OwnerCarla Arcamonte (Owner) has been the proud owner of Coral Reef Gymnastics for 11 years. Carla studied at FIU in Sports Medicine and is a certified athletic trainer. She is the loving wife of Steve Arcamonte & mother to 5 girls, Nicole, Sabrina, Gabriela, Isabella & Alessandra. She currently works at Archbishop McCarthy as the athletic trainer. Carla is USAG Certified & Safe Sport Certified as well as having received certification in the following: Safety and Risk Management, Region 8 Congress, Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction, Women’s JO Team Coaches National Coaches Course, Brain and Body Basics and Brain Body: Beyond Basics, W300, W400, Boys Competitive Team Course & Tom Fosters Bars Boot camp. If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, don’t hesitate to speak with her directly.
OwnerSteve Arcamonte (Owner) has been the proud owner of Coral Reef Gymnastics for 11 years. Steve studied at FIU in Construction Management. He is the loving husband of Carla Arcamonte & father to 5 girls, Nicole, Sabrina, Gabriela, Isabella & Alessandra. He currently works at Related Group as the Project Manager. Steve is USAG Certified & Safe Sport Certified as well as having received certification in the following: Safety and Risk Management & Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction. If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, don’t hesitate to speak with him directly.
Class Program Manager & Team InstructorDate of Hire: 2012 Sabrina Arcamonte (Class Program Manager & Team Instructor) has been teaching competitive and class gymnastics for 8 years. Sabrina has been a competitive gymnast/athlete for 14 years. Sabrina also has experience in ballet, tennis, management in birthday parties, front office as well as the summer/day camp that Coral Reef Gymnastics has to offer. She brings her experience and expertise to Coral Reef because of her passion to make Coral Reef a safe and fun environment for all. Sabrina is USAG certified and a Optional NAWGJ judge as well as having received certification in the following: Safety and Risk Management, Region 8 Congress, Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction, Women’s JO Team Coaches National Coaches Course, Brain and Body Basics and Brain Body: Beyond Basics, W400 & Tom Fosters Bars Boot camp. Sabrina graduated from Broward College with an Associate’s in Arts and is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s in Economics with a focus on Accounting at Florida International University. Sabrina’s hobbies include photography, traveling, painting and music. Sabrina is a daughter to Carla and Steve Arcamonte, and sister to Nicole, Gaby, Isabella and Alessandra Arcamonte. Sabrina loves learning new things and improving herself and Coral Reef Gymnastics in anyway possible. If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, don’t hesitate to speak with her directly.
After School Program Manager & Recreational InstructorJane Rojas (After School Program Manager) has over 40 years experience in recreational and team gymnastics. Jane began her gymnastics career when she joined the YMCA in New Jersey where she was a competitive gymnast for 6 years. Soon after retiring from being a competitive gymnast, she realized her love for gymnastics was too strong and began her coaching career as a recreational gymnastics instructor at the YMCA. Jane is USAG certified as well as having received certification in the following: Safety and Risk Management, Region 8 Congress, Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction, Women’s JO Team Coaches, National Coaches Course, Brain and Body Basics and Brain Body: Beyond Basics. Jane has 2 children and 2 grandchildren with another expected to arrive in April 2019. Jane’s hobbies include spending time with her family as well as drawing and cutting wood to create unique wood designs. Jane brings organization and enthusiasm to Coral Reef Gymnastics. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, don’t hesitate to speak with her directly.
Front Desk Representative & Class Program InstructorAmanda Alonso (Front Desk Representative & Class Program Instructor) has been teaching gymnastics for 8 years. Amanda was a competitive gymnast for 8 years, a competitive cheerleader for 6 years and a dancer for 2 years. Amanda has also had 3 years of experience managing summer, winter and spring camps as well as special events. Amanda brings enthusiasm to Coral Reef Gymnastics with her love for children and her excitement to share her expertise in gymnastics. Amanda is USAG certified and has a Safety Certification as well as a Safety & Risk Management Certification. Amanda graduated with her Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice with a Minor in Business as well as a Minor in Entrepreneurship from Florida International University where she is currently pursuing her Masters Degree. Amanda’s hobbies include outdoor adventures and babysitting in her free time. Amanda is a daughter to her parents, Steve and Susan, whom she lives with along with her two dogs, Remy and Brandy, who reside in Davie. Amanda loves helping children accomplish new milestones in their lives. If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, don’t hesitate to speak with her directly.
Leesa van Werven
Team CoachDate of Hire: 2017 Leesa Van Werven (Team Instructor) has been coaching gymnastics for 33 years. At a very young age, she was responsible for recreational classes and a competitive team right here in South Florida where she was born and raised. Leesa has been a gymnast for 12 years and competitive for 8 years. Leesa also has experience in Sports Medicine where she received her Bachelors Degree at Barry University. She brings energy to Coral Reef Gymnastics because she not only wants to bring out the best talent in each gymnast in a disciplined way but also in a fun, loving environment. Consider her “Gym Mom!” Leesa’s hobbies include being crafty and creative in all of life’s special occasions. Leesa loves planning special events like birthday parties and holidays as well as making sure everything is just perfectly planned from the invitations to the décor, food, and games. Leesa is the wife to Coach Arno and the mother of two amazing girls, Skyla and Tara. If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, don’t hesitate to ask her directly.
Arno van Werven
Team CoachDate of Hire: 2017 Arno Van Werven (Team Instructor) has been coaching for more than 30 years. In fact, at the age of 4, he already decided to be a gymnastics coach and that dedication never wavered. He started assisting classes when he was 10 and had his own team at the age of 15. Arno went to a sports college where he graduated as a gymnastics coach and as a sports therapist for special needs children. Being from the Netherlands, he had several Dutch National Championships before he moved to the United States in 1994. He was hired by a gymnastics team in Davie and has coached in this area ever since. Over the years Arno has produced many State Champions and is excited to continue this trend at Coral Reef Gymnastics. The family oriented gym is a perfect fit for this family guy who is married to Coach Leesa, with whom he has two daughters, Skyla and Tara. Although gymnastics is his main love, he is also very interested in science, and astronomy in particular. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, don’t hesitate to speak with him directly.
Martial Arts, Tumbling, Ninja Stars, and Class Program InstructorChristopher Flores (Class Program Instructor) was a competitive athlete for 5 years and has been teaching for 14 years: martial arts (14 years), tumbling and gymnastics (2 years), and parkour (1 year). Christopher brings not only knowledge of physical skill development to his class, but also instills the fundamentals of class structure, discipline, motivation, and life skills. After high school, Christopher attended college for 2 years studying criminal justice as well as attended the Florida College of Natural Health to learn various styles of massage therapy. He has obtained certifications in Israeli Krav Maga Level 1, Group Training in Fitness Kickboxing, and is USAG certified. Christopher’s hobbies include weight training, drawing, learning and training martial arts and gymnastics. Christopher discovered two years ago his new passion for training and guiding his students in gymnastics and tumbling as well as ninja and martial arts. Everyday he learns something new from his students as well as teaches them something new in return. He is excited about teaching and intends to build a successful career in the gym that he can call his second home. If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, don’t hesitate to speak with him directly.
Class Program InstructorElgin Aponte “Coach E” (Class Program Instructor) Elgin “Coach E” Aponte is a former All Around gymnast who competed through grade school (6th grade – 12th grade). He spent his summers at Island Gymnastics Camp on Long Island, NY as a kid training, and eventually Jr. Coaching. Shortly after high school he taught gymnastics at the YMCA in New York. He is married with one son and looks forward to passing on his love for gymnastics with him one day. When not in the gym, Elgin is an accomplished Actor, Comedian, and Trivia host. He believes in hard work and dedication, as well as always making time for fun, and the enjoyment of spending time with friends and family!
Class Program and Team InstructorNicole Whitton (Class Program and Team Instructor) has been coaching gymnastics for 30 years. She was a level 10 competitive gymnast here in South Florida until she received an athletic scholarship to NC State University, where she competed for 4 years. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication. Nicole is a mother to 5 children and loves having the opportunity to motivate young girls in becoming successful gymnasts. Nicole believes having a positive attitude when coaching is one of the best ways to encourage young gymnasts. If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, do not hesitate to speak with her directly.
Class Program InstructorGabriela Arcamonte (Class Program Instructor) has been a competitive gymnast for 13 years. She is actually still a competitive gymnast competing for Coral Reef Gymnastics as a level 9 gymnast. Gabriela has also been a dancer for 4 years with experience in hip-hop, jazz, and tap. Gabriela currently attends Broward Virtual School where she is currently in her junior year of schooling. Simultaneously, Gabriela attends classes at Broward College where she is pursuing her Associates of Arts. Gabriela has hopes to attend Stanford University for College on an academic scholarship while still pursuing her gymnastics career. Her hobbies include shopping and anything related to fashion. Gabriela brings youthfulness and joy to Coral Reef Gymnastics with her excitement to teach her students. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, don’t hesitate to speak with her directly.