About Us

Bud & Patty Cody Desonie have owned & operated the gym since 1985.  Their additional staff consists of former students we call our extended family.  Jules Fratesi Schwieger, Jenna Pearce Smart, and Anna Fratesi-Reynolds all  former gymnasts and All Star CheerMax team members here at Flip-Flop and Taylor Rai Johnson a former Level 10 gymnast from Jacksonville. 

Coaching Team

Patty Desonie
Phone: 870 534-3151

Email: flipflopgymandcheer@yahoo.com


Patty is a former Pine Bluff gymnast and was the 1977 Arkansas State High School Champion.  She was also a collegiate gymnast for UCA.

Patty is the elected chairperson for the Arkansas USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic Program, a Certified Meet Director and Program Coordinator, for the last 12 years she has worked as a sales rep for Varsity Spirit Fashion, the National Chearleeders Association and the Universal Cheerleaders Association and judges cheer and dance team tryouts all over Arkansas.


Bud Desonie

Phone: 870 534-3151

Email: flipflopgymandcheer@yahoo.com


Bud has coached since 1985 and has completed numerous conferences and clinics over the years to hone his coaching skills.  

January 17-19, 2020                                    

Open to All USAG Member Clubs and gymnasts! 

2 FULL sets of equipment provided by NRA Gym Supply and Meet Integrity will run and score the meet for us!  Please spread the word...........great facility and great awards!


Level 3 Team 2014

Where to Find Us:                                 3002 W. 34th in Pine Bluff

What's New

Birthday Parties

Let Flip-Flop host your next birthday party!  Parties include a hostess to set-up, supervise and clean up.  20 party favors are included with each party as well.  More information about hosted birthday parties can be found here.


Parent's Night Out

Looking for an evening or night without the kids.  Check out the schedule for upcoming PNO.  The kids play games like limbo, freeze dance, run an obstacle course and win prizes.  It's great wholesome fun in a safe atmosphere.  More details can be found here.