Celebrating Twisters Moms

May is for Moms! Before this month comes to a close, we wanted to take a moment to recognize the special Moms and mom-like figures in our life. Twisters is super fortunate to have many moms who are a part of the Twisters family of coaches and staff. We say super fortunate, because we know that many of the strong qualities that make people great moms, also make them great employees who work with children. Some of these benefits of include: Experience and Patience: Moms often have a wealth of experience handling children of various ages. This translates well to understanding different needs, developmental stages, and how to manage challenging behaviors in a gymnastics setting. Nurturing and Encouraging: Moms [...]

Creating a Winning Mentality in Gymnastics and Beyond

Competition season is in full swing for our competitive team gymnasts. It’s when we see the culmination of all of the hard work of summer and fall training come to fruition. Now is the time to be in the zone, the time to put our skills to the test and show what we’re made of. Twisters has long been one of the top competitive gymnastics teams in the nation, especially at the highest levels. Twisters regularly produces state, regional and national champions at multiple levels, was twice named USA Gymnastics Florida Club of the Year, has produced multiple Nastia Liukin Cup qualifiers and boasts a Wall of Fame of decades of scholarship athletes. So how does Twisters stay on [...]

Twisters Gymnastics Traditions

The holiday season is in full swing both in the homes of our Twisters families and here at the gym. There’s something about this time of year that feels so special. A certain magic in the air and the excitement of continuing meaningful traditions makes the holiday season so enjoyable. Each family has their own special traditions around this time of year, and our Twisters family is no exception. We have some fun and special traditions that we follow each year and we love sharing them with each and every one of you. Read about our Twisters Traditions below! Twisters Thanksgiving - Each year, all of the staff from both Twisters locations gather at [...]

Featured Twister – Twisters President and COO – Clayton Kent

The leaves might not be changing here in South Florida, but we are well into the fall season and fall always brings change, breathing new life, new opportunities and new developments both inside and outside of the gym. There have been so many exciting developments at Twisters lately, it’s hard to name just a few. From welcoming back some favorite coaches we’ve missed while they’ve grown their families, sending our graduating seniors off to incredible universities on full athletic scholarships, watching our team gymnasts gearing up for the start of the competitive season and so much more.  With change always comes growth, and one thing you can always count on at Twisters is growth. Of course [...]

Quality, Curriculum, Experience: Choosing the best gymnastics program for YOUR child

As a parent, you are probably looking for ways to keep your young child active and engaged. You’re doing the research and you find that gymnastics is one of the best options that can provide many benefits for your child, both physically and mentally - inside and outside of the gym. With so many options out there these days, how do you decide which gymnastics program is worth your precious time, hard-earned money and most of all, your child’s experience? To help make it easier to know what to look for when choosing an awesome gymnastics facility for your child to build their dreams in, we’ve put together this list of things to consider and questions to ask to [...]

Grit to Glory – Team Twisters Celebrates Hard-Earned Successes in 2023 Championship Season

Summer is in full-swing and can we just say that we’re so thankful for our fully air conditioned facilities?! This South Florida heat is no joke! Campers are staying cool and having a blast at Camp Twisters and our competitive teams at both locations are deep into their summer training programs. While we’re somewhere between the end of season and the start of a new one, we’d like to take a chance to reflect on the incredible successes and admirable hard work of our competitive teams and coaching staff this year. We’ve got some amazing highlights from the Twisters 2022-2023 Competitive Season to share with you. There were so many impressive performances... this is a brief summary: [...]

Featured Twisters: The Anderson Family

We can't believe summer is almost here! We're gearing up for an epic summer of camp fun at both locations and our team gymnasts and coaches are wrapping up an incredibly successful championship season. We can't wait to tell you all about it in our next post - stay tuned! Speaking of the incredible success of Team Twisters, we'd like to take a moment to share the story of a family that is a core pillar of our Twisters organization. Whose presence and support in the gyms, at the competitions and as part of the Twisters family for so many years has helped shaped Twisters into who we are today. You know this special family if you've been to [...]

FEATURED TWISTER: Dr. Christine – Sports Psychologist

It’s February at Twisters, and love for gymnastics is certainly in the air at the gyms. We’ve had some jam-packed party weekends lately, with both Twisters locations just brimming with fun, excitement and some of the most creative party themes we’ve seen in a hot minute! Classes are buzzing with life as usual, and believe it or not, we’re already booking up for SPRING and SUMMER CAMP! Don’t miss out on those early bird rates! In other exciting news, our competitive team is already off to an INCREDIBLE start this season, with the talented Jahzara Ranger earning a spot as a NASTIA LIUKIN CUP SENIOR QUALIFIER! Major congratulations to Jahzara and our American Twisters coaches and [...]

Twisters Attends USA National Congress in Tampa

Happy First Day of Fall! It’s hard to believe that summer breezed by so fast, fall is here and the school year is underway. Gymnastics classes and parties are rocking and rolling and our competitive teams are gearing up for an awesome 2022-23 season. The gymnasts aren’t the only ones training at Twisters... Our coaches and leadership team are training hard as well. Each year, American Twisters and Boca Twisters sends a group of representatives from our leadership team to USA Gymnastics National Congress. This year, Twisters was proud to send a group of over 20 staff members - our largest yet - to National Congress in Tampa, Florida in August. USA Gymnastics National Congress is an annual educational [...]

American Twisters Honored as USA Gymnastics Florida’s 2022 Club of the Year

Twisters celebrates an incredibly successful championship season and Club of the Year award Competitive season for Team Twisters has come to a close for 2022 and Twisters is beyond proud of all of our gymnasts, coaches, staff and families for our shared successes this year. We see the day-to-day grind in the gym. We see the blood, sweat and tears our team gymnasts put into their training. We see the long hours, late nights and meetings that our coaches put in each and every week. We see the sacrifices our Twisters parents make and the loving dedication they show for their gymnasts. For this, we celebrate this season’s wins, smiles, personal bests and [...]

Featured Twister – Coach Katie

Featured Twister - Coach Katie! Hey Twisters family! Can you believe April is already almost over? This year just seems to be flying by. We are already in full swing gearing up for summer camp at Twisters. Have you signed up yet? Don't forget, our special Early Bird pricing extends until May 22nd. You can visit our camps pages at American Twisters - Coconut Creek and Boca Twisters - Boca Raton for more information and to sign up online! We can't let April pass us by without recognizing our Featured Twister. This month, we are so proud and so excited to share with you a very special member of our Twisters family... Boca Twisters' very [...]

Like Nastya Visits Boca Twisters!

Boca Twisters, otherwise known as Twister Gymnastics of Boca Raton, was thrilled to welcome YouTube superstar Like Nastya and her dad to our gym in her recent YouTube episode "Dad helps Nastya become self-confident". Check out the video below! Like Nastya finds her strength at Twisters! In the episode, Nastya's dad is working to help Nastya find her confidence in multiple ways. Nastya is worried about an upcoming sports competition at school, so her dad takes her to Twister Gymnastics of Boca Raton to help her find her strength and confidence through gymnastics. When Nastya arrives at Twisters, she's in awe of the colorful gym and excited to get started. She had fun learning handstands, doing straddle jumps on [...]


Dedication. Perseverance. Strength. Hard Work. Team Work. Once again, Twisters is beyond proud to announce that our Level 9’s and 10’s had a record-setting weekend at the Region 8 Championships. The hard work and dedication of our athletes and coaching staff shined through as we qualified *9 Level 9’s* to Eastern's and *12 Level 10’s* to Nationals… the most in Twisters history! A huge congratulations goes out to... Level 9 Eastern Qualifiers Carolyn JacksonSydney CrouchEmily RiveraSophia LomaskyNina BallouJayla BookerNicole RengifoAllison KaempherHannah Kang Level 10 National QualifiersHanna CastilloAriana DelgadoHaylen ZambrowskiSamara BuchananAmanda PagacBaleigh GarciaMia BaltrunDani BommaritoAlex GreenwaldDaniella CastilloEmma GayleAbby Johnston Another congratulations goes out to our coaching staff, led by Head Coach Christy Ramirez and Team Coordinator Gary Anderson, who work tirelessly day [...]

Featured Twister – Coach Brittany

Twister Gymnastics - Featured Twister for January 2022: Twisters is proud to recognize Coach Brittany as this month's Featured Twister. In addition to her role as Operations Manager at American Twisters in Coconut Creek, Coach Brittany dedicates her free time to rescuing animals and volunteers with Good Karma Pet Rescue in Pompano Beach, Florida.

A Message of Hope from Twisters

It's June 2020…I look up and glance across the gym until my eyes find yours…and there you are…I see you with a big smile on your face…since the moment you were born I knew that my heart would forever exist outside my body… you showed me love like I had never known before… the world is so magicalthrough your eyes… I feel what you feel, and that smile on your face says it all…you’re so happy to be back.You’ve been talking about this for weeks…while the world was on pause you’d ask every day…” is it time to go back to Twisters?” In the meantime you kept yourself busy, playing gymnastics with your younger sister, pretending to be a coach [...]

15 Reasons to Enroll Your Child in Gymnastics

Having been a staple in our community for over 25 years and working hard to become one of the best gymnastics organizations in the business, we at Twisters are familiar with the many benefits - both inside and out of the gym - that gymnastics can provide for children. It is our mission at Twisters to help develop happy, healthy, responsible kids. With that in mind, we want to share with you an article written by Miranda Martin with Flo Gymnastics called, "15 Reasons to Put Your Child in Gymnastics."You can read and view Miranda Martin's original article on Flo Gymnastics by clicking here. 15 Reasons To Put Your Child In Gymnastics Jun 27, 2019 - Miranda Martin"Parents often enroll their children [...]

Twisters Gives Back!

DID YOU KNOW? For over 25 years Twisters has been a pillar in the South Florida community. We have supported students in our area through school donations worth over $250,000. Twisters takes pride in giving back to our community and we take very seriously our mission to develop happy, healthy, responsible kids! Twisters supports multiple local charities including our annual holiday Angel Tree gift drive and our yearly National Gymnastics Day fundraiser event benefiting the KidSafe Foundation. Please let us know if your school or foundation has an upcoming event. We are here to help! If you have a non-profit charitable cause, or your school is having a fundraiser in the near future, please call us to request a donation! Boca [...]

Twisters Feature: The LoBue Family

We take pride in our great big, ever-growing Twisters family. So many of our Twisters coaches and staff members have children who take classes or attend camp at our gyms, and even family members who also work here. Our love for Twisters gets passed down through the generations. On that note, we'd like to introduce this month's Twisters blog feature. A triple-generation Twisters family... The LoBue Family! With Grandma, Mom and Dad working for the organization and a daughter in classes, Lindsay, Steven and Ellie LoBue are a true Twisters family. Lindsay has been working for Twisters and USA Competitions since 2006 and is now Director of Event Registration for USA Competitions and the Multimedia Director for both Twisters and [...]

Remembering Coach Doug

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Coach Doug Sleeman. Coach Doug passed away June 4th while celebrating his 50th birthday in Costa Rica. According to his Facebook page, Doug was riding a motorcycle that was hit by a semi tractor trailer. We are devastated by this awful news. Doug coached at Twisters for almost two decades. Throughout his time here, he had a positive impact on tens of thousands of children and families and became a great friend to hundreds of staff members and parents. Doug had an incredible energy and enthusiasm in the gym and it was easy to see why he was loved by so many people. As we all mourn the [...]

Twisters Statement Re: USOC & USAG

Dear Twister Families, As you may have heard, the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has recently taken steps to revoke USA Gymnastics' (USAG) recognition as the national governing body for the sport of gymnastics. The USOC believes that "the challenges facing the organization are simply more than it is capable of overcoming in its current form," and at Twisters we agree and believe a fresh start is necessary. You may be wondering how the USOC's actions to decertify USAG will impact our gymnasts and coaches. We received a message from the USOC and USAG stating that these actions will have very little impact on gymnasts, coaches and judges participating in the Jr. Olympic and Xcel level programs this season. We [...]

Abby Johnston Begins Scholarship Career as Nebraska Gymnast

It may not feel like it in Florida quite yet, but fall is underway. The kids are back to school, fall classes are rockin' and our 2018 seniors are off to college! American Twisters proudly sent two full-scholarship seniors to NCAA Division I Universities this year. Abby Johnston received a full scholarship to the University of Nebraska and Alexandra Greenwald received a full scholarship to the University of Iowa. Go Huskers and Hawkeyes! Even though our 2018 seniors are missed in the gym, their presence is certainly felt, and the pride and inspiration they've left with us will stay forever. As we reflect on an incredible summer, we want to take this time to recognize newly-minted Nebraska Husker Abby Johnston, for [...]

A Gymnast’s Back-to-School Balancing Act

  The start of a new school year is a particularly difficult time for many gymnasts, especially as they get older. They are required to do the intense gymnastics training they did all summer long while balancing the additional demands and challenges of new teachers and a full schedule of academic classes. Their teachers emphasize how seriously they need to take their performance in each of their classes and how they will be expected to produce high quality work that will be incrementally more difficult than it was in their prior grade. Most gymnasts are perfectionistic and hardworking, so they are oftentimes initially overwhelmed by the pressure of trying to balance the more stringent demands of their new academic grade [...]

Twisters Has Record-Setting Weekend at Level 9/10 Regional Championships!

Dedication. Perseverance. Strength. Hard Work. Team Work. Once again, Twisters is beyond proud to announce that our Level 9’s and 10’s had a record-setting weekend at the Region 8 Championships. The hard work and dedication of our athletes and coaching staff shined through as we qualified *9 Level 9’s* to Eastern's and *12 Level 10’s* to Nationals… the most in Twisters history! A huge congratulations goes out to... Level 9 Eastern Qualifiers Carolyn Jackson Sydney Crouch Emily Rivera Sophia Lomasky Nina Ballou Jayla Booker Nicole Rengifo Allison Kaempher Hannah Kang Level 10 National Qualifiers Hanna Castillo Ariana Delgado Haylen Zambrowski Samara Buchanan Amanda Pagac Baleigh Garcia Mia Baltrun Dani Bommarito Alex Greenwald Daniella Castillo Emma Gayle Abby Johnston Another congratulations [...]

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