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An inspirational figure in the world of gymnastics, recognized for his expertise and commitment to talent development. With an extensive background in gymnastics, Arturo has honed his skills to become a trusted mentor and coach.


From his beginnings in Panama, his time in Costa Rica to his current position as gymnastics coach in the United States and now being called as an international judge for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, Arturo's trajectory is a showcase of dedication and determination.

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Centers on fostering a supportive and challenging environment where athletes can thrive and reach their goals.

Key tenets of my philosophy include:

  • Individualized Training:Tailoring coaching methods to meet the unique needs and abilities of each athlete.

  • Technical Mastery: Emphasizing proper technique and skill execution to maximize performance and minimize the risk of injury.

  • Mental Toughness: Cultivating resilience, confidence, and a growth mindset in athletes to overcome challenges and setbacks.

  • Holistic Development: Recognizing the importance of physical conditioning, mental preparation, and nutritional support in achieving peak performance.

  • Lifelong Learning: Continuously seeking new knowledge and staying abreast of the latest trends and best practices in gymnastics coaching.



a long trajectory of learning around gymnastics

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Interviews in Youtube

Interviews in English

Interviews in Spanish

Our Gymnastics Community Say

"I met Arturo Padilla as a young coach who always had questions and he always gave of his time and willingness to give me all the answers I needed, expert in the Code of Points, specialist in physical preparation and progression of difficulty in the different elements, he is always willing to help the new generations of coaches. 


I am very grateful for his enthusiasm and for his commitment to the latin gymnastics community, he participated in our podcast "gymnastics coaches of the world" with two interviews, one in english and one in spanish for Escuela del Sur. today I am very happy that my mentor will go to the olympic games as the professional that he is, he is surely showing us the way to follow his example and get it, always keep improving and learning"

COACH EMILIO Chilean Artistic Gymnastics Coach

CEO Escuela del Sur, Dubai UAE

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a life dedicated

to gymnastics

Credentials and Experience:

Over 15 years of coaching experience at various levels, from recreational to elite gymnastics.

USA Gymnastics Professional Member and Safety Certified Coach.

FIG coach Brevet.

Proven track record of coaching athletes to success at local, regional, national, and international competitions.

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