Madison is a USAG Safety Certified Instructor who has been involved with Jax Gym since 2008. She competed as an athlete in both Artistic gymnastics and Trampoline and Tumbling. She started gymnastics a tthe age of seven at Huff 'n Puff. She competed Artistic Gymnastics until Level Five and then she switched to the Trampoline and Tumbling classes. She quickly fell in love with Tnt and started competing at Level 6 in 2015. She went to Nationals for Level 7 and placed 11th in the Nation. During her junior year, she competed TnT at Level 8. During her junior year of high school, Madison also started volunteering with our recreational classes while also cheering at Abundant Life High School. She then started working with the competitive Trampoline and Tumbling Team and teaching all trampoline and tumbling recreational classes after she graduated high school. She also started working with HnP day camp and after-school program. After graduating high school Madison started attending college at Unversityof Central Arksansas, Conway,where she is working on her bachelor's degree in Exercise Science with a concentrationof Clinical Exercise Science. She plans on being a pediatric occupational therapist. She says that coaching has made hr realize that she wants to work with kids in her career. This past year Madison started coaching recreational gymnastics classe and she loves every minute working with the children and reports tell me that her gymnasts love her every bit as much as she loves working with them.
Madison Weeks - Recreational Coach - 2021
Liz Weaver came to Jax Gym late spring, 2021 after she received her Bachelors's Degree in Business Management and Marketing and Master's Degree in Business Administration from Arkansas Tech at Russellville. Liz was a competitive gymnast for ten years and competed up to Level Eight. She was a cheerleader in high school at White Hall and was an NCA All-American. She was on the Universal Cheerleading Association Cheerleading Staff and was a cheerleader at Arkanasas Tech. Liz was a competitive gymnastics coach for three years in Russellville, coaching Levels Two-Seven, xcel silver, gold and platinum. Liz is a great addition to the Jax Gym Coaching staff and she will coach Levels Two, Three and Xcel Silver. Liz will also teach recreational gymnastics.
Liz Weaver - Recreational and Competitive Coach - 2021
Makyla Sandoval was originally from Nashville, Tennessee, but moved to Arkansas in July 2019. She has three children--two daughters and one son, ages 8, 10 and 13. Hr oldest daughter does jujitsu, her son is in a Ninja class and her youngest daughts is on the Level Three Jax Gym Team. Makyla is also a seventh and eighth grade science teacher during the day at Flightline Upper Academy. Makyla coaches the boys gymnastics class at Huff 'n Puff. She has coached gymnastics for almost seven years, coaching tots--to recreational and competitive Level Three gymnastics--to boys gymnastics classes. Makyla has previously taught recreational gymnasts here at HnP and she also works the daycamp in the summer, for which we are quite grateful. We really appreciate all of our staff who work the summer day camp.
Julia Carver has been with Huff 'n Puff Gym since 2015 and works with recreational children, ages five to six and seven and above. Julia always has a smile on her face and loves working with her gymnasts and it shows.
This is a typical picture of Coach Julia - with a big smile with and for her students
Makyla Sandoval 2021
RECREATIONAL GYMNASTICS COACHING STAFF - 2021
Some of instructors coach recreational, competitive and preschool classes
JULIA CARVER - 2015 - 2016 and 2017 - 2018 - 2019 - 2020 - 2021 Recreational Gymnastics Coach
In response to my request, Julia wrote this in 2015 regarding her work at Huff 'n Puff and I left most of it in the first person. I have added on information on the last paragraph.
Hello!!!!! My name is Julia Carver and I have just joined the Jax Gymnastics/Huff 'n Puff crew. I am 35 years old and I was born and raised in North Little Rock, Arkansas. I started ballet, tap and jazz at the age of three, then decided that I wanted to be a gymnast at age eight. I started gymnastics classes at the NLR Community Center and quickly started competing Level Four at the age of Nine. Eventually, at the age of 14, I decided to move to Kidsports in Benton, AR., being coached by Holly Crocket. Unfortunately, at my Level Nine State meet in Conway, AR. I tore my ACL on my FIRST warm-up event, doing my dismount on uneven bars. This ended my career as a gymnast, and I was very upset, due to me craving a college scholarship in the sport. I didn’t coach for years, until I moved to Honolulu, Hawaii in 2010. I coached for five years at two different gymnastic clubs, prior to moving back to my home state approximately six months ago (2015). I adore and know the sport of gymnastics very well; and take it very seriously as well.. My forte is the recreational level and I thoroughly enjoy coaching the younger females! It’s so wonderful to be back here in AR. with people I know and have been affiliated with in the sport for years! Girls and boys…….WORK HARD AND KEEP A POSITIVE ATTITUDE IN ALL OF LIFE—NOT JUST WHEN YOU’RE DOING GYMNASTICS!!! It’s so wonderful to be back here in AR. with people I know and have been affiliated with in the sport for years! Girls and boys…….WORK HARD AND KEEP A POSITIVE ATTITUDE IN ALL OF LIFE—NOT JUST WHEN YOU’RE DOING GYMNASTICS!!! It’s so wonderful to be back here in AR. with people I know and have been affiliated with in the sport for years! Girls and boys…….WORK HARD AND KEEP A POSITIVE ATTITUDE IN ALL OF LIFE—NOT JUST WHEN YOU’RE DOING GYMNASTICS!!! She forgot to mention that she also has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology.
Julia's advice to all of her students is "Stay Hydrated! " Last year, Julia taught recreational gymnastics and several preschool classes. Also Julia got certified in Ninja Zone and began teaching classes to younger boys in mid-September, 2016. These classes were a huge success and Julia thoroughly enjoyed teaching the boys as well as girls in her other classes. Julia is teaching many of the recreational classes this year (2018-2019). Julia is also DHS certified and works with HnP After-School Program Monday through Friday. She also coaches the HnP Mini Mite program twice a week at two different schools, which hopefully we will have again this fall (2021). Julia is such a great asset to Huff 'n Puff programs.