As Founder and Executive Manager, Dezso brings a wealth of experience from a business and teaching perspective. Upon graduation with a B.A. in Physical Education he began his Phys. Ed. teaching career.
Moving to a new country, he discovered new opportunities, and in 2005, Olympia Gymnastics was opened to Kanata and surrounding areas.
He is a NCCP Gymnastics Coach, certified "Y" Personal Trainer and certified Fitness Consultant with the Ontario Association of Sport and Exercise.
In 2014, a new business called "Olympia Training Center" was opened in Kanata North, which is dedicated to the training of competitive athletes from multiple sports.
WAG Head Coach & Competitive Coordinator
Being involved in the sport for most of her life, Nausikaa is a Level 3 certified coach with extensive experience in the field of sports facilities management, as well as of gymnastics in general as a coach, athlete and judge. She has been a national level gymnast in Romania and has coached all levels, from recreational up to provincial and national, both overseas and in Canada.
To complement her sports background, Nausikaa also has two Masters degrees in English and Literature, as well as a Bachelor's degree in Education. She has numerous years of teaching experience at academic, high school and elementary levels. She is also active with a non-for-profit educational foundation that promotes culture and education in ethno-cultural communities.
WAG Coach & Acro Coordinator
Wendy is a former competitive gymnast who continues her love of the sport and her dedication to her community through coaching. With more than 10 years coaching recreational and competitive gymnastics to children of all ages, Wendy is a Level 2 certified coach and is in charge of the new competitive Acro programs.
Gymnastics and Trampoline Coach & Administrative Assistant
Silvana is a Level 2 Certified Coach. She has worked as a teacher for many years and she has outstanding experience in working with and coaching young children.
Patricia is a certified Level 2 Women's Artistic Gymnastics and level 1 Trampoline coach with 12 years coaching experience. She has coached both recreational gymnastics as well as precompetitive and competitive to children of all ages, including those with special needs. As a former competitive gymnast, she loves to pass on her passion for the sport and see all her gymnasts succeed.
Jaqueline is a certified Level 2 Women's Artistic Gymnastics coach and a Registered Massage Therapist. She was one of our gym's first generation of competitive athletes one decade ago! Jacqueline remains active in our recreational and invitational competitive programs.
Cristina Pop Chrilia
Cristina is involved with our recreational programs, as well as our precompetitive artistic and acrobatic gymnastics streams. Her daughter Sonia is one of Olympia's furutre stars in the ACRO program, competiting at the Ontario Provincial Level.
Veronica became a Level 1 certified coach and is helping young children get active and find a passion for the sport as she did herself.
Julia is a trained Level 1 coach who has been coaching at Olympia for the past 5 seasons. She has experience in gymnastics, having been a recreational gymnast and now enjoys teaching the sport to children of all ages through the Cangym Program. Julia will be entering her first year at Carleton University in the program of Child Studies as she hopes to further her teaching career.
Alyssa is a Level 1 certified coach, as well as a former Olympia Gymnastics provinical level gymnast. She enjoys the sport of gymnastics very much and challenges her groups to achieve their best at all times.
Elodie brings experience from her competitive career at Olympia Gymnastics to complement her Level 1 coaching certification. Elodie's calm but disciplined demeanor enables children in her group to progress rapidly and develop their own love for gymnastics.