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.”
Victoria Geladze: Head Gymnastics Instructor
Victoria is a certified USA Gymnastics Instructor with a CPR/First Aide and Stewards of Children certificate. Victoria was a former professional gymnast winning first place twice all-around in NYC level 5. She finished her Bachelors of Science in Psychology and currently is in the pursuit of becoming a Doctor of Physical Therapy. Victoria was a performer in the Russian American Kids Circus juggling, riding the unicycle, walking tight rope, doing bike tricks and so much more! On her spare time Victoria enjoys hiking, pottery making, dancing, and spending time with her nephew. Ask her about her bearded dragon lizard!
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.
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.
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.
Allyson Polatchek: Gymnastics Instructor
My name is Allyson but you could call me Ally. I was born and raised in Brooklyn, and now I bring fitness and fun to our city’s youth. When I’m not coaching at Prospect Gymnastics, I teach Physical Education in public schools for grades PK-5. Previously, I’ve taught gymnastics all over NYC including the 92nd Street Y. I fell in love with gymnastics at age seven, and now over 20 years later it’s still one of my favorite hobbies. Some of my other favorite sports are softball and basketball. When I am not reading a good book, or watching a great film, I am outside enjoying our city’s parks, landmarks and history. My favorite food is ice-cream!