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Westminster School of Gymnastics - Westminster Maryland

Our Gymnastics Coaches

The instructors at Westminster School of Gymnastics & Cheer have coached athletes who participated in World Competition Level gymnastics. These experienced coaches keep our students training for and learning up-to-date tricks and techniques. Our school welcomes a diversity of people and maintains a non-smoking and alcohol/drug free environment.

Career Opportunities - Positions Available

  • Cheerleading Team Coach
  • Cheerleading Tumbling Instructor
  • Acro Gymnastics Coach
  • Tumbling and Trampoline Coach

Please contact us for further details. Thank you!

Rauf Ibatulin - Westminster School of Gymnastics - Coach and OwnerRauf Ibatulin

Gym Owner & Head Coach

Rauf is a professional acrobat, tumbler, and gymnast, who spent decades inside the world of gymnastics as a student, worker, and advisor to younger generations. During his career as a coach, Rauf prepared highly skilled and elite level gymnasts who are currently members of regional and/or national teams and performers of Cirque Du Soleil. Before immigrating to the United States, Rauf coached the Junior National Team, Azerbaijan (former USSR). His coaching career in Maryland began in 1995. Rauf has played a big role in developing and establishing gymnastics programs such as acrobatics and tumbling, at various gymnastics clubs in Maryland.

Rauf's career as a gymnast began when he was only 6 years old. He successfully graduated from the Sport Academy of Olympic Reserve in Baku City, Azerbaijan (former USSR) as a National Team member. Rauf has been awarded numerous certificates, diplomas, and medals for his gymnastics abilities.

Rauf never stopped educating himself after graduating from University of Physical Education and Individual Sports, Baku city, Azerbaijan (former USSR) in 1993. He has two USA degrees from Towson University B.S., Business Administration, Concentration in Finance in 2003 and University of Phoenix, M.S. of Accountancy in 2011.

Aleta Held - Westminster School of GymnasticsAleta Held

Acro Dance Coach

Aleta Held has been teaching dance for 20 years in jazz, tap, ballet, contemporary and musical theater and instructing dancers from the ages 5 to adults on a recreational and competitive level. She also is a member of both the Maryland Council of Dance and National Dance Education Organization. As a choreographer she has a long history in musical theater, competition dance and with professional dance squads. She also has been performing for 30 years dancing, singing and acting in the tri-stare area and beyond: Baltimore Stallions Dance Squad, Kennywood Park, Maryland Arts Festival and Walt Disney World to name a few. She is a mother of three and her daughter is on the acro/gymnastic team at Westminster School of Gymnastics & Cheer.

Kahlyn Eckles - Westminster School of GymnasticsKahlyn Eckles

Recreational Gymnastics Instructor & Acro Team Coach Assistant.

Kahlyn Eckles has been with Westminster School of Gymnastics & Cheer since the gym’s foundation 2012. She was in 6th grade, when she joined the Westminster School of Gymnastics Acro team. Kahlyn reached Level 9 and successfully competed in MD State, Regional and National competitions. Currently Kahlyn coaches recreational gymnastics classes and assists head coach with acro team beginners members. She enjoys coaching young kids and shares their excitement each time they accomplish a new skill.

Giselle Gonzalez - Westminster School of GymnasticsGiselle Gonzalez

Tumbling & Trampoline Team / Recreational Gymnastics Coach

Giselle Gonzalez was a competitive trampoline member for 10 years. She has competed at state, regional and national level in the sport of trampoline and has won at these different levels as well. She has been part of Westminster School of Gymnastics & Cheer since the beginning of 2016 working with the recreational classes as well as the trampoline competitive team.


Congratulations to Angelina Ibatulin, Reagan Sutton, and Daisy Fernandez with Best Gymnast of The Year 2016, Nicolas Farfoglia with Best Tumbler of The Year 2016, Victoria Preston and Ian Kish with Best Acro Group of The Year 2016, and Jennifer Downs with Best Parent of The Year 2016!

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Westminster School of Gymnastics
166 Airport Drive, Unit 10
Westminster, MD 21157
Phone: 410-751-3751
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Westminster School of Gymnastics & Cheer
USA Gymnastics166 Airport Drive, Unit 10
Westminster, MD 21157

Phone: 410-751-3751