Jonathan Gesin is the Manager of Kids in Motion. He has a passion to bring better health and wellness to the kids all over the NOVA region. He is a Youth Pastor at Braddock Baptist Church, who recently married and moved here from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Since 2011, he has been coaching kids all around the east coast while using his passions to teach character, integrity, value, and teamwork. He has grown up playing football, basketball, and track & field in elementary, middle, and high-school. Jonathan was a D1 collegiate cheerleader for Liberty University and competed among the top teams in the U.S. He obtained his B.A. and M.S degrees in Exercise Science and continues to pursue certifications. For Kids in Motion, he teaches dance fitness, run club, and sports classes. He also assists in training new instructors and coaches on our team.
Justin Nguyen is youth basketball instructor from Springfield, VA. Since 2006, he has taken his passion for basketball and love for kids to educate his students the fundamentals of the sport through classes, camps, and skills clinics. Justin’s emphasis on fundamentally sound skills coupled with a high energy teaching style ensures his kids have fun while learning! Basketball is just one of the sports he loves. He has also played and taught flag football, soccer, tennis, and t-ball. Sports have taught Justin the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship and he hopes to pass those values to his students.
Justin Nguyen is also a hip hop dancer/instructor. He attended George Mason University where he choreographed various organizations and graduated with a degree in business. He has developed a special interest in creating works by combining other genres of dance, including a collaboration for salsa/hip hop fusion piece showcased at Dance Factory’s “Night of 1000 Stars.” Along with working for one of the area’s leading entertainment companies, Justin is currently on tour with United Way.
Ridge has spent all his life living in Northern Virginia. He began playing sports at a very young age. Throughout high school, Ridge played for his school’s soccer, basketball, and football teams. During his junior year he was invited to play semi-professional soccer in Spain but got a serious injury. Ridge is now attending George Mason University as a Computer Science Major. He has been coaching SYA House basketball for about 5 years now and has a deep passion for any sport that he is involved in. Ridge believes that sports should be fun and exciting for all ages!
Jamarr’s love for sports dates back to his childhood, where he developed a love for basketball, baseball, and football. He continued to play these sports in high school and develop more of an interest to want to coach and help others participate. He started an NFL flag football league where kids ages 5-13 were able to come to play football on Sundays in a very supportive environment. He also coached Pop Warner football and his twin nephews were able to make it to the Pop Warner championships not once, but twice which takes place at Disneyworld’s ESPN Sports Complex. Basketball has been his favorite sport and volleyball later as he coached a travel league for ages 11-14, which played in Chicago and surrounding areas on Sundays. Jamarr also works full time in Human Services. He really enjoys inspiring others, being active, and giving back to his community in every way, serving those that are in need, and developing young people to build character and discipline in the field of athletics.
Regina is originally from Long Island, New York and has lived in Fairfax for 29 years. She had a full career as an architect before scaling back to do this work part-time from home, while raising her two children, a girl & a boy. She has been a substitute teacher for Fairfax County Public Schools for over 8 years. She used to coach her kids soccer games and currently plays women’s ice hockey. She enjoys working out, walking, jogging, ice skating, being outdoors, and coaching kids. She is excited to be coaching run clubs and sports classes at the elementary school level for Kids in Motion.
Kayla is an athlete who has been practicing yoga for the past five years and enjoys sharing her love of yoga with kids. She has her bachelors and masters degrees from West Virginia University in the college of Media. This university is where she actually developed her love for Yoga. She started taking dance lessons when she was ten years old, and she went on to pursue her love for dance by receiving a minor in dance. With being naturally flexible, she decided to not give up on her talents. She received her 200 hour RYT training in Vinyasa yoga at Thrive Yoga in Rockville, MD, and has high hopes to strengthen her Yoga practice by someday teaching at a resort overseas. She also was a sprinter and hurdler on her middle and high school track and field team, where she won multiple awards and medals for her fast running ability. She currently works full-time as a Communications Officer for the government. When she’s not doing yoga she dedicates her spare time to increasing her flexibility, reading love novels, binge watching a great TV series, spending time with her Golden Retriever, taking videos/photos, traveling/hiking, and hanging out with her friends and family. Kayla teaches kids yoga, dance, and run club with a dynamic, energetic, compassionate, humorous, and fun approach.
David is a Project Manager in Chantilly, VA who has been in the area for over 4 years. He is originally from Akron, Ohio where he played high school football and lacrosse while also playing several intramural sports. Since his time playing sports competitively, he has played and coached basketball, flag football, bocce ball, and softball. He comes from a large family (5 brothers and 1 sister) with extensive teaching, coaching, and special education backgrounds that he will translate into his coaching at Kids in Motion. David has loved all sports and fun activities outdoors since he was a kid, and that joy for athletic activities and games is something he hopes to pass on to Kids in Motion.
Picture Coming – Antony is originally from Florence, South Carolina where he played high school basketball at Fork Union Military Academy. He later earned a basketball scholarship to Virginia Tech University where he played through his college career. Antony then played professional basketball overseas in Austria, Finland, and Belgium. When he came back to the States, he became an Assistant Basketball Coach for TC Williams High School in Alexandria, where he grew an even greater love for sharing his experience and skills to the youth of his community. Antony has over 15 years experience coaching sports in multiple facets. He currently is the Assistant Basketball Coach at Paul Vi Catholic High School as well as an Intramural’s Coach at Hammond Middle School. Coach Antony believes fully in helping kids become better athletes, all while having fun.
Ryan grew up in Burke, VA and now currently lives in Springfield, VA. He studied and earned a bachelors degree in exercise science at Virginia Commonwealth University. He has always been an active individual starting with playing various sports with his close friends. Ryan became an overall athlete while being a part of intramural basketball, soccer, flag football, and volleyball teams all throughout high school and college. He has a passion for youth development which only grew during his time working with a youth sports community engagement program while at VCU. Ryan is also venturing into the personal training field and loves to work with people to better their lives through sports/fitness no matter what age or experience!
Ben is enthusiastic about running, exercising, but mostly about helping others, especially children. He believes that children should have the opportunity to have a mentor in their life that helps him learn how to exercise in a safe and fun way. He is a personal trainer, group fitness instructor, run club coach, and a yoga instructor. He is all around passionate about exercise and helping others. In a world where screens influence behavior and thought patterns, Ben believes that getting kids outside and exercising with them and help them immensely!