A family-owned Gymnastics Training Facility
TEL. (252) 269-8095
Carolina Elite Gymnastics Academy
Eastern NC's Premiere Gymnastics Training Facility
Gymnastics at the Beach!
Offering Recreational and High-Level Competitive Gymnastics Programs for girls and boys as well as Ninja and Tumbling. Call 252-269-8095 to set up a Trial Class or Team Evaluation.
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Owners and Staff
The Most Highly Qualified Instruction in Eastern NC
Adam and April Mitchell, Owners
Owner Adam Mitchell is the most highly certified Gymnastics Professional in both NC and all Region 8.
*National Coach, Women's Program, USAG
*National Coach, Men's Program, USAG
*National Judge, Men's Program, USAG
*Level 10 Judge, Women's Program, USAG
*State and Regional Clinician, USAG
*Meet Director, USAG
*Safety Certified, USAG
*Safe Sport Certified, USCSS
*Business Executive Certification, USAG
*Recreational Gymnastics Director Certification, USAG
*First Aid, Red Cross/USAG
*2016 Coach of the Year, NC USAG
*NCAA Gymnastics Judge and Meet Ref
*AAU Gymnastics Judge
*NCATA Execution Official
*Personal Fitness Trainer, NESTA
*AED, Adult, Infant and Child CPR, Red Cross and AHA
* Positive Coaching Alliance, AAU
*Contract Paralegal, PalmaPrince P.A.
Adam has personally coached many State, Regional and National Champions in the JO program and has transitioned dozens of athletes JO and Elite to Division 1, 2 and 3 NCAA teams.
Adam has been active coaching FIG, USAG, AAU and NAIGC athletes for over 20 years.
His goal is to give each of his athletes every possible opportunity to safely reach their potential in the sport of Gymnastics.
Owner and Office Manager April Mitchell brings a special touch to Carolina Elite with years of background in Retail, Customer Service, and Banking.
April is also a Member of AAU and will always greet you with a smile.
Competitive Team Coach, Rec Instructor.
Shannon is a Certified Junior Olympic Development Level Coach as well as First Aid and Meet Director Certified through USA Gymnastics and has produced State and Regional Champions in both USAG and AAU’s Xcel Programs.
Competitive Team Assistant Coach, Rec Instructor, Choreographer
Competitive Team Women's Level 1&2 Head Coach
Coach Jerome is originally from New Bern, NC and retired from service in the US Navy.
Bethany- Competitive Team and Rec Director
Bethany is our Recreational Gymnastics Staff Director and the Head Coach of our Level 3 Team.
Siggler-Competitive Team Assistant Coach, Tumbling Coach, Choreographer
Siggy is an alumnist of our Competitive Team as well as Ninja and choreographer extraordinaire.
Ninja and Boys Gymnastics Instructor
With background in tricking, Ninja and Gymnastics, Coach Matthew brings out the best in our Ninja and Boys Programs.
Competitive Ninja and Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, Malachi brings that competitive edge to our Co-Ed Ninja Program.
Competitive Acro & Tumbling Team Head Coach and Rec Gymnastics Instructor
Emily comes to us from Missouri, assists with our Competitive Team and all levels of Rec Gymnastics and Tumbling.
Men’s Team Coach
Mike is a High School English Teacher, Men’s Competitive Team Head Coach and adult gymnast with NAIGC.
Pre-K Gymnastics Coach
Saoirse is a member of our Women's Optional Team and coaches our Pre-K gymnasts.
Rec Gymnastics Coach
Bethany is a member of our Women's Optional Team and coaches our Rec gymnasts.
Pre-K Gymnastics Coach
Recreational Gymnastics/Summer Camps
For all your fun gymnastics needs! Our Rec Program offers athletes of any age and ability level the chance to enjoy safe and fun gymnastics instruction by our well-trained and Safety Certified staff.
Rec Gymnastics Classes
Beat the heat! Our Air-Conditioned Facility is open for evening summer classes.
Our NEW Rec Gym is OPEN and ready for action!!!
Please call our office for personalized customer service in enrolling your child. 252-269-8095
Co-Ed Ninja Classes
Ninja and Obstacle Course Training
Carolina Elite is the only gym in Eastern NC with a 14’ Warped Wall, Salmon Ladder, Cannonball Course, Trampoline and an In-Ground Loose-Foam Pit.
*Please note, Ninja Training is Obstacle Course and Agility Training, we are not a Martial Arts Facility.
Carolina Elite provides a full range of training equipment including the largest in-ground Loose-Foam Training Pit in Eastern NC, new AAI Regulation Spring Floor, new Gymnova Elite Uneven Bars, new 25’ Tumble Trak, 8 Regulation Length Balance Beams, climbing ropes and a full array of Rec gymnastics equipment.
Our in-ground pit is AAI's most modern design with covered 8"X8" cubes and is the only in-ground foam pit in Carteret County and all of the Crystal Coast. The pit is accessible from all 4 training apparatus as well as trampoline.
Our spacious parent observation area is temperature controlled and offers free wifi.
Pit access from Bars, Beams, Floor, Rings, Vault and Tumble Track.
Largest in-ground pit in Eastern NC and the only one in Carteret County and the Crystal Coast.
New competition spring floor with pit access.
Brand-new Elite Gymnova Uneven Bar Set
Elite Uneven Bar Pit Set
Pit Vault and Competition Landing Vault
Competitive Xcel, Levels 7-10 and Elite Programs
Check out our full range of competitive programs! Carolina Elite offers competitive opportunities for Xcel and Optional athletes and is the only facility in Eastern NC with current International Elite Program athletes.
Level 4/5 Team
Our 2020 Bronze Team.
Our 2020 Silver Team.
Our NGA Men’s Team.
2021 NGA Mens Team
Pommels/Parallel Bars Gym
Carolina Elite is Available to Host your Event!
Mental Training Workshops
Carolina Elite offers Monthly Mental Training Workshops for it's Team Members
Marina Harris, M.S.
Monthly Mental Training Webinar Workshops
Formerly one of Mr. Adam's Level 10 gymnasts, Marina was a Full Scholarship Division 1 Collegiate Gymnast at West Virginia University and has background coaching Gymnastics at the collegiate level.
After pursing her passion for mental training, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Sport and Exercise Psychology from West Virginia University, and a Master of Science in Kinesiology and Health with an emphasis in Psychosocial Sport Studies at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Marina has assisted a variety of athletes enhance their performance and mental skills, including but not limited to collegiate athletes in gymnastics, diving, soccer, track, and more, as well as youth athletes in gymnastics.
Marina currently conducts monthly workshop sessions hosted by Carolina Elite on a variety of sport topics designed to boost performance.
Carolina Elite hosts monthly Mental Training Workshops led by Marina Harris, M.S. and Doctoral Student at University of Nevada.
Marina designs individualized and group performance programming to fit each of her client's unique needs. Current workshops with Carolina Elite gymnasts and coaches are aimed towards improving performance on a variety of topics, including but not limited to goal setting, overcoming mental blocks, improving confidence, enhancing concentration, mental choreography, and more! For more information or any questions, please contact Marina at MarinaPerformanceCoach@gmail.com