Meet Our Staff

Samuel Shima
Owner & CEO

My Birthday is:
March 8th

My favorite colors are:
Red, black, and blue!

My hobbies are:
Gymnastics, watching the Seattle Seahawks, running

My favorite thing about working at Gymnastics Beat is:
Sam was introduced to gymnastics in high school at the age of 15. Competed all 3 years winning all-around titles, while qualifying for state competition every year. He began coaching at the age of 18 in Seattle for recreation centers and private schools. He moved to LA and coached at the Hollywood YMCA, where many actors also worked out! Sam became the Traveling Manager of the popular Discovery Zone franchises, opening up seven centers throughout Southern California and San Diego. Upon moving to Fresno, Sam became the Executive Director for Rotary Storyland and Playland for 8 years helping raise over 1/2 million dollars to save these Historical Landmarks of Fresno. He also volunteered to coach at Madera Gymnastics for 3 years. In 2003, Gymnastics Beat was born with just 7 employees. Now celebrating 10 years in the valley, we have outgrown ourselves with 3 full-time managers and 25 coaches!

Sam, Diana and Danielle enjoy a surprise visit by American Ninja Warrior Kevin Bull along with our very own GymBeat coach and ANW hero Thad Robeck!
Claudia Getchell
Director of Finance/ Cheer Director

My Birthday is:
May 12th

My favorite colors are:
Yellow, blue, white, black

My hobbies are:
Water sports, walking with my dog, travel, cheerleading

My favorite thing about working at Gymnastics Beat is:
Seeing kids encouraging each other, positive acitivies

Anika Wiltsie
Director of Operations

My Birthday is:
January 9th

My favorite colors are:
Genealogy for self and others, indexing for Family Tree Project, traveling, reading, wine & beer tasting, cooking, pilates, yoga, family dance parties, hiking, movies.

My hobbies are:
Pink

My favorite thing about working at Gymnastics Beat is:
My favorite thing about GymBeat is meeting new people every day.

Dez
Front Desk

My Birthday is:
July 17th

My favorite colors are:
Blue & black

My hobbies are:
Cooking, and anything do with Disney!

My favorite thing about working at Gymnastics Beat is:
How fun and friendly all our staff is! We are like one big family!

April
Front Desk

My Birthday is:
May 22nd

My favorite colors are:
Baby blue & pink

My hobbies are:
Roller-skating

My favorite thing about working at Gymnastics Beat is:
Seeing gymnasts progress.

Jonathan
Front Desk

My Birthday is:
April 14th

My favorite colors are:
Red & blue

My hobbies are:
Rock climbing, hiking

My favorite thing about working at Gymnastics Beat is:
The friendly environment!

Stephanie Getchell
Digital Marketing Consultant

My Birthday is:
March 24th

My favorite colors are:
Blue

My hobbies are:
Working out, going to the beach, and stand up paddle boarding!

My favorite thing about working at Gymnastics Beat is:
My favorite thing about working at Gymnastics Beat is watching an athlete get a new skill that they’ve been working really hard on. The excitement on there face makes all the work worth it!

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