Russ and Leanne have been the proud parents of Funtastic Gymnastics since September 5th 2001. Leanne manages the office and Russ manages Leanne. Russ operates Harmony Research and spends much of his time in the mountains at Harmony Woods. Russ also likes to spend his time jumping from perfectly good airplanes. He has been in and around gymnastics since age 9. He was once a performing acrobat from 1956 to 1961 and in the past has coached Funtastic’s Tumbling and Trampoline team for three years.
Leanne is a RYT (registered yoga teacher) and will pursue a Yoga Therapy certificate in August. She plans to spend her (elusive) retirement teaching yoga. Together they love to travel the world and squeeze in time with an ever increasing number of grandchildren. They currently have 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren with number 9 on the way in August 2015.
Jenna has been coaching with Funtastic since 2012. Prior to coaching she did recreational artistic gymnastics for two years before switching to Acrobatic Gymnastics. She competed in acrobatic gymnastics for 6 years and made it all the way to level 10. She brought home many medals including state, region, and national titles from all over the country before retiring from the sport. After retiring she picked up horseback riding and barrel raced all over California. She then ended up working here at her childhood gym where she first began gymnastics.
In her spare time she enjoys horseback riding and spending time outdoors. Jenna hopes to own a gym one day so she can continue to teach kids something that she is so passionate about.
Here at Funtastic Gymnastics, Jenna is our General Manager and program Director. Jenna oversees our Preschool, Recreation and Team department as well as training new staff members. She is constantly continuing her education so that she can continue to make fun and progressive lesson plans for our recreation department. Jenna specializes in coaching our higher level recreational classes and our competition team.
Jessie has been with us a Funtastic Gymnastics since 2010. She began gymnastics at the age of 3 and spent some of those years in our gym where she was apart of our Trampoline and Tumbling Team in 2006. In 2014 we started out competition team which inspired Jessie to compete one more time in 2015. Now she focuses on coaching our preschool age children and our competition team. When she was 8 years old she also began cheerleading which she continued throughout high school. She was the captain of her high school cheer team and had the opportunity to go to New York for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.
Here at Funtastic Gymnastics Jessie is our Preschool Director. While she is qualified to teach all levels, her main focus is with the preschool age children. She is constantly continuing her education and is responsible for making our fun, themed lesson plans for ages walking through five.
Tiffany has been working for Funtastic since 2018. She started as a student at Funtastic gymnastics when she was eighteen months old from there she continued to take classes until she joined the competition team in 2014. Tiffany has since competed in many local and national competitions. At these competitions she has taken state regional and national titles. Tiffany is now a coach for our recreational classes and is assisting with our competition team.
Outside of work tiffany likes to spend time with friends and her fellow coaches. She also enjoys paddle boarding and spending time with her nephew.
Coach Alyssa has been coaching at Funtastic since 2022. As a child Alyssa played soccer for 9 years and then transitioned into allstar cheerleading for 7 years. She has won multiple national titles and has places in the top 5 at worlds. She also ran track in high school and did some cheerleading at the colligiate level. Alyssa is currently futhering her education in kinesiology with the horse to focus on speed and agility training. Alyssa enjoyed helping her cousin learn skills on her trampoline and when she found out we were hiring she jumped at the opportunity. Alyssa is one of our recrational and T&T coaches. She excells at teaching proper technique to the athletes. Outside of the gym Alyssa enjoys spending time with her friends and family.
Coach Brie has been with us since 2022. Growing up Brie rode horses and did cheerleading and gymnastics. Brie came across our hiring post while she was looking for a better work opportunity and she is so glad she did. She enjoys working with children and getting to reminisce on when she used to do gymnastics. Outside of work brie enjoys going to rodeos, riding horses and spending time with friends and family.
Coach Malia started as a Funtastic athlete in 2019. She transitioned into a coach in 2022. Malia was so excited to start working at Funtastic because she loves working with children and enjoys being apart of each athletes journey . Malia is bubbly and outgoing and thrives with all ages in the gym but especially in the tots area. Outside the gym she enjoys spending time with friends and family, going on walks and watching movies. She is excited to graduate high school and continue to learn how to coach higher levels in the gym.
Coach Ashleigh has been coaching with us since 2022. When she was younger she took gymnastics classes with us and she now gets to use that knowledge to teach her own classes. She excells in the tots area because she loves lworking with little kids and is so patient. Ashleigh is currently in High School and is active in leadership and Health Occupationa Students of America. In her free time she enjoys swimming, boating, traveling and country music.
Coach Hannah has been with us since 2022. She has excelled at allstar cheerleading for the past 12 years and that experienced has helped her become a great coach. She has been to world championships and placed second there! Hannah recently graduated high school and plans to take a gap year to figure out her plans for college while continuing to coach at Funtastic. Hannah has a positive and encouraging personality and loves to inspire athletes to be the best version of themselves. Outside of the gym she enjoys art traveling and most importantly spending time with friends and family.