Sally Poveromo M.E.D., founder and owner of Planet Gymnastics, directs the business operations in Natick. For her, this is a true passion. Sally has over 30 years of combined experience as a collegiate competitor, teacher, coach, and judge. She has opened 3 gymnastics facilities in the past 20 years and continuously follows her values learned as an athlete – those of hard work and dedication to excellence.
“I’m proud to serve the community by offering this healthy experience to children”.
“I’m committed to my staff, customer service, and understanding how best to offer quality physical activity to our youth”.
Sally holds all certifications through USA Gymnastics – the governing body for gymnastics in the United States. When not at work you can find Sally on the tennis court or out running. She has completed 3 Boston Marathons and most recently, the Chicago Marathon.
Our programs each have a director who oversees the curriculum, staff, and gymnasts involved at that level. Every year the program directors attend national training offered through USA Gymnastics and meet with others all over the country to learn and share what is current in the industry. USA Gymnastics has invited Planet Gymnastics staff to speak at both Regional and National Congresses to share the unique and innovative concepts Planet Gymnastics has developed.
Each staff director and instructor is USAG Safety Certified and holds a:
- USAG Professional Development Certification
- Kinder Accreditation and/or CPR and First Aid CertificationFeel free to contact any of our directors at their email addresses.
Our Management Team
Miss Lisa is our Preschool Program Director. She grew up in Belmont and lives in Natick with her husband and two children. She graduated from the University of Hartford and received a BS in Human Services and minor in Psychology. Physical fitness and athletics have always been important to her. She competed in gymnastics in high school, played Division I softball in college, continues to play softball in the summers, and is a marathon runner. She started working at Planet Gymnastics in 1997. “My teaching philosophy is to make sure that when a child participates in the gym program they learn gymnastics skills in an exciting, energetic, and safe environment. Just as important, they can relax, have fun, and feel comfortable with me as their instructor.” Lisa holds all certifications through USA Gymnastics including Safety, Professional Development I, Kinder Accreditation for Teachers, Movement Education and Lesson Plan Development,Hands on Training Preschool and Recreational, and is First Aid/CPR certified. Lisa was invited to be a speaker at the 2004 USAG National Congress held in Anaheim, California and also the 2004 USAG Regional Congress held in Newton, MA. Her presentation was entitled: “Who’s in Charge Anyway? Creative Approaches to Co-Teaching a Parent-Child Program”. E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Miss Mandy is our Recreational and School Age Program Director who has been working in the field of gymnastics for over 36 years. Mandy has been with the gym since 1997! She starting assisting gymnastics classes at the age of 16 and stayed with it since. Mandy has worked with USAG Junior Olympic Team, as well as recreational, preschool, and Tiny Tumblers classes. “I enjoy children and, of course, I think gymnastics is the most fundamental sport and it can benefit every child.” She has been married for 33 years and has four children between the ages of 25 and 33. E-mail her at email@example.com.
Mr. Gary is the Operations Manager and Shining Stars Adaptive PE Director at Planet Gymnastics. He grew up in Lewiston, Maine and lives in Leominster, MA. He attended the University of Maine, Orono and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education K-12. Major: Teaching/ Coaching. Minor: Developmental Disabilities. He taught Physical Education, Health Education, Adapted Physical Education, and Adventure Education for over ten year at the RFK Children’s Action Corp. Lancaster School. He has been the Director of the Shining Stars (Adapted PE) Program at Planet Gymnastics since 2007. He is USAG Safety Certified and holds American Heart Association CPR and First Aid Certification. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Miss Wendy is our Gymnastics Team Director who grew up in Medway. Her background includes gymnastics, dance, and cheerleading. She was a USAG competitive gymnast for 12 years and a competitive dancer for 10. She has been a Head Team Coach for 17 years, along with coaching preschool, recreational classes, developmental team, tumbling, and cheerleading. She has certifications in all aspects of the sport and attended a coaches program at Woodward Gymnastics Camp in Pennsylvania. Wendy took over the team program back in 2008. She also has two little girls of her own! She loves working with children and is very excited to be a part of Planet Gymnastics! E-mail her at email@example.com.
Miss Gina has been the Director of the Rocket Cheer Program since it started in 2006. She has her bachelor’s degree in Sport Fitness and Leisure Studies from Salem State College. She brings over 22 years of cheerleading experience to the Rocket Cheer program, as a coach, a competitor, and a choreographer. Gina has certifications with USA Gymnastics and the United States All Star Federation. In May of 2012 she traveled to Las Vegas to attend the Varsity Gym Owners conference to expand her knowledge in the industry of competitive all-star cheer. Rocket Cheer is entering its 11th has several State and National titles. They have has mulitple appearances at the cheerleading Summit in Orlando FL. E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Miss Jen is the Office Manager. She grew up in Connecticut and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Leisure Services from Ithaca College. She was a dancer for 13 years and specialized in ballet, jazz and lyrical. Jen has spent many years coordinating sports and gymnastics programs in the area and is excited to bring her experience to the families of Planet Gymnastics. In her downtime she enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, rock climbing, yoga and spending lots of time playing with her rescue dog, Lily. E-mail her at email@example.com.
Miss Betsy is the Human Resources Director for both Planet Gymnastics and Little Flippers Swim Schools. She grew up in Pennsylvania and now lives in Wayland with her husband and three children. Betsy has worked at Planet Gymnastics since 2007. She has enjoyed getting to know the many families that she’s met over the years and watching the kids develop their gymnastics skills, all while having fun! Her twin daughters, who are now juniors in college, grew up as gymnasts here at Planet, eventually becoming competitive gymnasts. One daughter is continuing her love of gymnastics by competing at the collegiate level! E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Miss Kelly is the Camp Director at Planet Gymnastics. She has been coaching at the gym since 2009. Her background includes gymnastics, dance, and cheerleading. She started dance and gymnastics at the age of 5 and was a USAG competitive gymnast for 12 years. She was also a competitive dancer for 13 years specializing in lyrical, tap, jazz, contemporary, and acro. She has won many state and national dance titles and was blessed to compete on Team USA at the age of 15 in an international gymnastics competition held by F.I.G. in Berlin, Germany. She was also a Varsity Cheerleader for Medway High School and went on to run her own All Star squad for 3 years before becoming part of the Planet Gymnastics team. She is very excited to be part of the Planet Gymnastics team and looks forward to another great year! E-mail her at email@example.com.