Owners Erin Kampschroer and Carey Pollack are native Northern Virginians with combined experience in the gymnastics world of over 40 years. It is a dream come true to open their own gym, and they are well-prepared to enter the youth sports market with the range of perspective that comes from years of experience in training, coaching, and as family managers (aka ‘Gym Moms’). They are excited about sharing their love of gymnastics and expertise, while building community and promoting wellness.
Carey is a firm believer in the positive effects of fitness and strength in the lives of all of us, as well as a witness to the powerful role that coaching and mentoring can play. She is a mother of 5, two of which are competitive gymnasts - one JO Level 9 and one JO Level 3, with 15 years of experience supporting them through the sport, and many years serving in the parents association for their gymnastics team. She values the growth mindset, self-confidence, and physical and mental strength that athletes gain through gymnastics.
Carey is an educator and coach at heart, having taught science in secondary schools for 20+ years and coaching along the way. She was a competitive athlete throughout her youth, college, and into adulthood. Through years of experience training and coaching in track & field (similar to gymnastics in its individual nature and focus on strength-building/cross-training/goal-setting/mental fortitude), she has developed an astute understanding of the psychology and physiology that leads to positive experiences in sports. She is a Langley High School alum, earned a BS in Geology from UNC-Chapel Hill, an MA in Education from Virginia Tech, and an MS in Geographic & Cartographic Science from George Mason University.
Erin is a long-standing gymnast and gymnastics coach, as well as an everyday athlete who maintains an active lifestyle with a focus on health and wellness.
Erin has coached competitive gymnastics for the last 10 years, and served as head coach for the Arlington Angels Xcel Program for 7 years. She cares deeply about creating a positive environment for young athletes to grow, develop and feel supported and find a sense of community. She values the physical and mental aspects of gymnastics and loves mentoring her gymnasts in many aspects of life; cultivating lifelong skills beyond the sport of gymnastics.
Erin has a 2 y.o. daughter and lives in the world of young mothers in Northern Virginia, which helps us connect with what mothers of littles need and want. She is a graduate of Georgetown Day High School and the University of Southern California with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an interdisciplinary MS in Mechanical, Electrical and Nuclear Engineering. She also is an engineer with a patent in a combustion based manufacturing process.