Renee Ruggeri

Owner and Head Coach.

Renee has been coaching or over 35 years.  She began gymnastics at the age of 4 and continued her career in gymnastics competing USGF, WPIAL, PIAA high level competitons.  She was honored with PIAA and WPIAL State Championships and then attended Clarion University as a Divison I gymnast.  She went on to coach Baldwin Hghschool to a PIAA state championship team and several individual champions in 8 years.  She is the original and sole owner of Ultimate Gymnastics, now in its 13th year. She has coached over 20 USAG state champions and succesful state placing teams.  Renee is married and has 2 gymnastic daughters, as well as a son who has graduated from college.


Courtney Batiz,

of Vandergrift, PA

I Started Gymnastics at the age of 2 1/2.  Preteam at the age of 4 and finished my senior year as a level 9. I started my gymnastics career at Kiski Valley Competitive Edge where I was a level 4 & 5 state champion, level 7 western PA champion and then came to Ultimate Gymnastics when Renee opened in 2007. I hold the level 8 state vault title in 2009. Five time level 8 & 9 state and regional qualifier. 2013 national runner up on the Vault and 11th AA in the nation. I also competed for my highschool where I was a Ford City high school Independent gymnast. I received 2 WPIAL gold medals, 3 silver medals including one in  the AA, and several bronze medals. My Love for gymnastics led me to start junior coaching through my high school years, and I have been coaching ever since at Ultimate.

 I am a current graduate of Slippery Rock University where I recieved my bachelors degree in Business Administration with a focus in finance.


Andy  Cox

Andy has been coaching for over 30 years, specializing in conditioning, Uneven Bars and Tumbling.  He has trainined numerous championship gymnasts and cheerleaders.  He started with ultimare in 2008 and has been an asset to the team gymnasts ever since.


Gina Batiz

 Vandergrift, PA

Started Gymnastics at the age of 3, started competing at the age of 6. Level 4 USAG State Floor and All-around Champion through Ultimate Gymnastics. Made it to States in Levels 4-9, and regionals in Level 8 and 9. Ford City Independent gymnast, receiving 3 WPIAL medals. Currently a senior at Penn State majoring in Engineering.


Shelly Garris 

Shelly was a competitive gymnast for 8 years and has always had a passion for gymnastics. She has been coaching at Ultimate for 5 years with all of her gymnast being state qualifiers. Her daughter, Lauren, is a level 8 gymnast at Ultimate. 

She enjoys working with all the girls and teaching not only technics and skills of gymnastics but helping to build them into strong determined women.


Cheyene Rothholz

Working with SILKS, Aerial Team as well as level 2,3,4,5 and XCEL   Brings experience in training the Aerial team, classes. Also teaching Parkour . Cheyene is a USAG certified coach.


Nicolette Berecin

XCEL coach for silver, gold, platinum.  Nicolette was a level 7 gymnast and trained at Ultimate Gymnastics. She is also attending Penn State New Kensington and loves coaching classes, team and prvate lessons.


Raquel Ruggeri

Usa Gymnastics certified member. Raquel is a member of the XCEL Diamond Team and is a Senior at Burrell HS. She is the head coach for levels 2 and 3.  She is also a State and Regional Champion on the Balance Beam and National Runner Up.  


Abby Mossing

Abby is a level 2 and 3 coach and Class instructor. She is a member of the Diamond Team and is a Senior at Penn Trafford HS.


Maddie Braverman

Maddie is a level 2 and 3 coach and class instructor. She is a member of the Diamond Team and is a Senior at Plum HS.


Ultimate Gymnastics  is currently seeking a qualified gymnasitics professional to join our growing program. To apply, please contact us with your resume and experience qualifications.