We met coaching gymnastics, and are so grateful it has become our livelihood. We're excited to have you along for the ride!
In 2013, we met at a gym where we both coached, and we quickly became good friends. Fast forward three years to Silvia's hometown in Pleven, Bulgaria, Pablo popped the big question, and we began painting our story of a future together. One of our main aspirations has been to open a tumbling gym; a place for kids to learn and enjoy the sport that we love so much. We are excited to provide quality tumbling instruction in a positive environment that motivates, challenges, and inspires our athletes. We aim to coach to the individual student, not just a group, and we hope that students who walk through our facility, excel physically, but also gain confidence in their athletic abilities! We would like to thank all of the families who make up our Tumble Town Team!
-Pablo and Silvia
Pablo Villalona brings in 20 years of gymnastics and tumbling experience, and has been coaching since 2000. He competed in high school, and was also a part of a private, competitive club. Pablo discovered his passion for coaching when working with Special Olympics. Ever since then, his love for the sport has grown.
In order to provide for his own gymnastics instruction, Pablo coached at Texas Elite Gymnastics Academy, where he also competed as an elite level, all around gymnast. In 2002, Pablo took his experience to Austin, where he began working for Champions Academy to develop well-rounded and strong gymnasts. He has experience coaching all levels and ages; kids that are just starting to walk, all the way through adults. He wants to instill in them the proper technique and drive to become skilled tumblers.
Pablo has taken ITP classes through the Gymnastics Association of Texas, and is part of USA Gymnastics. He is also USAG Safety Certified.
During the summer, Pablo has been teaching diving and tumbling camps at West Wood Country Club. He has also taught tumbling and cheer camps at Béla Károlyi’s. Outside of gymnastics, Pablo enjoys running, riding his motorcycle, and traveling with his fiancée. He is excited to work with athletes of Tumble Town, and instill in them his passion for tumbling.
Pablo and Silvia
Silvia is originally from Bulgaria, where she started rhythmic gymnastics training at the age of 4. Early on, she had a love for the sport, where she trained in a very competitive, Eastern European environment. She continued doing gymnastics at Texas Dreams in Dallas, where she also danced ballet and hip-hop.
She is currently completing her BBA in Marketing at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas in Austin. Silvia’s business mind, but creative heart has been an asset to the establishment of Tumble Town.
To fuel her love for working with kids, Silvia has volunteered at Special Olympics, Parenting Alone Organization, and the Touch A Life Foundation.She also tutored at Gideon Math and Reading Center. Among coaching gymnastics and cheer, she has directed gymnastics camps and special events for 5 years, where she manages staff, activities, and parent communication to lead successful programs.
Silvia is a certified instructor and safety certified through USA Gymnastics. She has completed child development courses. She is also CPR certified, and has taken rhythmic gymnastics instructor classes through USAG.
Apart from tumbling, Silvia enjoys acro, spending time with family, and planning her and Pablo's Dominican Republic wedding!
My boys love going to summer camp with Coach Pablo and Coach Silvia. It's their favorite part of the break, and they can't wait for summer at Tumble Town!
We love Coach Pablo and Coach Silvia!!! Their new gym, Tumble Town, rocks! Small classes and individual instruction, all with a positive attitude and a ton of encouragement!!I can't say enough about them as coaches and as people. The absolute BEST!!!!