Ignite Staff Members
Rob Chacon - Owner and Program Director
Rob has an extensive background in competitive gymnastics as well as coaching. He was a Division I gymnast at Temple University where he competed all around. He was an Academic All American and a Bill Braverman award winner. As a gymnast he was dedicated to his training, inspiring those around him to do the same. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Human Biology.
His experience is just as deep in coaching. Rob has coached all levels of boy and girls gymnastics from preschool through competitive teams for over 15 years. His gymnasts have benefited from his incredibly calm, consistent and hard working demeanor. He is motivated to help gymnasts and athletes of all ages and levels achieve their goals.
For the last four years Rob has been a stay at home dad to his two young children. The experience has only highlighted his patience, creativity and steadfastness.
Brynne Chacon - Owner and Coach
Brynne was also a Division I gymnast at Temple University. She was an Academic All American and broke the University's Uneven Bar record during her time there. She also served as team captain. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and became a certified teacher in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and Special Education.
Brynne taught Special Education for 11 years and received her Master's Degree in Education from Georgian Courty Univeristy. In addition Brynne has amassed more than 8 years of coaching experience from preschool aged children through competitive teams. Brynne is passionate about assisting others to reach their goals. She believes deeply that the lessons you learn in the gym are the foundation for success in any sport. Most importantly the benefits of gymnastics training will help children to establish the mindset and habits they will carry through out life.
Tony DeSousa - Senior Coach/Personal Trainer
A former gymnast coached by Rob, Tony competed for five years including being a integral member of a state championship team. His personality is infectious. He was voted captain of the team by his peers and always brought a positive, big brother-like attitude to practice. Following his gymnastics participation, Tony competed in Co-ed Cheer and later Power-lifting excelling in both. We are lucky to have him with us.