Welcome to our gym!

We would love to assist you in becoming a part of Team CCGC!

Admin Assistant

Candace Stewart

Book Keeper

Ruijie Cheng

Recreational Director

Samantha Johnson

Samantha has been coaching gymnastics for 20 years. She started out in dance from age 3, a competitive artistic gymnast herself from ages 5-12, then she switched to Trampoline & Tumbling while Assistant Coaching (now called Coach In Training or CIT) until she was 16 and old enough to coach her own classes. Sam believes that no matter what level of gymnastics you are in, or what age group you fall into, there is something for everyone in this sport.

She has tried her hand at a few other professions such as massage therapy and personal training but she always came back to coaching. Gymnastics has always been a big part of her life for as long as she can remember and it is what she feels most passionate about.

Although she has coached all over, Capital City has become like a second home to her and she views all of our members as part of an extended family. Her favorite part of being a coach is seeing all of her athletes learn and watch their love of gymnastics grow with every success.


Coach Sam also teaches our Alumni Group as well as private lessons.

WAG/Xcel Director

Sam Ward

Sam Ward has been associated with Capital City Gymnastics Centre for over 20 years, first as an athlete, and now as a coach. Sam was a national high performance gymnast at CCGC and received an athletic scholarship to Illinois State University in 2013. She started coaching in 2012 and has been the Team Coordinator since 2017. She currently coaches our Team 1 and Team 2 athletes. Her qualifications include:

  • NCCP Level 2 WAG Certified
  • Level 2 Tramp Certified
  • Active Start Trained
  • Xcel and JO 1-9 WAG Judge

Sam enjoys sharing her passion for gymnastics with her athletes and loves that it teaches them about dedication, determination, resiliency and hard work! Sam’s coaching philosophy is first and foremost for all athletes to have fun while providing a positive learning environment for them to grow into well-rounded individuals!

In addition to coaching, Sam has a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science and recently completed her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy Degree from the University of Alberta!

Capital City Gymnastics Centre

4130 - 101 Street NW, Edmonton, AB, T6E 0A5


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