Meet Our Team
Amanda, along with her husband Dennis embark on this new journey with excitement. Together they bring a wealth of knowledge and experiences to the team that is bigger than just gymnastics. With Amanda's background in Educational Leadership and Dennis' background in Business, they will work to bring forth the best vision for whole child development in the sport of gymnastics. Dennis has always had a love for sport and has participated as both an athlete and coach in various organizations. He has experienced firsthand the importance of strong technical coaching. Combined with Amanda's knowledge in the importance of the relationship between teaching and learning while considering the social-emotional and physical development of the athlete, they make strong leaders for our team. They are excited about the role they will play at Galaxy Gymnastics and Fitness. It certainly helps they have have been able to experience gymnastics through the eyes of their daughter, and understand the sidelines as parents.
Office Administrator & Recreational Director
Laura has been an intricate part of Galaxy since its inception in January 2012. Being a previous ‘gymnastics mom’ herself, Laura excels at relating to parents, and is always happy to answer questions. We are excited to have Laura in the office as a friendly face to welcome you to Galaxy Gymnastics & Fitness.
Our competitive coaches are extremely qualified individuals ready to help develop skills while fostering an inclusive and encouraging environment.
Dr. Samantha Marshall
Competitive & Recreational Director, Coach, Chiropractor
Samantha has been involved in gymnastics since she was 2, and had success competing for her club and on the provincial team. Samantha has been coaching for Galaxy since it first opened in 2012 as a certified NCCP Level 2 coach. When she is not in the gym, Samantha can be found treating athletes and families across the Durham Region through her own mobile chiropractic business. Samantha also volunteers as a mentor through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program and loves to find ways to give back to the community.
Maddie first joined competitive gymnastics at age 5 and competed as a high level athlete until age 13. On top of gymnastics, Maddie has also found success in both rep soccer and volleyball. With 11 years of coaching experience, she is an NCCP level 2 certified coach with aspirations to obtain her level 3 and to coach at an elite level. As someone who at times had a negative experience as an elite gymnast, Maddie strives to create a healthy and positive environment for her athletes. She prioritizes emotional wellness, body positivity and establishing a true love for the sport. Outside of the gym, you can find Maddie taking on the world with her daughter Isla and her pup Cooper.
Carli has been involved in aesthetic sports her whole life on both a provincial and national level including artistic gymnastics, trampoline, power tumbling, and diving. Carli is an NCCP Level 2 coach with 10 years of coaching experience and has a passion for fostering a positive sporting environment for young children. Carli has a Bachelor of Health Science in Kinesiology and is currently a Doctor of Chiropractic student. When she is not in the gym, Carli can be found volunteering with the Clarington Minor Lacrosse Association and playing with her dog Flynn.
Emmeline has enjoyed the sport of gymnastics since the age of 2 and had success competing for Galaxy on the provincial level. Emmeline continues to have a passion for the sport and shares that with her athletes as a Level 2 NCCP certified coach. With 7 years of coaching experience of both recreational and competitive athletes, Emmeline is a valuable member of the Galaxy team. Emmeline has also found success as a varsity rower and as a student completing her Bachelor of Health Science in Kinesiology degree at Ontario Tech University. On top of her studies and her coaching, Emmeline enjoys being a peer-tutor and spending time with her two golden retrievers, Bo and Archie.
Jessica has been involved in sports her entire life, and took a special interest in gymnastics from a young age. She was a competitive athlete at Galaxy when it first opened in 2012, and had success at the provincial level. After retiring from the sport she began her coaching career, and is now a certified NCCP Level 1 coach and is working towards her NCCP Level 2 certification. As a coach and someone who is passionate about mental health, Jessica strives to create a sporting environment where atheltes feel supported both physically and emotionally. Jessica also has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour, and is currently working on her Bachelor of Education to become a teacher. During her free time she enjoys spending time at her cottage with friends, travelling, and walking her dog Bosley.
Our recreational coaches work with the gymnasts to help develop skills in an inclusive and fun environment!
Our large facility hosts a variety of equipment. Galaxy Gymnastics has an impressive 10,000 sq foot facility with all of the following features:
40FT TUMBL TRAK
RECREATIONAL BEAM, BAR, AND VAULT AREAS
SEPARATED BEAM STUDIO FOR COMPETITIVE ATHLETES
LARGE PARENT VIEWING AREA OVERLOOKING THE GYM
BOUTIQUE WITH LEOTARDS, GYMNASTICS SHORTS, GALAXY T-SHIRTS, AND MORE
Galaxy is always welcoming resumes for both recreational and competitive coaches.