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  • 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.


    Ninja Instructor

    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.

  • Our 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.

    Regulation Length Balance Beams, 3 with pit access.

    Newly remodeled parent observation area and pro shop offers free wifi.

    Bars training area

    Brand-new Elite Gymnova Uneven Bar Set

    Elite Uneven Bar Pit Set

    Pit Vault and Competition Landing Vault

    Developmental Vault

  • Women’s Team

    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.

    Optional/Elite Team

    Level 4/5 Team

    Our 2020 Bronze Team.

    Our 2020 Silver Team.

  • What We Do

    2020 Team & Rec Class Information

    Team Tuition/Practice Schedule

    Rec Class Information

    No Annual Registration Fees!

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  • Men’s Team

    Our NGA Men’s Team.

    2021 NGA Mens Team

    2021 Nationals

    Pommels/Parallel Bars Gym

  • Parties

    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.

    Mental Training

    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 

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  • Our Location

    Less than 10 min to Atlantic Beach!