Christa has a deep dark secret. If you look into her eyes, you can see it. She is a gymnast at heart. When she was young, her parents tried to hide it by placing her in every sport imaginable. But it never worked and it was especially bad when she was six years old. Instead of waiting for a hit into the outfield while playing T-ball, she was doing roundoff back handsprings right there in the grass. Yes, it was that bad!
Christa had dreams of being a gymnast but unfortunately when she was sixteen, her hopes were dashed by injury. She looks back now with fond memories of all the wonderful years she had growing up at Power and Grace Gymnastics and learning from her mentor, Dennis Champoux.
Dennis inspired her and her passion for gymnastics has never wavered. But the smell and excitement of the gym kept calling her name. It was a no brainer that she would teach at Power and Grace for nine years. She just loves the camaraderie of sports and giving back to the sport by inspiring young athletes to find their passion too.
Life has a way of repeating itself. When Christa tried desperately to mold her young daughter into a gymnast, Addie would have nothing to do with her mother’s roundoff back handsprings. Addie wanted to dance! It was a no brainer that Christa would pass on her passion for tumbling by teaching at MDC.
When she is not dreaming of the mat, she is dreaming of traveling. She makes it to Disney about every year but still has South Padre Island and Mackinac Island on her list. If that isn’t enough, she also enjoys her “regular job”, owns Rustic Soul Designs, and spends as much time as possible with her family and two dogs, Lola and Daisy.
Christa Larson loves the opportunity to share her knowledge and watch dancers succeed. She is her daughter’s and everyone else’s biggest fan!