About our facility and coaches

Dolphin Gymnastics in Denver, IA began in 2007 and in Decorah, IA in 2013. All of our coaches have been trained on spotting skills safely and working appropriate recommended skills at each level per USAG rules!

Olympic-style facility!

The only Olympic-style facility in both Denver and Decorah, IA!


  • Built in 2007
  • More than 5,000 sq. feet of training space!
  • 18-foot ceilings
  • Equipment includes 40' x 40' spring floor, uneven bars
  • Vaults, balance beams, above-ground pit, and more!

About Sheila, owner

I have been involved in gymnastics most of my life, and I am also a state of Iowa gymnastics champion. I started gymnastics at a fairly young age, and competed for a private club in Davenport, Iowa for several years. After graduation I chose to attend the University of Northern Iowa, which offered no gymnastics program. However, they did have a great cheerleading program, and I found myself using my gymnastics skills to cheer for UNI while I earned my BA in Biology (Pre-med) with Business and Chemistry minors. After graduating and having kids I was fortunate enough to get back into the sport of gymnastics by coaching. I volunteered my time at clubs in the area, and later decided to open my own gymnastics facility. Dolphin Gymnastics came to life in 2007. The first year I coached just my two daughters, and in 2008 I took on several more students and it has continued to grow from there. Our gymnasts have been very successful and have achieved several state titles! I have now been coaching for about 18 years, and this is truly my passion in life.

About our coaches

All of our team coaches have been successful gymnasts! Miah competed at JO Level 8 and has also earned numerous awards and state titles. Miah was also the regional All Around Champion out of 7 states for Xcel Platinum!! Alyssa was a successful Level 7 athlete working Level 8 skills!! Whitney was a talented tumbler and an experienced coach working with high level Platinum, Diamond and JO Level 7 gymnasts. Alisha was a Level 7 optional gymnast and has been coaching for us the last two years. Gabby was also a high level gymnast working Level 8 & 9 skills. At our Decorah club - we have Meredith who competed Level 9, Jessica who competed Level 8 and Mikki who finished in the Xcel program!! We have a great mix of talent amongst our coaches at both clubs!

Dolphin Gymnastics focuses on students interested in learning gymnastic skills in a fun and safe environment!