Welcome to X-treme Gymnastics

We are a proud, certified USA Gymnastics Member Club focused on the safety and development of
every child while instilling discipline and personal growth through structured gymnastics education.

Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Coaches and Staff

We pride ourselves on knowledge of gymnastics, cleanliness of our facility, and the safety of each and every athlete.


Jill Santoro - Gym Owner, Team Head Coach, Recreational Coach


Jill is a USAG Professional member, is Safety Certified and has a competed Background Check and U100. Before opening X-treme Gymnastics, Jill coached at several local gyms, lead the gymnastics program at the Brook Park Recreational Center and was the Head Coach of the Southland YWCA Gymnastics team until they were forced to shut their doors. With a team by her side and her goal of having her own business, Jill opened X-treme Gymnastics with her husband and four daughters in August of 2003.


Mario Santoro - Gym Owner and Office Manager


Mario is the man behind the scenes that keeps the gym maintained and up and running. He opened X-treme Gymnastics with his wife, Jill, and four daughters in August of 2003.


Valerie Santoro - Gym Manager, Team Head Coach, TOPs Instructor


Valerie is from Brook Park, Ohio. Valerie started gymnastics when she was eleven years old after many years of begging. She trained under her mother, Jill, at the local YWCA. In 2003, when X-treme Gymnastics opened, Valerie began to coach alongside her mother. She started out by helping with preschool and recreational classes and eventually grew into the competitive team head coach for the compulsory and optional levels. As a former gymnast, cheerleader and dancer, she also specializes in optional level routine choreography. Alongside coaching at X-treme, Valerie is also the Head Coach of the Berea-Midpark High School Gymnastics Team. She has also coached the North Olmsted High School Gymnastics Team and individuals from Bay HS, Midview HS and Padua HS. She is highly motivated in carrying on the family business. Valerie is a USAG Professional Member, is Safety Certified and has a completed background check and U100. She is also American Red Cross CPR certified.


Michelle Santoro - Office Manager, Competitive Team Instructor


Michelle is a USAG Professional Member, is Safety Certified and has a completed Background Check and U100. Michelle is from Brook Park, Ohio. She has been working at X-treme Gymnastics with her family since they opened in August of 2003. Upon graduating Midpark High School in 2007, Michelle went onto further her education at The University of Akron, where she graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Fashion Merchandising and Consumer Marketing in August 2011. 


Jennifer Santoro - Team, Pre Team, Recreational, and TOPs Instructor


Jennifer is a USAG Professional Member, Safety and Risk Management Certified and has a completed Background Check and U100. Jennifer is from Brook Park, Ohio. She graduated from Berea-Midpark High School in 2015, along with graduating from Polaris Career Center, where she studied Interactive Multimedia. Jennifer has been with X-treme with her family since it first opened in 2003. She was a previous member of the X-treme Gymnastics Competitive Team, as well as the Midpark High School Gymnastics team. Her favorite thing about coaching is working with the gymnasts and seeing them motivated and excited to learn new skills and improve themselves. Away from the gym, Jennifer enjoys reading, drawing, traveling, and spending time with her friends. One thing Jennifer would like to tell her students is to never give up and to always work hard to achieve your goals!


Genie Thome - Gym Judge, Competitive Team Instructor


Genie is a USA Women's Gymnastics Judge, USAG Professional Member, Safety and Risk Management Certified, CPR and First Aid Certified and has a completed Background Check and U100. Genie is originally from Columbus, Ohio. Before joining with X-treme Gymnastics in January 2012, she owned Thome Gymnastics for 34 years and worked as a receptionist for an additional 10 years. As a former gymnast herself, Genie was a member of the Swiss Turners Competitive Team. Her favorite thing about coaching is working with the children. Outside of the gym she enjoys furthering her education in coaching as well as judging local competitions. Genie would like tell all her students to work hard and dream big, because anything can be accomplished through hard work!


Kim Jedrzejek - Competitive Team, Pre Team, and Recreational Instructor


Kim is a USAG Professional Member, Safety and Risk Management Certified, and has a completed Background Check and U100.


Bio coming soon!


Chelsea Cahill - CompetitiveTeam and TOPS Instructor


Bio coming soon!


Deanna Eschenauer - Competitive Team Instructor


Deanna is from Strongsville, Ohio. A former gymnast herself, Deanna started gymnastics when she was six years old, and trained under Jill at the local YWCA. When X-treme Gymnastics opened in 2003, Deanna continued to compete. She went onto becoming a member of the Strongsville High School Women's Gymnastics Team from 2004 to 2008. During this time, Deanna also became a coach for X-treme Gymnastics and has been on our staff ever since. Academically, Deanna graduated from Kent State University with a degree in Middle Childhood Education. Alongside coaching, she is currently employed at North Ridgeville Middle School where she teaches eighth grade math. Her favorite thing about coaching is interacting with the gymnasts and seeing their enthusiasm towards the sport. She loves helping them learn new skills and watching them grow into great gymnasts and people. Away from the gym, Deanna enjoys running, practicing yoga, reading, traveling and exploring new and exciting places with friends. Deanna's advice to her students is "Always try your best and give it your all. I am here to help you succeed!"


Krissy Bonscer - Competitive Team and Recreational Instructor


Krissy is a USAG Professional Member, is Safety Certified, and has a completed Background Check and U100.


Bio coming soon!


Morgan Jedrzejek - Competitive Team, PreTeam and Recreational Instructor


Morgan is a USAG Professional Member, Safety and Risk Management Certified and has a completed the U100. Morgan is a senior at Olmsted Falls High School where she is a member of their competitive diving team and cheerleading team. She is also attending the Polaris Career Center where she studies Exercise Science and Rehab Therapy.


Bio coming soon!


Carrie Mueller - PreTeam and Recreational Instructor


Carrie is a USAG Member. Carrie graduated from Berea-Midpark High School in 2014. Carrie was a previous member of the X-treme Gymnastics Competition Team, as well as a member of the Midpark High School and Berea-Midpark High School Gymnastics teams.


Bio coming soon!


Hannah Carpenter - Competitive Team, PreTeam and Recreational Instructor


Bio coming soon!


Rachael Parso - Recreational Instructor


Rachael is a USAG member. Rachael was a previous member of the X-treme Gymnastics Competition Team. Rachael graduated from Berea-Midpark High School in 2016, where she was a member of the gymnastics team. Rachael also attended the Polaris Career Center where she studied Exercise Science and Rehab Therapy. Additionally, Rachael is a competitive dancer who has earned national and world titles. Rachael's previous gymnastics accomplishments include:


2015:

- USAG Level 8 State Qualifier

- OHSAA Sectional and District Qualifier

2014:

- USAG Level 8 State and Regional Qualifier


Julia Chapman - PreTeam and Recreational Instructor


Julia is a USAG member. Julia is a current member of the X-treme Gymnastics Competition 

Team. Julia is a senior at Berea-Midpark High School, where she is a member of the school's 

gymnastics, cheerleading, competition cheer teams, along with being a member of the school's marching band. 


Bio coming soon!


Katlyn Griffie - Recreational Instructor


Katlyn is a USAG member. Katlyn is a current member of the X-treme Gymnastics Competition 

Team and has been since 2005, however she has been doing gymnastics at X-treme since they first opened in 2003. Katlyn is a senior at Berea-Midpark High School, where she is a member of the school's gymnastics, cheerleading, competition cheer and track and field teams, along with being a member of the school's marching band.


Bio coming soon!


Melissa Santoro - Recreational Instructor


Melissa is a USAG member. Melissa is a current member of the X-treme Gymnastics Competition Team, and has been a member since her family first opened in 2003. Melissa attends Berea-Midpark High School, where she is a member of the school's gymnastics team.

Bio coming soon!


Shelby Marken - Recreational Instructor


Shelby is a USAG member. She was a member of X-treme's Competition Team from 2004-2015. Shelby graduated from Berea-Midpark High School in 2015, where she was a member of their gymnastics, track and field, cheer and competition cheer teams. Shelby also graduated from the Polaris Career Center where she studied Cosmetology. Currently, Shelby is attending the University of Youngstown where she earned an athletic scholarship for track and field. Shelby's gymnastics accomplishments include:

2015:
- USAG Level 8 State Champion on Floor
- OHSAA Sectional and District Qualifier

2014:
USAG Level 8 Regional Qualifier 

- USAG Level 8 State Champion on Floor, Vault, and Beam

- OHSAA Sectional, District and State Qualifier


Julia Koetter - Competitive Team and Recreational Instructor


Julia is a USAG member. She was a member of X-treme's Competition Team from 2003-2014. She graduated from North Royalton High School where she was a member of their gymnastics team. Currently, Julia is attending the The Notre Dame University. Julia's gymnastics accomplishments include:

2014:
- USAG Level 8 State Champion on Beam
- USAG Level 8 Regional Qualifier
- OHSAA Sectional and District Qualifier

2013:
- OHSAA Sectional, District and State Qualifier 
- Recipient of the OHSAA "All-District" Award


Lucy Buckholtz - Recreational Instructor


Lucy is a USAG member. Lucy graduated from Berea-Midpark High School in 2015 where she was a member of their gymnastics, track and field, cheer and competition cheerleading teams.


Bio coming soon!