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

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.

Beginner Ballet Class to benefit the Jim Laurita Fund!

This session's tuition for K-1 ballet, taught by Laurie Wolfrum, will all be donated to the Jim Laurita Fund. Join us on Saturdays from 10-11am for a beginning ballet class taught by Laurie. Young dancers will bend, stretch, leap, and turn while having fun moving to music and learning classical ...
Gymnastics is the answer!!

Children in the U.S are heavier and less active than ever before! The "Let's Move" campaign ( has estimated that children ages 8 to 18 spend an average of 7 hours per day using electronic devices such as television, computers, cell phones, or video games. The life long health ...
NAGA welcomes Rani Jacobson to camp coaching staff!

North Atlantic Gymnastics Academy would like to welcome Rani Jacobson to our staff for next week's camp. Rani, originally from Massachusetts and a National team member for MA will be traveling to Maine as a guest coach for next week's camp. Rani recently finished her degree at Ithaca College in ...
NAGA’s Xcel Bronze Gymnastics Team Wins First Place at ...

The Xcel gymnastics team represented the North Atlantic Gymnastics Academy this past weekend at the Alfond Youth Center in Waterville. This event was hosted by Decal Gymnastics of Waterville. NAGA had multiple individual event state champions and an all-around champion in the Bronze Division. Lil...
LaBrozzi and Condon win individual titles at the Maine ...

The North Atlantic Gymnastics Academy women's team competed at the Junior Olympic Maine State Gymnastics Championship in Waterville, Maine on April 5th and 6th. The meet was held at the Alfond Youth Center and hosted by the Waterville YMCA Gymnastics team. Highlights from the meet included ...