Northeast Institute of Gymnastics

About the School

Northeast Institute of Gymnastics has been in existence for 40 years. The school is the oldest gymnastics school in Albany. We feature a 5,000 square foot training facility complete with a full line of women's Olympic apparatus and the area's largest selection of preschool equipment. Northeast also features a foam-filled pit for safe learning progressions, as well as a 25 foot long Tumble-Track to teach tumbling. Northeast Gymnastics is a proud member of the USAIGC (United States Association of Independent Gymnastics Clubs). Our goal is to become the highest quality gymnastics program in the Albany, New York area.



About the Owners

The school is under the professional direction of KIMBERLY SIGSBEE and CHRIS CHAKAS. They both bring to Northeast many years of experience working with gymnasts. They are both certified professional members of USAIGC, USA Gymnastics Safety certified, Tiny Tot Gymnastics certified, Members of United States Independent Gymnastics Clubs, and are Professional Development Program Level 1 & 2 certified. Chris is a Level 1 National PDP Test certifier along with being a past member of the New York State Board of Directors for USA Gymnastics. Chris received the 1999 New York State Coaches Service Award for his years of service to the NYS Gymnastic program. They are both coaches for Northeast Teams and have coached state, regional, and national competitors. Chris has a B.S. and M.S. in Physical Education from Ithaca College and Kim has a B.S. in Economics and Business from State University at Albany and is head Director of Northeast.



About the Director

The school is also under the professional direction of MATTHEW FLANAGAN. As a former gymnast and graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Mathematics, Matt brings to Northeast both gymnastic experience and experience teaching gymnastics to children. Matt is a professional member of USA Gymnastics, USA Gymnastics Safety Certified, and USA Gymnastics Professional Development Level 1 certified. In addition to teaching classes and being head coach for Northeast teams, Matt teaches Math and Science at St. Pius X School in Loudonville.