Our Staff

Melissa Heywood

Melissa (Missy) joined the Gym-Ken family in the fall of 2005. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature from Keene State College where she also studied Early Childhood Development, Special Education and Secondary Education. While in college, Missy worked at the YMCA as a lifeguard, swim coach, gymnastics instructor and after school care provider. Missy currently teaches pre-school, grade school, our Gym-Ken Gems program and is Gym-Ken’s Birthday Party Director. Gym-Ken’s birthday party program grows bigger and better every year, filling more weekends than ever before!!

"I believe in establishing a relationship with both student and parent that is based on trust and open communication to ensure that they get the most out of being a part of our program. I coach with all aspects of education in mind by addressing the individual student's needs so that they progress at their own pace; I believe this is the most effective method in building a capable, confident child that looks forward to coming to a class that challenges them, and best of all, has fun!"