ALL PROSPECT GYMNASTICS COACHES ARE CERTIFIED USA GYMNASTICS INSTRUCTORS AND ARE CPR & SAFETY CERTIFIED.
Mina Marsow: Director & Gymnastics Instructor
Mina Marsow is a Brooklyn native and entrepreneur that is passionate about education, wellness and community. She founded Prospect Gymnastics in pursuit of developing confident bodies and minds through fun and focused sports training. Mina has a background in coaching and directing gymnastics programs throughout NYC. Mina spent 5 years working with hearing impaired children, and she also trained and managed universal pre-k teachers. If you can’t find Mina at the gym or around the neighborhood, she is probably flying trapeze at TSNY, gardening, baking or playing some tunes on her flute. Her Mantra: “A strong and well connected you makes a stronger better connected us, let’s build us together.”
Breana Edmund: Gymnastics Instructor & Facility Manager
My name is Breana Edmund. I graduated as a Dance Major from Professional Performing Arts High School and am currently studying Video Arts & Technology at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC). I trained in dance at the Brooklyn Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Purelements, First to Fifth, and Broadway Dance Center in ballet, modern, west African, jazz and hip-hop dance. I’ve worked as a professional dancer for the Gotham City Cheerleaders (GCC). Which brings me to my next passion: cheerleading. I was an All-Star competitive cheerleader for over 10 years and am currently head cheerleading coach at BMCC. Apart from being a sports coach and a performer, I enjoy film making. I recently competed in the BMCC Student Film Festival, held in the Tribeca Performing Arts Center.
Rokeya Begum: Administrator & Gymnastics Instructor
Rokeya Begum is a certified USA Gymnastics Instructor. She has been working with children since 2011 through different environmental platforms, which include Early Childhood Centers, non-profit organizations, after school organizations, and Student Teaching. She is pursuing a double major of Childhood Education and Psychology at Hunter College and currently holds a leadership role for United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) at Hunter College.
Brian Rodriquez: Gymnastics Instructor
My name is Brian, and I am a certified USA Gymnastics Instructor and certified by AHA First Aid CPR AED. My professional experience includes high school competitive gymnastics, high school gymnastics team coach, and experience coaching all ages at gyms throughout NYC. I also coach and perform break dance and parkour. My favorite hobby is parkour and free-running. I love that it is an extreme sport and it led me to try new types of movement like gymnastics and breakdancing and that’s how I got to where I am today.
Malka Cohen: Gymnastics Instructor
Malka Cohen is a USA Gymnastics certified gymnastics instructor. She has taught both competitive and recreational gymnastics to children of various ages. She also has many years of experience working as a camp counselor in summer camps. Last year she studied art in a gap year learning program in Israel. Her hobbies include gymnastics, dance, exercise, and anything else that involves movement of the body. She also loves drawing and photography.
Tajera McPherson: Gymnastics Instructor
Hi, my name is Tajera McPherson. I have been doing gymnastics for over 12 years and coaching for 4 years. I enjoy coaching competitive and recreational gymnastics. I currently attend Brooklyn College where I study Biology. I hope to pursue a career in Sports Medicine. Gymnastics has made a significant impact on my life and has taught me a lot which I still use today in my adult life.
Jessica Bardy: Gymnastics Instructor
Jessica Bardy has been doing gymnastics since she was 7, and started coaching at the age of 12. She enjoyed working with children so much she went on to join Teach for America and become a math teacher for 8 years. A recent MBA grad, Jessica is excited to be able to return to the gym and coach part-time. Her love of gymnastics has led to her pursue flying trapeze, yoga, and rock climbing in her spare time. When she’s not in a gym, classroom, or studio, she is probably knitting or rooting for the Giants with her two cats in Bed-Stuy.
Jaleiah Lewis: Assistant Gymnastics Instructor
Hi, my name is Jaleiah Lewis. I started cheerleading four years ago for my school, High School of Fashion Industries and now I’m an Allstar Cheerleader with Iconic Cheer Elite. I started coaching my sophomore year teaching my teammates back handsprings and training new recruits. I have a passion for tumbling and I work hard to perfect and learn old and new skills. I will be starting college in the fall of 2018. I plan on majoring in psychology and minoring in economics.