About Us

Coach Ivan, Lillian, Mia, Dayle, Coach Gretchen

Sponsored by NOLA Gymnastics

At NOLA Gymnastics, we believe gymnastics develops fitness, character, integrity, discipline and self-motivation in all areas of their lives. We want our athletes to grow up with loving memories of this sport and develop a sense of fearlessness. Consistent with our mission and the pledge of USAG, we believe NOLA SPARKLE is a program that helps “foster… a safe, positive and encouraging environment throughout the gymnastics community.”


Coach Lillian
3 Time National Champion

Lillian Powers | Creator and Director

Coach Lillian Powers is a junior and honor student at Isidore Newman School and Captain of their Varsity Gymnastics team.

Coach Lillian has trained at NOLA Gymnastics since she was 3 years old. She has competed and medaled as an acrobatic gymnast at the local, state, national and international level and is a three time National Champion. 

Coach Lillian created NOLA SPARKLE in the hopes of mentoring upcoming gymnasts. 


First starting the sport at age 3, Coach Lillian has almost 13 years of experience as a gymnast

Coach Lillian’s Philosophy

“Gymnastics has taught me so many tools for success. What I learned in gymnastics, I have applied to my life as a student, friend and sister. Gymnastics taught me to show up ready, to be deliberate, to work hard and to always to have your team members’ back. It also taught me about reaching out to teammates and coaches when I was unsure. Gymnastics helped me understand that there is a balance and healthy way to develop and achieve your goals, whatever they might be. I am so excited to help young gymnasts achieve their goals, both on and off the mat.”

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