Leah Herchenbach
Pre-Team Director, Team & Recreational Coach

Coach Leah started gymnastics at the age of 3 and continued for 17 years!  She continued her gymnastics career competing All-Around for the Univeristy of Wisconsin-Oshkosh before eventually retiring.  Coach Leah then transferred to Illinois State University where she graduated with a degree in Psychology and Sociology.  She puts a big emphasis on psychology and mental training while coaching.  She believes that helping athletes understand what is happening in their minds on a scientific level when they experience fear or anxiety helps them work through tough emotions and train more effectively!  During her time at ISU, Coach Leah performed in the Gamma Phi Circus and now performs professionally with a company called Chandelier Circus!  Coach Leah began coaching 6 years ago and built a competitive program from the ground up!  We are extremely excited to have Coach Leah as part of our team helping change the lives of more athletes here at BIG!

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