Brown’s Gym Orbit is proud of the rich history of its location. The building of Brown’s Gym Orbit used to be a world famous Brown’s Gymnastics that used to be a Gymnastics, Jr. Olympic Training Center.
Olympic Training Center has been a part of the Central Florida community for more than 30 years. During that time, it has been the home of 2004, 1996, 1992, & 1988 Olympic Gymnasts and numerous National Team Members. Rita Brown, founder of Brown’s, officially announced retirement this past year. This Grand Opening event is a tribute to Rita Brown and her major contributions to the success and development of USA gymnastics. It is also an opportunity for you to meet the new Brown’s Gym Orbit owners who intend to continue the Brown’s Gymnastics legacy!
- 2004 USA Olympian – Mohini Bhardwaj (USA)
- 2004 USA National Team Members
- 2003 USA National Team Members
- 2002 USA National Team Members
- 2001 World Championships Bronze Medalist – Mohini Bhardwaj
- 1997 World Championship Team Member – Mohini Bhardwaj
- 1996 Olympian – Eileen Diaz (Puerto Rico)
- 1996 Olympian – Shane de Fraitas (Barbados)
- 1992 Olympic Bronze Medalist – Wendy Bruce (USA)
- 1989 World Championship Silver Medalist – Brandy Johnson (USA)
- 1989 World Championship Team Member – Wendy Bruce (USA)
- 1988 Olympian – Brandy Johnson (USA)
RITA BROWN, a USA World Team and Olympic Coach, had coached and trained athletes in the 2004, 1996, 1992, and 1988 Olympic Games. Ms. Brown is a graduate of the University of Florida & a certified teacher of physical education. She has been coaching gymnastics for over twenty five years.Under her coaching, over twenty-five gymnasts have qualified to the USA National Teams. Rita is renown for qualifying gymnasts to the Jr. and Sr. Elite Program and for producing high level gymnasts who continue their gymnastics careers on full scholarships. Gymnasts representing Brown’s Gymnastics and the United States have earned over 100 National and International Medals.
Owners: Dragana Dosen & Cheda Vragovic
After ending their athletic carriers as National champions and national team members (Dragana in gymnastics and Cheda in Karate), Cheda and Dragana graduated at the University of Novi Sad, Serbia (Dept of Physical Education) and as prestigious graduates, immediately got jobs as College Assistants at the same University. Right before their last Master’s Degree exam, Dragana got her contract with a Gymnastics Club in Nashua, New Hampshire and they moved to the USA. That was 18 years ago. In only 7 years they produced many State Champions in NH but continued to dream about owning their own school. The opportunity came, and they moved to Minnesota where they successfully ran their multi-disciplinary school and again, had many state champions, this time in gymnastics, karate and dance. Driven for success, Dragana and Cheda felt they could do even more. They sold their thriving business and moved to Florida in December of 2010.
The focus of the new management team is not only on individually talented athletes that show world class potential, but on all children who have the desire to enjoy the benefits of gymnastics. Brown’s Gym Orbit with its great staff celebrates every child’s good effort and has programs to develop good habits, body awareness, discipline and an appreciation for the importance of physical activity starting at an early age.
Most kids are explorers and enjoy trying different sports. Our state of the art facility has over 22 000 sq ft, making us an excellent location to expand our physical education efforts. Our newest programs are: KARATE, DANCE and CHEER. Children have an opportunity to try it all with no obligation or any long term contracts. Brown’s Gym Orbit offers classes during the morning, evening and Saturdays year round. Plus, with all new “fun” equipment (zip line, 18 ft inflatable bounce house, climbing nets, and more) Brown’s host unforgettable Birthday parties at an affordable price!
Gymnastics training provides the essential core athletic elements necessary for success in many sports. Children who participate in gymnastics develop better balance, strength and flexibility. Plus, it is still one the most popular sports. As Physical Education professionals, we understand that activities like gymnastics are most beneficial to children if they participle two or more times per week. For this reason Brown’s Gym Orbit offers a huge discount (25-40%) off of a child’s second or more classes during the same week. We also offer the same type of discounts to siblings. In this hard economic time, our goal is to help families of this community keep their children’s health a top priority.