Postell has been coaching at the location for 20 years.
Aspiring gymnasts ages eight to 21 were able to take part in an Open Gym at the Ormond Beach Gymnastics Center, 432 N. Nova Road, on Jan. 23.
Spotting for the participants were George Postell, gymnastics coordinator, and his assistant Marissa Marz. Postell has coached gymnastics for the city for 20 years and accepts students as young as 18 months. His oldest current student is 24. Power cheer, tumbling, and developmental programs such as Tumbling Tots and Mommy and Me are offered as well as gymnastics at the center.
Postell said he was a football player growing up, while his sister was a gymnast. “Our parents had to decide which of us to watch on the weekend,” he said.
He became interested in gymnastics after he got out of the military 27 years ago when his sister started the gymnastics program for the city, he said.
“She asked me to help her,” he said. “I learned how much athleticism is required in gymnastics. Pound for pound, gymnasts are some of the strongest athletes.” He became certified by the United States Gymnastics Association.
Postell has worked in security at local schools and also served as an adviser to students. “I’ve always worked with kids,” he said.