KICKIN' FLIPS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Kirt Galiano | Kathy Gleason Jachter | Jim Bompensa | Jared Silverstein

 

Kirt Galiano
Kickin’ Flips
President/Founder

Kirt is the president and CEO of the Kickin’ Flips Preschool Fitness Programs serving the community with over 14 years experience in the children’s fitness industry. Kirt started his early years of fitness and training in 1988 studying the martial arts. In 2001, he obtained his first-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
As part of his training, Kirt started competing regularly in the sparring divisions in many local and regional tournaments. In 1992, Kirt won his first of three gold medals in the men’s flyweight sparring divisions followed by two more gold medals in 1993 and 1995 qualifying him for National Level Competitions.
In 1995, Kirt teamed up with Kathy Gleason Jachter to start a small mobile fitness company specializing in the sports of gymnastics, karate and fitness. Since inception in 1995 Kickin’ Flips has taught over 10,000 kids in the Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties in Southern NJ.

 

Other Skills and Accomplishments

  • 1994 earned 2nd degree black belt
  • Bought partnership in the USA Karate Center. Developed curriculum, trained staff, managed the financials and built a student base over 200 until 2004 when the school was sold.
  • Featured in multiple publications including US Franchise News and the Courier Post NJ.

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Kathy Gleason Jachter
Kickin’ Flips
Co-founder/Developed
Tumbling and Jumpin' Gymnastics Programs

Kathy Gleason loved the sport of gymnastics long before television and Olga Korbut brought gymnastics to the forefront of the athletic endeavor in 1972. She began training at the Buffalo, NY Turners, and was a Junior US Champion long before moms and dads were taking their little girls to the numerous gymnastic clubs that sprung from the smiles of the gymnastics pixies filling their TV screens. She trained for the love of the sport, and she helped numerous others to move into the ranks of elite American gymnasts after her retirement from competition. Kathy was simply a person who liked to learn, perform and win. Her motivation was pure, her training dedicated and her performances inspiring.

Accomplishments

  • US Junior National Championships: Gold-AA, Houston, Texas, (1965); This performance gained Kathy a spot on the US National Team that toured Vienna, Austria, (1966); Bronze-V, BB, & UB, (1966 and ’67); Bronze-AA, Silver-FX, (1968).

  • National AAU Championships: Bronze-V, (1966); Bronze-V, BB, & UB, (1967); Silver-FX & Bronze-AA, (1968).

  • Pan American Games: Gold-Team & Silver-UB, Winnipeg, Canada, (1967).

  • North American Jumpin' Gymnastics Championships: Gold-AA, Chicago, Illinois, (1971).

  • Olympic Games: Team member, Mexico City, Mexico, (1968).

  • Student World University Games: Silver-Team, representing Buffalo State Teacher’s College, Tokyo, Japan, (1967).

  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA): Gold-AA & FX, (1971).

  • Post Olympics: True to her roots at Buffalo State Teacher’s College, Kathy turned to teaching and coaching. She spent 11 years operating her well-known private gymnastics school, Niagra Frontier Jumpin' Gymnastics where she trained elite level gymnastics, World University games members, state and national champions, and a 1980 Olympic Squad finalist. In addition, she founded the Gleason School of Jumpin' Gymnastics that was still operating in 2000.

  • Honors: Kathy was the recipient of the Honda Award given annually to an outstanding female college athlete who has overcome adversity to excel in her

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Jim Bompensa
Body Physics (Haddonfield)
President and CEO

Jim began personal training at a central New Jersey health club while attending college. As part of his degree requirements, Jim completed an internship at the Health and Wellness Center for Johnson and Johnson Pharmaceuticals. After graduation he began managing individual gym locations for Town Sports International, one of the three largest health club companies in the United States. He worked at their locations in Franklin Park, Princeton, Plainsboro, and Cherry Hill. In 2002 Jim opened his own health club in Haddonfield, New Jersey. It is called Body Physics. In 2004, Jim was an owner operator of Hollywood East Fitness Center in Hammonton, New Jersey. In, 2005 after selling his share of Hollywood East Fitness center, Jim set his focus on expanding Body Physics in Haddonfield. The expansion of Body Physics includes customized fitness routines, eating plans, progress tracking, and attendance tracking. 

Jim is the creator of the Body Physics Boot Camp.   This is a full body workout and an exciting outdoor alternative to indoor exercising.  He has also developed The Body Physics Boxer's Boot Camp.  This workout provides the benefits of a Boxer's training session under the supervision of a certified personal trainer.

Jim has appeared on Channel 6 Action News and he regularly appears on and contributes to NBC 10 News, NBC10.com and NBC's All That and More.  His articles have been featured in Jersey Fit Magazine and his workout routines have been featured in Maximum Fitness Magazine and The Courier Post.  His public speaking appearances have included presentations to The Mercer County Public School System, The Hamilton Chapter of the Mall Walkers Association of America, The 65 Club in Haddonfield, Cherry Hill ROTARY, The Haddonfield CROP Walk, The Teachers of Hammonton Grade School, The Haddonfield Newcomers Club, The Camden County HOGS, and Urban Outfitters.  
Jim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Corporate Fitness. He also has obtained the following credentials:

  • The American Council on Exercise certified personal trainer
  • American Muscle and Fitness Personal Training Institute certified sports nutritionist
  • Johnson and Johnson Wellness Center special populations training
  • Town Sports International Foundations Program
  • Town Sports International Advanced Training Systems Program
  • Trained Instructor for Town Sports International's Foundations Program.
  • Trained instructor for Town Sports International's Boxing Program 



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Jared Silverstein
Body Physics (Haddonfield)
Partner

Jared began studying fitness at the age of 18. He became interested in the fitness field after losing over 70 pounds. In 2000 Jared graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Kinesiology Movement Science and Applied Fitness. Upon his graduation, he turned his hobby of exercising into a lifestyle and career. Jared began his career at the Crozer-Keystone Springfield Healthplex in Media Pennsylvania. While at the Healthplex he created such programs as strength classes, cardiac rehabilitation programs, stability ball training, health risk appraisals, and special population classes. In 2001 Jared began working at the Philadelphia Sports Club in Cherry Hill. In his time there he built a large and loyal client base as well as attained the title of Fitness Program Manager. In 2002 Jared moved his clients to Body Physics in Haddonfield and has continued to build a loyal client base. Jared's workouts are both time efficient and effective. His unique style of training and personality will make for a wonderful training experience.  He has made multiple appearances on NBC 10.   

  • Along with his Bachelor of Science degree, Jared has attained the following certifications:
  • American Muscle and Fitness Personal Training Institute certified sports nutritionist 
  • Town Sports International Foundations Program
  • Town Sports International Advanced Training Systems Program
  • Jared is currently studying to take the National Strength Conditioning Association CPT/CSCS exam.
  • Jared has earned continuing education credits in Special Population Training and in Stability Ball Training

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