OUR COACHES, STAFF & GYM

Alec Chatterton - Owner

Alec Chatterton

Gymnastics Experience:
Alec has had a lifelong involvement with gymnastics, including 15 years of competing at the junior Olympic and collegiate levels.


​Coaching Experience: 
Alec has been involved with coaching gymnastics for the last 10 years. He has experience coaching all types of classes and was recently named the Head Optional Coach at D.C. Gymnastics.

Bob Piehler - General Manager

Bob Piehler

Gymnastics Experience:
​Bob was a competitive gymnast for Lakeland H.S & Springfield College. A nine time All American gymnast at Springfield College and named the NCAA Division 2 National Floor Exercise Champion in 1983. He is a member of the Springfield College athletic hall of fame.


​Coaching Experience:
Founder and co-owner of World Class Gymnastics Academy, Latham, N.Y. 1991-2012. He was the Head men’s & woman’s team coach & pre-school gymnastics director. He is the coach of numerous State, Regional & National USA Gymnastics champions; both men and woman. 

Zeke Jackson - Head Boys Coach

Zeke Jackson

Gymnastics Experience: 
Zeke is a former 6 time New York State AA Champion and 3 times Junior National Team Member.

​Coaching Experience: 
Zeke has coached New York State Championship Boys Team and has judged for 2 years. 

Bethany Nitz - Coach at Ace Gymnastics

Bethany Nitz

Gymnastics Experience:
​Bethany competed as a level 10 gymnast for D.C. Gymnastics where she also competed in several Empire State Games and attended the Junior Olympics. She was a Shaker High School varsity gymnast and is now in the Shaker Hall of Fame.​

Coaching Experience: 
Bethany coached at D.C. Gymnastics for the last 33 years. While there she was the Head Pre-Team coach as well as the Head Pre-School coach. Bethany has experience coaching many different types of classes as well as higher and lower level team.

Matt Bond - Junior Olympic Team Coach

Matt Bond

Gymnastics Experience:
​Matt competed for the University of Vermont from 2001-2005 and was an All-American. He graduated in 2005 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. ​

Coaching Experience: 
Matt has been coaching gymnastics for the past 12 years. He is experienced in classes ranging from preschool through adult. He was the Head Coach of the Men’s Junior Olympic Team at Valley Gymnastics as well as being highly involved in all levels of their Women’s Junior Olympic Team. ​

Holly Randall Pre-School, Instructional & Xcel Team Coach

Holly Randall

Gymnastics Experience: 

Holy has been involved with gymnastics since she was 5 years old. She competed as a Shaker High School Varsity Gymnast as well as a level 8 gymnast for Northeast Institute of Gymnastics and World Class Gymnastics. Holly is experienced in coaching all forms of Women’s Gymnastics.​

Kara Garbarino - Pre-School & Instructional Coach

Gymnastics Experience: 

Kara competed as a Level 9 gymnast for World Class Gymnastics where she earned the privilege of competing at the Junior Olympic Eastern National Championships. Kara was also a High School Varsity Gymnast at Shaker High School where she holds the school vault record. Kara has experience coaching a wide array of classes ranging from Pre-School to Adult. ​

Ben Paultre - Ace Gymnastics Xcel Team Coach

Gymnastics Experience:
​Ben started as a meet director for D.C. Gymnastics, then moved on to instructional and team coaching at Roots Gymnastics in Westfield, Mass. For several years he coached all levels of the Xcel team Bronze-Diamond. 

Jess Davey - Our Amazing Office Manager

We love you Jess! 

We couldn't do it without you!

ABOUT OUR GYM

Ace Gymnastics in Albany NY is conveniently located off of Exit 2E on I-87 and 5 minutes from Colonie Center or Crossgates Mall. Our custom designed facility with brand new regulation junior Olympic gymnastics equipment includes vault, uneven bars, single bar trainer, balance beam, spring floor, pommel horse, rings, parallel bars, horizontal bar, foam pit and tumble track. We also have a dedicated area for pre-school classes and a party room. Contact us for for more information about our gym, registration information, to schedule a birthday party or plan a visit.

CONVIENTLY LOCATED IN ALBANY