Owner & coach, Jon Hovda has 25+ year of gymnastic coaching experience. Jon has coached numerous state, regional and national champions many of whom have gone on to compete at the college level on scholarships. Jon is also an assistant coach for the UW-Oshkosh girls gymnastics team. Jon was a professional water skier for eight years and has coached skiing for thirteen years. His professional ski career has taken him to Germany, Holland, Japan, Brazil, California, Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin Dells. Jon has coached skiing in Japan, South Dakota, and in Wisconsin.
Skylar has been involved with gymnastics ever since she started the sport at age 3. She competed for Jon up until level 8 and has been coaching at SAGA for two years.
Why does Skylar coach? I absolutely love the sport & there is no better feeling than seeing & helping your gymnasts achieve new skills.
Abby has been involved in gymnastics since she was 4 years old. She did gymnastics at SAGA with Jon for 2 years and has been working here for about a year. Abby coaches because she loves gymnastics and loves working with children. Coaching is a perfect fit for her. Abby loves to see a student learn a new skill. She is honored to be the coach who is able to help her students learn new skills.
Olivia Mabry started gymnastics at the age of 3 and participated for 10 years. Olivia competed in Colorado until level 9, was the level 9 state vault champion and made it to Westerns where she placed 5th.
Olivia coaches because she loves the sport and the thrill of watching other gymnasts improve and learn new skills. It's amazing to be able to help gymnasts reach their goals.
Karlee has been involved in gymnastics since the age of 5. She has competed with Jon up to level 7. She recently started coaching preschool through the advanced levels. Karlee coaches because of her love of gymnastics she wants to share with others. She also enjoys helping kids reach their goals and learn new things.
Meet Melissa Jaeger, she has been involved with gymnastics for a long time; starting at age 3 and is still enjoying the sport. Melissa taught gymnastics to the elementary girls during her High School years while also competing on the Park Falls High School Varsity All Around Gymnastics Team all 4 years. During her senior year she went to state on vault taking first place, at sectionals with a 9.98 and at State she took 12th place! Melissa says, "Vault was my favorite, floor was my second favorite, and then came bars and beam, which I didn’t enjoy as much." Melissa has been coaching intermediate classes at SAGA Sport Gymnastics since 2008. She loves teaching kids gymnastics. Her favorite to teach is vault and floor. One of the greatest feelings is when Melissa can get a child to do a back handspring on floor or a handspring vault.