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Our Story


Head Coach / Owner

Cartwheel Academy is owned and operated by Nicole Aucoin. She is a certified Gymnastics Foundations instructor with over 10 years of coaching experience. She was also a competitive gymnast for 11 years in Ontario.

Nicole has a passion for the sport of gymnastics and is excited to bring this fundamental sport to Inverness County.

Nicole is a retired Canadian Forces Medical Technician with a current Emergency First Aid certificate. She served 13 years in the Canadian Forces alongside her husband, Terry, who is a Grand Etang local, Lemoine Volunteer Fire Fighter, and Canadian Forces Veteran.

Our Family

Our family moved to Grand Etang, NS in August 2020 and Nicole had just enrolled in full-time university (online). She graduated in the Spring of 2023 with an undergraduate degree in leadership & business.

Terry is enjoying retirement while he renovates our family home (in-between the hunting and fishing seasons of course).

We have two beautiful little girls, Samantha & Hanna. Samantha is just completing her first year as a Spark in the Cheticamp Girl Guides. She is excited to play soccer this summer attend gymnastics camp. Hanna has enjoyed her P'tit Raveston music classes and is SO looking forward to starting Pre-Primary in September at CBHA and of course play at the beach this summer!

Our dog Norton has adjusted well to life here in Cape Breton. We also adopted a kitten in May 2022 (our girls named him Cheddar).

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Watch Us Grow

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