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About Us

Although new to the Jupiter location, Tumblebees Gymnastics has 30+ year history in Miami-Dade County and has a goal to accomplish the same in Palm Beach County. Tumblebees has grown to become one of the largest and most successful gymnastics schools in South Florida. Through the years, the Tumblebees organization has owned and managed eight fully-equipped gymnastics centers and up to 50 different satellite programs, organized countless summer camps, holiday and seasonal shows, managed and directed over a dozen Sanctioned USAG & AAU Competitions, including the nationally known Jr. Orange Bowl Invite, and provided instruction to nearly 20,000 boys and girls in the South Florida. As a contributor back to the community, Tumblebees has been an active supporter of the Special Olympics organization, both as a certified training facility and a competitive host club. On September 11, 1993, Tumblebees received a proclamation from Miami-Dade County for “Tumblebees Gymnastics Day”, because of its contribution to the health and fitness of the area’s children and young adults. Our goal is to accomplish the same for our new program in Palm Beach County.

Location

1001 Jupiter Park Drive #102 Jupiter, Florida 33458
(Jupiter Park Commerce Center)

Our Staff

Maria Torres

Co-Owner & Gym Manager
Maria began her gymnastics journey as a mother to three gymnasts at Tumblebees Miami. She started working at Tumblebees in Miami and learned a lot on how to manage the office and run the program. In 2014, Maria and her husband Luis decided to move their family to Jupiter where she placed her kids in a local gym. Hoping to bring Tumblebees with them, her and her husband teamed up with the owners of Tumblebees Miami and bought the gym their daughters were currently training at. This was the start of Tumblebees Jupiter. Maria is passionate about the sport because she has seen what a great influence it has been on her three daughters lives. She has first-hand experience on being a mom to gymnasts within our program and not just working it. She can offer valid advice on what to expect and is a friendly face to turn to with any questions or concerns you may have. Maria is always happy to help.

Luis Torres

Co-Owner, Gym Handyman & Safety Patrol
Luis, married to Maria, is the man behind the scenes that keeps our gym in peak shape. He makes sure everything is repaired and in tip top condition. When you do not see him at the gym, Luis is offering his service to the public as a Battalion Chief for Miami-Dade County Fire Rescue. He offers his knowledge to our coaching staff when it comes to safety protocols and emergency response procedures. His passion for the sport of gymnastics came from three of his four daughters who were gymnasts in the Tumblebees program. He believes gymnastics has influenced his girls in a positive way and strives to give this same opportunity to other families that come through our doors.

 

Desiree Bruch

Competitive Team Head Coach
Desiree pursued fitness as a child in gymnastics, cheerleading & track. She was a gymnast for 9 years & competed thru level 9 before going on to competitive All Star Cheerleading for 5 years. Through her gymnastics career, Desiree brought home several State & Regional Championship wins. As an All Star cheerleader, she received 5 college scholarship offers & cheered for a Semi-Pro Football Team for 1 year.
Desiree began her coaching career in 1998. Impressively, at a young age of 18, Desiree took on the role of Gym Manager/Head Coach of the gym she was coaching at. As a hobby, Desiree competed in Fitness Competitions in the Figure Division where she won 1st place in her class and 1st place overall in 8 out of 8 figure competitions. She went on to win Ms. Arkansas Figure & won her pro card in Figure. She has a beautiful 12 year old daughter that is the absolute most important part of her life.
Desiree takes great pride in her job as a coach, teaching young athletes to chase their dreams and helping gymnasts to set and accomplish their goals. Under her coaching and direction, Desiree has led several athletes and teams through State and Regional wins for both, individual and team titles. She loves developing champions but even more importantly developing her students into great human beings.

 

Francisco Rodriguez- Arce

Men’s Competitive Team Coach
Born & raised in Columbia, Francisco was a gymnast from age 7 to 26. He was part of the Junior & Senior National Team. He was a champion on his favorite event, Rings. In 2003 he was on the National Team to compete in the World Championship in Anaheim, CA but was unable to compete due to injury. Francisco has been coaching since 2007 & had one of students on the Future Stars National Team in 2016. He was the Pommel Horse Florida and Region 8 Apparatus Leader. Francisco has been judging men’s gymnastics since the age of 19. He’s been an International Judge for 3 Cycles & has judged the Centro American Games in 2006, World Cup Championship in 2014, Senior South American Championship in 2015, Pacific Rim Championship in 2018, and African Games in 2019. Francisco has also been judging the Costa Rica National Games since 2016 & was most recently invited to judge the United Kingdom Senior National Championships. He is currently the Vice Chairman of the Fl. Judges Association. Tumblebees is lucky to have such an experienced judging eye on our Boys’ team.

 

William Veloz Osario

Recreational & Competitive Team Coach
William was a gymnast for 7 years and practiced BMX for another 7 year after. He participated in the World Championship in 1996 and the World Cup in 1998. William was a Venezuelan National Judge for Trampoline Gymnastics for 3 Olympic cycles & held the prestigious title of National Trampoline Director for 3 years. He has over 24 years of coaching experience which began in 1996 as a Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) trainer till 2006. He then became a trampoline trainer in 2007, until he decided to return back to training WAG competitive athletes. William’s accomplishments as a coach includes podium finishes at the National WGA Championships, trampoline coach of National Men’s Trampoline Gymnastics Team, participating in the World Championship in Denmark 2015, and the qualification of Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada 2014, South American Championship 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, & Pan American & Trampoline Championships, 2013, 2014,2016. His level of experience in the sport of gymnastics is extensive & we are lucky to have him as part of our Tumblebees coaching staff.

 

Sevastian Petrossian

Preschool & Recreational Coach
Born in Moscow, Russia, Sevastian moved to the States at the age of 5. He’s always had a passion for Gymnastics and Acrobatics and has taught himself to flip since 6 years of age. His passion extended past gymnastics and Sevastian trained Brazilian martial art of Capoeira for a few years. He has a 1st degree black Belt in Taekwondo and a black belt in Judo and has won multiple Gold Medals for both at State Championships. Sevastian is a professional parkour and stuntman and enjoys breakdancing and street performing. He has over 10 years experience coaching athletes of all ages, from children to adults and we are lucky to have him as part of our Tumblebees Coaching Staff & Family

 

Kara Stepanenko

Preschool & Recreational Camp Instructor
Kara started taking gymnastics classes when she was 4 years old. By the age of 6 she was recruited to be part of the competitive team where her passion for the sport only grew stronger. In 2014, Kara was the AAU National Champion on both Vault & Floor. In 2017 she was the USAG Balance Beam State Champion. She is a 3 time USA Gymnastics Regional Qualifier. Kara was honored as Tumblebee’s Gymnast of the Year in 2018, which is an honor given to exceptional athletes with great dedication, work ethics, respect & discipline. As an alternative for gymnastics, Kara also enjoys Track and Field and was a regional champion for long jumps. She is a very bright young adult that seems to succeed at everything she goes after. She loves working with kids and has a passion for gymnastics, the sport she feels has had the biggest impact on her life.

 

Amy Davis

Recreational & Competitive Team Coach
Amy Davis is a Tumblebees Coach that works with recreational, pre-team, and team girls to become the best gymnast they can be! Amy believes with the right amount of passion, discipline and strength, any gymnast can succeed and accomplish their goals. She started coaching for TumbleBees this fall, and has coaching experience in her home state of Michigan, as well as 12+ years experience as a competitive gymnast!
Amy is certified by USAG as a Professional Coach and also certified by NASM as a CPT. She has a Journalism Degree with a Digital Marketing Minor from Michigan State and moved to South Florida after graduating. Fun fact, Amy has an identical twin sister that competed at every single meet with her, side-by-side, from Level 1 to college gymnastics! The Davis twins scored identical scores MANY times, and even, unfortunately, suffered from the same identical career ending injury.

 

Pre-School

Jennifer Karborani DPT, COMT

Co-Owner & Business Managing Partner
Jennifer began her tenure at TumbleBees as an assistant coach in 2000 but it wasn’t long before she built up a competitive team and became Head Coach, Team Manager and then an Owner. As a child, she was introduced to gymnastics at the age of 7 and continued as a competitive gymnast under the USA Gymnastics league until 1999. In 2002, she was the All-American cheer champion, and Co-Captain of the FIU Cheerleading Squad in 2006. Jennifer graduated in 2010 with her Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy and enjoys treating orthopedic injuries as a Physical Therapist for Select Medical. In 2011, she partnered up with Andi and became Co-Owner of TumbleBees Gymnastics Miami! She is a qualified USA Gymnastics Judge since 2011 and Safety Certified under the USA Gymnastics league. In 2012 she introduced TOPs to TumbleBees and has qualified several athletes to the USA Gymnastics TOPs A & B camps, Diamond Team and Development Invite Camps. She now holds the title of State Manager for TOPs in Florida.
In 2016 she expanded her love for gymnastics into the Palm Beach County area where she opened her second gym, Tumblebees Gymnastics Jupiter. Although you don’t see her often in the Jupiter location, Jennifer works remotely alongside her partners Maria, Luis and Andi to make sure the Jupiter Beehive organization and operations are always running smooth.
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Andi Winston

Co-Owner & Business Managing Partner
Andi is the founding owner of Tumblebees since 1986. She works from behind the scenes as the administrative business manager helping to make sure our gym operations run smoothly. She partnered with Jenny in 2011 and together they expanded our facility to the grand 10+k square foot gym we have now. In 2016 they teamed up to open their second location in Jupiter, Florida. Andi always had a dream of running a gym where Olympic level athletes can strive to Bee the Best They Can Be. She is proud to have accomplished that goal and looks forward to watching several more children within South Florida flourish through our program over the next decade.

Cecilia Oneid

Preschool, Recreational & Camp Coach

Cecilia Oneid started her career in ballet and gymnastics at the young age of 3. In second grade she started to focus on only gymnastics and quickly moved on to pre-team and then team. In 2014 she received the AAU Gold Rush Award for highest all around and in 2016, she placed 2nd at Nationals for Vault.

Cecilia joined the Tumblebees team of coaches in May of 2019. She believes that gymnastics at a young age begins with joyful and exciting activities, which in turn encourages strong motor skill development. She is currently a high school medical student who one day hopes to apply what she learns toward helping others in their health and safety.

Chad Hawthorne

Coach
Biography coming soon.

 

Maddie Sparks

KinderGym Coach & Front Desk Assistant

Maddie graduated from Northwood University with a BBA in Sports Management. She has a CDA accreditation as a Child Development Associate Director. Maddie joined our Tumblebees Coaching Team in April of 2019. She has a passion for working with children and feels honored to be able to play an important role in their physical and emotional development.

Maddie played as a member on two different softball teams from 2005-2009. In 2008 she received the All Florida Sun Honors as a softball catcher. Maddie has two daughters on our competitive team and has truly fallen in love with the sport of gymnastics.

 

Miriam Marrero

Preschool, Recreational & Pre-Team Coach

Miriam comes to Tumblebees with an extensive coaching and training history in Gymnastics. Miriam was a National Judge of Rhythmic Gymnastics for the XXI & XXII Olympic Cycle. She was a Rhythmic Gymnastics Coach from 2005-2011 and a Physical Education teacher from 2006-2011. She participated as a trainer for the 13-14 year old selection in the Pan Americano Junior Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in 2007. She also participated as a coach in the National Gymnastics Championship in 2008. Miriam was awarded with the Coach of the Year recognition for her outstanding work in the sports and recreational department in 2015.

Miriam has a passion for teaching and developing fundamental abilities & moto skill development with the sport of gymnastics to contribute to overall physical and cognitive development for children. She believes being an educator and coach is a true blessing.

 

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Min Renda

Preschool, Recreational & Camp Coach

Min was born South Korea & Immigrated to Philadelphia in 1979. In 1980 she started gymnastics & with her level of talent it wasn’t long till she was asked to join team. She trained for 7 years and competed in USGF competition for 5 years.

Min have been a personal trainer over 20 years. She started coaching gymnastics in Pennsylvania before relocating to South Florida in 1997 to pursue her passion of Fitness & Personal Training. She earned a IFBB Pro card in 1997, later becoming a FITNESS model for fitness magazine, Muscle & Fitness, Muscle Mag, and Flex & Oxygen. She also signed multiple contracts with supplement companies. She traveled all over the USA as a guest speaker promoting Natural Healthy Lifestyle!

Min’s love and talent for the world of fitness proves to be genetic as she has two of her kids on our competitive team here at Tumblebees. We are lucky to have the Renda family with us!

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Kim Stiefel

Preschool, Recreational & Development Team Coach

Coach Kim has been coaching and judging competitive gymnastics since 1987. She was a former collegiate level gymnast and a member of the USA Gymnastics community since 1978. She is a National Instructor for USA Gymnastics and has been training coaches and members of the gymnastics community at Regional and National Congress for over 20 years.

Kim’s certifications include the National Judging Association of Women’s Gymnastics, National Instructor for Hand son Training, National Instructor for Kinder Accreditation for Teachers, and National Instructor for Movement Education and Lesson Plan Development. She has a BA in Physical Education and holds dual teaching certificates in Physical Education and Special Education, Kim lives in Jupiter with her husband and two children and teaches 5th grade at Allamanda Elemantary School in Palm Beach Gardens.