CO-OWNER MARY ALLEN
Opened the Gym Bin in Fall of 1987. Taught preschool gymnastics until 2006.
What she enjoys most about owning the Gym Bin: Watching the kids learn the sport of gymnastics and staying active.
Present Main Job: Retired
CO-OWNER CASSANDRA HIETALA
I was a gymnast from 3-18 years old and competed as a Bemidji Aerial through USAG Level 9. I started coaching the recreational levels in high school and moved to competitive levels in college and beyond. You may still see me coaching every now and then.
What she enjoys most about coaching: It is such a rewarding experience getting to help the athletes conquer their fears and reach their full potential as a gymnast and as a person.
Present main job: My #1 job is being a mom to my daughters, Wrenleigh and Tilleigha, as well as being a wife and a first grade teacher at Blackduck Elementary.
OFFICE MANAGER MIKAYLA SIMON
Participated in Gymnastics since the age of 4, then competed for the Bemidji Aerials. Coached in Bemidji from 2005-2014.
What she enjoys most about working at the Gym Bin: Learning more about the sport of gymnastics, and how it has changed since I first competed. I am currently a certified meet director, which has brought my appreciation of the sport full circle.
Present main job: General Office Manager at the Gym Bin
Junior Olympic Level 7 & Varsity High School gymnast.
Team coach for 6 years.
Continued education through USA Gymnastics class and certification courses, plus State & Regional Congress attendance.
What she enjoys most about working at the Gym Bin: I love that work never feels like work. Coaching gymnastics full time is something I always dreamed of doing and now it’s my reality!
Present main job: Program Coordinator at the Gym Bin.
I also work at a group home in my free time.
12 Years of gymnastics experience total, with 6 of those years a gymnast on the High School gymnastics team.
Assistant High School coach for 6 years.
Rec and Team coach at the Gym Bin for 6 years.
What she enjoys most about working at the Gym Bin: Seeing Athletes gain confidence in themselves as gymnasts and also individuals.
Present main job: 2nd grade teacher at Red Lake Elementary School.
COACH IAN MOTT
He was in boys gymnastics from 8-12 years old. He has coached since 2012, starting at Jam Hops coaching Tots & Recreational classes. From there, he moved to St.Cloud for college and coached at North Crest, where he primarily coached Xcel Silver & Gold.
What he enjoys most about coaching: The fact that I am not just teaching gymnastics; we’re teaching confidence and hard work at an age where those 2 things are vital to reaching their full potential.
Present main job: Attending Bemidji State University for Aquatic Biology
COACH HANNAH ELFERING
She has done gymnastics since a young age and continued through to the High School level.
What she enjoys most about coaching: Seeing the gymnasts improve and move up through the levels. Also watching them achieve a new skill that has been a challenge for them and how excited they are when they get that skill.
Present main job: Collections Office at Beltrami County.
COACH KAYLA HENNUM
I was a gymnast at the Gym Bin for 15 years and competed level 8. I started coaching when I was in 10th grade. I have previously coached at Spirit Gymnastics in St. Paul, Central High School in St. Paul, TNT Gymnastics & American Gold Gymnastics both in Fargo.
What she enjoys most about coaching: I am excited to be back coaching at my home gym and I enjoy helping athletes be successful in the sport that I love.
Present main job: I work for Sanford Health as an Athletic Trainer contracted to Bemidji State University. I work with the BSU football and Track & Field teams.