The Paramount Instructors...
Holly Plummer - Owner
Holly graduated from Lock Haven University with a B.S. in Health and Physical Education. She holds a Masters Degree in Health Education from Penn State University. For the past 23 years she has taught at a local public school. She is also an adjunct professor teaching a Wellness Course and a Kinesthetic Classroom Course to educators. She is currently nominated as Teacher of the Year in the State of Pennsylvania. She has participated in gymnastics since the age of 2 and has coached for the past 25 years. She has coached competitive gymnastics to a national level, achieving a national champion. She is also a certified American Red Cross instructor. In 2003 Paramount Sports Complex became a dream come true.
Tina Kowalski - Director of Fitness
Tina has a bachelors of science degree from Penn State University in Marketing. Following college, Tina began to focus on the fitness field. She has been teaching Group fitness classes at Paramount Sports Complex since October 2004. From there she got promoted to Fitness Director where she is responsible for fitness class scheduling, hiring and training of instructors, in addition to general operations of the fitness center. She served as Fitness Trainer for the Women's Health Center for Aesthetics & Wellness. Tina currently holds several certifications in the areas of Personal Training, Pre-natal Post-natal Care, Indoor Cycling and Group Fitness Instruction through the American Aerobic Association and International Sports Medicine Association. She currently is a staff personal trainer which helps her pursue her passion of helping people achieve a healthy fit lifestyle. Tina also oversees special events and advertising for the complex.
Michelle Marshall- Director of Team Program
Michelle has been coaching competitive gymnastics since 1995, working with athletes up through Level 10. She especially enjoys coaching bars and beam, and excels in choreography and music design for gymnastic floor routines. One of the floor routines she designed won " Best Choreography" at a recent competition.
She is a former competitive gymnast from Lancaster County and is currently a Level 10 rated judge. Michelle also has many years of ballet training and remains active with her daughters in ballet. In addition to competitive team coaching, she also enjoys helping very young gymnasts with their first experience in the sport. Graduating from Alvernia University with a BS in Athletic Training, she takes her knowledge from her degree to assist the gymnasts with injury prevention and rehabilitation.
Michelle looks forward the educational clinics each year to discover new techniques and drills to enhance the gymnasts' learning.
In her free time she enjoys family time, traveling and trying to visit every amusement park in the US.
Michelle lives in Brownstown with her husband Ryan and their two daughters.
Coach Jill - Head Coach Xcel Team Program
Mrs. Jill Regets is originally from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. She has been part of the Paramount family since 2016, and is the current head coach and choreographer for the women’s XCEL team program.
Jill has been coaching gymnastics for over a decade, and has been involved in the sport for over 25 years. After competing as a level 10 gymnast for USAG, she competed as a member of the NAIGC gymnastics team and Varsity NCAA diving team at the University of Notre Dame, where she earned a dual-degree in Pre-Medicine and English, and published several works as a medical diagnostics researcher. While earning her Masters in Business at the College of William and Mary, Jill competed on the club gymnastics team, and used her athletic and business background to establish a successful online company specializing in fitness, health, and nutrition for athletes. From 2009 - 2018, Jill worked as an accomplished Healthcare Operations Manager, Consultant, and Project Management Professional, and served for several years as Chief of Staff to the CEO’s Advisor for Anthem, the second-largest healthcare organization in the US.
In addition to coaching gymnastics, Jill is also an avid marathon runner, rock climber, dancer, certified CrossFit coach, TRX instructor, and 200hr RYA certified yoga instructor. Jill also loves choreography, and has been developing competitive floor exercise routines since 2005— first at her hometown gym in Pittsburgh, and now at Paramount. Her coaching philosophy is to help support the athletes to become not only better gymnasts, but to grow and thrive as young women in a safe, positive, and FUN environment.
Coach Myranda - JO Girls Coach
Myranda is a former Level 10 competitive gymnast, qualifying for Level 9 Nationals and level 10 NIT 3 years. She was an NCAA gymnast at Division II West Chester University for the 2016-2019 seasons being a Bars specialist, qualifying for USANational Collegiate Nationals 3 years. Myranda's previous coaching experience for 3 years with level 3, 4, and 5 gymnastics. Her favorite event’s to coach are bars and vault. She is also currently studying for the compulsory judges exam, to enhance her knowledge in the sport.
Myranda also excels in ballet, pointe, jazz, and modern at Lancaster School of Ballet for 12 years. She is currently still involved in ballet working with competitive dancers in acro, strength and conditioning at Balance Dance in Manheim, PA.
Myranda is working on her Bachelor’s degree in Middle Grades and Special Education, along with minors in Autism and Mathematics. She will be finishing her education at West Chester University in December of 2019.
Myranda is excited to share her knowledge with your gymnast.
Alyssa, Sherri and Barry - Acro Coaches
Alyssa has been at Paramount since 2010. She is a USA Gymnastic Junior Olympic Development Coach for Acrobatic Gymnastics and has been an acrobatics coach and choreographer since 2007. Alyssa is also an Acrobatic Gymnastic Judge having judged at Local, State and Region 7 Championships. Alyssa competed in acro since 2000 and is a six time National Champion, two-time gold and two-time silver medalist. In 2011, she received the Region 7 Athlete of the year award given for contributions to the sport, sportsmanship, service, and performance.
Sherri is a USA Gymnastic Junior Olympic Development Coach for Acrobatic Gymnastics. She has been a team coach at Paramount since 2010. She competed acrobatics and tumbling in middle and high school. She is a certified meet director.
Barry is a USA Gymnastic Junior Olympic Team Coach for Acrobatic Gymnastics. He has been a coach at Paramount in 2010. Barry is also an Acrobatic Gymnastic Judge, having judged at Local, State, Region 7 and 2013 National Championships. He is also a certified meet director.
Ashley Bankes - Preschool Head Teacher
Ashley graduated from Shippensburg University in 2008 with a degree in Elementary Education. Following graduation, she taught first grade in a public school in Somerset County. Her husband's position in the Army National Guard brought her to Lebanon County where she taught second and third grades at Fredericksburg Elementary. While there, she was honored by the local American Legion with the National Citizenship Education award for her work in leading and organizing events for a Patriotism Committee. Upon the arrival of her first daughter in 2011, she chose to become a stay at home mom. During this time, she earned a Masters of Education degree with a focus on Classroom Climate and Management. Ashley has been a member of Paramount since 2011 and her daughter participates in gymnastics classes and the preschool. She lives in Jonestown with her husband John and two daughters, Finley and Eden.