Elena Palau

Elena Palau

Gymnastics and Tumbling Coach

Coach Elena (her students like to call her Coach Len) is a native New Yorker and former competitive gymnast for the YMCA Gymnastics Team. In addition, Coach Len is an experienced Lyrical, Modern, Jazz and Hip Hop dancer. Coach Len is professionally certified with USA Gymnastics and has over 8 years of experience teaching gymnastics to children ages 2 through 16.

Coach Len is trained in proper skill progressions with an emphasis on safety, and developing self-confidence for young athletes to reach their fullest potential. She is compassionate about making a positive difference in the gymnastics community by building healthy self-esteems in each and every individual. And understands the impact of maintaining a safe, caring and uplifting environment to promote physical, emotional and social growth and wellbeing.

Coach Len has formally taught gymnastics for the YMCA, Asphalt Green, Chelsea Piers and is thrilled to be back working with Discovery Programs after leaving in 2015/2016.

When not coaching she enjoys taking HITT workout and dance classes; practicing yoga and meditation; going to the beach; and taking her dog, Teddy, to play in the park.

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