Gymnastics Academy Of Rockford
Gymnastic Academy of Rockford began in 1977 with 4,300 sq. ft. of space. Five locations later, we are proud to continue serving the Rockford community with over 40,000 sq. ft of fun! Since we opened our doors, GAR has been family owned and operated. In January, 2012, GAR opened Gymnastic Academy North, our second location in Roscoe, IL, offering many of the same program schedules and other activities that are offered in Rockford. In March, 2014, GAR opened our third location, GAR South Trampoline Park and GAR's Ninja Training Academy in 2017.
Whether you are looking for great recreational classes or a world class competitive program, GAR is the place for you. The GAR coaching staff has produced over 1,000 Local and State Champions, 700 Regional Champions, 500 National Champions and 18 World Champions. We encourage and support all athletes to reach their own personal goal.
GAR is considered one of the finest, safest and most well equipped facilities in the country. Our coaches are former national and world champions who are respected throughout the gymnastic industry for their personal athletic accomplishments, as well as their coaching successes. We are proud of this reputation and work hard to exceed it every day. Our coaches, directors and staff receive continuing education in all aspects of their careers. We encourage your participation in your child’s education as well as the progressive improvement in our Academy.
Having fun, learning to learn, making friends, working with others, competing, developing your “hidden potential” and reaching your personal best ... WE ARE GAR!!
Meet our Coaches
Our Coaches are dedicated to not only the sport, but also in giving your kid the right coaching required to push them to their full potential. We believe every kid has a star inside them, just takes the right coach to bring it out!
"Perfect for our 5 year old. Staff helpful at our birthday party! Thank You!" Chelsea Colon
"A gym that develops through encouragement and self-confidence! Been here for years and the place is only getting better!" Salah Elmatari
"My sons birthday party was such an easy and seamless process. Thanks for all the wonderful service" Brittany Kelso
"Staff was very friendly, accomodating and helpful" Kerry Dawson
My name is Katlynn and I am the owner of Gymnastics Academy of Rockford. My journey began here at GAR in 2019 when I became camp director. My brother Brandon has been an athlete here at GAR since he was a little one so I have been around the gym for quite some time. After I had my son in March of 2021 I took a position at the front desk that lead into the General Manager position shortly after. Sometimes life leads you down unexpected paths and in, July of 2022, I became the owner of Gymnastics Academy of Rockford.
A little about me: I was born and raised here locally. I grew up with my mom, step-dad, and three brothers. I graduated from Hononegah High School and pursued an online degree in Elementary Education and Special Education from Western Governs University in Salt Lake City, Utah.
I have two step children and one of my own with my fiance. I have a camper and love to spend my weekends camping with my family during the summer.
I am excited for this new opportunity and LOOK FORWARD TO THIS NEW ADVENTURE!