ABOUT US

Our History

We as a gym, would love to be the go to place for cheerleaders of all aspects to learn and grow as individuals. We pride ourselves in getting to know our athletes that come into our doors, but as athletes and as people. Our ultimate goal is to help you achieve yours.

We started out program in March 2014 with the mindset that not every cheerleader wants to be an All-Star cheerleader. Most of the cheerleading based gyms in the area have allstar programs which makes it more difficult for those who are not a part of their programs to take classes. We wanted to provide instruction to all athletes who are wanting to learn how to improve their skills whether they are High School, Recreational, College or All-star cheerleaders.

Our gym started in a facility no larger than 1800 square feet. In November 2015, we expanded to our current facility which is approximately 4800 Sq ft. Our facility was designed with the intention on creating a place for athletes to come and learn the acrobatic skills it takes to be elite.

STUNT & TUMBLE PROGRAMS

MEET OUR TRAINERS

Joe Mortensen
Joe Mortensen Owner

Joe has been a part of the cheerleading industry since 2001 where he began as an All-star Cheerleader. After High School he entered college where he cheered for the University of South Florida, then Transferred to the University of Central Florida.

While at UCF, he was a part of the 2007 National Champion Team at UCA College Nationals. Throughout college he worked for the Universal Cheerleaders Association, where he gained new knowledge, techniques, and instructional strategies on how to coach teams. Joe worked at various Allstar gyms for approximately 10 years before opening up Stunt and Tumble. He is also a former Mathematics teacher where he taught AP Statistics, AP Calculus, Geometry, and Algebra.

  • All Levels of Tumbling
  • All Levels of Stunting (Coed and Allgirl)
  • Mathematics Tutoring
Elsie Nilsson
Elsie Nilsson Owner

Elsie has an outstanding knowledge of all aspects of competitive cheerleading from High School, Rec, Collegiate, and Allstar. Elsie is a former University of North Florida Cheerleader and Bishop Moore Catholic High School Cheerleader. She is the Owner and Director of the TPA Bulls Traditional Competitive Cheerleading Program. 

Elsie is a graduate of Florida International University with a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetic Sciences. In 2019 Elsie decided to start a competitive cheerleading program called TPA Bulls which is built on the foundation of preparing athletes for high school cheerleading. These teams range in age from 6-18 years old and compete in divisions that follow the High School cheerleading rules and routine format.

  • Tumbling up to Layouts
  • All levels stunting (Allgirl Style)
  • Jumps / Flexibility / Gameday
Freddie Dixon
Freddie has been with Stunt and Tumble since 2017 and is ready to help athletes of all levels obtain new skills from cartwheels to twisting skills. He currently works with our high school development programs, conducts private lessons, and instructs group classes. Freddie also coaches our TPA Bulls traditional cheer competition teams.

  • All levels tumbling
  • All levels stunting (Allgirl Style)
Uri Sanchez
Uri is a two time UCA Collegiate National Champion with the University of South Florida Coed team. He is knowledgeable in both allgirl and coed style stunting as well as all levels of tumbling. He is a former Bartow High School Cheerleader and National Champion. He currently works with our High School Development program as well as teaches tumbling classes and lessons.
  • All levels tumbling
  • All levels stunting (Coed and Allgirl)
Lorann Gibson
Lorann is a current USF Allgirl Cheerleader and student. Lorann has an extensive cheerleading background and works with our High School Development program as well as teaches tumbling classes and lessons.
  • Tumbling up to Layouts
  • All levels stunting (Allgirl Style)
  • Jumps / Flexibility / Gameday
Brooke Penkal
Brooke is a Former USF Coed Cheerleader and two time UCA Collegiate National Champion. Brooke has an extensive cheerleading background and works with our High School Development program as well as teaches tumbling classes and lessons.
  • Tumbling up to Layouts
  • All levels stunting (Allgirl Style)
Bella Guerra
Bella is an upcoming senior for Plant High School as well as our TPA BULLS Lime Ladies Athlete. Bella is also part of our TPA Bulls coaching staff. She currently teaches our youth tumbling and flexibility classes.
  • Tumbling up to Tucks
  • All levels stunting (Allgirl Style)
  • Jumps / Flexibility / Game-day
Regan Williams
Regan is an upcoming senior for Durant High School as well as our TPA BULLS Lime Ladies Athlete. Regan currently teaches our youth tumbling and flexibility classes.
  • Tumbling up to Backhandsprings
  • All levels stunting (Allgirl Style)
  • Jumps / Flexibility / Game-day
Sophia Crow
Sophia is an upcoming senior for Strawberry Crest High School as well as our TPA BULLS Lime Ladies Athlete. Sophia is also part of our TPA Bulls coaching staff. She currently teaches our youth tumbling and flexibility classes.
  • Tumbling up to Backhandsprings
  • All levels stunting (Allgirl Style)
  • Jumps / Flexibility / Game-day

FACILITY

  • Regulation 54’ x 42’ High School / Collegiate Sized cheer floor
  • 65’ x 12’  Inground Spring floor ideal for Athletes to perform their tumbling passes.
  • 15’ by 15’ Air bag Landing Mat
  • 30’ in ground Tumble Track
  • Plenty of equipment designed for all skill levels including:
    • 30’, 20’, 10’ and 6’ Air Tracks
    • Wedges
    • Barrels
    • Mats
    • Etc

Tumble Track, Air Tracks, Flat Floor, and Spring floor Terminate in the pit for a safe learning environment. Athletes can perform new skills into the Air Bag knowing they are significantly reducing their risk of injury while they are in the learning process of a new skill.

Perfection Before Progression

Programs to suit all levels of training to help achieve your fitness goals.

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