Jamie Griffitts knew she wanted to be a gymnastics coach even before she completed high school. Today, she has realized her dream by opening AcroFit Gymnastics Center, a gym that welcomes young tumblers ages 18 months to 18 years. Programs range from just-for-fun classes that help little ones get fit to more serious sessions that train for competitive events—and many of those students have gone on to take championship titles and somersault victory laps.
When you need something to do on your day off, visit Gymtek Gymnastic Center in Lakeland and indulge in a day filled with fun and adventure.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Tropical Twisters Gymnastics owner and head coach Lisa Johnson knows how to compete. During her 15-year career as a gymnast, she became an Elite-level gymnast, was ranked in the top five in Florida, and was honored as an All-American and All-SEC teammate. From 1975 to 1982, she qualified for every regional and national championship, and in 1983, she received Auburn University’s Athlete of the Year award. Today, as head coach, she uses all that expertise to help gymnasts in levels 1–10 to sharpen their skills inside her 7,000-square-foot facility. She, along with fellow coach Mike Johnson, also introduces new students to the art of gymnastics through introductory classes, which keep them from executing uneven-bar routines in their parents' bedroom closets.
Lakewood Ranch Gymnastics? husband-and-wife instructors unlock physical flexibility and springboard children into gymnastics education with sessions designed to stimulate curiosity and promote fitness. Each 45-minute class echoes with the pounding feet and tiny laughs of students ages 5 and younger as they twist and twirl upon equipment designed to accommodate their short stature and limited grasp of quantum physics. Parents and tots under 3 toddle together during 45-minute sessions that introduce the gamut of gymnastics equipment. Acrobatic acolytes ages 6 and up incinerate calories during 60-minute sessions, performing tumbles that end in sit-ups, backwards somersaults that end in push-ups, and triple-twist front handsprings that end in hiccups.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
With this system, we build and maximize your overall fitness level through group classes and individual lessons. Burg CrossFit is a community of friendly individuals that support each other in achieving their fitness and health potential.
Exercise is challenging. How do you keep clients motivated and engaged?
CrossFit is not a fitness miracle; there is no "quick fix”. Our programs are designed for anyone that is eager to work hard and is dedicated to trusting a proven process. Regardless of your fitness level, Burg CrossFit’s programming will accommodate each individual.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
CrossFit is a program that gets results and builds a community. Its the one thing people can do everyday. Where your mind is free and clear, and your able to accomplish goals that you never thought were possible.
What do you love most about your job?
When people come into Burg CrossFit they build confidence. People Change in a positive way. Performing these functional movements will optimize your physical capacity, whether in sport or just in daily life.
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Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.