Leadership

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AL Fong

Gymnastics business owner — Children’s fitness leader                    USA Olympic gymnastics coach

  • Owner / Operator of the Great American Gymnastics Express, Inc. for 34 years.
  • World Championships – 2013 Personal Coach of Brenna Dowell
  • Personal coach of Terin Humphrey and Courtney McCool – 2004 Olympians
  • Personal coach for Ivana Hong – 2008 alternate for the US Olympic Team
  • Personal coach for Sarah Finnegan – 2012 alternate for the US Olympic Team
  • 2004 USA Gymnastics Coach of the Year
  • Assistant coach for 2003 World Championships in Anaheim, California
  • Assistant coach for 2002 World Championships in Debrecen, Hungary
  • Assistant coach for 1989 World Championships in Germany
  • Head coach for these international meets from 1986 to present:
    • Pacific Alliance Meet – China
    • Germany DTP Cup
    • Catania Invitational – Italy
    • France / USA Meet
    • Canada / Australia / USA meet
    • Pacific Alliance Meet – Hawaii
    • World Sports Fair – Japan
    • Swiss Cup – Switzerland

Armine Barutyan-Fong

Gymnastics business owner — Children’s fitness leader  USA Olympic gymnastics coach

  • Co-head coach of Dragon Gymnastics
  • World Championships – 2013 Personal Coach of Brenna Dowell
  • Personal coach of Terin Humphrey and Courtney McCool – 2004 Olympians;
  • Ivana Hong – 2008 Olympic Team alternate
  • 2004 USA Gymnastics Coach of the Year
  • Personal coach for Sarah Finnegan – 2012 alternate for the US Olympic Team
  • 2004 USA Gymnastics Coach of the Year
  • Internationally acclaimed choreographer recognized as one of the best in the world.
  • Assistant coach for 2003 World Championships in Anaheim, California
  • Assistant coach for 2002 World Championships in Debrecen, Hungary

Competitive Accomplishments

  • 1986 – 3rd All Around in the Belgium Championships
  • 1985 – 1st All Around in the Austrian Championships
  • 1985 – 2nd All Around in the Italy Championships
  • 1984 – 1st All Around in the Cuba Championships
  • 1984 – 2nd All Around in the Poland Championships
  • 1985 – 1st All Around in the Russian National Championships
  • 1982 – 1st All Around in the European Championships in Mongolia
  • Youngest Athlete in Soviet History to receive the Master Of Sport Award