GymKats Inc. - A Short Story
Director of GymKats Inc.
"To instill physical and life skills that will help children succeed in sport and in life".
GymKats Inc. is the intersection of gymnastics, child development and sport psychology.
I began coaching gymnastics, both recreational and competitive, more than a decade ago. I have had the privilege of coaching infants to adults, and working with children, including those with intellectual disabilities, to reach new levels of success through gymnastics.
Although my coaching background provided me with the practical and applied knowledge to influence development, it wasn't until I completed my Master's degree at Queen's University in Sport Psychology, that I truly began to understand the realms of possibility for positive youth development through sport.
This practical and theoretical knowledge led to the formation of my long-term dream:
GymKats Inc., a facility that offers the ideal blend of gymnastics and positive youth development that provides an environment for children to play, learn gymnastics, and be active.
A Short Resume - Ashley Adler
Queen's University - MSc Degree in Sport Psychology
*Studied Positive Youth Development in Youth Sport
*Studied Bullying in Youth Sport Participants
Queen's University - BA Degree in Psychology
*Studied Child Development, Positive Psychology, and Health
Humber College - Diploma in Gymnastics Coaching and Sport Development
*Recipient of Gymnastics Ontario Achievement Award
N.C.C.P. Level 3 Technical Women's Gymnastics Coach
N.C.C.P. Level 2 Technical Men's Gymnastics Coach
N.C.C.P. Level 1 Trampoline Coach
Pre-School Gymnastics Certified Coach
High Five® Trained Professional
Can-Fit-Pro Certified Personal Trainer
St. John's Ambulance First Aid & CPR