Our History

Georgia Gymnastics Academy (GGA) opened its doors in Lawrenceville, GA in September of 1987. The following year, we opened our facility in Suwanee, GA. From these facilities, we offer professional gymnastics instruction for preschool, kindergarten/1st grade, novice I & II, intermediate, and advanced students. Our competitive teams participate in USA and AAU meets and consistently place at the top in State Championships. In addition to our team successes, our gymnasts regularly qualify for Regional and National competitions. Many of our competitive gymnasts have also received athletic scholarships to top universities & colleges.

Our Mission

GGA’s mission is to develop happy, healthy, responsible children in a safe environment. We endeavor to do this with strong focuses on helping children to develop self-esteem, building a healthy body and mind, and to enjoy learning, mastering and refining their skills.

Our Values

Respect & Trust Respect for others is paramount in GGA’s programs. Trust is the framework through which we all strive to reach our goals: trust in each other, trust in ourselves, trust in our ability to teach and motivate children. Teamwork Putting aside our individual differences in favor of working together to accomplish our common mission. Communication Communication must be open, sincere and positive. Listening is fundamental to good communication. Growth Personal and professional growth fosters creativity, resourcefulness, and an atmosphere for constant improvement. Change is essential for GGA’s programs to continue in the excellence that has characterized our past and that our customers have come to expect. 

GGA Owners

John McNair : Treasurer

John McNair


John is a native of Detroit, Michigan.  He has a background in business, finance, and real estate and has an MBA from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. John recently retired from BellSouth Advertising and Publishing Company here in Atlanta.

John's interests are golf, golf, and golf.

Sharon McNair : Co-Founder

Sharon McNair


Sharon became involved in the sport of gymnastics with the interest of her daughter, Melissa, who first competed in St. Louis, Missouri, and then in Georgia when the family moved here in 1984.

She has a Master of Science in Gerontology and has recently retired from her position of Administrator of a retirement community in Lilburn. 

Sharon and her husband, John, have two daughters, one son, and two grandchildren.

Sharon enjoys reading, cross stitch, and playing bridge and golf.

Jeanne Solomon : Secretary

Jeanne Solomon

Jeanne is a co-founder and co-owner since GGA's inception in 1987.  Her involvement in the sport of gymnastics goes back to 1980 as a gymnast parent and parents club member and she is a past president of the GGA Parents Club.

Jeanne has many varied interests and has been active in several volunteer activities in Putnam and Clarke counties and in North Carolina.  She is an avid naturelover, birdwatcher and a Master Gardener

Jenette Samoray : President

Jenette Samoray


Jenette's love for the sport of gymnastics goes back to 1977, when her daughter Kelli began taking lessons.  Jenette, along with her partners, Jeanne and Sharon, started GGA in 1987 when their daughters were competing in Class I (level 10).  Jenette has a background in finance with a fifteen year career as a financial officer with SouthTrust Bank.  In August of 1997, Jenette retired from her banking career to take over full time management of GGA.  Jenette also helps her husband, David, with his kennel business near Madison, GA, where they breed and train Labrador Retrievers.

In addition to Kelli, who has twin daughters and has coached teams at GGA Lawrenceville, Jenette has a son, Chris who has two daughters and is a Gwinnett County Police Officer.  Jenette's hobbies are reading, breeding Labrador Retrievers, and spoiling her grand-daughters.

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