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Elfi Schlegel

Elfi Schlegel

Elfi Schlegel is one of Canada's brightest gymnastic lights. She was a member of the Canadian National Team from 1976 to 1985, won 2 gold medals at the 1978 Commonwealth Games and in 1979 won a team gold and individual bronze medal at the Pan Am Games. Elfi won Canada's only World Cup gymnastics medal, a bronze in the vault, in 1980, and was a member of the Canadian Olympic Team that honored the US boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympic Summer Games.

As a scholarship athlete at the University of Florida, she was a six-time All-American. She was later inducted into the University’s Sports Hall of Fame and was honored as one of UF’s “47 Women of Distinction.”

Elfi got her start as a gymnastics commentator at the age of 17 and worked for CTV and CBC. For the past 20 years, she has been a sports commentator for NBC Sports, covering 11 Olympics, as well as countless other gymnastics meets, and the sport of curling. In 1998, Elfi opened Schlegel's Gymnastics Centre in Oakville, Ontario. She lives in Toronto and is married to Olympic beach volleyball player and firefighter Marc Dunn. They have three children: Olivia, Cameron and Benjamin.

Andrea Schlegel

Andrea Schlegel

Known throughout most of her childhood as “Elfi’s little sister”, Andrea followed in big sis’ footsteps by following her into the gym at the tender age of three. While working her way up through the ranks as a Provincial level artistic gymnast, Andrea’s excessive flexibility was becoming something that simply could not be ignored. A ‘career change’ was inevitable... at the age of 11, no less. Her contortive abilities lured her into the sport of Rhythmic Gymnastics, and it proved to be a perfect fit. Andrea would compete in individual and group competition, representing Canada on the international stage.

After ‘retirement’, Andrea accepted a scholarship at the University of Florida which involved her managing both women’s gymnastics and volleyball programs. After earning a Master of Education degree, she remained in Gainesville to teach grade three at Hidden Oak Elementary. But the consummate ‘family girl’ felt the call to head back home in the summer of 1998, at which point she packed her bags and moved back to Canada to open up the family business - Schlegel’s Gymnastics Centre Inc.

The transition from grade school teacher to gymnastics club coach and co-owner could not have been smoother, since both positions involve not only enjoying the company of youngsters, but wanting the very best from each and every one of them - in and out of the ‘classroom’. As she had done as a child in the gym, Andrea moved up through the ranks of the gymnastics community. As a National Coaching Certification Program Facilitator, she certifies recreational coaches across the country. Andrea is also well known for her innovative ideas in the areas of programming, and application in a gym setting. An speaker as well, Andrea always welcomes the opportunity to venture off to other clubs across the country with the intention of not only improving various programs, but instilling in other directors and coaches a deep and committed devotion to ‘the sport of all sports’.

Andrea is married to television and radio personality Damian Goddard. She has two beautiful children Evelyn and Lukas.