EncouragingYoung Athletes to Soar
Welcome to Eyas Gymnastics
Eyas is a truly unique training opportunity offered at the University of Iowa in the historic Field House. We are a very involved elite level staff excited to bring our knowledge, experience and passion to one of the most amazing sports around.
Under the direction of Doni Thompson, wife of Hawkeye Head Coach JD Reive, Eyas offers both recreational and competitive classes to the local community. As former US National and World Championship team members, our staff consists of nationally recognized coaches in both the junior and senior levels of gymnastics. We bring decades of national and international competitive experience as athletes and as coaches. After seven very successful years at Stanford University running JDR Gymnastics, Doni arrived in Iowa City in 2010 with the knowledge and passion to reinvigorate gymnastics in Iowa City.
Gymnastics is an absolute balance of physical and mental discipline. As the epitome of integrated movement (and its beneficial ties to cognitive development) gymnasts excel in every aspect of their lives. Gymnastics is a foundation for any sport and while our approach is competitive in nature, our recreational programs will provide an unmatched level of fun and progressive physical ability.
At the competitive level, Eyas stresses the importance of building strong, confident athletes through discipline, respect and hard work. We do this in the midst of one of the most distinguished institutions in the Big Ten. Our training process mirrors the athletic integrity that defines the University of Iowa and it's surrounding community.
The University of Iowa is not endorsing or sponsoring the activities conducted by EYAS Gymnastics on the University of Iowa campus. The relationship between The University of Iowa and EYAS Gymnastics is solely that of licensor and licensee.