The Nutmeg Twisters Gymnastics LLC., owned and operated by Christine and Stephen Redes of Clinton, opened in the year 2000 in an 8,000 sq. foot facility, located in Guilford, CT. In 2010, TNT moved to the current facility which is now a state of the art 10,000 sq. ft. facility!
TNT started as a competitive team only program in 1994. Originally based out of Madison, TNT practiced at Daniel Hand High School in Madison, starting out with only 16 athletes. The competitive team now consists of 80+ athletes (ages 5-18) from towns such as Branford, North Branford, Northford, Guilford, Madison, New Haven, Higganum, East Lyme, Westbrook, Waterford and Clinton. We serve students from the areas above as well as East Haven, New Haven, Hamden, Killingworth, North Haven, Middletown and Wallingford.
The mission of Nutmeg Twisters Gymnastics is to develop confidence, character and capabilities in children through gymnastics.
Here at TNT, we understand that most athletes are only gymnasts for a short period of time. However, all children will benefit from certain life skills that are taught here at TNT. They will be able to use these skills throughout the rest of their lives. TNT works on developing life long skills such as; goal setting, communication, organization, problem solving as an individual and also in a group setting, and commitment. Above all, TNT hopes to instill in their athletes the belief that if a person sets goals, identifies the necessary behaviors to reach said goals, and commit themselves to achieving these goals, they can be successful and happy individuals. These abilities often lead to positive self esteem.
TNT's programs include strength development, flexibility, gross and fine motor skills, as well as coordination. TNT achieves this through mental & physical exercises that can be done throughout life for fun, fitness, social interaction, and emotional contentment.
The TNT competitive program combines this mission statement with each competitor achieving the highest level appropriate for each gymnast.
The mission at TNT is to develop the athlete’s strength, muscle structure, body and mind to enhance their self-confidence, self-esteem, discipline and personal character. The goal is to make the sport of gymnastics a fun, safe, and positive activity for athletes in a positive and challenging environment by experienced, skilled, caring and professional coaches.