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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — MasterClass, the online education company that enables anyone to learn from the best in the world, announced today one of the foremost athletes of our time, decorated gymnast Simone Biles, will teach her first-ever course on gymnastics. Available exclusively at, students can access this course and more than 60 MasterClass courses by subscribing to the All-Access Pass for $180 per year. Other MasterClass categories that can be accessed through the All-Access Pass include business, culinary arts, film & television, music & entertainment, photography, sports and more.

“Just last week, Simone proved once again that she’s the world’s best gymnast,” said David Rogier, co-founder and CEO of MasterClass. “In her class, Simone not only teaches gymnastics fundamentals and her techniques, she speaks about how she (and you) can overcome fear to become truly great. We are thrilled to have Simone be part of MasterClass.”

An athlete capable of superhuman feats, Biles won her sixth U.S. All-Around Title – the first female in nearly 70 years to win six U.S. All-Around titles – at the 2019 U.S. Gymnastic Championships and, in the process, unleashed two historic new moves becoming the first female gymnast to land a triple-twist and the first person in history to land a double-twisting double somersault beam dismount. Biles also took the gymnastics world by storm when she swept the 2016 Summer Olympics, where she won gold medals for team, individual all-around, vault, and floor routine, as well as a bronze for the balance beam. By winning four gold medals, Biles set the American record for the most gold medals won in women’s gymnastics at a single Olympic Games. Biles is the first woman to win four World All-Around titles, including three consecutively, the first American to medal in every event at World’s and the first female to do so in more than 30 years, and holds the most gold medals in World Championships history. Widely regarded as one of the greatest gymnasts of all-time, Biles has also earned the rare distinction of having skills named after her in two disciplines – floor and vault – both named “The Biles.” And, at only 22 years old, Biles earned a spot on TIME magazine’s list of the Most Influential People in the World in 2017, is a two-time Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year, was recognized as the Most Dominant Athlete of 2018 by ESPN, and earned the Associated Press’ Female Athlete of the Year in 2016.

“I have benefited from great coaching throughout my career and I am excited to share tips and insights in my MasterClass to help other coaches and athletes as they pursue their gymnastics goals,” said Biles. “As part of my MasterClass, I spend time in the gym breaking down some of the best skills and drills – from basics to advanced – and I also cover the mental part of training. It takes a lot of work, but with practice and confidence you can accomplish your dreams, too.”

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