History

Central Bucks Gymnastics and Dance began in the fall of 1973 under the direction of Tom Ford and Becky Robinson.

Tom and Becky began teaching gymnastics to small groups of children in the Doylestown area. Enthusiasm grew for the fun and challenging sport and, as a result, Central Bucks developed a dedicated following. In the Olympic summer of 1976, Central Bucks established a permanent facility in an industrial park adjacent to the Doylestown Airport and began to grow steadily. Central Bucks took a significant step forward when it moved into a custom designed 12,000 square foot facility located in Plumstead Township, where it remains today.

Tom and his wife, Lisa, assumed sole ownership of the business several years ago and continue to lead Central Bucks today. Tom is the Head Coach and Lisa actively manages the business. Tom is a certified National Coach, past member of United States Gymnastics Federation State Board, current and past president of the Eastern States Gymnastics Association, and a United States Gymnastics Association Safety Certified Instructor and Meet Director.

Under their direction of Tom and Lisa and with support from a community of dedicated gymnasts, coaches, staff and families, Central Bucks has produced numerous National and Elite level gymnasts and countless regional and state champions over the last forty years. Fifty gymnasts from Central Bucks have competed at the collegiate level. Many received full or partial athletic scholarships.