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Amanda has been involved in gymnastics for more than 34 years. She has extensive coaching experience ranging from preschool through the competitive stream.
She is a national high-performance judge and has been to numerous Western Canadian Gymnastics Championships and Canadian Championships. In 2015, she received a Special Achievement Award for her involvement in the sport.
Amanda's greatest strengths include her technical knowledge of gymnastics and attention to detail, her ability to teach in ways children understand and her organizational skills. Amanda believes she is only as good of a coach as her weakest athlete. She is known for her ability to help athletes discover their inner strengths and reach their full potential.
Amanda's post-secondary education is in medical laboratory sciences.
Corie McCormick Colliou
Corie has been involved with gymnastics for more than 32 years. She is known for her calm demeanour and patience.
Corie believes athletes find success in overcoming fears, cheering for other participants, having fun, persevering despite challenges and life-long participation. She strives to ensure every athlete receives quality instruction and attention, regardless of ability.
Corie has more than 20 years of experience teaching gymnastics, from movement classes for babies to competitive athletes.
Corie is a graduate with majors in Child Development and Conflict Resolution Studies. She is well versed in the biological, environmental and sociological influences on child development, and able to diffuse and prevent stressful situations, resulting in a more positive and mentally healthy environment.
Junior Team Coach and Choreographer
Brianna is a former competitive gymnast and dancer. She has eight years of coaching experience and is a regional and provincial stream judge.
Brianna has been recognized locally and nationally for her volunteer work and advocacy on behalf of youth. She is a recipient of the Lieutenant Governor's Vice-Regal Award, the "Make a Difference" Community Service Award and the City of Winnipeg's Youth Role Model Award (Advocacy).
Brianna is also an award-winning author. At 17 years old, she published her first book—one used by some teachers in North and South America, Europe and Australia to help educate middle and high school students. She is a recipient of numerous scholarships including the prestigious TD Scholarship for Community Leadership.
Brianna's primary goal is to inspire young athletes to believe in themselves, set big goals and believe in their dreams.
Deanna is a former competitive gymnast and has been involved in gymnastics for more than 28 years. Her significant coaching experience ranges from recreational through to the regional competitive stream. Additionally, she is a regional stream judge and is working towards becoming an official in acrobatic gymnastics.
Deanna believes in making sure athletes learn the appropriate basics, progressions and skills safely, building individual strengths and abilities, and having fun individually and as a team. She inspires her athletes to go after their goals and succeed while enjoying the sport of gymnastics as much as she does!
Raina is a university student and hopes to eventually have a career in the science or medical field.
Raina has had a passion for gymnastics since her first day in the gym and is one of Prairie Reign's former competitive athletes. She is also a judge in the regional competitive stream. She loves working with the children at Prairie Reign and helping them discover the same love for gymnastics that she has.
Raina is hardworking and motivated. During her spare time, she enjoys volleyball and track and field, meeting new people and trying new foods and activities.
General Coach Information
At Prairie Reign Gymnastics, our coaches believe in creating a positive atmosphere where athletes of all ages can reach their full potential. Coaches are trained and certified through the National Coaching Certification Program and have their First Aid/CPR-AED and Respect in Sport certification, in addition to in-house training. Junior coaches are working towards certification.
Unique to Prairie Reign is that our two head coaches are actively involved in each class and work with each child that enters the gym.
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At Prairie Reign Gymnastics, our coaches believe in creating a positive atmosphere where athletes of all ages can reach their full potential. All coaches are trained/certified through the National Coaching Certification Program, with junior coaches working towards certification.