Middletown

7 Kanes Lane
Middletown,NJ 07748
732 - 671 - 2328


Parlin

287 Cheesequake Road
Parlin, NJ 08859
732 - 238 - 6900

Gymnastics Instructors


directors 07 NikkiBalka Nikki Balka
Director of Recreational Gymnastics - Middletown

Nikki has been coaching for over 10 years. When she’s not coaching, you can probably find her at Disney World. She loves Tinkerbell, along with everything else Disney. She attended Seton Hall University where she was a cheerleader.


alyssa beckerman Alyssa Beckerman
Gymnastics Coach

Coach Beckerman was a member of the United States National Gymnastics Team from 1997 to 2000.  Her highest honor was making the 1999 World Gymnastics Championships.  She was named an alternate member of the 2000 US Olympic Team.  Beckerman competed on the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) intercollegiate gymnastics team from 2001 to 2003, while pursuing a degree in sociology.  

directors 05 ToniBorden Toni Borden
USAG Team Director - Parlin

Toni has been at Head Over Heels for 25 years now, with a total of 32 years of coaching experience in New Jersey. In her time at HOH she has had numerous state and regional champions, as well as National qualifiers. She also had many TOPS National A, B, and Diamond Team members. Toni is married, has two kids, and one grand-daughter who takes gymnastics and dance at Head Over Heels.


directors 03 RitaDAmbrosio Rita D'Ambrosio
Director of Pre-School Gymnastics

Rita has over 25 years of coaching experience, 7 of them at Head Over Heels. She enjoys working with all of our pre-school students and is always looking for exciting ways to engage them. She is also mommy to an African Grey Parrot.


gymnastics instructors 01 KristinaHungrige Kristina Hungrige
Gymnastics Instructor - Parlin

Kristina was a level 9 USAG gymnast before retiring due to injury. When she isn't coaching gymnastics, you can find her teaching math. She recently completed her first year coaching at Head Over Heels.


directors 08 VladimirKarvicky Vladimir Karvacky
USAG Men’s Team Director - Both Locations

Vlad hails from Slovakia where he had an amazing gymnastics career. He was a member of Slovak National Team for over 8 years. Since his retirement from gymnastics, he's been in New Jersey coaching for over 14 years. He is also the proud owner of a "money tree".


gymnastics instructors 13 HelenaPikuzinski Scott Mallm
JOGA Coach

Scott has been coaching for over 35 years, and has never missed a gymnastics competition! He still stretches every day with his gymnasts, and when he isn't coaching he is a High School Art Specialist and teaches Advanced Placement Art History.


gymnastics instructors 10 AndreaMlynar Andrea Mlynar
USAG Team Coach - Middletown

Coach Andrea moved to America in 1998, she's been coaching for over 15 years - the last ten of which have been at Head Over Heels. She was a gymnast herself, training on the Slovak National team as a junior and senior. She's always wanted to see the Stanley Cup, and she's bungee jumped in Spain.


gymnastics instructors 14 TiffanyOlivera Tiffany Olivera
Gymnastics Coach - Middletown

Tiffany has been an instructor at Head Over Heels from nearly ten years, and started gymnastics at the age of 3. She was a gymnast, herself, for 14 years. She is a mother to two beautiful daughters, the eldest is currently in the USAG team development program for HOH.


gymnastics instructors 09 AshleyPalamara Ashley Palamara
Gymnastics Instructor - Middletown



gymnastics instructors 12 HelenaPikuzinski Helena Pikuzinski
JOGA Coach/Gymnastics Instructor - Middletown

Coach Helena was a USGF gymnast, where she was an elite. She attended the University of Kentucky on a full athletic scholarship for gymnastics. Before becoming a JOGA coach 7 years ago, she coached USAG Levels 1-10 for over 30 years. She is single mother of two great kids, each of whom are honor roll students at their colleges.


gymnastics instructors 06 SonnySmoljan Sonny Smoljan
USAG Coach

Sonny has been at Head Over Heels for nearly two years and brings over 20 years of coaching experience. He has had many State and Regional champions in his coaching career. When he isn't coaching, he enjoys cheering for the Croatian National Soccer team.


gymnastics instructors 05 ZulietaSmoljan Zulieta Smoljan
USAG Coach

Zulieta has been at Head Over Heels for almost two years now. She brings over 20 years of gymnastics coaching experience, and was a competitive gymnast herself. When she isn’t coaching, she is the mother of two beautiful children (one of which is on the USAG Team) and is a school teacher.


directors 01 lew wicki Lew Wicki
Director of Karate

Sensei Lew has earned his fourth degree black belt and continues to study martial arts to further his education. His favorite cartoon character is Snoopy, and he is a strong advocate for adopting rescue dogs, with a soft spot for pitbulls.


directors 06 JohnWilton John Wilton
USAG Team Director - Middletown

Coach John has lived in Middletown for most of his life. His very first coaching job was actually for trampoline, but he knew he always wanted to coach gymnastics. Forty-one years later, he’s had countless state, regional, and national champions! John is one of 11 children, and most of his siblings still reside in Monmouth County. He has two children of his own (not counting his 200 gymnast daughters), and his youngest daughter coaches at Head Over Heels during Summer break.




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