Who We Are
Our mission is embodied in the words ‘We Nurture Health Esteem,’ a holistic approach that fosters physical, social and emotional development and encourages young athletes to push themselves physically and mentally every time they step into the gym. Whether your child’s gymnastics path is competitive or recreational, they’ll be a welcome part of the Spirits family.
Our programs, coaches and facilities are aligned to meet the highest standards of USA Gymnastics and the Amateur Athletic Union. We help athletes train and thrive in their gymnastics pursuits, be it competitive or recreational.
Family Owned & Operated
Our story began in the late 1970’s with founder Rod Rogers. Rod was a school teacher, passionate about coaching and inspired to have a positive impact on young people the same way his favorite coaches and teachers had on him. Gymnastics offered just that, so in 1976 Rod bought his first equipment and established the St. Louis County Gymnastics Club in the St. John’s Church Gymnasium.
In 1979 the club became St. Louis Spirits Gymnastics Club and over the next 30+ years Rod built a legacy as an elite coach and influencer with many of his athletes thriving against the best gymnasts in the country. But as the saying goes, behind every great man is a great woman and in the Spirits Gym story that woman is Rod’s wife Kris.
A competitive gymnast and coach with a business background, for 20 years Kris’s impact on Spirits athletes, coaches and culture has been immeasurable. These days you’ll find her mostly in the background managing the day to day operations and shaping the future success of the business.
Our programs, coaches and facilities are aligned to meet the highest standards of USA Gymnastics and the Amateur Athletic Union. We help athletes train to thrive in their gymnastics pursuits, be it competitive or recreational.