The birthday of “Attitude” is September 11, 2003. On that date, under the direction of Tamara Ivankova, the young gymnasts from the Rahway and Westfield YMCA’s moved to the Rahway Recreation Center and performed their first Exhibition.

The original athletes were Bria Bacon, Zoey Woody, Melissa Diep, Erika Kuck, Melissa Shendell, Sophie and Cleo Chou.

“Attitude” has been registered as a club of USA Gymnastics since January 2004. At that year club hosted its first competition Winter Stars and New Jersey State Championships and was happy to hear a lot of positive feedback from the coaches, judges and participants.

“Attitude” received its first trophies for levels 5 and 7 in the 2004 PA State Championships. Many times the team members won NJ State Championships.

In 2007 level 8 athlete Sophie Chou made for the Region 5 Junior Olympic Team.

In order to join the club, the parents of the athletes have to sign an Agreement, which includes the structure of the club, the fees, and the rights of the coach(es), parents and athletes!

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