Kristi Bluett Morton began gymnastics at age 5 and started competing at age 8. Prior to Kristi’s college career she was the Georgia state All Around champion 3 times, a member of the USAG Region 8 team and a National Qualifier multiple times. At the collegiate level Kristi competed for the University of Florida in 1993 before transferring and finishing her career as a Gymdog at the University of Georgia. The Gymdogs won the SEC Team Championship in 1994 and 1996 and finished in the top 5 nationally in each of those 3 years.
Kristi has coached classes and competitive teams since 1997 and believes strongly in the importance of developing her students as athletes and beyond as well-rounded individuals. Kristi founded Excel Gymnastics Academy in DeRidder, LA in February 2022.
Safety and professionalism are of the utmost importance. Kristi maintains an active Competitive Coach Membership with USA Gymnastics (USAG) and has completed all required safety training, certification courses and background screening.
Certifications and Training:
Bachelors of Science in Education, University of Georgia
* Background check – valid until 7/31/2022
* Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction – valid until 7/31/2022
* SafeSport – valid until 7/31/2022
* Tough Coaching or Emotional Abuse – valid until 7/31/2022
* USAG SafeSport Policy – valid until 7/31/2022
* Safety and Risk Management – valid until 7/31/2024
Learn more about our classes and programs including our current schedule.