Claude Pelletier to WIMGYM

Great news for Montreal and Canada. Félicitations, Claude.

Claude Pelletier is a former Olympic coach for the Canadian women’s artistic gymnastics team, a retired firefighter, an Ironman athlete and the new head coach and owner of the West Island Montreal Gymnastics Club — aka WIMGYM.

Pelletier began his double duty as head coach and owner of WIMGYM on Sept. 1.

… I was coach at Club Gymnix in Montreal for 13 years and have coached female athletes who have competed at the Worlds, the Commonwealth Games and the Olympics. I understand the needs of the athletes at every level. It’s an exciting time for me to take on this position. In October 2017, Montreal hosts the World Gymnastic Championships …

Q: What plans do you have for WIMGYM?

A: I was first offered the job of head coach, but I wasn’t interested, because that position offers no stability. A change in coaching staff can happen at any time. I wanted to be able to stay put and do what I love without worrying about what was coming next, which is why I became the owner. My firefighter’s pension took a hit with me taking early retirement, but this was a golden opportunity — you only have one life.

Former Olympic coach takes over WIMGYM

Published by

Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

One thought on “Claude Pelletier to WIMGYM”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.