utah and now California. Elena has a B.A. in Social Work and Socio-Psychological Counseling and a Master of Arts degree in Social Pedagogy and Socio-Psychological Counseling. It is clear she cares as much about the mental and emotional wellbeing of her students as she cares about their physical health and athletic goals. Her background in psychology not only benefits our staff at Gymnastics Beat but is evident in her care and respect for each one of her students!