Piper Hoemann (Owner);
Piper was a student of ballet for ten years, at the Humbolt Ballet Company. Piper was an artistic gymnast until age 13, at Six Rivers Gymnastics. She was coached by former college gymnast Gale "Buckey" Mackey. She was forced into an early retirement due to a fracture her back. She was a high school cheerleader in Northern California. She was trained to teach Rhythmic gymnastics at age 16, at Arcata Redwood Rhythmics, under the direction Jody Hurlburt. In 1990 she moved to Rexburg, Idaho and opened up her first gym, called "Piper Cub Academy". The Piper Cub Academy traveled all over and won numerous State and National titles. In 1993 Piper moved back to Northern California and coached under former Olympian Elisabeth Cull. In 1994 she moved to Washington, Missouri. Piper became the director and head coach for the gymnastics program at the YMCA. She developed the Artistic team, Four Rivers Flyers and the Rhythmic team, Missouri Rhythmics. Four Rivers Flyers accomplished numerous State placing’s and titles. Piper's Rhythmic team won multiple State, Regional, National, and Junior Olympic titles. Her Rhythmic team traveled across the USA to ten different states for competitions and was nationally recognized. Missouri Rhythmics hosted numerous state competition, numerous regional competitions, and was also pick to be the host club for the RSG Nationals held in STL. After the YMCA closed their gymnastics program in 2000, Piper moved her program to Planet gymnastics in it's St. Louis location, which is now shut down. All of her rhythmic and many of her artistic gymnasts followed her. While there she headed up the rhythmic program and brought her knowledge of dance, choreography, and flexibility conditioning to the already in place artistic program. In 2002 Piper opened up a satellite gym, to the St. Louis based gym, in Washington, Missouri. As this gym grew in its Washington location, she moved it to Union. In 2008 Piper left and opened up her own gym, Kids In Motion in downtown Washington. As her clientele grew she moved Kids In Motion to its current location.
Miss Sammi has been competing/coaching gymnastics for 20+ years. She participated
in Artistic gymnastics for three years, when she was younger. Samantha competed
in Rhythmic gymnastics for 15 years. She went to the Junior Olympic competition
twice with Miss Piper and her Rhythmic team. Miss Sammi has been coaching since
2003. Samantha has been with Miss Piper since she was three years old. Miss
Sammi is married, has one son named Hunter, and another son on the way named
Nadiana Hoemann (Seasonal);
Nadiana is the daughter of Piper Hoemann. She has been doing gymnastics since she was 1.5 years old. Nadiana retired from gymnastics at age seven. She danced with the St.Louis Ballet Company for five years. Nadiana came back to gymnastics at age 12 as a teacher assistant for four years. She has been coaching since 2010.
Sheila started gymnastics when she was seven, starting in St.Clair and moved to St.Louis Spirits Gymnastics Club. She retired there as a level 9 gymnast. Sheila had taken some time away from gymnastics but started coaching with Piper in 2005. She has enjoyed coaching recreational and competitive team classes at Kids In Motion.
Sheila Payne (Substitute Teacher);
Sheila started competing gymnastics in 1993, with Miss Piper. She stopped gymnastics as a level 7, when the YMCA closed their gymnastics program. Sheila was a cheerleader at Washington High School and at Southeast Missouri State. She also coached competitive cheer at Washington High School for three years. Sheila started coaching gymnastics for Kids In Motion in 2012. Sheila is the mother of three and is a stay at home Mom.
taught men’s gymnastics by his father, who was a former male gymnast. Robby was
on his high school cheer leading for three years. During the day, Robby
operates a crane on various construction sites. He and his wife have four
children. Three of his children have been taking gymnastics at Kids In Motion
Krista danced for 18 years at various studios in St. Louis and Washington. She also took gymnastics, cheer and poms for several years. Krista was also on her cheer squad at her middle school. Growing up, Krista lived and worked at her family’s horse camp. She taught weekly cheer, dance and gymnastics routines for the camp wide talent shows.
She then used her skills to help choreograph musicals as she earned her undergraduate degree in Business/Economics/Psychology and her Masters of Arts in Counseling. After taking a break to get married and have three children, Krista has come back to the sport to coach at Kids in Motion. During the day, Krista works as the Director of Operations of the Paradigm Medical Group. Her children currently take classes at Kids In Motion.
Gabrella is the daughter of Piper Hoemann. She has been doing gymnastics since she was 1.5 years old and finished her career as a level GOLD USA gymnast. Gabrella enjoys helping with the younger gymnasts. Gabrella in her spare time is a barrel racer.
Brittany was a gymnast for 12 years. She did cheer leading from 2010 to
2014. She was a varsity cheerleader for Union High School. Brittany has
continued to tumble and practice floor skills from gymnastics. Brittany has
been coaching gymnastics since 2012 and has been coaching cheer leading since
2013. Her favorite thing about coaching is getting to see the athletes improve
and to see their love for the sport come out in their performance.
Kaitlyn has been doing gymnastics at Kids In Motion since 2007. She finished her career as a GOLD USA gymnast. She always wanted to be a coach, to help kids learn what she did. Kaitlyn loves to see young gymnasts progress in this sport. She also was on the Varsity Cheerleading squad at her high school, SFBRHS. Kaitlyn also loves riding her horses whenever she can. She loves doing what she does and hopes to continue for many years to come.
Gussie and her husband Jon have two girls, Maddy and Kaitlyn, who both attend team classes at Kids in Motion. They live in Beaufort and are local business owners themselves. Gussie's girls started attending Kids in Motion in 2010. Gussie started teaching developmental classes in the Spring of 2014. She has always very much enjoyed working with kids, and has been very active in the children's ministry at their church for about 10 years. Gussie just really has a hearts for kids! As far as her own experience, she did take dance classes as a child for a short time and loved "playground gymnastics". You know, when friends who took tumbling classes would teach them on the playground and they prayed that they wouldn't injure ourselves! That little tidbit is probably not what the parents want to hear! Her gymnastics experience comes from years of watching Maddy's practices and great support from the other coaches.
Aubrey did gymnastics for seven years at Kids In Motion. She participated one year in cheerleading. Aubrey loves to swim and has been swimming for nine years. She loves to coach gymnastics because she is able to help children love gymnastics as well.
Miss Bre has two
daughters that currently take classes at Kids In Motion. She did gymnastics
when she was a young girl on various Military bases, from 1990 till 1995. Miss
Bre also did cheerleading from 1996 till 2001. She joined the U.S. Army, at age
24, and was a 74D, CBRN Specialist. Miss Bre now stays home with her children,
but is also working towards becoming a part of the Missouri State Highway
Patrol. It is a long and grueling process, but one that she is excited to
embark on and continue for her love for protecting and serving. Miss Bre has
been coaching gymnastics at Kids In Motion since 2016.
Miss Iesa competed gymnastics for
nine years. She then started helping the little kids learn gymnastics. Miss
Iesa also played basketball for a year. She is currently attending Borgia High
School and is involved in the Spirit Leaders Club. Miss Iesa loves coaching
with the little kids. She loves seeing them learn a new skill and how happy
they get when they are able to do it!
Molly danced for 15 years. She competed throughout St. Louis
and medaled in pointe and jazz. She was also a football and basketball
cheerleader all four years at Washington High School. Now, with four
kids, she dances in the kitchen while making dinner and practices cheers in the
driveway. Her 2 older girls, Madeleine and Olivia, are on the
team at Kids In Motion and her youngest daughter, Penelope, just started
gymnastics class. Beau, her son, gets to eat goldfish at the meets and be held
so he doesn't climb on the mats. Molly is also a flight attendant for JetBlue
Airways and uses the time away from home to read books that don't have pictures
in them. She enjoys coaching the Open Gym class because her kids have so
much fun and she loves to see them play and gain confidence.
Miss Olivia spent
eight years as a competitive gymnast, from 2001 to 2009 and again from 2010 to
2011. She competed through level seven and trained through level nine. One of
the things she loves most is helping younger gymnasts learn to do the skills
she loved so much. In her spare time, she rides and trains horses.
Tiffany is a mother of three and a stepmom to one. She loves to be able to stay at home with her children while they are young, to raise and enjoy them. Miss Tiffany has done many jobs in her life but coaching gymnastics is by far her most favorite! She has always been into health and fitness and she believes it’s important to keep moving! Miss Tiffany says “Teaching gymnastics is a joy for me, to see their faces light up when learning a new, fun skill while laughing and enjoying themselves.” She played basketball, ran track, and did gymnastics when she was young. They are all things she still enjoys. She says “The best job is one you enjoy and doesn't feel like work, which is how I feel about coaching.”
*All Kids In Motion's Teacher Assistants are ages 12-14*
McKena Duck (Teacher Assistant);
McKena was a gymnast for three years. She has been a teacher's assistant since 2014. McKena loves coaching because she loves seeing the students learn new skills, just like she did in the past.
Breanna Schneider (Teacher Assistant);
Miss Breanna started
attending gymnastics at the age of three and is currently on Kids In Motion’s
competitive team. Gymnastics is the sport she is most dedicated to. Miss
Breanna loves to help coach and is very passionate about it. She enjoys helping
other children accomplish their goals that have the same passion as her. It is
her lifelong goal to own her own gymnastics studio. During Miss Breanna’s free
time she enjoys writing songs, hanging out with her friends and being in
Hailey Earney (Teacher Assistant);
started doing gymnastics in 2015. She also plays softball, enjoys reading
and going outside. Miss Hailey enjoys coaching because she loves
working with kids and watching them improve!
*Demonstrators are accomplished students to demonstrate skills to younger students.*
Madelynne Schmitz (Demonstrator);
started gymnastics in 2010. She has been on our Kids In Motion’s competitive
team since 2012. She has been a demonstrator since 2016. Miss Maddy loves
working at Kids In Motion because everyone is so nice. She also loves to see
gymnasts accomplish new skills.