Be your Best!

About Us

Family Owned for 2 Generations

Gymnastics... a way of life!
The Snider's have been involved in the sport of gymnastics for over 40 years.  Matt and Joyce Snider met while teaching at Rockville Centre Gymnastics over 30 years ago.  They were married in 1981 and opened the Massapequa Gymnastics Academy (MGA Gymnastics).  They have 3 children who all became involved in the sport.  Their oldest daughter, Christy, competed and has been coaching since 2001.  She is now the Vice President of Operations, Recreational Gymnastics Department Leader and the Customer Service Department Leader.  Steven, their second oldest, has been involved in gymnastics since he was young and has been coaching since 2003.  Outside of the gym he has also earned his black belt through Arango karate.  Their youngest daughter, Jaycie (named after Jaycie Phelps- 1996 Olympic gymnast), was a USAG Level 8 competitor, began coaching in 2014 and is also the Party Department Leader.  You will hear many gyms say they are "like" a family, but at MGA they are a family. The Sniders and all the staff at MGA have been a positive role model in the community for over 35 years.  They have coached 1,000's of students and many of Matt and Joyce’s former students now bring their children.  They’ve also produced numerous Local, County and State champions, but more importantly, they have helped every student build self-confidence and feel great about themselves and their accomplishments!

Working together to achieve more
The Coaches at MGA are truly an extension of the Snider family.  They are all experienced, happy, caring and compassionate.  You can see this by watching them teach... it is very obvious that they love what they do.  At MGA you find that neither coaches nor students compete with each other.  Instead it is a group effort to help and support each other in the achievement of goals.  This translates into a friendly, family atmosphere which creates a positive learning environment, where everyone is proud of each others accomplishments!

Our Passion
Self improvement
For 45 years we have had a passion for the Sport of Gymnastics and how it can change your life!  It gives us a tremendous sense of pride having our children and staff share that same passion.  We have watched our students self esteem grow and develop into strong, confident, successful adults.  There is no better feeling than having our past students return with families of their own, to enroll in our program.  

Everyone should feel like a winner!
No one should go through life lacking self esteem.  Being able to do what most people can't gives you a tremendous sense of pride and self-confidence and makes you feel like a winner.  With our positive guidance, motivation and support anyone can realize their full potential and become their best! 

Winning at life:
  Whether tumbling on a 4” balance beam or flipping on a trampoline 8' in the air, we teach our students to concentrate on what they want and where they are going in life.  We teach them when they should leap for their dreams and when they should keep their feet planted firmly on the ground.  We give our students the tools they need to build a successful future...  the courage to explore their unique talents and safely test their limits…  the confidence to set lofty goals… and the determination to reach them!

Our Goal
For every student to be their best!
Our goal is simple; to help every student realize their full potential.  We teach our students to be motivated, self-confident, persistent and goal oriented.  We teach them that in gymnastics, as in life, anything is possible if you just put your mind to it and don't give up. 


Well equipped, safe and clean
MGA has all Olympic equipment, training and safety apparatus necessary for learning all skills for both men and women including multiple stations at each event.  We also have trampolines, tumble track, in-ground foam pits, spotting rigs, bungee rigs, handstand trainer and a variety of other specialty equipment to help students learn skills faster and safer. Our gym is cleaned and disinfected regularly.  We are proud to offer one of the cleanest, best maintained and safest facilities anywhere!

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