Passion & Commitment

Who We Are

About Us

Our Philosophy

Beth Deasy, owner and operator of TIGAR, believes that the greatest wish we can have for children is that they become adults who love who they are and what they do. Helping to develop such self-knowledge and passion for life in young children requires a delicate balance of nurturing and education.

To this end, our TIGAR facility and staff  have been positioned to offer children  an organized, structured, and highly supervised venue for parent-accompanied or non-parent-accompanied physical recreation in a dedicated, professional, and safe environment. Our pre-school programs offer children the opportunity to socialize with other children and supervising adults while focused on organized recreational challenges , translating to physical, mental, and character-building skill-sets designed to increase coordination, learning, and communication.

WE BELIEVE…

  • Any child can achieve their dream.
  • Any child can be nurtured towards leave their own legacy.
  • The healthful, mindful and emotional benefits of TIGAR’s activity-based learning is something increasingly missing from schooling and education can be considered incomplete without it.
  • TIGAR’s activity-based learning bridges the gap that todays education system leaves such as that on which TIGAR’s lessons are based, is increasing missing from schools – we believe education is not complete without it.

As the owner of TIGAR Gymnastics & Cheer, it is my top priority to ensure that all of the children who call TIGAR home for their athletic training are safe and protected from harm.

MAKING OUR MARK

TIGAR’s three foundational principles — each represents a scratch mark in our logo:

  • Fun with Safety
  • Integrity with Accountability
  • Growth
Expertise Through Experience

Coaches & Staff

Our vast experience in gymnastics and cheer, together with our learned knowledge has shown us that building healthy, strong, poised and fit bodies in children, helps build smart, goal-achieving individuals who exhibit all the characteristics of a healthy spirit, such as confidence, decision-making ability, self-esteem, ability to follow instruction and perseverance.

We are expanding our brain-based program lessons in our state of the art facility to ensure we have programs to suit every child for this reason, because we are sure that there are like-minded parents out there who follow the same credo.

For these forward-thinking parents, we offer your child an expanding and constantly- innovating program to fill the gap of the ever-diminishing physical element of school and aspire to develop in your children, together with you, all the healthful, mindful and character building benefits of physical fitness and skill.

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

JANE AUGENSTEIN

Jane has several years of experience in administrative support, hospitality, graphic design and printing. She has a strong background in customer service including keeping accounts up to date, registering children for classes, greeting families and answering question or concerns. What Jane enjoys most is making each family’s TIGAR experience welcoming and positive.

EVENTS MANAGER

ALEXAS ARAGON

Alexas started gymnastics at the age of three and competed as a USAG gymnast until she was at level 10. She began coaching because of her love of the sport. Alexas has coached athletes of all ages and abilities including pre-school, beginner, intermediate and advanced recreational classes as well as pre-team. She loves the excitement children show after helping them accomplish new skills and focuses on creating a fun learning environment while teaching them safety, mental toughness, dedication and sportsmanship. Alexas is studying to attain a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology.

RECREATIONAL CHEER & ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR

DAKOTA TURNER

Dakota was a cheerleader in high school for three years. He came to TIGAR as both an athlete and coach. Dakota has competed at a national competition for TIGAR and has won the national title. As a coach he has led the TIGAR cheerleading teams to state and national titles. In addition to coaching cheerleading, Dakota manages the numerous day camps and holiday camp offerings for TIGAR.

RECREATIONAL COACH

EISHA LUDTKE

Eisha has worked with children all of her life including working in a nursery, babysitting and providing after-school tutoring. She was a competitive gymnast for seven years training to level 8. Eisha traveled throughout the United States for competitions. She lettered and won the Leslie Miley Award while competing in high school gymnastics her sophomore year. Eisha is currently an honor student at Ralston Valley High School and has lettered each year in academics. She would like to attend college with a focus in pre-med.

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

LAURA LOFTON

Laura was a gymnast for fifteen years, having competed in the CARA program as well as for USAG. She was a cheerleader for all four years in college and for a semi-pro football team. Laura was the assistant gymnastics coach for Standley Lake High School for seven years and supervised a recreational and preschool gym for coaches for nine years. She has her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Human Resources.

GYMNASTICS COACH

MARCELO FIGUEIREDO

Marcelo has over thirty years of experience in gymnastics. He began training and competing at the age of ten. At the age of sixteen Marcelo began coaching and has led over two hundred gymnasts to their personal bests. He was the head coach at Club De Regatas Vasco Da Gama in Rio de Janiero, Brazil and was the National Coach for the six-time World Champion team. At Brown’s Gymnastics in Las Vegas he led three athletes into full-ride scholarships at UCLA. As the head coach for six years at the All Olympia Gymnastics Center in Los Angeles, Marcelo coached his level 9 and level 10 teams to state championships and coached McKayla Maroney at the 2012 London Olympics. He has also coached levels 4 through Elite and choreographed many routines including routine design and execution.

RECREATIONAL COACH

NIKKI Y.-new

Nikki trained in gymnastics for eight years and competed in gymnastics meets for six years. She is a cheerleader for the varsity cheer team at Ralston Valley High School where she is currently a senior. Nikki hopes to be a cheerleader in college.

RECREATIONAL COACH

EISHA LUDTKE-new

Eisha has worked with children all of her life including working in a nursery, babysitting and providing after-school tutoring. She was a competitive gymnast for seven years training to level 8. Eisha traveled throughout the United States for competitions. She lettered and won the Leslie Miley Award while competing in high school gymnastics her sophomore year. Eisha is currently an honor student at Ralston Valley High School and has lettered each year in academics. She would like to attend college with a focus in pre-med.

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

LAURA LOFTON-new

Laura was a gymnast for fifteen years, having competed in the CARA program as well as for USAG. She was a cheerleader for all four years in college and for a semi-pro football team. Laura was the assistant gymnastics coach for Standley Lake High School for seven years and supervised a recreational and preschool gym for coaches for nine years. She has her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Human Resources.

RECREATIONAL COACH

AMY BURKE-new

Amy has participated in gymnastics since the age of eight and began assisting coaches at the age of fifteen. She has over five years of experience as a gymnastics coach, working with children and teens ages one to fifteen years old. Amy believes in showing her athletes specific skills so they can see exactly what that skill is. She encourages them to know they can accomplish anything.

EVENTS MANAGER

ALEXAS ARAGON-new

Alexas started gymnastics at the age of three and competed as a USAG gymnast until she was at level 10. She began coaching because of her love of the sport. Alexas has coached athletes of all ages and abilities including pre-school, beginner, intermediate and advanced recreational classes as well as pre-team. She loves the excitement children show after helping them accomplish new skills and focuses on creating a fun learning environment while teaching them safety, mental toughness, dedication and sportsmanship. Alexas is studying to attain a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology.

GYMNASTICS TEAM COACH

STACEY ALEXANDER-new

Stacey began participating in gymnastics at the age of ten. He competed for Cherry Creek High School from 1983 through 1987 and was named All-American for multiple years. Stacey went on to compete at the University of New Mexico. He began coaching gymnastics his sophomore year of college at his university’s private gymnastics club and continued training athletes levels 5 through 10 at a gymnastics club in New Mexico. After moving back to Colorado Stacey coached primarily level 10 athletes from 1994 to 1999 at two Denver-area clubs, as well as holding a director position at one of the clubs.

Parent Review

My daughter LOVES TIGAR cheer! She has been on the team for 2.5 years, starting when she was 5 and still can’t wait to go to practice, camps, and competitions. It is her home away from home and I would not want her to be anywhere else! The comaraderie and friendships among the girls are fantastic. She looks up to the older girls as mentors and has special friendships with the girls her age. Cheer keeps her very active and promotes a healthy lifestyle and activity, as well as, exposing her to healthy and fun competition. TIGAR is a great place to her to let out her energy and have lots of fun!
Kristin (TIGAR Cheer Mom)

Our Promise To You

Seven Safety Guarantees

1

All of our coaches are subject to a number of background checks and investigations, including a private and thorough U.S. background check for any criminal or civil matters, as well as the mandatory USAG/USASF background checks.

2

We have security cameras installed throughout our facility which record 24 hours per day, to help keep athletes safe and provide constant oversight of our coaches, visitors and athletes.

3

No coaches are permitted to give private lessons or work with athletes when they are alone in the gym. At least two staff members must be present in the gym at all times during any training offered to children.

4

We do not have closed door rooms at TIGAR – other than our public restrooms, all rooms and training areas are open to the public and do not have doors or locks on them.

5

We have on site, daily and nightly owner presence. I am at the gym during morning, afternoon and evening practices, and I make a point to monitor the activities in the gym.

6

TIGAR always allows parent viewing during practices and private lessons. We do not employ “closed door” practices for any reason.

7

Staff are trained on how to identify warning signs of child abuse and neglect, and athletes are also trained on how to protect themselves. We are a proud supporter of the USAG Clubs Care Campaign.

Safety First Policies

Always Current

State of the Art Facility

TIGAR Gymnastics and Cheer is the newest, most innovative training facility in Colorado. No expense was spared to develop a safe, clean, state of the art gym for our TIGAR athletes and their families!

For our athletes

  • 18,000 square feet of training area
  • Tumble Traks
  • Foam Pits
  • AAI Equipment
  • Ballet and Yoga studio

For our parents

  • Free Wifi
  • Parent Observation Areas
  • Snack and Beverage Vending
  • Pro Shop

For everyone

  • Daily cleaning and sanitizing of mats and equipment
  • Cubbies/Lockers
  • Friendly and available staff
  • Continual video monitoring

Safe Sport & Child Advocate

Cara Jakab

Our priority is the safety of your athlete. We adhere to the Safe Sport guidelines set forth by USAG. Consistent with the mission of USA Gymnastics,1 the welfare of gymnastics participants, especially minors, is of paramount concern. When any member – gymnast, participant, coach, official, volunteer or staff member – is subjected to or engages in abuse or misconduct, it undermines the mission of USA Gymnastics and is inconsistent with the best interests of the sport of gymnastics and of the gymnasts USA Gymnastics serves.

USA Gymnastics is committed to promoting a safe environment for its members, gymnasts, participants, coaches, officials, volunteers and staff in all gymnastics disciplines. USA Gymnastics has developed and adopted this policy to set forth the efforts it will undertake to promote a safe gymnastics environment, both solely and in partnership with other necessary parties, including member clubs, parents, gymnasts, the gymnastics community, and the U.S. Center for SafeSport (‘Center’).

Gymnastics participants must promote a safe, misconduct-free environment for members, gymnasts, participants, coaches, officials, volunteers and staff in all gymnastics disciplines.

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