Quality Gymnastics strives to employ coaches with the highest qualifications. It is with a quality coaching staff that we aim to provide a positive nurturing environment for all of our gymnasts.
Head Coach: Anna Balada Gene
Anna Balada is a gymnastics coach from Barcelona. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Sciences and a Master’s Degree in Sports High Performance, both specialized in Artistic Gymnastics. Anna has been coaching since 1999, she started teaching at a recreational level and has since gained the knowledge and experience to now coach at a high performance level. Her gymnasts have received several medals at the Nationals Championships and some of them were selected to go to the Olympic Training Center in Barcelona. Besides University, Anna attended the Olympic Training Center in Barcelona for 1 year where she was able to further her knowledge of the sport. In addition to this Anna also travelled for 3 summers in a row to the International Gymnastics Camp (IGC), coaching, supervising and learning through the IGC PCD program, she received levels 1, 2, 3 and 4. Anna has also completed the USAG safety certification.
Assistant Coach: Caitlyn Mello
Caitlyn entered gymnastics at age 5 at a summer camp and the sport immediately became her passion. She began competing for Bermuda at age 6 and continued for 12 years, until she retired at 17 due to an ankle injury. Her highlights as a gymnast were the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia in 2006 (age 14) and World Championships in London in 2009 (age 17). Caitlyn became Bermuda's first gymnast to qualify for the top 24 All Around Finals at Commonwealth Games and placed 78th out of the World's Elite gymnasts to conclude her career, before becoming an active coach and mentor to aspiring gymnasts. Caitlyn’s goal for the youth of Quality is to encourage them to set goals for higher achievements.
Caitlyn's roll at QGym involves coaching gymnastics to recreational classes and team when needed. I have a passion to help children realise their ultimate potential and strive for more.
Boys Coach: Megan Outerbridge
Megan started with gymnastics at the age of 6 while attending primary school in Bermuda. As an adult her young sons wanted to participate in gymnastics but she found it difficult to find a boys programme that would fit for them. After attending a series of clinics and receiving her FIG Certification in Barbados, she returned to run the Boys Programme at Bermuda Gymnastics. After being in charge of this programme for 8 years during which time she participated in a number of overseas training camps in places such as Colombia, various gymnastics meets, and international competitions where the team was very successful. Megan has now joined Quality Gymnastics where she is the head of our new boys programme.and assist with other classes when necessary.
Male gymnastics is all about strength and body awareness and Megan aims to teach the boys various techniques of strength, flexibility, balance and agility using their own body strength.