Isaac Newton once stated: "A child at rest will stay at rest, unless acted upon by a trampoline." Set kids in motion with today's Groupon: for $22, you get one half-day kids' gymnastics camp (a $55 value), plus pizza and Gatorade for lunch (a $7 value), at American Twisters in Clarksville (a $62 total value). Sessions are Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. on September 10 and 24, and October 15 and 22.
American Twisters houses a state-of-the-art facility where energetic, CPR-trained instructors set youngsters in motion with a half-day of gymnastic activities for all skill or fitness levels. Teachers guide kids through a series of 45-minute exercises, including adrenaline-pumping tumbling and trampoline-bouncing sessions, which propel children towards midair summersaults and high-fives from passing sparrows. A 30-minute break allows tykes to take a breather and fuel up on a lunch of Gatorade and pepperoni or cheese pizza. At the camp's conclusion, parents can observe a performance showcasing what their offspring learned, with kids elucidating the complex mathematical equations that underlie each physical activity as trained chimpanzees illustrate by example.
Soaring ceilings yawn over two competitive-cheer floors and a quintet of trampolines at the gym inside American Twisters. During class, instructors send students careering over 90 feet of tumbling tracks. Classes for tots instill basic motor skills, and more advanced classes imprint teens with the muscle memory to execute cartwheels, back handsprings, and backbends, also known as bridges for anything smaller than a cat. Classes rarely exceed eight students in size, so instructors can extend kinesthetic attention to all.
438 Kelly Ln.
Clarksville, Tennessee 37040