The LaFleur’s are an athletic family out of Greenfield, WI. Tony and Barb LaFleur (both gymnasts) had 5 kids who were sport fanatics and all stayed with gymnastics through college; 3 on full scholarships. Today 4 out of 5 are gymnastics school owners and have done so since 1980.

Jeff, and wife Julie own and operate LaFleur’s here in Tampa.

Jeff was a full scholarship athlete at the University of Minnesota

  • Big 10 Champion
  • Two time All American
  • Conference Medal of Honor recipient in 1976.
  • Competitor in the Olympic Trials
  • Medalist in the Pan Am Games in 1979
  • Jeff was inducted into the U of M Sports Hall of Fame in 1997 and 2007
  • Jeff and Julie both majored in Physical Education
  • Jeff minored in Child Psychology
  • Julie minored in Dance

The LaFleur family was recognized at the 2011 USA Gymnastics Business Conference for their extraordinary accomplishments, contributions, and commitment to the sport of gymnastics. Their involvement in gymnastics, which spans 4 generations of competing gymnasts, coaches, judges, and club owners, dates back to the 1930’s!

All totaled, Jeff’s family tree has included…

  • 20 Competitive Gymnasts
  • 15 Coaches
  • 7 Judges
  • 11 College level gymnasts (8 on scholarship) including:
    • Jeff – U of Minnesota
    • Uncle Bob- U of Wisconsin
    • Sister Toni – Oshkosh St. Wisconsin
    • Brother Greg – Oshkosh St. Wisconsin
    • Brother Tim – U of Minnesota
    • Sister-in-law Randi – U of Minnesota
    • Brother Mike – Indiana University
    • Sister-in-law Melody-U of Alabama
    • Niece Jackie – Lacrosse Wisconsin
    • Nephew Adam – U of Minnesota
    • Niece Kaley – West Chester U. in PA
  • 2 National Team Members:
    • Jeff – Olympic Trials 1976, & Pan Am Games 1979
    • Brother Tim-World Championships 1978 and 1979, & Olympic Games alternate 1980
  • 4 State Board Members
    • Jeff – Florida
    • Sister Toni – Florida
    • Brother Mike – Florida
    • Brother Greg – Wisconsin
  • 2 “Coach of the Year” recipients:
    • Jeff 2009 & 2010
    • Mike 2008
  • 6 very successful gymnastic clubs:
    • LaFleur’s Gymnastics – Tampa Owners: Jeff & Julie LaFleur
    • LaFleur’s Gymnastics – Largo Owners: Brother Mike & Melody LaFleur
    • LaFleur’s Gymnastics – St. Pete Sold to TBT
    • American Twisters – South Florida Owners: Sister Toni & Tim Rand
    • LaFleur’s Wisconsin – Milwaukee Owners: Brother Greg LaFleur
    • “Salto”- Milwaukee. Owners: Aunt Lynn