More than just a gymnastics program, our Charlotte, NC gymnastics classes are developed to strengthen each student physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. To prepare them not only for athletics, but also for life. We care about the whole person and truly believe that each child can learn to the best of their abilities through compassionate and encouraging coaching.

Using character-building techniques, along with professional gymnastics coaching, we equip our students with the skills and the tools they need to reach their highest potential in gymnastics and in life. Our students experience growth in strength, flexibility, skill progressions, discipline, time management, trust, faith, and spiritual growth, ending each practice with prayer.

3 to 5 yrs, 45 minutes

Preschool Gymnastics

Preschoolers will work independently with an instructor. They will begin learning rules, expectations, and appropriate class behavior.

School Age, 1 Hour

Recreational Gymnastics

Children in the recreational one hour classes will begin working basic gymnastics skills on all the Olympic events.


Tumbling Classes

Our tumbling classes are offered for those athletes who want to train skills only done on the floor exercise. 

Invite/Trial, 1.5-11 hrs/wk

Boys & Girls
Competitive Teams

Metrolina Gymnastics competes in both USA Gymnastics and AAU sanctioned competitions.



Nick Baker

Owner & Head Coach

Nick is a Charlotte, NC native, who began his gymnastics training at the age of four. He has had many great opportunities in gymnastics through the abilities that God has given him.

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Junior Gymnastics Career:

  • NC Junior Gymnast from 1975-1989
  • Nine-time NC State All-Around Champion between 1979-1989
  • Two-time USAG Regional All-Around Champion 1988 and 1989
  • 1989 NC Senior Gymnast of the Year
  • 1989 10.0 Regional Gymnast of the Year
  • 1989 USAG Junior National Champion on Still Rings

Elite and College Career:

  • Full athletic gymnastics scholarship to the University of Illinois
  • Four year Varsity Letter Winner from 1989-1993 at the University of Illinois
  • Most Valuable Gymnast at the University of Illinois 1991-1993
  • Two-time Captain of the Men's Illinois Gymnastics Squad 1992 and 1993

Work and Coaching Experience:

  • Began coaching at the age of eleven at Clemmer School of Gymnastics and Dance, and coached there 1982-1989
  • GymCarolina Gymnastics Camps, Summer 1990
  • Illinois Gymnastics Center- Boys Team Coach and Recreational Coach 1989-1993
  • ​*International Gymnastics Camp- Summer 1991
  • University of Illinois- Boys and Girls Gymnastics Camps 1993, 1994, 1995
  • University of Illinois Men’s Gymnastics Assistant Coach 1993-1995
  • Midwest Academy of Gymnastics, Warrenville, IL- Coached September 1995- December 1995
  • Clemmer School of Gymnastics and Dance- Recreational Coach, Boys and
  • Girls Assistant Team Coach 1996-2002
  • Charlotte Gymnastics Academy- Founder and Former Owner.
  • Recreational Coach, Boys and Girls Team Coach 2002-2010
  • First in Flight Gymnastics- Boys Team Coach, February 2011 to August 2011
  • Creation Arts and Athletics- Gymnastics Director and Coach, August 2010 to Present
  • 2007 NC Men's Optional Coach of the Year
  • USAG Safety Certified

Judging Experience:

  • Nationally rated Men's Gymnastics Judge (USAG/NCAA) 1995-2001


  • Graduated high school from Charlotte Latin School
  • BS Kinesiology, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana 1994

One of Nick's greatest honors was being inducted into the NC Men's Gymnastics Hall of Fame as a Charter Member in 1998.


Kourtney Colley

Girls Program Director & Head Girls Coach

Kourtney was born and raised in Fredericksburg, Virginia and moved to Charlotte in July of 2017 to join Metrolina Gymnastics. When she was 4 years old, she started gymnastics and has been in that world ever since along with a little taste of cheer. 

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"I love coaching because I am able to assist each child grow into not only strong, determined athletes but well-rounded individuals. Seeing the smiles on their faces at the end of a class or a great competition is the greatest reward as a coach!"

Junior Gymnastics/Cheer Career:

  • Competed VA USA Gymnastics from 1998-2004. 6 Time State competitor
  • Competed VA High School Gymnastics from 2006-2010. Two-time State competitor
  • Competed VA High School Cheer in 2008

College Cheer Career:

  • Cheered at Christopher Newport University from 2010-2012
  • Conference Champions in 2011
  • National Champions in 2012

Work and Coaching Experience:

  • Began coaching at the age of twelve at Stafford Royals Gymnastics and was a developmental, compulsory, and optional team coach from 2005-2017
  • Coached Competitive Cheerleading from 2010-2011 at Fame York
  • Staff Accountant at Manheim Auto Auction from 2014-2015
  • Right Of Way Agent at Bowman Consulting from 2015-2017
  • SafeSport Certified
  • USAG Safety Certified


  • Graduated high school from Stafford High School
  • BS Business Administration Concentration in Accounting, University of Mary Washington 2014


"Our children needed something different...something more positive...something that helped them to love the sport again. And, we found that (and more!) at Metrolina Gymnastics."


"I just wanted to thank Coach Nick for giving my daughter the foundations that she never got before. I truly believe the coaching Nick has given her has helped her grow her skills..."


"When we break from Coach Nick's classes due to time constraints my children frequently ask, "when are we going back?"  They miss his fun, inspiring, and encouraging classes.  We know he is a God given mentor helping them become everything God calls them to be."


"Metrolina has exceeded our expectations in every way. The coaches truly care about the gymnasts and they put their whole hearts into training each one. They love what they do and it shows!"