Meet Our Staff
Chris Barden, owner of Carousel Gymnastics, LLC, has been in business for 30+ years. Chris has spent over 30 years coaching at multiple facilities prior to opening Carousel Gymnastics. She opened the Plover location shortly after the facility she was working for had to be closed. Chris’ love of gymnastics, along with the skills it teaches children is what drives her passion. Her goal was to have a facility where children, including her own, could continue to learn and strive to be their best. Chris’ daughters, Kimberly Barden and Tiffany Losinski, share the same love and dedication to gymnastics and are currently part of the master staff at Carousel Gymnastics.
Tiffany Losinski, is the Manager of Carousel Gymnastics as well as a coach for all levels. She has been involved in gymnastics since the age of three competing in the USAG program. She spent a year training at an Olympic Training Facility before competing for the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh where she was the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA) National Balance Beam Champion in 1996. She was a four-time All American and a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Champion in all four events including the All-Around during her college career. She currently holds the UW-Oshkosh school record on the balance beam which she broke her first year as well as being named athlete of the week multiple times throughout her gymnastics career. Tiffany was currently named on the WIAC All-Time Gymnastics Team at the 2012 Centennial Celebration and was recently inducted to the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Athletics Hall of Fame for her accomplishments in gymnastics. She also earned a Biology degree from UW-Oshkosh. In 2019, Tiffany was inducted into the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCAG) Hall of Fame for her contribution to gymnastics after college.
Established in 2011, the NCGA Division III Gymnastics Hall of Fame was created to pay tribute and give deserved recognition and honor to outstanding former athletes, coaches and administrators who have shown distinctive and exceptional ability while participating within or supporting Division III gymnastics.
NCGA Hall of Fame Website
UW-Oshkosh Hall of Fame
Kimberly Jacowski, is the Lead Team Coordinator for Carousel Gymnastics and has 20 years of coaching experience. In addition to her coaching experience; Kimberly competed in the USA Gymnastics (USAG) and Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) program. Kimberly also became the first State Beam Champion at Stevens Point Area Senior High (SPASH). She is Carousel’s main choreographer for our optional levels. Gymnastics is a way of life for the Barden family; Kimberly’s daughter started in gymnastics at the age of 3 and has advanced to the competitive team; while her younger son is starting in the Ninja Zone program.