North Atlantic Gymnastics Academy
116 Union Street
Penobscot YMCA
Rockport, ME 04856
Phone: 207.629.7576
Hours: See our website
Email: [email protected]

We believe that gymnastics can be enjoyed by children of all ages and is a wonderful tool for teaching both physical and cognitive life skills. Younger gymnasts are taught fundamental fine and gross motor skills while expanding their rhythm, spatial awareness and social abilities. Older athletes are encouraged to expand on these abilities while learning fundamental gymnastics progressions outline by USA Gymnastics. Our tumbling and cheerleading classes focus on specific tumbling skills while building a broad base of abilities in spatial awareness and air sense.

Jonas & Stacey Contakos have over 40 years of combined gymnastics experience and are excited to bring their expertise and love of coaching children to the midcoast area.

Stacey Contakos
Stacey started her competitive gymnastics career at the age of 5. She competed as an optional gymnast in the Junior Olympic program during high school and continued her tenure competing for Ithaca College where she was a four time All-American and a NCGA national champion team member. After her NCAA eligibility was completed, Stacey continued to compete for the University of Illinois club program while she attended veterinary school winning 2nd in the country at the club nationals in 2006. Stacey is a Professional Member of USA Gymnastics and has coached gymnasts of all levels from recreational to competitive Junior Olympic gymnasts. She currently owns and practices veterinary medicine at The Camden Hospital for Animals.

Jonas Contakos
Jonas has been coaching gymnastics for over 15 years and is a professional member of USA Gymnastics. He has coached all ages and all skill levels from 6 month old to college aged, elite level competitors. He was the assistant coach for the Ithaca College women’s program for four years and has managed two separate competitive gymnastics programs and coached for a variety of camps and schools throughout the country. Jonas has a B.A. in Physics, a    M.S. in bioengineering and in 2013 he received his Ph.D. in motor learning and development with a specific focus on gymnastics education. He has lectured across the country and Canada and has published papers on the biomechanics of gymnastics. He is a trained stunt player for stage and screen and is certified with both the United Stuntmen’s Association and the Society of American Fight Directors.

Meet our New Recreation Program Director!

Please join us in giving our new recreational program director a big welcome! Michelle O'Dwyer has joined the coaching staff at North Atlantic Gymnastics Academy. We look forward to her teaching many of our after school recreational classes as well as preschool and parent-toddler classes. She ...
North Atlantic Girls Gymnastics Team Wins Travis Mills ...

The North Atlantic Gymnastics Academy girls' team traveled to Augusta last weekend to participate in the Travis Mills Never Give Up, Never Quit Invitational. The gymnastics meet was hosted by Decal Gymnastics in Augusta. All proceeds from the event go to support the Travis Mills Foundation which ...
NAGA Boys Gymnastics Win Frostbite Invitational!

Members of the North Atlantic Gymnastics Academy boys' team traveled to Biddeford to participate in the 2019 Men's Frostbite Invitational hosted by Dudziak's Gymnastics academy. The level 5 boys team placed 1st ahead of host, Dudziak's, as well as Andy Valley (Lewiston), GymNation (Kennebunk), ...
HopeAir Grand Opening!

Labor Day weekend will be HopeAir's Grand Opening! The new facility will be open from 10am to 4pm with tours and Open Gym Certification happening every hour on the hour. You are welcome to come participate in the Orientation and then stay as long as you like to enjoy the equipment! The certificat...
Join Us For a Weekend of Gymnastics!

Beginning Saturday afternoon, March 4th the Penobscot Bay YMCA and North Atlantic Gymnastics Academy will be hosting a weekend of gymnastics competitions open to the public! Saturday afternoon at 1pm will be the Maine High School Gymnastics State Championships. Seven girls from the five towns ...