Margret Kristjansdottir

Program Director

  • USA Gymnastics Safety Certified

  • USA Gymnastics Instructional Member

  • USA Gymnastics Preschool Fundamentals: Hands On Training

  • Safe Sport Certificate

I have been a part of the Bay Aerials family for over 10 years, and have been working in the gymnastics community since my family moved to California in 1981, and prior to that I was the head coach of a High school girls physical fitness program in Iceland.  I have a degree in Physical Education and Teaching. I enjoy teaching, as well as creating and continually improving curriculum to provide the best program for our gymnasts and coaches. I strive to always stay up to date and informed in the latest research regarding child development and to implement the best teaching methods to meet the needs of all our children and families.

There are so many reasons why I love for gymnastics.  It is such a beautiful, graceful and powerful sport, and it takes such dedication, commitment, and perseverance to excel in it.  That is why gymnastics builds an excellent foundation for individual growth and readiness for other sports and athletic training.  Through the years I have seen so many young children improve their self esteem and overall strength, balance and coordination even when only taking one lesson a week.  I love kids for their open mindedness, willingness to try, their fresh approach and last but not least, I love getting to know all of their unique individual personalities.  It fills my heart to watch as the children improve their social, cognitive and physical skills as they grow within our program.

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?

If I had super power, it would be to advocate for and ensure every child was well cared for.

What are some things people may not know about you at our gym?

A few things people might not know about me are that I grew up in Iceland and I speak Icelandic, I have two daughters and 4 grandchildren.  I was previously a director at Almaden Valley Gymnastics Club, one of the most successful gymnastics programs in the south bay for many years.  I have coached all levels of gymnastics including, compulsory and optional team. I have also taught many children how to swim. I love to go to the beach, cook and spend time with my family and friends.