In 1998, I decided to open my own gym focusing only on preschoolers. I started with 3 mats, a junior bar, and a few spotting blocks, sharing space with a dance studio. I was the only employee and taught 6 or 7 classes a week on Monday and Wednesday. I had to pick up all of the equipment Wednesday nights so that the dance studio could have classes. We finally graduated to our own room and about 12 classes per week. We moved from there to 17th and Ferris to a larger building. Tumble Time outgrew that building and so a few years later we moved into our building now.

We now have 20+ classes per week, host birthday parties, open gym and a competition team. Our recital every year is awesome fun for our gymnasts. Tumble Time has grown by leaps and bounds in the past 15 years.

I pride myself in giving the gymnasts quality instruction in an environment full of care and nurture. We aim to give every student and parent the attention they deserve. The gymnasts’ success is celebrated every step of the way, regardless of their skill level. Our goal is to help every child feel confident in their abilities as a gymnast and in life. Many skills that the children learn in our sport will be transferred to other areas of their development.

Ms. Jeni was born and raised in Lawton, OK. She went to Wilson’s Gymnastics beginning at the age of 4. Her mom often said that Ms. Jeni was upside down more than right side up. She immediately loved the sport. Growing up, she attended Central Jr. High and Lawton High, where she was a cheerleader. After attending Cameron for one year after high school, Ms. Jeni transferred to OU in 1992. She continued gymnastics and cheerleading there. She started teaching gymnastics at Bart Conner’s Gymnastics Academy. That became her passion.

In early 1994, she moved back to Lawton and got married. She enrolled at Cameron and finished her degree in Mathematics. Working through college, she taught gymnastics at the YMCA and The Center of Good Health. Her son, Dylan, was born in December of 1994. When he was about 3, she realized the need in Lawton for more fitness opportunities for kids.

Ms. Jeni opened Tumble Time in 1998 and finished her Math degree, finally, in 1999. Since then she has owned Tumble Time and raised her son. In 2008, she took a job tutoring special education kids in Math at MacArthur High School.

Her hobbies include amateur photography, hiking, and anything outdoors.

Whitney is from Lawton. She attended Carriage Hills and Woodland Hills Elementary schools and Eisenhower Jr. and Sr. High Schools. She is the youngest child and only girl of 3 children. At the age of 4 she started cheerleading and then began gymnastics when she was 6. Her competitive cheerleading, tumbling and cheer dance began when she was just 5 years old. Whitney achieved NCA National Championship honors several times at those competitions. In 2011, she was selected to be on a Coed Adult competitive squad with the Oklahoma Twisters in Norman, OK. The team went to Vegas where they placed and won a bid to the World Competition in Orlando, FL in April 2012.

Whitney loves children and enjoys teaching gymnastics and cheerleading. She is a great choreographer. our annual recital is choreographed by Ms. Whitney and Ms. Courtney! She also teaches at Play Care, Inc. where she cares for infants and small children. Her hobbies are her 5 nephews and family time.

Ms. Courtney is from Cottage Grove, Oregon. She is the middle child and has two brothers. Her gymnastics career started when she was 3 years old. She continued gymnastics for 13 years, competing in Levels 5-9. She was homeschooled in high school due to her gymnastics career at Kennedy Alternative High School. As a child, in Oregon, she also took ballet lessons and raced BMX. In 2000, she was the #1 level 6 gymnast in her age group for the state of Oregon. She married her husband, Matt, in 2007. They moved to Fort Sill in 2009 and she came to work at Tumble Time.

Ms. Courtney has been to school for fitness and personal training. Her love of the sport of gymnastics fuels her desire to help children reach their goals in the sport. Her hobbies include working out, reading hunting, and crocheting.