About us

Our Programme

We provide recreational, non- competitive gymnastics classes for children aged 4-16years. Gymnasticals offers a strong progressive programme that allows gymnasts to progress from beginner, to intermediate and advanced recreational levels.

We have more than 140 children of all ages and abilities in our classes and and believe that all children no matter their ability have access to expert tuition and reach their best potential. We strongly believe in fostering a culture of positive spirit and motivation. Our classes are mainly in English.

The Team

We are experienced coaches and former-elite gymnasts. who are pride ourselves on offering the best gymnastics education in the area.

Manami Jenden

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Manami Jenden started Gymnasticals in 2015 in response to many budding gymnasts wanting to practise their skills but with nowhere to go in the Canton of Zug. Since it's beginnings, Manami is proud to have developed a strong, proven gymnastics programme, the only one if it's kind in Zug that allows non-competitive gymnasts of all ages to develop correct gymnastics skills and practices in a progressive, safe and fun way.  Manami teaches our artistic gymnastics programme. She was a former national elite competitive gymnast in the UK, coached by world class performance coach Vladimir Aksenov (coach to 2 World Champions). She is an experienced & qualified coach in both recreational and competition gymnastics. Manami is also a pre-school qualified gymnastics coach and holds the St John's first aid.

Olesya Kalnishevskaya

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Olesya has been coaching competitive artistic gymnastics at the Zurich International School in Wädenwil since 2016. She will be joining the Gymnasticals team in Baar from August 2021.

Olesya is a former international rhythmic gymnast, a Russian National team member from 1992 until 1997 as well as a gold medal winner of the Russian Championships. She has competed and won many medals at prestigious international tournaments. To her name she holds silver medals in the 1993 (Czech Republic), 1994 (Italy), 1994 (Germany) Grand Prix Tournaments, a gold medal in the 1994 Yugoslavia Individual all-rounds to name but a few.

In additon, Olesya is a qualified physical education teacher.

Meghan Lichtinghagen

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Meghan Lichtinghagen is originally from Canada and now living in Switzerland with her husband Andre. She was a member of the Canadian National Gymnastics Team, as a carded athlete by the Canadian Olympic Committee. She competed internationally for Canada in Hungary, Australia and all over North America. She qualified for the Pan American Games team and also competed in the 1992 Olympic Trials.

Naturally, after her competition career in gymnastics Meghan went on to coach gymnastics and is a Level 2 Certified Gymnastics Coach – NCCP (National Coaching Certification of Canada). Meghan has many years experience coaching competitive, recreational and sport specific gymnastics for children of all ages and adults too.

In addition to that Meghan was also a National Level Fitness Competitor. Now, she is a crossfitter and fitness fanatic for a healthy and active lifestyle.