Funtastic Staff

Russ and Leanne

Russ and Leanne

Russ and Leanne

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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.

Coach Jenna

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Jenna has been coaching with since 2012. Prior to coaching she did recreation 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. She then ended up working here at her childhood gym where she first began gymnastics. Coaching the team inspired her to begin competing again. In 2015 Jenna got back into Acrobatic Gymnastics and competed in Valley’s Got Talent. In 2016 Her group called Acro Continuum competed again in Valley’s Got Talent and won their category. In her spare time she enjoys horseback riding. She recently graduated with her AA and AS degree and has hopes of owning 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 coaches all levels including our competitive T&T Team.

Coach Jessie

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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. She traveled alone to New York, spent Thanksgiving in the parade and met new friends that she still has to this day. After High School Jessie attended Delta College and graduated with her AA degree, she is still continuing her education and hopes to become a school teacher. As well as working at Funtastic, Jessie also works with kids with autism. She enjoys both of her jobs because she loves teaching children and helping them grow and improve.

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.

Coach Juliana

Coach Juliana

Coach Juliana

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Coach Ryan

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Coach Ryan

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Coach Ryan has been with us since 2018. She attended classes at Funtastic when she was a child. Ryan also spent a lot of her childhood playing travel softball.  Ryan loves children and enjoys teaching them new skills. In her spare time Ryan likes going to the gym and learning about fitness. She hopes to attend college in the future and become a kindergarten teacher.

Coach Emma

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Coach Emma has been coaching with us since 2018. Emma attended Funtastic Gymnastics when she was a child and then moved on to do competitive swim and cheerleading. Emma teaches many of our recreationals classes and loves it! She enjoys her time spent here with the children. Emma is also billingual and speaks fluent spanish.favorite thing about working at Funtastic is seeing all of the athletes grow and improve. 

Coach Tiffany

Coach Tiffany

Coach Tiffany

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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 recreaitonals classes and is still training and competing with our competition team. Outside of the gym tiffany loves to spend time with her   two Weiner dogs, She also enjoys going to Disneyland and drawing. She hopes to one day go to college for animation classes to one day work at Pixar studios. 

Coach Alyssa

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Coach Tiffany

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Alyssa has been working at Funtastic since 2019. She started talking classes at Funtastic Gymnastics in the fourth grade. During that time, she worked her way up to being invited onto our competition team. She joined our competition team in 2014 and since then she has progressed from level four up to level eight. She has also been awarded state, regional, and national titles. She is currently a sophomore at lathrop high, and involved in my school leadership program. She also enjoy animals, going to disneyland, coffee, and spendtine time with her friends and family. Alyssa is coaching recreationals classes and is also still training and competing with our competition team. Her goal is to be a level ten athlete before she graduates highschool.  After highschool she hopes toa attend john hopkins medical school and major in nursing.

Coach Deanna

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Coach Deanna

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Deanna has been working at Funtastic Gymnastics since early August of this year. She began gymnastics at a very young age at her local community center and continued with it at an elite gym throughout her childhood. In high school, Deanna was a 4 year cheerleader and made the All American Team at cheer camp at UC Santa Cruz. As one of the JV captains, she was able to travel to Florida and perform in Disney’s Christmas Parade at Magic Kingdom. Deanna is currently attending MJC and is on track to transfer with her AA early to continue her education at a CSU. She plans to pursue a career in pediatric nursing. In her spare time, Deanna enjoys cooking and playing piano as well as spending time with her 3 younger sisters. Here at Funtastic Gymnastics, Deanna teaches several Superstarter classes as well as our Cheer Class.

Coach Grace

Coach Grace

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Grace Has been working at Funtastic gymnastics since July of 2019. She first started gymnastics at Funtastic gymnastics at the age of five. About a year later she moved to a gym with a competitive artistic program. She competed for four years up to level six. Grace was second in the state for bars and vault. Grace's high and an injury made it difficult for her to continue on in gymnastics. She found her heart in gymnastics again when she started working at Funtastic. She is currently a Junior at Manteca high School. She enjoys running track and Polevaulting for her school. After she graduates high school she would like to attend college and become a certified crane operator. In her spare time Grace enjoys modeling and has even recieved a modesling contract with Four Modeling.