Mr. Nasser Parvinrouh
Nasser Parvinrouh was born in Shiraz, Iran. He was an Olympic gymnast and competed for Iran in the 1964 Olympics in Japan. At one time, Mr. Nasser was ranked 16th in the world!
Mr. Nasser was a professor at Faulkner State Community College and taught Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance from 1971-1982. He then went on to establish Nasser Gymnastics Academy in Mobile, AL.
Nasser Gymnastics Academy was founded with the vision to build a facility that would provide a safe, developmental, and rewarding environment for aspiring gymnasts. He instituted progressive training techniques to ensure each student received the best instruction possible while having fun. We are proud to continue in following those traditions today.
Nasser Parvinrouh retired from coaching gymnastics 10 years ago but still pops in the gym from time to time. His wife, Fatemeh Parvinrouh, and daughter, Laleh Parvinrouh, currently manage Nasser Gymnastics.
In 1970 my father, Nasser Parvinrouh, opened Nasser Gymnastics Academy, and we are the oldest established gymnastics facility in the state of Alabama. Under his instruction and leadership, I trained as a gymnast until I was twelve years old and competed up to Level 6. In high-school, I moved on to play Tennis, but continued to grow in the gym. I went to Murphy High School, Faulkner State, and graduated from the University of South Alabama. I was also a Meet Director at the age of 22.
When my father retired, I carried forward his vision of operating a gym built upon quality, excellence, and dedication. I’ve further shared this vision with my staff, and, together, we strive to provide the highest quality of physical education.
My father inspired me to manage a gym of which we are proud. Being a responsible steward of the gym, its staff, and the families we serve is the most significant and fulfilling role in my life. I love the opportunity of being able to make a positive impact in the lives of our gymnasts and cheerleaders. My staff and I continuously focus on professional development, especially as it relates to ensuring and optimizing positive development for the children we train. It’s such an honor being a part of a gym that has been successful for generations and I look forward to Inspiring Dreams and Motivating Champions for more generations to come.
Hey, my name is Allison and I am currently a student at Bishop State studying to be a Physical Therapist Assistant. I graduated from the University of South Alabama in May of 2017 with a degree in Recreational Therapy. I did gymnastics at Prattville YMCA until I graduated high school in 2012, and I was the 2011 Level 7 State Bars and All-Around Champion.
I truly believe that Gymnastics is the best sport. Gymnastics contributed greatly to molding me into the person I am today. The countless hours spent training helped develop my determination and drive, my attention to details, and my resilience that transfers to all other aspects of life.
Confucius once said, “Choose a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life.” I believe that to be true. I am presently the Levels 4 and up coach, and I love it because the kids always make me laugh. The excitement they get from learning a new skill or perfecting an old one keeps me coming back and continuing to work on my coaching abilities.
If I am not at school or work, I enjoy CrossFit, binge watching Netflix, or catching up on some much-needed sleep.
Hello, my name is Breanna Walker and I am a Mobile native. I am a 2012 graduate of LeFlore Magnet High School(Salutatorian) and a 2016 graduate of The University of Alabama. I graduated with a Bachelor of Education in Exercise Sports Science with concentrations in Fitness and Pre-Professional Studies. I plan to further my education & pursue another degree to become a Doctor of Physical Therapy.
My gymnastics career start with a field trip to Nasser’s & with Mr. Nasser himself persuading my parents to sign me up for official lessons. I was a gymnast for 6.5 years, starting in 2nd grade and ending in the beginning of my 9th grade year. I reached Level 7, received many medals and awards, and was recognized in the local newspaper, along with other teammates for our Level 6 achievements.
Gymnastics has been one of the things that has help me become who I am, the countless hours of training, traveling and friendships has all played a part in my life. One of my favorite things about coaching is having so many eager children with the common goal of having fun and wanting to do gymnastics. It brings me joy to know that I can help along with their process. I want them to have an enjoyable and unforgettable gymnastics experience the same way I did. Helping these gymnasts reach their highest potential truly warms my heart and makes it all worthwhile.
My name is Destiny Baugh, and I am a junior at Davidson High School. I was a gymnast at Nasser for 10 years and received the State Champion title in 2012. I am on the Varsity Soccer Team as well as a Division 1 State Cup Soccer Player. I am also a member of Davidson’s EPIC program, German Club, and USA Children and Women’s Hospital’s Princess Project.
Gymnastics has made a major impact on my life and my determination. Gymnastics taught me to carry discipline and passion with me in everything I do. This sport was the first that I fell in love with and, coaching at Nasser has given me the opportunity to pass down the lessons and skills that my coaches passed down to me.
My name is Emily, and I am from Dublin, Ohio. I am currently a student at The University of South Alabama, and I am in the Honors College. I am studying biomedical sciences right now and hope to become a physical therapist!
My journey with gymnastics started at a very young age, taking classes as soon as I could walk. I started competing in second grade and continued to do it for 11 years! Throughout those years, I was a State Champion and went to Regionals to represent Team Ohio. Towards the end of my gymnastics career, I was a Level 9 for three years. I decided to compete for my high school during my senior year. I also started coaching at my gym back home during my last two years of competing.
Ever since I was a kid, I have absolutely loved this sport. With so much sacrifice and dedication this sport requires, it became my whole life growing up. Now my life just doesn’t feel the same without it! Having the opportunity to coach at Nasser Gymnastics is such a blessing. Not only do I get to share my passion for this sport and help inspire younger gymnasts, but it is something that I absolutely love doing!
My name is Hailey. I am from Memphis, TN, and I graduated from the University of South Alabama. I was a member of the South Alabama Diamond Girls, which supports the University’s baseball team. I also started a new organization called USA for St. Jude.
When I was younger, I was a gymnast at River City Gymnastics for eight years, but I ended up finishing my gymnastics career at Level 6. After that, I became a cheerleader for about seven years. I have been a middle school, All-Star, and high school cheerleader. In 2009, all my hard work paid off because I became the National Cheerleading Association National Grand Champion, and I have the jacket to prove it!
I try my hardest not to raise my voice when coaching because these kids are here to mainly have fun. I still try to show that I am the person in charge to keep them safe. Seeing these children smile is what makes being a coach so valuable. When they are happy and having a good time, it makes me want to try harder to be the best coach that I can be.
My name is Jay! I am a full-time student at the University of South Alabama. I am majoring in business. I graduated from Mary G. Montgomery in 2013 and attended Faulkner State Community College from 2013-2016.
My large background in sports started off with baseball before playing basketball through middle school and high school. I played tennis in high school and went on to play at Faulkner State. I am now currently a cheerleader at South Alabama and love it!
I believe that it is important for a coach to love their students and really care for them on and off the mat. I feel like that makes the difference between a good and bad coach.
Hey, my name is Julia and am a Junior at McGill-Toolen Catholic High School. I went to Phillips Preparatory School where my love for Gymnastics transformed into a love for Cheerleading. I started Cheerleading in Seventh Grade and continued to cheer on both Junior Varsity and Varsity level into High School. I am in the annunciation program where I help teach special needs children the skills that they need to create a life for themselves.
From a young age, I enjoyed tumbling and jumping around on the trampoline in my spare time. My father, who can still do tricks on the trampoline, and I would spend hours looking at YouTube videos both trying to teach ourselves new skills. When my mother offered to take me to a professional gym where they could teach me real gymnastics skills, I was ecstatic.
When I started taking gymnastics at Nasser, I loved it. Every aspect was so foreign to me, and I was determined to be the best at all of them. I credit my determination and drive to succeed to the happiness I felt after achieving a new skill at Nasser. After becoming a coach, I come home every day happy knowing that I can make a difference in the kids’ lives that come to Nasser. I get the same excitement from when I was a kid and learned new skill, when I see that I am capable of giving the same happiness to others.
My name is Kaitlyn and I am a Graduate Student at the University of South Alabama. I started working at Nasser in the Fall of 2016 and I have loved my Navy Nation since. My love for Gymnastics started at 3 years old ending with 3 State titles and a Level 7 Regional appearance. Once I finished Gymnastics I picked up Track and Field, I was a part of the USA Women’s Track and Field Team ending my career with NCAA All-American Honors, 4x Sunbelt Conference Champion and a Outdoor Conference Team Championship.
I’m working to become a Sports Nutritionist and my love for kids and the Nasser atmosphere are helping to make that possible. Being able to share personal experiences, help a child conquer their fear, and achieve their goals is the ultimate reward at the end of the day.
Hi! My name is Mya, and I am an early graduate from Baker High School. I will be attending the University of South Alabama in the Fall of 2018. I have been a cheerleader for 10 years and competed in many local All-Star competitions. Throughout my hard work and dedication, I earned the title of an All-American cheerleader three times! Hard work is something I’m familiar with, and I will always encourage and push a child to do their best.
I respect the dedication and passion that comes with the sport of Gymnastics and Cheerleading. Gymnastics is an elegant, but fierce sport. It teaches young men and women across the world to hold their head high, good sportsmanship, humbleness, and all-around strength. In my opinion, gymnasts carry themselves with class and dignity. “If you can do gymnastics, you can do anything.”
My goal as a coach is for children to enjoy coming to my class, and for them to remember me as a special role model. It is rewarding as a coach when a student says, “Thank you so much.” I am grateful to have received this opportunity to be a part of these students’ achievements and lives.
My name is Olivia, and I am currently a Junior at Murphy High School. I have taken lessons at Nasser for as long as I can remember. Nasser is where I learned most of my tumbling skills and where I developed my love for cheer.
I was a cheerleader in Middle School at Phillips Prep School and currently in my second year of being a cheerleader at Murphy. I am also in the IB program at Murphy. In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching Netflix, and running.
Hey! My name is Stephanie and I am currently a student at Satsuma High School. I will graduate in May of 2018, and from there I will enroll at the University of South Alabama to seek a degree in medicine. I plan to eventually become a pediatrician because of the heart I have for children.
I have done gymnastics at Nasser’s for as long as I can remember, and I have loved every minute of it. I competed all the way to Level 7. In Level 6, I placed in 3rd for the State Meet, qualifying for regionals. After that, I started playing tennis. Now I am part of the tennis team at my school.
I am so thankful I received the opportunity to become a coach, because you not only get to watch the gymnasts learn new skills and become more advanced, but you also get to see them grow into their amazing selves! As a coach, I push kids to reach their potential through correcting their mistakes and more importantly helping them understand to improve. I strive to constantly encourage them towards success. I believe it’s important for a coach to just have fun with their gymnasts. I consider myself a fun, friendly coach because I always try to relate to my kids and get down to their level. In doing so, I build lasting relationships with my gymnasts. Gymnastics is a sport that has had a positive impact on my life and I guarantee it will do the same for many more lives to come.
Aloha, I’m Tyra. I was born and raised in Hawaii, and I can speak six different languages! I am currently attending The University of Mobile, pursuing a degree in Political Science with minors in History and Spanish. I am good at anything in relation to Government and Law, and that’s what I love. I am excited to be running for Alabama State Representative in 2018. I plan on easing into International Contract Law afterwards.
I have been cheering and tumbling for about 13 years. I took gymnastics at Nasser’s when I was 13 years old. I am a part of Co-Ed cheerleading at the University of Mobile, and I participate in track too. I spend my free time reading, coaching cheer/gymnastics, traveling and studying other languages. I enjoy working with others. I emphasize for students to be better than their selves rather their predecessors and contemporaries. “To get something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.”
My name is Whitney, and I am 25 years old. I graduated from Faith Academy in 2011 and attended the University of South Alabama, where I studied Special Education and Exercise Science! I absolutely love all sports, but gymnastics is hands down my favorite. I took gymnastics for 15 years and have coached gymnastics for a little over five years. I love that gymnastics requires a lot of strength and determination. It taught me to never give up, even when things are tough and seem impossible. I truly have a job that I love and enjoy every single day. I currently coach mostly preschool classes, and they are amazing! I love watching them be silly and grow and develop the skills they need to progress! I adore all animals and children, and I hope to have a lot of both in the future. For now, I have one fur child, a two year old cat named Zelda, and she is my world when I’m not at work!