About Us

Who we are

HUGS Gymnastics is now under new ownership! This is an exciting time for our gym, gymnasts and families! We are rolling out new programs, new class offerings and even new equipment! Our coaches are USAG Safety Certified, CPR Certified, and have undergone extensive in gym training. We pride ourselves on our experienced coaching staff and a friendly environment that has made Huntley Unlimited Gymnastics School one of Illinois premier gymnastics training facilities. With over 15,000 square feet and a variety of programs, H.U.G.S has it all.

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Jenn Baker

Owner

Jenn Baker was a gymnast for 13 years and has been coaching for 20 years.
In 2018, after successfully owning and operating the Tot Gym for 8 years, Jenn became the new owner of HUGS Gymnastics. Jenn has a Bachelors Degree in Child Psychology and a Masters Degree in Elementary Education. She is a Professional Member with USAG,  Safety Certified with USAG and CPR Certified.

Michelle

Michelle 

Coach

Ms. Michelle has been a Coach at HUGS since 2014.   She absolutely loves her job as a coach in the tot gym, big gym and as a teacher for the preschool drop off program.   She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Northeastern Illinois University with degrees in English & Secondary Education and has substitute taught quite a bit at the various elementary schools in District 158 over the years.  Her favorite part of her job is watching littles learn & grow and seeing them with their families out and about in Huntley and at the elementary schools when she subs.  She and her husband have 3 girls of their own and 2 of them love being a part of the gymnastics program here at HUGS. Ms. Michelle is USAG Safety Certified and CPR Certified.  

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Kendra 

Team Coach

  • 2X National Team Member
  • Coaching at Hugs since 2013]
  • Elite Level Coach
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Brittany 

Team Coach

  • Has been coaching gymnastics since 2013
  • Was a gymnast for 14 years finish as a Level 10 gymnasts, was a state champ & national qualifier
  • Favorite Event: Bars
  • In her spare time she enjoys doing gymnastics
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Trevor

Mens Team Coach

  • Has been part of the HUGS Staff since 2017
  • Competed Mens USAG
  • Favorite Event Pommel Horse
Ally

Ally 

Kindergym Director/Coach

Ms. Ally has been coaching at HUGS since 2017. She has a background in recreational gymnastics and an Associate degree in Early Childhood Education. While studying, she coached special ed preschool gymnastics for NISRA and then went on to teach preschool in Huntley before having 3 kids of her own. Ms. Ally is USAG Safety Certified, USAG Fundamentals of Preschool Certified, and CPR Certified.

Joyce

Joyce

Coach

Ms. Joyce has been coaching at HUGS since 2016. She lives in Huntley with her husband and two children who are excited to be a part of the HUGS program.  Ms. Joyce taught Kindergarten for seven years and became a stay-at-home mom once her daughter was born. She loves teaching and working with kids! Her favorite part of coaching is to meet so many new families and watch their children grow and learn! Ms. Joyce has a degree in Elementary Education from University of Iowa and a Masters Degree in early childhood from Concordia University Chicago. Joyce is USAG Safety Certified and CPR Certified.

 

HUGS Gymnastics COVID-19 Update

HUGS Gymnastics has your family’s health and safety as our top priority! We have taken all the necessary steps to keep your family and our staff as safe as possible. We have strict social distancing and sanitizing procedures in place but  you can have it all! At HUGS our gymnasts have fun and socialize and get  a workout all while staying as safe as possible!

 

Cleaning

 

Our crew is using an EPA registered hospital grade disinfectant designed for use against Coronavirus as well as a broad spectrum of bacteria, viruses, mold and mildew. In addition to the mega cleaner, we are using a UV light on every porous service that cannot be sprayed, such as bars and beams. All sanitizing is done BEFORE AND AFTER EVERY CLASS. All high touch surfaces such as door knobs, bathrooms, chairs and cubbies, are sanitized every hour. Please note, all cleaning is done by a masked crew member while the gym is empty of all students during our increased time between classes to ensure proper ventilation.

 

Entrance

 

Everyone entering the building will have their temperature checked and hands sanitized. Anyone with a temperature over 100.4 will not be allowed in the building. EVERYONE entering the building must be wearing a mask. Gymnasts will take masks off when they are doing gymnastics but must wear to enter and transition. 

 

Social Distancing & Hand Washing

 

Our gymnasts will have their own mat to warm up on, all placed at least 6 feet apart. They each have their own designated spot to place their water  bottles, also kept 6 feet apart. When transitioning from one event to another or to or from their water bottles, the gymnast will wear masks when transitioning. Your child’s coach will have hand sanitizer on them at all times. Each child will get their hands washed before each event, water break, and at the end of class. Our facilities have been upgraded to include  touch free  soap, sink  and paper towel dispenser to reduce high touch areas.

 

Parent/Tot Classes

 

Students in the tot class will  enter through the private  tot door which enters directly into our separate and enclosed parent tot gym, and use cubbies for belongings within the tot gym. This keeps our youngest members  COMPLETELY SEPARATE from the rest of the gym as well as eliminates any traffic at the start and end of class . Only one parent per child will be allowed for proper social distancing. Parents must wear masks in class.

 

Pre-Kinder Gym Classes

 

One parent is required to stay in or near the lobby for children aged 4 or under. No other adults or children, please. Our staff cannot help them use the bathroom so we need a parent nearby to help when needed. Parents in lobby must wear a mask.

 

Additional Information

 

All coaches and staff will be wearing masks at all times.

 

Our lobby and office are closed to reduce traffic and exposure! You may register and make payments online at any time. We have set up seating in front of the gym for parents and sibling of gymnasts in class or your welcome to bring your own and watch from outside when our garage doors are open!

 

Office hours are limited. If you do not get through to office staff, please email us at contact@hugsgymnastics.com

 

Additional COVID-19 policies.

 

We are currently not allowing makeup or trial classes per the State of Illinois Youth Sport Guidelines. This is for your gymnasts safety in order to reduce exposure to a limited number of individuals your child’s class will always be the same group of kids. These will come back once we hear that static classes are not required.

We do not offer refunds for any reason.

 

A new waiver is required for each session which can be found on our home page.