MEET COACH KARI!
Red Peak Gym is dedicated to elevating body and mind through athletics, academics, emotional awareness, & soul connection. We strive to create a family atmosphere of training, with proper technique at the forefront. Red Peak Gym elevates individuals through personal and online instruction in gymnastics/tumbling, parkour/ninja, cheer/dance acro, tutoring/languages, & yoga/nutrition. Together we improve through TRICKS: a trusting attitude, respect and leadership, independent intelligence, collaboration with coaches, kindness as teammates, and safety learning skills.
Coach Kari developed Red Peak Gym, formerly Tiny Tumblers, so she could share her passion and excitement for the flipping she loves, in a personalized setting.
Kari trained at Gym Cats in Las Vegas, & earned a full-ride scholarship at Brigham Young University. There she became a D1 NCAA All-American Athlete and BYU's first ever (& still only) 10.0 score on beam in school history. She holds one of the top 3 all-around scores for the school!
After her collegiate career, she was a student-assistant coach at BYU helping the team advance to the NCAA Nationals, and then was hired as Assistant Coach for Southern Utah University. In her 9 years at SUU, she declined 4 other D1 coaching positions, coached 2 teams to Academic National Championships, advanced 5 times to the NCAA National Championships with athletes, and in her last season helped the team to SUU's highest ever team finish in school history (15th). She also was part of the team WAC Conference title, SUU's 1st ever 10.0 athlete, and several athlete Conference title champions.
Kari has her Masters Degree in Exercise Science Sports Conditioning, & certifications in Acrobatic Arts & RYT 500 Yoga. She loves to learn with athletes & aspires to climb to excellence with them! She is married to David Louthan, & has four children: Cruise (10), and Kaylee (8), Van (4), and Harper (2).
Coach Shannon is the creator of Cedar Peak Learners, and our Preschool program.