Welcome to Xtreme Gymnastics!
Xtreme Gymnastics is a place where kids are inspired to get fit and learn in an exciting environment. Your kids will thrive through a wide variety of programs to develop the strength and self-esteem they need to achieve success.
Xtreme Gymnastics History
Xtreme Gymnastics was founded as a means to develop healthy minds, strong bodies, and confidence within children. Since 1996 we continue to witness the success of our students to our highest level of achievement. Through our dedication and commitment to our “HART’ principles of Honor –Attitude-Responsibility-Teamwork we continue to add to our extensive resume of College Scholarships, National Team Members, International medalists, State, Regional and National Champions.
Meet the Owner
Xtreme Gymnastics is rooted in the dreams of Aimee Burton, a passionate advocate for the advantages gymnastics offers to boys and girls through their childhood years and long after. Aimee’s love of the sport started when she became a gymnast at the age of 7. Her coaches encouraged her to face head-on her fears, and as a result, she was able to develop a strong sense of self and solid confidence. What’s more, she soon discovered that true accomplishment is only achieved as a reward for hard work and dedication.
It’s no surprise, then, that since her teenage years, Aimee has had a burning desire to share her love of this beautiful sport with as many children as possible. She’s now spent the better part of 30 years competing, coaching, and developing gymnastics programs for children. Through Xtreme Gymnastics, she’s had the honor to participate in the growth and development processes of numerous children. Aimee feels blessed, knowing that her dream has come true. Through her work every day, she gets to watch youngsters grow into confident, healthy, responsible people.
Meet Our Coaches
Women's Team DirectorVIEW BIO
Women's Team Director
Emily Kelly has 32 cumulative years of gymnastics experience as both a competitor and a coach. She started competing at the Junior Olympic level at age 6 and continued her career through collegiate gymnastics at the University of Iowa. After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Physiology she wanted to continue the sport of gymnastics as a coach believing that it encompasses external rewards such as strength and power along with internal life lessons such as time management, work ethic, respect for authority, independence and a pledge to commitment all values that build self-confidence and success throughout adulthood.
Men's Team DirectorVIEW BIO
Men's Team Director
Jeff Kelly started out in gymnastics at the age of 5 and has nurtured a love for the athletic discipline ever since. As a participant in the sport, Jeff excelled by continuing his career as a collegiate gymnast at the University of Nebraska. After graduating college with a degree in economics and business, he entered the corporate world yet stayed connected with the sport as a part-time coach during this period of his life. He learned everyday lessons as an athlete, such as cultivating a disciplined work ethic, a respect for authority, and a sense of independence that served him well both on and off the mats. Now as one of our full-time coaches, Jeff instills the same life lessons he learned as a kid into the gymnasts he trains daily at Xtreme Gymnastics.
Jeremiah GarrettVIEW BIO
Jeremiah is as passionate as any other coach on the Xtreme Gymnastics team about providing well-rounded gymnastics leadership to boys and girls. This is no surprise given his diverse athletic background. Having started out in sports at a young age, Jeremiah excelled through four years of high school gymnastics, reaching level 9. He simultaneously competed in high school diving, and then went on to complete three years as an all-state competitor in both gymnastics and diving. It was during this time that he achieved several state and regional championships. Since then, Jeremiah also participated as a tumbling coach through land competitive cheer coach.
In all, Jeremiah now has over 10 years of coaching experience, and approaches each class he teaches at Xtreme Gymnastics with the same dedication and enthusiasm as he did athletics as a competitor. He provides an environment of excellent when working with his students, while supporting their unique growth as individuals and little athletes.
Amy BucknellVIEW BIO
Amy knows firsthand the benefits of starting gymnastics early. She got her first experience on the mats at 18 months old when she and her Mother took part in a Mommy and Me class. In no time, she was hooked and subsequently began competing when she was seven years old. She then went on to become one of Xtreme Gymnastics first students when she enrolled in 1995, with Aimee Burton as her coach. From there, she continued to compete throughout high school, and even began to coach her own students during her junior year.
Amy went on to coach developmental and competitive-level gymnastics at a club in Lansing, MI throughout her undergraduate and graduate college years. Following that, she served as co-team director and women’s compulsory program coordinator for three years. She has completed a BA in social relations and policy, a minor in Muslim Studies, and a certification in Secondary Education from Michigan State University, and after working as a graduate research assistant, is now completing PhD studies. Today, Amy is thrilled to be back at her home gym, Xtreme Gymnastics, where she will put her considerable education and gymnastics experience to work to guide the boys and girls in her classes.
Gina CoronaVIEW BIO
Gina Corona has over 29 years of gymnastics coaching experience. During her journey as a coach, Gina has successfully helped multiple teams and individuals reach tournament level, with 5 Team State Championships and many individual State and Regional champions to her credit. Included in her list of athletic protégés are Gina’s two children. Her daughter Julia received a full-ride scholarship in gymnastics from Eastern Michigan University, and her son Trevor is an avid basketball player. Gina and her husband continue to encourage their children to excel in academics and sports alike. She takes these same philosophies with her everyday as she interacts with her students at Xtreme Gymnastics.
Megan LudwickVIEW BIO
Megan Ludwick has excelled in gymnastics from the age of 4 when she first started to develop her skills. As a serious athlete, Megan was involved in gymnastics competitions from seventh grade until the end of her high school years. During this period of time, she developed a keen appreciation for all that gymnastics added to her life. Inspired by Kevin Durant who said, “Hard work beats talent, but talent wins games,” Megan invested a lot in honing her abilities. She believes that not only did participation in gymnastics instill in her values of sportsmanship and goal setting, it fostered principles such as responsibility and respect for others in her personal character. Following her competitive years, Megan began to coach. Since that time, she has enjoyed passing on her love of the sport to her students as she encourages them to become positive, energetic little people who reach to win in life and in athletics.