Noha Labib

Owner & Head Coach

Simply put, Noha is in this place out of passion, out of love for the sport of gymnastics.

Noha started as a gymnast in Egypt in her younger years. Although she did not practice as a gymnast for a long time, she kept an ongoing passion for the sport through her life. As a mother, She has 4 competitive gymnasts, the oldest is Aya Mahgoub who progressed through all stages of JO gymnastics achieving numerous State, Regional and National awards in addition to multiple International awards as a member of the Egyptian National Team. Her other 3 sons, Youssef, Tarek and Omar Maghoub continue to compete at different levels of the JO program.

After being extensively involved as the mother of gymnasts, she decided to formally study gymnastics and start coaching. She received her USAG coaching certification and received hands on training under USA national team coaches at multiple USAG training programs. She worked at Brestyan's Gymnastics for 6 years, receiving one on one coaching by Mihai Brestyan (US National Team Coach). During these years personally coached her daughter Aya in multiple international competitions including The Arab games in Qatar, African Championships in Tunisia and in Congo and a World Cup in Slovenia achieving multiple Gold, Silver and Bronze international medals.

Being eager to learn more about all aspects of the sport, Noha studied Gymnastics Judging and progressed to be an FIG Brevet Judge. 

She led Eclipse training center as a head coach in the year 2016/2017 achieving multiple state and regional awards before deciding to open her own practice, NGA.

Noha Loved the sport as a gymnast, She understood its challenges and difficulties for not only the gymnast, but also the family as a parent. She learned the techniques from the best coaches and learned to spot the mistakes and their corrections as a judge. She brings her well rounded experience in the gymnastics world as well as her experience from pervious  management/ marketing career into NGA,  pursuing a life time passion for the sport. She describes her goal at NGA as " Working with each gymnast individually to achieve her own dream in gymnastics and  trying to create all possible options to satisfy a wide range of gymnasts' individual dreams as long as the gymnast has a passion for the sport and is personally committed to pursuing her dream".  

Contact Noha:  nohashedid@ngacademy.us

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NORA THOMPSON

preteam program director and level 1-3 jo coach

Nora has been an active member in the gymnastics community for 21 years.  She worked many years as a preschool through pre-team coach working hand in hand with some of the best coaches in the area. In 2005, her daughter joined the Brestyan’s Gymnastics team and Nora began creating a developmental pre-team through Level 3 program with the knowledgeable guidance of Olympic and US National Team coaches and judges Mihai and Silvie Brestyan. She experienced working with large volumes of children with the desire to become competitive J.O. gymnasts. With the environment of Olympians Alicia Sacramone and Aly Raisman being ever so present in the gym, developing a top notch program that would help catapult the gym into large, successful teams was underway. Her program produced countless State titles for team and individual gymnasts over the years. Her most recent victory was the 2016 MA Level 2 Team State Championship title with every age group having an A.A. State Champion. Nora is Safety and CPR Certified and has Instructional training through the U400 course offered through USA Gymnastics. She is a UNH graduate with a degree in English Literature and a minor in Education. With the experience of working with Olympic level coaches and her own experiences raising her daughter in gymnastics from preschool through the collegiate level, she is an experienced asset to the Eclipse Training Center program.

Contact Nora:  nthompson@ngacademy.us

Melissa Leone 

Dance Instructor

Melissa has taught dance and for over 15 years at a number of dance studios located in southern Massachusetts as well as southern New Hampshire. She started dancing at the age of 3 and was trained for many, many years in jazz, tap, ballet, pointe and theater dance, allowing her to perform in an elite dance company in her teen years as well as numerous theater productions and dance competitions. She also has experience as a prior competitive gymnast and cheerleader. Melissa graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Business Administration. She resides in southern New Hampshire with her husband and 3 daughters who have shared in her passion for dance and gymnastics! Melissa enjoys working with children of all ages. Her energy and enthusiasm while teaching are contagious. She introduces dance to children in a way that allows them to love it. We are happy to have Melissa on board!