Welcome to Xtreme Gymnastics!
Xtreme Gymnastics is North Scottsdale and North Phoenix’s first and best choice for gymnastics, ninjas, pre-school, birthday parties and parents night out!
We are a place where kids are inspired to get fit and learn in an exciting environment. Our wide variety of programs will help your child develop the strength and self-esteem they need to achieve success.
Xtreme Gymnastics was founded out of a love of developing healthy minds, strong bodies, and confidence within children. Through our dedication and commitment to our “HART’ principles of Honor –Attitude-Responsibility-Teamwork we continue to see our students rise to the highest levels of academic and athletic success. Including – Honor Roll, Honor Society, College Scholarships, National Team Members, International medalists, State, Regional and National Champions. Since 1996 we truly put our HART in everything we do.
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 30+ 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 physical rewards such as strength and power along with internal life lessons of time management, work ethic, discipline, independence and a pledge to commitment 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 finance, 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 in and out of the gym. 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.
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.
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 women’s compulsory program coach 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. 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.
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.