Beam Queen

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About the Founder

With her passionate energy and engaging demeanor, Samantha Peszek has quickly established herself as a bright young star both as a sports broadcaster and entrepreneur. Having been a gymnast for 21 years, she loves still being connected to the sport as a coach and founder of Beam Queen Bootcamp, an analyst for the PAC-12 Networks, and as a host on her podcast, I Have Cool Friends.

Starting gymnastics at the age of 2, Samantha has always been a sports fanatic. She also played soccer and danced, but her gymnastics continued to excel, making her the youngest member of the national team at age 12.

Traveling the world competing for Team USA, Samantha was on the Pan American Games team that won gold in Rio and the World Championship team that won gold in Stuttgart.

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With her passionate energy and engaging demeanor, Samantha Peszek has quickly established herself as a bright young star both as a sports broadcaster and entrepreneur. Having been a gymnast for 21 years, she loves still being connected to the sport as a coach and founder of Beam Queen Bootcamp, an analyst for the PAC-12 Networks, and as a host on her podcast, I Have Cool Friends.

Starting gymnastics at the age of 2, Samantha has always been a sports fanatic. She also played soccer and danced, but her gymnastics continued to excel, making her the youngest member of the national team at age 12.

Traveling the world competing for Team USA, Samantha was on the Pan American Games team that won gold in Rio and the World Championship team that won gold in Stuttgart.

Samantha and her team were later inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame for being the first ever USA Gymnastics team to win a World Championship gold medal outside U.S. soil.

One of Samantha’s biggest accomplishments is making the 2008 Olympic Team at age 16 and winning a silver medal with her team! She also prides herself with being able to attend a regular school and live at home throughout her elite career.

She graduated from high school in 2010 and accepted a full-ride scholarship to compete for the UCLA women’s gymnastics team.

Samantha is a three-time NCAA Champion (twice on beam and once in the all-around) as well as a 17-time All American. In addition to gymnastics, she was also on the honor roll every quarter at UCLA and was a member of the SAAC (Student Athletic Advisory committee) and Leadership Council.

She earned the Bruin Leadership award, which inspired her to create the Beam Queen Bootcamp. It happens to be a mix of her favorite things: motivating young gymnasts, traveling, and BEAM! She loves helping gymnasts accomplish their goals and always reminds her BQBC gymnasts that they can do anything they set their mind to.

Samantha truly believes that once you learn the tough lessons on beam such as confidence, hard work, and tenacity, you will have the tools you need to achieve success in all aspects of your life.

What else do we offer?

BQBC For Coaches

Your gymnasts can’t have all the fun here, right?! As much as I want them to learn my beam curriculum, it’s just as important (if not more) that I share with YOU what I’ve learned along the way. In terms of technique, simple is better. Simple corrections, simple drills… just keep it simple. This is why I’ve created the TRIPLE THREAT or the 3 rules of beam, so gymnasts can understand the foundation of beam and when things go wrong, it’s just easy to remember.

I also want to share my relationship with my coach. It wasn’t perfect, but it was pretty close. We had the healthiest coach/athlete relationship and the best part about it was he knew when to push me and when to pull back. He pushed me to my potential and believed in me even when I didn’t believe in myself. I mean c’mon, how do you convince an athlete who was once too afraid to do a roundoff back handspring that she would be learning a double double?!

My philosophy is “the more knowledge & information you know, the better you can be as a coach, as an educator, as a mentor, and as a person.” If my stories or perspective help you in some way, great…that’s the point! I’ve put together a specific coaches curriculum- explanation of what your athletes will be learning, important qualities of a healthy coach/athlete relationship, and a chance to meet with me at the BQBC event to ask me any questions you’d like. So, head on over to the registration site to sign up for the closest location near you- Availability is limited!(You must also be SafeSport Certified to sign up!)

BQBC For Parents

Confessions of a Gymom

Being a gymnast myself & having two daughters in the sport of gymnastics for a total of 25 years, I’ve learned a few things along the way that I’d love to share with all of you because let’s face it, there’s no directions & it’s not an easy road. At the beginning you have NO idea what you’re getting yourself into… am I right? From mommy & me classes, to compulsories, to optionals, to the Olympics, and all the way to NCAA, our family went through the complete ranks of the sport … and loved it all … well most of it…

We'll explain what happens after compulsories, how it is important to be on the right track based on your daughter's goals, and how repeating a level is not a horrible thing -- I promise. We’ll be talking about injuries, fears, communication with coaches, & all of the fun stuff parents get to go through. I want to hear all of your questions and I will answer them to the best of my knowledge.

We’ll talk about some lessons learned, funny stories, & how we stumbled a few times along the way, but made it through. So hopefully, it will make things easier for you to help your gymnast be the best she can be (& stay a sane person in the process)!

I will be offering this one-hour session for parents on site at the Beam Queen Bootcamp location.

How to Rock the Recruiting Process

Luan Peszek with Jill Hicks Consulting will present “How to Rock the Recruiting Process” a session for the optional level parents at the BQBC. The presentation will provide information and education on the college recruiting process including when to get started, is your gymnast good enough, the parent’s role in recruiting, etc.

JH Consulting advises college bound student athletes and their parents in the gymnastics recruiting process to find the best fit, both academically and athletically. Let’s face it, the recruiting process can be overwhelming for the gymnast and parent. The parent feels alone in helping her daughter get recruited and the athlete lacks the confidence and experience to know how and when to start the process. Our goal is to reduce the pressure on the parent and build confidence in the gymnast by providing expert advice and knowledge.

I will be offering this one-hour session for parents on site at the Beam Queen Bootcamp location.

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Where are our upcoming events?

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November 2 & 2, 2019

BQBC: Las Vegas, NV

Brown's Gymnastics
5277 Cameron St #160
Las Vegas, NV 89118

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NEW FALL ONE-DAY FORMAT-
Level 3-6 including XCEL Silver & Gold (Nov. 2nd):
8AM-1PM
Level 7-10 including XCEL Platinum & Diamond (Nov. 3rd):
8AM-1PM
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Add-on sessions offered:
Confessions of a GYMOM - 8:30 AM on Saturday, Nov 2nd
How to Rock the Recruiting Process - 8:30 AM on Sunday, Nov 3rd
(1 hour session each)
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December 7 - 9, 2019

BQBC: Melbourne, Australia

MYC Gymnastics
350 Dunns Rd
Mornington, VIC 3931

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Level 4 and up (Session 1):
Fri. 12pm - 4pm & Sat. 12pm - 4pm
Level 4 and up (Session 2):
Sat. 4:30pm - 8:30pm & Sun. 10:00am - 2:00pm
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Add-on sessions offered:
Confessions of a GYMOM - Date & Time TBD
How to Rock the Recruiting Process - Date & Time TBD
(1 hour session each)
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