Mazeika's Elite Gymnastics

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Meet Our Family

All of our staff have been Safe Sport certified and are always keeping up to date on safety training.

Our number one concern is always the safety of all the athletes that come into our gym.

Coach Laura is our Head Team Coach. She earned her Bachelors Degree of Science in Kinesiology and Education from Salem State College, Salem MA. She has also earned a Masters of Education in Dance and Physical Education from Southeastern Louisiana University. She also studied Psychology at the Doctoral level at University of Houston.


Laura was a gymnastics judge for 15 years, including President of the Houston USAG Judges Association.
 

Laura competed at the high school, private club and collegiate level. 


She also taught at Southeastern Louisiana University, Texas A&M University and University of Houston.


Laura and her husband Kevin Mazeika (a USA Olympic Men’s coach for 4 Olympics) have been gym owners, coaches and judges in the Houston area for more than 50 years. They have two beautiful daughters who are dancers in San Fransisco, and we love when they come visit the gym.

Coach Maria has been with Mazeika’s for over ten years. She started as a student here, and did competitive gymnastics for ten years, completing Level 10. She has been an awesome coach for 5 years.


Maria is always there for all the athletes that come into our gym, and even though she is a Team Coach, she is always available for every single gymnast when needed.

 

Her favorite gymnastics skill is a high flying skill on the bars called a gienger.

 

“My favorite thing about coaching is watching kids come out of their shell, conquer something new, fail a few times and develop a love for gymnastics which, in turn, increases their confidence.”

Coach Jason has been a gymnast for over 25 years, a coach for 20 years and has been with us for over 10 years. He is so funny and is always making the kids laugh.


Jason coaches all Levels (boys and girls) and also runs our weekend clinics.


Jason’s favorite part about coaching is seeing the look on the kids faces when they stick a new skill. He just loves to share in their excitement.


His favorite gymnastics moves are front handsprings and the front tuck.

Jason has three children who you will most likely see hanging out at the gym from time to time.
Coach Vanessa has been involved in gymnastics since the age of three.
After graduating from UTSA, she started her coaching career at a small gym in San Antonio. She coached recreational classes and even started a pre-team and then coached Team Levels 1-3.

Upon moving back to Houston she decided to join our other team coaches, and we couldn't be more thrilled!

Vanessa loves being a part of the young athletes gymnastics journey. She finds joy in seeing their improvement through their own hard work and dedication. She strongly believes that gymnastics is so beneficial and makes a big difference in their lives.

She loves coaching on beam, and helping the gymnasts through any fears they may have. She always tries to stay positive and not take life too seriously.

Coach Yuneicy has been doing cheer for 4yrs and gymnastics for 3yrs. She actually started gymnastics several years ago right here at our gym. She has been coaching for the past 4yrs and we are happy to have her join our family.
She loves teaching gymnastics skills and having fun with the kids.

Yuneicy, or Coach Nessie for short, coaches Junior Level 1, Girls Level 1, and also              our pre-team. She has such a sweet, bubbly personality and the students love her!

She likes to say "We are more powerful when we empower each other."
Coach La'Zaria has a background in gymnastics, cheer, tumbling, and dance. She started coaching at The University of Texas in San Antonio and we are so happy she decided to join our team.

She graduated with a degree in Kinesiology and recently moved back to Houston.

La'Zaria loves working with children of all ages and enjoys seeing all of the different personalities. She is our pre-school director, cheer prep coach, and hip-hop dance teacher.

Her favorite gymnastics skill is a round-off back handspring.

Jennifer is our office manager and has been with us since 2008. She loves seeing the young athletes learn and achieve and have fun!

Jennifer is the eyes and ears of the gym and keeps things going smoothly. She is always happy to help you and your kids with anything you might need.

Jennifer and her husband Jeff have three great children, a beautiful granddaughter and another granddaughter on the way.
Miss Shauna is our evening and weekend receptionist. She always has a smile on her face, and loves making others smile. She loves watching the kids fall in love with gymnastics, and enjoys sharing in their excitement when they master a skill.

Shauna is not just a receptionist, she keeps the gym running and you will see her running around the gym taking pictures and videos of all the athletes. The kids love stopping at the front desk to be silly with her.

Shauna and her partner Matt have a teenage daughter, Rhianna, who loves coming by and helping out at the gym from time to time.
Jimmy Kang teaches our Hip-Hop Dance Workshop.

He is a choreographer and dancer. Jimmy went to the 2015 World of Dance Finals with Wyldstyl dance team from Soundbox studious. He teaches kids of all ages and hold workshops at schools around Houston.

Jimmy believes that dance can give a child a voice when they feel they do not have one. He also feels that dance serves as a building block for motor skills through anatomy and muscle awareness and cognitive skills such as memory and mobility.

He enjoys all kinds of music and has a great personality. He is really funny and the kids all love him.