Doug SpringerDoug Springer – Owner, Head Coach

Doug Springer has been involved with gymnastics for over 30 years.  A native of New Jersey, Doug competed for over nine years, and was accepted at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.  Doug’s coaching experience started High School at his gym, and continued after college.

After a five year active duty tour in the Marine Corps, Doug found his way to Maine and started coaching at the MDI YMCA.  There he met his wife, Kristel.  Together they ran that program for six years.

In 2005 Doug and Kristel opened Springers Gymnastics Center in Ellsworth, and have enjoyed a fantastic relationship with the Down East Family YMCA.

Doug is the head coach of the Boys and Girls competitive teams, and also teaches numerous recreational classes, including cheer tumbling.

Doug is the current USA Gymnastics Maine Men’s League Chair, a member of the USA Gymnastics Women’s League Administrative Committee, and former Maine YMCA League Coordinator.  Doug also holds current Professional Memberships to USA Gymnastics, along wit current Safety Certification.

 Kristel Springer – Owner, Coach

Kristel is a graduate of Hamden Academy High School, where she competed in gymnastics all four years.  While attending college at Texas Tech, she started a program at a local YMCA in El Paso.

Returning home to Carmel, Kristel started a successful gymnastics program at the Down East Family YMCA, and eventually collaborated with husband Doug at the MDI YMCA for six successful years.

Kristel is a graduate of Husson University, and works as a Registered Nurse.

Kristel is the Head Coach of Pre-Team, and Coach of the Girls’ Competitive Team.