The Flip Zone Staff & Shooting Stars Gym-n-Learn Teachers
Stephanie is a graduate of Ball State University where she was a four year varsity letterman and scholarship recipient for Gymnastics. She received a B.S. in Exercise Science and minored in Counseling Psychology. During her high school and collegiate gymnastics career, she set and broke school records and was a two- time IHSAA State Champion. In November 2009, Stephanie was inducted into Elkhart County Sports Hall of Fame. Strout has coached in the Midwest over the past 20 years and founded The Flip Zone in January 2006. Being involved in gymnastics since the age of 9, as a gymnast, judge, coach, and parent of a gymnast, Stephanie has been able to develop a unique training system for her athletes in all programs at The Flip Zone.
* Former NAWGJ & IHSAA Official
* USASF Level 1-5 Certified Coach
* Gymnastics Choreographer
* Plainfield Rotary Club Member, Vice President and Membership Chair
* USAG Safety Certified, USAG Professional Member, CPR and First Aid Certified
- Party Coordinator
- Recreational & Preschool Gymnastics Instructor
Shelly has been coaching gymnastics since 2002 and was also a competitive gymnast. She has a Biology and Psychology Degree from Purdue University. Shelly is married to Dominic and has 3 children. Shelly is also the Director for Plainfield Optimist Cheerleading.
Christina has been passionate fan of gymnastics since starting in YMCA gymnastics programs as a youth. Christina competed in JV and Varsity Cheerleading in High School. Christina is a current Indiana Level 7/8 Gymnastic Judge. Christina is a mom of Level Five gymnast, Samantha and Level Seven Gymnast, Tara and three other children. Her hobbies include anything Gymnastics.....Reading, Gardening and Sailing.
*Pre- Team Director of Level 1 & 2
*Head Coach Level 3
*Level 7/8 USA Gymnastics J.O. Gymnastics Judge
*USAG Safety Certified, CPR Certifed, USA Gymnastics Introductory Coaching Certification
Dawn has over 15 years of coaching and judging experience. She is currently rated as a National judge and judges Level 10, Elite and NCAA competitions.
Dawn is married to Bill and they have three children.
- Cheerleading Instructor
- Gymnastics Instructor
Jackie has been coaching cheerleading and gymnastics since 2009. She attends USI and is majoring in Spanish and Health Administration. Jackie has been involved in Cheerleading since grade school and earned 2nd place at Nationals as a College Cheerleader.
Name: Lita Hughes Birthdate: 06/04/1993 Age: 19
Lita was a gymnast for 13 years. She has just started her coaching career just a few months ago. She is currently a recreational coach and the Assistant Director of the Mobile Pre-school Program. She believes that through hard work and dedication, along with one's own ambition and drive, will you become successful. Success must be earned....not given!
Lita is currently enrolled at Ball State University persuing her Kinesiology degree, along with a minor in Radiology.She is currently in her Freshmen year!
Lita's family consists of a 21 year old step brother, two sisters who are 16 and 12 years of age, who all live with her mother in Fortville, Indiana. Her father lives in Indianapolis with her step mother.
Rebecca is a team coach here at The Flip Zone. She is a USAG Level 9 judge and has many years of coaching and judging experience.
- SSGNL Preschool Director
- SSGNL Preschool Teacher
- Preschool Gymnastics Instructor
Megan Guptill grew up in Indianapolis and graduated from Cathedral High School. She majored in Elementary Education with a History minor from Hanover College (in Southern Indiana). Upon graduating with honors she moved to Plainfield. She traveled the country for two years as a National Consultant for her sorority, Chi Omega. She then taught sixth grade, fifth grade, and five years of Kindergarten at St. Susanna School. This is her third year at SSGNL and second as the Director. She has 4 children, Caroline is 5, Benny is 3, and Alex and Nick are both 1. She lives in Avon with her husband and two dogs. Life is crazy at their house but she loves it!!