Founder & Operations
Previously a 5+ year instructor at the Little Gym, Ralph has always had a big heart to serve children. In his early years as a student-athlete at Grand Valley State University, he assisted as a Youth Sports Coordinator at the YMCA in Grand Rapids and volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club. His background in these areas coupled with his personal fitness and athletic experience has allowed him to create the unique youth fitness model that is now SWAG Kids Gym. Ralph’s genuine passion and enthusiasm for the families we serve is heard and felt in his presence and it is a unique experience for all!
Gym Director & Lead Instructor
Katie has always had a big heart to serve children. As Michigan’s youngest Certified Youth Fitness Instructor, Katie has taught over 1,000 classes and helped lead over 200 birthday parties since she started with S.W.A.G Kids Gym. She is LOVED by every child regardless of age! Katie loves helping kids become the best versions of themselves through exercise, movement, kindness, and compassion at the gym.
Stacy’s love for working with children was evident early on in her career. She has a BS in child development from MSU and a 200 certification as a Registered Yoga Teacher specializing in Children & Family Yoga. She works with children ranging from 18 months & up with over a decade of experience. Through breathing, moving, meditating together, we will experience the incredible benefits that yoga offers. Namasté!
Taylor Johnson is a Lead Instructor at S.W.A.G Kids Gym. A graduate from Walled Lake Northern High School in 2019, she is currently attending Michigan State University. Taylor joined our team at S.W.A.G Kids Gym in the Fall of 2021. She loves all the kids she meets and loves helping them grow physically and mentally. Taylor lives in Wixom and she enjoys painting, traveling, studying, and hanging out with her friends and family.
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