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Our Story


Head Coach

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 in August 2020. Over the past 2 years, Nicole has been enrolled in full-time university (online). She will graduate 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, who are both excited to start gymnastics classes with mama.

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).


Watch Us Grow

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