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Michael-Ann Russell JCC Spearheads State-of-the-Art Gymnastics Program
The Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center is known for its richly diverse Summer Camp Programming. This summer in particular will be extra special with the implementation of an all-new Gymnastics Program!
Why Walk when you can Flip, Twist and Tumble, is the question of the hour, or rather, the statement made by the new leadership team of the MAR-JCC’s top notch Gymnastics Program. In its efforts to keep its long-standing record of being rated one of the best community centers in Miami-Dade county, the MAR-JCC is ramping up it’s already popular afterschool gymnastics enrichment program, by developing a summer camp program as well.
The newly restructured Gymnastics Camps, under the watchful eye of experienced coaches, campers will participate in all 4 specialties of artistic gymnastic, including vault, uneven bars, balance beam, and floor. At the completion of each four-week session, they will learn routines on all four events, all of which will be showcased at a Camp Gymnastics Presentation.
Jordan Bradley, year-round gymnastics staff member, returns for another summer to oversee the day-to-day operations of Junior Gymnastics (grades prek4-k) and Senior Gymnastics (grades 1-4) in the capacity of Unit Leader. Jordan relocated to South Florida from his native Connecticut, after complete on year of college at Westfield Stage College. He took “a hiatus” from his studies in order to pursue his dream of All-Star Cheerleading at Top Gun All Stars. In addition to being a Gymnastics Instructor, Jordan is a certified personal trainer and fitness supervisor.
Marci Kaplan is the MAR-JCC’s Director of Gymnastics and will supervise this summers’ gymnastics program. Marci brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in gymnastics, having been involved in the sport as a gymnast, and for the past 28 years, professionally in the following areas: judge- national rating, head coach, gym owner, safety certifier, and Meet Director. Her affiliations include USA Gymnastics, AAU-amateur athletic union, NAWGJ-National Association of Women’s Gymnastic Judges, among others. “I’m thrilled to be able to lead this program and offer the highest caliber of gymnastics training to our campers,” mentioned Marci.