Martie brings her experiences as former elite level gymnast to Jump Start where she assists with the training of our competitive women's gymnastics team. Martie was a gymnast for 20 years and has been coaching students of all ages and levels for 25 years. She was a member of the Canadian Provincial Tour Team and attended University of Iowa on a gymnastics scholarship where she received the Lou Ginsberg Leadership award. Martie is not new to Peoria area gymnastics. In fact, she and owner, Dawn Kocher, met and worked together at another local club over 15years before she and her family were transferred out of the area. Jump Start is privileged to have her back and working with our students. " Jump Start provides a fun place to move your body in different ways from flying high to flipping and twisting. Some say we even defy some laws of gravity."