Our coaches are USAG members and safety certified. With over 50 years of gymnastics experience, our coaches offer quality instruction to gymnasts of all ages.
Debbie is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh with a degree in physical education, health and coaching, which she keeps current and up to date. She has also competed at the collegiate level from 1978 - 1982 on the Women's Gymnastics team, holding titles at the All-Conference status, state balance beam champion, four-time member of the University state championship team as well as the 1980 National Championship Team and National All-American.
With over 25 years of experience instructing and coaching children through adolescents, Debbie has also been involved in directing and founding the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh preschool program. She has coached Level 4 teams to two state championships as well.
"My life is fulfilled with love for my husband Dave, my children Rehana, Randi Jo, Cody and Dusti; bringing smiles to children; and fitness and health brings a smile to me."
Coach Debbie is a member of USA Gymnastics, USAG Safety Certified, co-owner/operator of Russell Gymnastics.
Dave is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh with a degree in Physical Education, Health, Coaching and Art. He is an accomplished gymnast, achieving Wisconsin State High School Champion status as well as being a National High School All-American.
Dave is a four-time National Championship Team Member, a three-time National Parallel Bar Champion and a five-time collegiate All American. He is a member of the 2006 University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Hall of Fame and will be named to the WIAC "Team of the Century" on August 4th, 2012 during Wisconsin's Centenial Celebration, being only one of 12 athletes to achieve this honor, nine of which are from the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh under the coaching expertise of Ken Allen.
Dave has been honored to coach numerous state and regional champions as well as Junior Olympic National qualifiers and Junior Olympic National team members. He loves kids; 4 kids!
I am Heidi Zorn. I am studying Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. I was a competitive gymnast for 13 years and participated in Russell’s high school gymnastics program my junior year. I coached at the YMCA for four years and now coach at Russell. I currently am a certified high school gymnastics judge.
I am currently a student at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. I am majoring in Nursing and minoring in psychology. I began my gymnastics career as a child and competed throughout my high school years. I was also involved in cheer programs during my junior high and high school years. I cheered at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point for three years. I have been a coaching at the Russell Gymnastics for two years now. I also volunteer at the YMCA in a 4k classroom. I have spent two summers in Washington DC volunteering and working with children in the classroom.“Children are my passion so it’s very fulfilling to watch these incredible kids grow up, and better yet grow into the amazing little athletes they are. Assisting them in reaching their full potential brings me such joy, and it makes going to work the highlight of almost every day.”
Dave and Debbie have been married 30 years and have 4 children, all whom have developed a love and passion for the sport of gymnastics!