Staff

Fred Turoff

Fred Turoff

Program Director

Former head coach of men’s gymnastics at Temple University 1976-2017, now assistant coach at Temple; NGJA and FIG judge; member of US National Team 1969 & 1970; inducted into USAG Hall of Fame in August, 2009.

Tom Elder

Tom Elder

Coach of level 9+ and others

Tom is a graduate of Univ of PA, earning his Master’s in bioethics. He has been a men’s program director at Woodward Gymnastics Camp 2012-2018. Prior to coming to Philly, he coached at Gymnastics World in Broadview, OH, Flytz gymnastics in Cuyahoga Falls, OH and New Bern Gymnastics in New Bern, NC. Tom works mainly with level 9 and above, but also with other levels.

Walt Kenney

Walt Kenney

Coach of levels 4, 6,7,8 and pre-school

Walt graduated from Temple U in 1982. In his senior year he was 2nd all-around in the EIGL. Walt has much experience, having coached at both John Pancott Gymnastics Center and Upper Merion Dance and Gymnastics Center prior to joining PBG. He’ll work mainly with levels 4, 6-8.

Antonio Almeda-Lopez

Antonio Almeda-Lopez

Coach of level 5

Antonio is a recent graduate of Temple University, currently attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and also works as a research associate within the Temple University Hospital Emergency Department.  Antonio works primarily with the level 5.

Eric Heller

Eric Heller

Coach of level 1-4

Eric is a West Chester U student who previously coached at Precision Athletics and Tumble Kids Gymnastics. He works with levels 1-3.

Lauree Kracht Katz

Lauree Kracht Katz

Lauree is a former elite gymnast at the Parkettes National Gymnastics Training Center.  Currently, she is a Physical Therapist and is happy to be back in the sport.  Lauree helps coach the level 1 and 2 gymnasts.

Douglass Johnson

Douglass Johnson

Douglass is a former national competitor for both Michigan and Southern California United. He moved to Philadelphia recently, and we’re glad to have him join our staff. Douglass works with levels 1 and 3.

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