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About Beyond Epic Athletics

Coach Bios:

Coach Jeff Reid

Certification:

USAG PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP/ SAFETY CERTIFIED GYMNASTICS COACH & CPR CERTIFIED

Mr. Reid is a native of Bay Shore Long Island. He is in his third year of coaching here at Epic. Jeff, or “Coach Jeff” as we like to call him, serves as our gymnastics program director. He has coached gymnastics on and off for the past 30 years. Jeff began teaching gymnastics as a college student in 1983 till now having taken a 10 year hiatus from gymnastics to spend the 90’s as an actor, singer and dancer in the Broadway Production of Miss Saigon.

Upon receiving his bachelor degree in theatre at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1985, he returned to New York and began teaching gymnastics here at home. He has coached at several gyms here in the long island area. He has coached at many levels. He has experience in teaching boys and girls programs in both recreational classes and competitive team as well. Mr. Reid would like to express his gratitude towards the epic “family” and looks forward to teaching and learning in this very positive environment.


Coach Jenny Kaufman

Certification:

USAG PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP/ SAFETY CERTIFIED GYMNASTICS COACH & CPR CERTIFIED

Jenny graduated in 2015 from Southern Connecticut State University with a bachelor degree in Graphic Design and a minor in Marketing. She started gymnastics at the age of 3. Her passion for the sport continued and brought her to a level 10 competitive gymnast. Within those years or training as a dedicated gymnast, she accomplished making it to states, regionals, and nationals in USAG. During her high school years, she was an All- American Gymnast, an All-State Gymnast and earned the Wendy’s Heisman Award for scholarship athletics and citizenship.

Jenny was part of the division 11 collegiate gymnastics specializing in vault and floor. She was ASAG All-American Scholar-Athlete, ECAC All -Academic Team selection, USAG Nationals qualifier. In her last two years, she earned a partial scholarship and in her senior year was a captain for her team.

After graduating college, she started coaching gymnastics. She has experience teaching classes for beginners, intermediate, advanced gymnasts as well experience coaching USAG competitive teams from level 4 and up.

Jenny is presently pursuing a change in careers to become an occupational therapist with an interest in working with children.


Cindy Ferrara

Certified USA/G Gymnast

Certified Compulsory Training-Congress

1. Cindy Ferrara has been a competitive gymnast, a USA/G certified coach, and an instructor for over twenty years. She has trained with Bela Karolyi, and has extensive experience with gymnastics, and strength training.
2. Cindy's forte is an aggressive teaching manner that encourages self-discipline, consistency and most importantly-enthusiasm.
3. Cindy's passion is to create an air of confidence within young gymnasts. Working closely with each student, Cindy teaches gymnasts how to overcome situational difficulties, how to manage their time, and how to develop a true love for the sport.
4. Cindy's greatest contribution to Beyond epic gymnastics is her love of the children.. by helping them achieve their skills. Cindy helps young gymnasts gain confidence that translates into success-both in competition and in life.


Coach Grace

My name is Grace Anner and I coach gymnastics rec classes, cheerleading team, and tumbling classes. I've done gymnastics in my youth and began cheerleading when I was 12; since then I have been recognized as the MVP, and one of the top twelve cheerleaders on Long Island. I graduated from Freeport High School and am now studying business at Baruch College. I have been with Beyond Epic Athletics for over two years and I can honestly say that I look forward to coming to work. My coworkers and I are a true family, and we adore passing on our learnings and love for these sports on to your children!


Coach James

Co-0wner

Director of Programs & Gym Manager

I am a co-owner of Beyond Epic Athletics, program Director of All Steer cheer & a USAG certified gymnastics coach. . I was once a Freeport High School cheerleader and was invited to become an All Star Cheerleader at New York Cheer, which was one of the best All Star cheer programs on Long Island. After earning a number of awards, trophies, banners, and a scholarship as an All Star cheerleader, I knew it was time to share my knowledge and love of the sport. I began coaching clinics, town teams, tumbling classes, stunting classes, flexibility classes, strengthening and conditioning classes. Over the past few years to the present I have been coaching my levels 1-3 All Star cheer athletes and continue to have great success! We cry together, we laugh together, we work to win together and that's what Beyond Epic CHEER is all about! I love my job coaching children and giving them a pathway to start their journey of life lessons, teamwork, building character and training them to become strong mentally and physically! Ultimately, to believe in themselves and that nothing is impossible!

When I was Freeport High School Cheerleader