Gymnastics Canada provides the operating standards and practices for the sport of gymnastics in Canada. Thus, the mission of Dakota Gymnastics Academy (DGA) mirrors that of Gymnastics Canada: “to promote and provide positive and diverse gymnastics experience through the delivery of quality and safe gymnastics programming.” Put another way, our philosophy as well as Gymnastics Canada’s is to ensure that all participants have FUN with gymnastics, gain FITNESS through gymnastics, and learn sound FUNDAMENTALS of gymnastics.
We believe that creativity, variation, and repetition in a safe, fun, and inclusive environment will help young people learn gymnastics successfully – not to mention other important life skills.
Your Gymnastics Center
Train With The Best
The main coaching staff collectively have over 70 years of coaching experience within a wide array of gymnastics disciplines. All DGA coaches are certified NCCP levels 1 to 3 and have an excellent rapport with children. Coaches have undergone both criminal records and child abuse registry checks.
Our staff is best known for its unique approach toward students, successfully maintain the highest standard while keeping together the enjoyment of the class.
Arkadiy Isakov (Adik) - Head Coach and DGA Founder
Mr. Isakov is a Level 3 NCCP men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics coach and member of National coaches team in Canada. Arkadiy has over 30 years of experience coaching, which also includes the increasingly popular Acrobatics gymnastics. He is certified in First Aid and CPR/AED as well as Respect in Sport and Make Ethical Decisions through the Coaching Association of Canada.
As a former gymnast, Adik received the Soviet Master Sport and was a member of the Soviet National Team who had a devastating record of winning awards.
For a second straight year, Adik has been awarded the Sport Manitoba Order of Sport Excellence for his contributions to gymnastics in Manitoba!
Hilde Marsch - Recreational Coach
As a recreational coach, Hilde Marsch has always been passionate about Artistic Gymnastics and Trampoline. Her Foundation training in these sports has made her an expert in coaching kids of all ages who share the same passion as hers. Having practiced gymnastics as a child herself, she understands the importance of providing a safe and fun environment for children to learn and grow while developing their skills. Hilde's love for working with kids of all ages is evident in the way she inspires them to push themselves beyond their limits and achieve their goals.
Anna Biscocho - Recreational Coach
Artistic Gymnastics and Trampoline are two of Anna Biscocho's specialties as a recreational coach. Having trained in both, she brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to her coaching sessions. Her love for working with kids stems from her own experience doing gymnastics as a child. To further enhance her skills in this area, Anna holds a child's psychology degree from the Philippines and has worked in daycares in her home country. Her holistic approach to coaching ensures that not only do children develop their physical abilities, but they also receive emotional support and encouragement.
Silvie Bremaud - Recreational and Pre-competitive Coach
Coach Sylvie started doing artistic gymnastics at the age of 12. She went on to join a competitive Trampoline and Tumbling team at 16 and competed in the Western Canada Cup in 2018. She is Gymnastics Foundation trained and certified P4 judge on trampoline and double mini trampoline. She has a passion for gymnastics and loves interacting with children of all ages.
Sylvie has also volunteered with Special Olympics for 5 years and loves to help athletes reach their full potential.
Viktoria Kleiner - Recreational and Pre-Competition
Coach Viktoria has been doing gymnastics since the age of 11. She first started her gymnastics at WGC as a recreational athlete for 1 and a half years. At the age of 13, She has moved on to acrobatics gymnastics. After just a few years, at the age of 15, she started competitive acrobatics. Viktoria is certified in Gymnastics Foundation and Trampoline, and first Aid/ CPR. Viktoria has been coaching rec and pre comp at WGC for 2.5 years and then moved on to coach at DGA for 2 years where she also currently trains as a com-petitive athlete.
Everything You Need
Our Main GYM located in the Manitoba Korean Presbyterian Church located at 621 Oxford St in River Heights. The gym is a wonderful space that allows us to offer a wide variety of programming including birthday parties, school PD day camps and spring break camps!
Our training area includes a competition-sized floor for tumbling and other maneuvers as well as space for training in vault, beams, bars, rings, parallel bars, and pommel horse. The space also includes a tumble air track, preschool-sized equipment, and a variety of teaching props.
Dakota Gymnastics Academy provides recreational and entry competitive programming for the gymnastics disciplines of men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics and acrobatic gymnastics. We also provide auxiliary training for athletes from other sport disciplines (e.g., hockey, ringette, and figure skating).
WHO CHOOSES GYMNASTICS?
According to the International Olympic Committee as well as Sport Canada, gymnastics is recognized as one of the three foundation sports for all other sports. Universally, gymnastics is a popular sport.
Within Canada, it is one of the fastest-growing sports among children and youth. Currently, there are over 300,000 individual gymnasts in Canada, including 20,000 competitive gymnasts. Canada is also beginning to be recognized as a world contender in the sport, and for the first time in the nation’s history in 2017 it hosted the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Montreal, Québec.