Our world-class staff of professionals provides outstanding
instruction. The staff has improved the fitness level and
lifestyles of thousands of children! The picture below is just of a
few of our great coaches from our Southside location.
Judy & Gordon Shaw - Founders and Owners of Richmond Olympiad
Gymnastics. Judy and Gordon have B.S. & M.S. degrees
in Health & Physical education and have been teaching for 46
years. They taught for both the Richmond and Chesterfield public
school systems. In 1970, the first Olympiad was opened and has
since been an intregal part in the physical and educational
development of tens of thousands of Richmond area children. The
Shaw's are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the
gymnastics industry in the United States. Their commitment to
children and athletic excellence is an inspiration!
Boris & Larissa Choutkin Competitive directors & Coaches Level
9 & 10 Facility: Trade
Graduates of the Moscow Sports Academy, Larissa is an International
Judge. Boris coached the Moscow Region's Olympic Level Women's Team
for over seventeen years. 37 years of coaching experience
in Russia and the USA. International coaching.
Ernest Cheatham Team Director Facility: Hanover
B.A. in political Science form Emory and Henry College. 7-time
state champion, 4-time AAU Junior Olympic Champion, U.S. National
Champion. 10 years with Richmond Olympiad.
Galina Tereshina Coach for Levels T4-8 Facility: Trade
Graduate of the Moscow Sports Academy. Coach at St. Kashira, Moscow
Region's Olympic Level Women's Team for over twenty years. 34 years coaching experience in Russia and the USA. International
John Sharp Level T4-8 Facility: Trade
Attended Odessa College. Thirty three years gymnastics coaching
experience. Over 18 years with the Olympiad.
Michelle Kennedy Team Director Facility:
Former Level 10 competitor at Richmond Olympiad. Three-time State
Champion. Former Regional and National medalist. Attended J.
Sergeant Reynolds School of Nursing. 13 years coaching experience
with Richmond Olympiad.
Denise Pisaniello Director of Champions
Program Preschool Director Level T4-4 Facility: Trade & Chesterfield
B.A. Rutgers University/Douglas College. Thirty six years
experience in coaching and choreography. 20 years coaching experience
with Richmond Olympiad.
Ivy Perkins Director Innsbrook Facility/Coach for
Level 4-8 Facility:
Hanover & Innsbrook B.S. in
Kinesiology and a gymnastics scholarship recipient from JMU.
16 years of coaching experience and is a former gymnast of
Carol Wolf Team Coordinator Facility: Trade
8 Years with Olympiad.
Christy Renner Recreational Programs Director &
Manager Facility: Trade
Graduated from J. Sargeant Reynolds with Associates in Legal
Assisting. 22 years with the Olympiad.
Khary Davis Coach for Level 4,5 & 6 Facility: Hanover
Competitive Boys Gymnast for four years. 3-time Va. state champion. 2-time AAU junior Olympic Medalist. 6 years with Richmond Olympiad.