As a child, AIM Owner/Founder Kortni Nelson grew up in a small agricultural community in Southern Idaho where her coaches taught her far more than gymnastics. Her gym was an extended family and gymnastics was not just a sport but also a tool to teach valuable life skills and lessons. After moving to Moses Lake in 2000, gymnastics again became her home away from home and she fell into ownership with three other families of the facility. AIM opened their doors in 2004 with the goals of providing a facility where all would be treated with dignity regardless of ability, where families would find a community of caring professionals working with their children and a gym where kids fell in love with gymnastics and felt valued for who they are, not what they did. Taking her experience as a gymnast, collegiate athlete, coach, mother of three gymnasts and a teacher with a BA in Early Childhood Education, Kortni brings all of these perspectives together to form the vision that is now AIM.
While much has changed and grown since AIM’s opening in 2004, one thing remains true: We do good things for kids. Our accomplished and educated staff, an amazing facility for Moses Lake and innovative, progressive and educational sound thinking make AIM a fun place to make memories! We all are truly proud to be a member of the community and family that Kortni dreamed of building.