Mountain Shadows Gymnastics Club (MSGC) opened its doors in Okotoks, Alberta on October 15, 1996. As one of the few privately owned gymnastic clubs in Alberta, MSGC offers an 8000 square metre facility equipped for recreational programs and a girls’ competitive program for gymnasts in JO Level 2 to 10. Equipped with 3 floor-level trampolines and a large 6 foot deep loose foam pit, MSGC is an excellent location for all types of recreational gymnastics for boys and girls as well as recreational trampolining and tumbling and all types of group outings and birthdays.
Located in the fast-growing town of Okotoks, MSGC not only serves the many gymnasts and groups of its home town, but is also within a 15 minute drive of Calgary, High River, Black Diamond, and Turner Valley areas.
MSGC is owned by Jim McLuskey, who has over 50 years’ experience coaching competitive and recreational gymnastics. He is a Level 3 certified coach in the National Coaching Certification Program and also has a degree in Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education. Jim was also founder and head coach of the Altadore Gymnastics Club of Calgary. All of the Mountain Shadows staff are certified in the National Coaching Certification Program and are members of the Alberta Gymnastics Federation. Coaches are here to support and encourage children of all ages and abilities in the sport of gymnastics. Michelle Bahr is the manager and has been with Mountain Shadows in this capacity almost since its opening. Nicole Pearse is the Recreational Program Coordinator and takes pride in the fact that MSGC offers well organized and quality programs for all the gymnasts of the area.