Valentin Frunzac – Co-Owner and Head Coach
Vali has over 15 years of gymnastics coaching experience. Born and raised in Bucharest, Romania, he was a Romanian National Champion as a competitive gymnast, retiring at age 18 to pursue coaching. As a gymnast, his accomplishments are many, with titles including National Champion, National Vice-Champion, International Vice-Champion, and Junior National Champion.
He studied Performance Gymnastics at C.S.S 7 Dinamo in Bucharest, Romania from 1989-2002 and subsequently studied gymnastics coaching formally at the National Academy of Physical Education and Sports in Bucharest from 2002-2007. After obtaining his University degree in coaching, Vali went on to coach at C.S. Dinamo and S.C. Live Surce S.R.L. (Radu Fitness). His gymnasts, both male and female, achieved numerous Championship titles, including all-around, team and individual apparatus National Champions, National Vice-Champions, and Junior National Champions and squads.
He immigrated to the United States in 2013 when he was recruited as a skilled gymnastics coach. For the past 4 years in the United States, he has been successful in building a highly competitive men’s gymnastics program quite literally from the ground up with team members receiving numerous awards at the state and regional level, and in 2016 an athlete qualifying for the USA Men’s Gymnastics National Championship. As a result of his success, he has been invited to coach at camps and clinics in Minnesota and throughout the Midwest.
Vali is now excited to be pursuing his dream of owning a gym with goals of building a team program with gymnasts capable of being competitive on the National and International stage.