teaching is our passion
WE JUST happen to coach kids how to flip too!
Our Mission Statement and Teaching Philosophy
I just wanted to tell you guys how much Brooklyn and I miss the gymnastics program there in Moscow. After checking out three different gymnastics facilities here in Texas, we realize how awesome your facility is and how extra special the gymnastics coaches are there. I just thought you should know that we miss you :) keep up the great work!
Cami Dean (December 2013)
Oh, where to start...it seems like yesterday we were behind TR Video going to practice and now look how far you've come! It has been pure joy bringing my girls to a place that I enjoyed when I was younger! And being able to experience the same sport with the same coaches has been truly awesome! Thank you for such a great experience and a great coaching staff! Taylor and Palmer have gained so much, not as athletes, but as girls! We'll miss you! ~
Shannon McLeun (Moved to Oregon in June 2016 - and has returned to the Palouse and PEG in 2020)
Parent, who's child transferred from another gym: "I knew this place was going to be different the minute I walked in."
Coach: "Oh, why?"
Parent: " I heard laughter."
"I just wanted to say how much (my daughter) has enjoyed her first taste of competitive gymnastics this year! It's been fun to watch her work hard and grow so much in so many ways over the course of the season. As you said tonight, the lessons of sports extend way beyond the meet or the mat and it's been such a good experience for our girl all around. ...thank you for the positive way in which the gym is run. After watching the meets and the other coaches, we are so thrilled to be in the gym we are and so thankful for the positive energy and encouragement that run throughout the programs.
Tiffany VanArsdel - Team Parent
I am beyond thankful for the countless hours I have spent at the gym and in your program. You two have built such a special, welcoming, loving, supporting and overall amazing environment for ANY person who comes into PEG...I wouldn't have wanted to spend my formative years anywhere else.
Talia Mullin - Team Gymnast and Class of 2020
Get to know us
Palouse Empire Gymnastics has been teaching cartwheels and life skills to the children of the Palouse since 1990. Current owners, Mark and Lynne Kindelspire are coaches and directors of the program.
Mark is a Washington State University graduate with a degree in Elementary Education and Special Education. He taught in the Moscow public schools for three years before deciding to coach gymnastics full-time. Mark held the position of USA Gymnastics Idaho State Chairman from 2015-2022. Mark is an avid mounting biker and passionate about cooking.
Lynne has a degree in Recreation and Business from Seattle Pacific University. She has been involved in gymnastics for most of her life as her mother owns a gymnastics club in Port Angeles, Wa. Lynne enjoys camping, baking and watching her children grow.
Mark and Lynne have lived on the Palouse for over 25 years, have two children; Hannah (22) and Ty (16) and reside in Moscow.
The PEG facility located at 810 N Almon St. in Moscow, Idaho is 9000 square feet and is fully equip with women's and preschool equipment. This also includes a 40' in-ground Tumbl Trak, an in-ground foam pit and 2 trampolines. PEG is rebounding from the pandemic and is back up to 500 students. We are appreciative for the all the support from the community during the pandemic.
PEG requires all instructors to complete the USA Gymnastics Certification which includes; a background check, 1st Aid/CPR, Heads Up Concussion Course, Safe Sport Course and the U100: Fundamentals of Gymnastics Course.