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About Twist and Flip

Grimsby Twist & Flip Gymnastics Academy was founded in September 2011 by Nicky Nicol. An ex Regional & National gymnast who started Gymnastics at the age of 5 in Yorkshire.

Twist & Flip Gymnastics Academy  was started by Nicky Nicol after working alongside Beth Tweddle’s Total Gymnastics Academy coaches at Cleethorpes Leisure Centre back in 2010 after speaking with them about the lack of the sport within the area, Nicky’s idea was to start small running out of school clubs trying to give more children the opportunity to try the sport. Nicky is a strong believer that every child should get the opportunity to try the sport.  With the support of my husband Mark & son Jack Twist & Flip was launched!

Our qualified and experienced coaches provide gymnastics classes from Monday to Saturday in Twist & Flip Centre as well as delivering PE lessons & out of schools clubs in the local Primary schools. We have a range of options to suit different styles, ages and abilities including parent and toddler sessions, disability gymnastics and adult classes. Click here for more information about the Academy.

"Being part of the gymnastics club community was a big part of my life and has helped make me into the person I am today”

Nicky Nicol

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Our Mission

To get as many children of all ages and abilities as possible to try the sport and be involved,  resulting in growing grass roots gymnastics within the area. To provide a positive environment in which impacts the lives of children through the sport of gymnastics. While equipping them with tools not only for the sport but within daily life, by preparing them for the future.

Our Vision

To see our gymnasts grow through increased self-confidence and experiences developed within our centre. To create an environment that will enable our development groups realise their potential in what could become our centre of excellence

Our Philosophy

To provide a program that is for the participants’ first, allowing them to have fun while learning expression and self-discovery through the physical and mental challenges of gymnastics.
To give instruction that is geared toward the individual, challenging them to reach their potential and providing them with the skills needed to face both competition and life’s challenges with pride and self confidence.
To develop a program that differs from others offered in the area, by being the best overall, by offering great value and to be more flexible in the commitment of time for participants and their families.
To inspire those we work with to have fun, understanding that part of the fun is working hard and trying to improve as an athlete and as a person

Our Values

Our values are a shared belief that it is important in the way we work regardless of the role in the organisation. They impact on what we do and say, how we say it and how we look when we speak to gymnasts/parents/carers/guardians/grandparents and each other