Walt graduated from Temple U in 1982. In his senior year he was 2nd all-around in the EIGL. Walt has much experience, having coached at both John Pancott Gymnastics Center and Upper Merion Dance and Gymnastics Center prior to joining PBG. He’ll work mainly with levels 4, 6-8.
Nia is a graduate of Temple University, where she was a competing member of the Temple co-ed club team. In action prior to college, she was a level 10 gymnast who qualified for our level 10 Nationals. Nia works with our preschool program and our beginner girls.
Nyla completed her freshman year at Temple University where she studied criminal justice and dance. She is now at Circadium School of Contemporary Circus to pursue a diploma in circus arts. When she was younger she took dance and gymnastics, but quickly decided she wanted to focus on ballet and studied at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet for 10 years. She also began training in aerial arts when she was in high school.
Karina is a freshman at Temple university majoring in accounting and is a memberof the Co-Ed gymnastics club. She has been doing gymnastics since she was 2 year old, but on and off and competed for Lower Mayfair Gymnastics and later for Bensalem Gymnastics.
Anthony McHugh started his athletic career as a springboard diver in Indianapolis, IN when he was 8 years old. He competed for 10 years and qualified for high school state championships his junior and senior years. While attending MIT, Anthony joined the club gymnastics team as his first introduction to the sport. He competed with MIT for 3 years and fell in love with the sport. Anthony continues to compete through the National Association for Intercollegiate Gymnastics Clubs (NAIGC) and also serves as a volunteer on their rules committee. In addition to coaching boy’s team, Anthony works as a structural engineer primarily on demolition projects in New York City.
Jesse is the head coach of Temple University Men’s Gymnastics Team. He was an NCAA competitor in his college days, and qualified for the NCAA Championships. After graduating, he spent 5 year coaching in South Africa before returning the the US to enter the collegiate coaching ranks. He was assistant coach at Temple U for a year before taking over, while former coach Fred Turoff moved to assistant coach. Jesse also teaches at Circadium, a circus arts school in Philadelphia. Jesse coached the senior men at the 2022 Maccabiah Games in Israel.
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