Like so many other wonderful parent coaches we have here at the Beat, we discovered Kirby at Open Gym for the under 5 age group on Wednesday mornings. She was already busy enough taking her kids to our popular ninja classes, that it would only be natural to jump in and help coach what she already had done in her past experiences!
Prior to college, Kirby had 10 years plus of cheer and dance as well as coaching junior high cheer. She graduated from Fresno State with a B.A in Early Childhood Education. From there, Kirby worked in the special ed program, via Clovis Unified, where she coached elementary sports as well as taught pre-k gymnastics at one of Southern California’s premier gymnastics centers. She has amassed quite a reputation over the 15 years of teaching and coaching gymnastics and we’re very happy to have her with us!
Now between running her household of two homeschooled kids (boys ages 6 and 2), coaching again, and enjoying free time doing outdoor sports and activities with her husband, she is kept quite busy. She totally enjoys going back and forth from Southern Cal and Fresno (she has resided here for over 10 years now)! Oh yes, and she says the beaches are great too, when down in LA and OC.
Kirby, with her creative personality and all smiles, thoroughly enjoys getting back in the gym, having her kids take great classes, and watching them grow in a safe, enthusiastic environment, and she claims she can’t be any happier!