Dr. Carla Arcamonte (Owner) has been the proud owner of Coral Reef Gymnastics for 14 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. 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.
Steve Arcamonte (Owner) has been the proud owner of Coral Reef Gymnastics for 14 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.
Assistant General Manager
Date of Hire: 2012
Sabrina Arcamonte (Class Program & Team Instructor) has been teaching competitive and class gymnastics for 10 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 with her Bachelor’s in Economics with a focus on Accounting at Florida International University & Broward College with an Associate’s in Arts. 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.
Leesa van Werven
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
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.
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 Instructor
Vanessa Mesa Class Program Instructor was a competitive gymnast for 10 years.
Class Program Instructor, Birthday Party Facilitator & After School Program Assistant
Class Program Lead Instructor
Class Program Instructor & Team Instructor
After School Program & Class Program Coach
Class Program Instructor
Class Program Instructor, Birthday Party Facilitator