Welcome to our Flips staff profiles page. You will see that our professional, well-trained staff are enthusiastic and teach with a positive, and friendly manner. Our goal is to help develope your child's self-confidence and sense of achievement.
Freddie has coached team gymnastics for over 36 years throughout Southern California and Oregon, since 1972. She is currently a level 10 rated women's gymnastics judge, and a National rated Men's gymnastics judge. Before opening Flips, Freddie and her daughter Amanda also headed up the gymnastics program for the City of Fontana. Freddie received her B.A. and Teaching Credential in Physical Education from the University of Southern California. She is the gym owner and Head Team Director.
Member USAGymnastics for 31 years.
Member NAWGJ- 24 years (Women's judge)
Member SCGMA- 11 years (Men's judge)
Member Tumbling and Tramp USAGymnastics (5 years)- Judge
USAGymnastics Safety Certified/accident prevention program
AAU Coaching Member
* Trained in CPR, First Aid, and Lifesaving techniques.
* Trained in accident prevention and proper taping techniques
Amanda has been a team and recreation level coach for 12 years, since she was 15. She was also competitive gymnast for 7 years. Amanda completed her B.S. degree in Kinesiology/Physical Education at Cal Poly Pomona. She is our Head Recreation Leader and also our Levels 2-5 Girls and Levels 3-6 Boys team coach.
AAU Coaching Member
USAG Team Member (former)
* CPR and First Aid trained
** Trained in care of athlete and taping techniques.
Markel Vessup is our newest coach at Flips. He is currently working with our level 3-6 team boys, and our level 4, 5 and Optional girls teams. He also instructs our "Tumbling Only" classes. Markel provides an extra measure of safety for our higher level gymnasts and tumblers, by being an expert at spotting. He is a Cal Poly Pomona graduate, as well as a member of the Cal Poly gymnastics club.
* Trained in CPR and life saving techniques.
Michelle coaches our girls recreation classes Levels 1 and 2, as well as our Kindergym classes. She trained with Flips as a competitive gymnast for over 6 years on our girls team, and she has been coaching with us for over 2 years.
Michelle is a college student at the University of La Verne.