Our qualified, caring instructors are all certified in our specialized training program. Program directors and senior staff members are USAG Professional Members, USAG Safety Certified, Safe Sport certified, and trained in concussion awareness.

Co-founder Harlan Bensley was the second person inducted into the Colorado Gymnastics Hall of Fame.


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Permanent fixture in the gym

"Grandpa ponytail puller"
Experience – 100 years in gymnastics – including collegiate at Iowa State. Started coaching gymnastics in Denver in 1960, and began Grand Junction Gymnastics in 1985 with his son Brian.
Certifications – Selected into the Colorado Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 1997 for his influence in the sport of gymnastics.
Education – Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Science.
Hobbies – Fishing (anyone want to go?) and 6 grand kids.

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President & Girls Head Gymnastics Coach

Gymnastics Experience – 8 years in gymnastics. 1 year collegiate.
Certifications – PDP administrator. USAG pro member. USAG Safety certified, meet director certified.
Coaching Experience – 42 years coaching. High school assistant coach and judge. Head team coach AZ Spinettes. USAIGC National coach. 4 time USAG JO National team coach. Owner/director of GJGA for 26 years.
Education – Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology
Hobbies – Snow sports, Camping, Movies

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Program Director & Girls Head Gymnastics Coach

Gymnastics Experience – 10 years in gymnastics. USGF Class 2 State champion.
Certifications – USAG pro member. USAG safety certified. USAG Skill evaluator. First Aid/CPR certified.
Coaching Experience – 32 years coaching and choreography at GJGA. NCA dance instructor. Choreographer for Jr Elite National floor champion. USAG JO National team coach.
Education – 2 years medical/business at Mesa State.
Hobbies – Shopping, Camping, Watersports, Mom.


Whitney Reid
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Elly Stone
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Jessi Yarnell
Emily Santa Maria
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Alayna Lawton
Cailin Bieberly
Rylee Carew
Grace Wender
Maddie Mascarenas
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Taylor Kassaw
Piper Haley
Teya Eirwin


2285 River Road
Grand Junction, CO 81505

Phone: (970) 245-3610


Monday - Friday
9:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 7:00pm

9:00am - 12:00pm
Flexible Hours for Private Events