Gymnastics is thriving … despite a terrible economy in Michigan.
… The Summit at the Capital Centre has been the home of Gedderts’ Twistars USA Gymnastics Club since 1998, although the club took root two years before at another location. Before then, John Geddert was head coach of another private club, Great Lakes Gymnastics, from 1984 to 1996.
The Summit, built and owned by developer Larry Clark, is located off Lansing Road and I-96, near a furniture store and a Harley-Davidson dealership.
Although the massive multisport facility is in foreclosure, Geddert — who leases his space from the owner — has confidence the club will remain at its current location. The Summit encompasses 176,000 total square feet and includes two ice surfaces (NHL and Olympic size), two indoor soccer fields and other amenities.
The gym space for Twistars USA — its square footage is 15,000 — is housed just to the right of the lobby and video arcade. The club’s offices are on the second floor, near a viewing area where parents can peer through the glass to watch their children at practice below.
“This right here is a phenomenal facility, and Larry Clark has been a good landlord,” John Geddert said. “When we came in, it was dirt floors. I got to design the gym, so it’s the most efficient use of space.” …
Detroit Free Press – The Gedderts’ Twistars USA Gymnastics Club is soaring
Kamerin Moore, 15, of West Bloomfield travels 158 miles round-trip to train at the Gedderts’ Twistars USA club.
John Geddert on Facebook at Karolyi Camp:
Good Day of Training yesterday… BIG upgrade on beamfor Jordyn… adding a Flic/Flic to triple full dismount…and Vault verification went well with a 15.9. Today is bar and beam verification. USA looks incredible on vault…