September, 2015
Dear Adrienne, Megan and Ashley

As Marie’s father, it is clear to me what an important part of her life Adagio was (is) and that she considers it her second family. I know it will be difficult for her to no longer attend regular training sessions but she still wants to coach and remain part of the club in some way. And even though Marie is moving on to new challenges and is serious about her studies and future university life, the experience she has had with Adagio has shaped her and will be a part of her for the rest of her life.

So I would like to thank you, Megan and Ashley for all the years of teaching her and being a part of who she is today.

With best regards,

Andrew

 

The connection with the club enriched my daughters for life. I, as the mom, will forever believe that if you want your daughter to be confident and graceful, rhythmic gymnastics is it. And if you strive for your child to become sweet, caring individual with good interpersonal skills, independent strong mind and a well rooted sense of responsibility, having Adrienne, Megan and Ashley in their life is a definite asset.

I appreciated the club’s attitude towards child’s development and their caring for the person first before caring for the medals.
With each coming year, as my daughters became competitive gymnasts, they spent more and more time at the gym training. I appreciated how Adrienne, Megan and Ashley always worked with the parents, never losing sight of the importance of the child’s connection to family first.

Adrienne is the most motherly director with such special ability to connect on a personal level. She wears her heart on her sleeve. Megan and Ashley’s hard work and total dedication were unquestionable. My daughters remain friends with their coaches to date and Johanna maintains a connection as coach when extra help is needed.

Simona Vortel, Parent

 

May 2015

Dear Adrienne, Megan, and Ashley

It is from deep within my heart that I congratulate you and all of the girls on a fantastic year. Although I have not been present to see both the girl’s and the club’s progress, I have had the pleasure to watch the live streaming of Nationals as well as Elite championships. I admire the brilliant performances that came through this year and wish further successes in the upcoming years.

For all the stressful days that you may encounter in the gym, I wish to remind you of the following; I continue to hold gymnastics as the sport that taught me the intricacies of determination and perseverance, along with a confidence for self expression. Working with all three of you has certainly been one of the most significant journeys that I have embarked on, in which I have shaped some of my most deeply rooted values. Thank you tremendously for your presence and your trust, and please remember that to me, and as well as to many of the girls, you are more than coaches, but teachers, mentors, and family.

-Myriam Maude Verly

Former Adagio National Level Athlete, Current McGill University Student