Laurel Stepping is the Team Program Director at Jump Start Gymnastics. She joined Jump Start in June, 2013. As the competitive team head coach, she has already motivated and managed several team members to state and regional titles. She has 14 years of team coaching experience, mostly in Michigan. Her focus on proper conditioning and strength training in addition to skills training has enhanced the performance of our team members. Laurel has also coached state and regional champions who have gone on to compete in NCAA Division I college programs.
Laurel earned a bachelor's degree in kinesiology from Michigan State University and a master's in sport management from Eastern Michigan University. She is excited to be in a position to combine her education and love of gymnastics to manage Jump Start's competitive programs and train young athletes to their highest potential.
"I love working at Jump Start because I get to see kids having fun and achieving new skills/goals every day!"