Wallers’ GymJam Academy student visits KHTS
Gymnastics has something for everyone. Whether it’s the balance beam, uneven bars or vaulting, gymnastics involves exercises that require physical strength, agility and coordination. The same goes for tumbling.
Kiara Nowlin is considered an emerging star in U.S. gymnastics. In November, she competed at the World Age Championships in Quebec City, Canada and won a gold medal making her one of only 5 United States athletes to win a World Championship title.
12-year old Kiara Nowlin of Oxnard began gymnastics at just 18 months old. By the time she turned 3, she was doing back handsprings on her own. Today, she competes in both Trampoline and Tumbling, training 9 hours a week at Wallers’ GymJam Academy – a 14,000 square foot gymnastics facility located in Santa Clarita. Kiara also trains 4 to 6 hours in cheerleading and is well known Nationally in Competitive Cheerleading. She really enjoys competing.
With tumbling and trampoline being the events that she is strongest in, she will be one of the youngest tumblers in her age group as she moves up to the Junior Elite level this season and will be eligible for the United States Junior National Team.
On Thursday, December 6, 2007, Kiara spoke with us on-air from the KHTS Community Resource Station located in the Westfield Valencia Town Center.