Author Archives: Don Houlton

Teachers/Coaches Wanted

Illinois Gymnastics Institute is searching for part- time teachers/coaches with gymnastics experience to help continue to build our recreational and preschool programs as well as our new Ninja Zone program! We are looking for energetic, friendly, dependable individuals who enjoy teaching and … Continue reading

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Lenore Schwartz

On a very sad note IGI’s beloved dance instructor, choreographer and mentor to hundreds of gymnasts, Lenore Schwartz, who was loved by everyone here at IGI passed away on December 31st. God Bless this wonderful lady who touched so many … Continue reading

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Lexi Funk Signs with the University of Michigan

IGI Senior gymnast Lexi Funk today signed her NCAA National Letter of Intent to attend and compete gymnastics for the University of Michigan (click here for the University of Michigan release). “I am super excited to be officially signed as … Continue reading

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Veterans Day at IGI

IGI gymnasts take a minute out of their practice to thank coach Matt Rakow for his service to our country in the United States Army. Thank You to all for their service to the USA!!!

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Halloween at IGI!!!

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IGI Hosts USA Gymnastics Training Camp

IGI hosted the Region 5 USA Gymnastics Forward Progress Training Camp this last weekend. This camp featured 115 Level 8-9-10 Gymnasts, as well as Coaches and Judges from Illinois, Michigan and Ohio.

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World Champion Simone Biles Visits IGI!!!

Two time World Champion gymnast Simone Biles visited IGI!!! Simone, and two of her teammates came in to train for the Secret Classic here in Chicago. Here are just a few of Simone’s career highlights: 2015 U.S. all-around, vault & balance … Continue reading

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