TWISTERS

The Twisters Club trains at the Strasburg Rec Center, located at 1932 Burton Street in Strasburg. Programs begin at age two and continue through high school. The aim of the Club is to provide a safe, effective environment in which the members can participate in gymnastics, cheer, and dance activities under the guidance of appropriately qualified coaches. Members can choose from recreational classes or competitive team programs. Each class is carefully constructed to motivate your child in a fun and progressive environment with the primary emphasis on safety and proper training methods for injury prevention and physical growth.

SCHEDULE: 2022 CALENDAR Our members are encouraged to train throughout the year; however, membership can be postponed and restarted as necessary. We encourage young athletes to stay as active as possible in order to compete in the competitive program. Recreational athletes can choose what months work best for their schedules. The Club is closed on federal holidays and during inclement weather (when Strasburg schools are closed). TO ENROLL: Click HERE. Questions? Call 303-622-4260
LIVE STREAM: Classes are live streamed to a private Facebook group. You can request access and we will accept your request if your child is enrolled. For Gymnastics, choose: SMPRD GYM; for Dance, choose: SMPRD DANCE. If using the chat feature, we ask that you use kind language and abide by the parent code of conduct. If Facebook is not an option for you, please contact the Director (twisters@strasburgparks.org) for an alternative steaming option (YouTube).

Twisters Founder and Director, Tina Connely, has lived in Strasburg for over 20 years where she raised her four sons. She now has a daughter-in-law and two beautiful granddaughters. Tina was born and raised in Arvada, Colorado, where she attended Arvada High School.

Coach Tina began her gymnastics career as a young child when she took classes during summer break, but did not fall in love with the sport until she began competing in 7th grade. She loved all four events, but as a high school freshman, a major back surgery limited her flexibility. This gave her the opportunity to focus on the uneven bars where she spent her high school career.

At age 17, she began coaching alongside her high school coach at a private gym in Westminster. After graduating in 1983, she began her coaching career by going back to Arvada High School to coach. She continued coaching high school until 2008 at Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Columbine, and Pomona. In 2003, she started the Twisters Athletics Gymnastics program in Strasburg and has been the Director and Head Coach ever since.

Along with her coaching career Tina has also been a Teacher Assistant for the severe need’s classroom at Strasburg High School where she spent her days helping special needs young adults learn life skills and job skills. Outside of work she loves to travel to Florida as much as possible, hoping to someday retire on the beach.

Twisters is very proud to hire and train our coaching staff. Many of the coaches have also been Twister’s gymnasts. Our coaches are required to complete a Spotting Clinic each year. In addition, all coaches (over the age of 18) complete a Background Check. Lead coaches are all CPR certified, AED trained, and have completed concussion protocol training.