Oakland Gymnastics Training Center, Ltd.
42950 W 10 Mile Rd, Novi, MI  48375

Phone: (248) 624-7770

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About Us

Oakland Gymnastics Training Center  is owned and operated by Chris and Ruth Miller.  Both Chris and Ruth have been actively involved in the gymnastics community for over 40 years.  The Millers have four children - two sons and two daughters.  

Chris was a USAG Junior Olympic competitive gymnast in Atlanta, GA until the age of 17.  Upon graduation from high school, Chris became a member of the MSU Team, where he received an athletic scholarship from 1989-1993.  While competing in college, Chris was an NCAA National qualifer on Parallel Bars, and was ranked in the top 25 A.A. for Men's Gymnastics in the NCAA.  Chris has 10 years of experience coaching Girls and Boys Recreational Gymnastics, Girls and Boys Developmental Team, Boys Competitive Team, Girls Team, Level 5-6, and Special Olympics.  While still living in Georgia, Chris was also a nationally certified men's gymnastics judge.

Ruth is a former USAG elite level competitive gymnast.  She trained at Steve Whitlock's School of Gymnastics, in Bloomfield Hills, Mi. until the age of 17.  Upon graduation from high school, Ruth received an athletic scholarship to MSU.  While competing for the Spartans from 1989-1993, she was Academic All Big Ten, Academic All American, an All Big Ten Team Member, team co-captain (1992-1993), held 4 school records, and received the Big Ten Medal of Honor (1993).  Ruth has 14 years of experience coaching Girls Developmental Team and Girls Team, Level 7-10. 

The Millers believe that trying new things and striving to achieve excellence are part of our daily lives whether in athletics, scholastics, business, or parenting; however, this competitive spirit must be learned and nurtured.  Childhood years are character-shaping periods of life for real-world application.  As stated by Baron Pierre de Coubertin, "The important thing in life is not the triumph, but the struggle.  The essential thing is not to have conquered, but to have fought well.  To spread these concepts is to build up a stronger and more valiant, and above all, more scrupulous and more generous humanity."

Mission Statement

Oakland Gymnastics Training Center's Mission Statement:

Our goal is to provide an opportunity for children interested in gymnastics to achieve the highest level of skill they are physically and psychologically ready to accomplish.  We want to provide a safe and challenging facility, with a high quality coaching staff at all levels of development.  We strive to have children enjoy their experience at Oakland.  We want our athletes to become well-rounded adults of the future.