We teach all styles of tumbling specific to your sport or interest. Whether that be cheer, gymnastics, power tumbling, parkour or recreational tumbling. We specialize in getting the skills on the type of surface that you need to perform on that’s why we offer 3 types of tumbling floors in our facility (hard floor, spring floor and air floor) and we teach you to take it to whatever surface you need whether it be spring floor, hard floor, grass, basketball court, football field or ANYWHERE! In addition on a weekly basis we have traveled to dozens of schools, parks and other places to make sure you can perform your tumbling skill in the exact place you need it at, we call this our mobile coaching program. We work with both teams and individuals.
We offer a range of classes for ages 3 to college-age students. From beginners (no experience) to advanced level tumblers. Boys and girls! What sets our classes apart is we have a maximum of 10 students in each class to keep that good quality instruction. Every class is planned on a weekly basis by coach Levi with an exact plan with drills and goals for each student to accomplish during the hour. No time is wasted while in class.
Coach Levi’s goal is to provide confidence along with mental and physical strength that will last beyond the 30 minutes or hour of instruction so the student can use the knowledge in classes, open tumbling and most importantly outside the walls of Tumble Smart. What sets coach Levi’s private lessons apart from other coaches is the time and effort he spends apart from the time the student is in their lesson. He writes notes before, during and after each student’s lesson about what helped them in that particular lesson and what they can improve on. He sets goals with exact number of skills students need accomplish during their lesson keeping track of exactly how many skills they have completed successfully over the weeks, months and years while taking lessons with him. He also takes videos (powered by coaches’ eye app) to share with the student but also to review for their next lesson. Lastly, as needed he will send home drills as homework to improve muscle memory and strength even while they are not in the gym.
Open Tumbling is designed for the student to come work on any skill they would like. Unlike our classes, there is more freedom and less structure during an open tumbling. However, there is still instruction at open tumbling. Athletes line up and take turns performing whatever skill they would like to work on with or without a spot. After taking their with the coach they will go over to the TV to complete the extra side work on their own instead of just standing in line waiting their turn. This side work includes drills and a certain amount of skills on their own according to their level using any piece of equipment in the gym.
The Tumble Smart Difference
Most programs will have their kids come in and just wing it as they go about their lessons. Ever lesson that happens inside tumble smart is strategically and intentionally planned from the private to class to open tumbling session. Come see for yourself, schedule your free 30 minute evaluation lesson today
Tumble Smart is owned and operated by Coach Levi. Levi grew up tumbling under the coaching of his Dad Leonard Nickson. At the age of 12 he started coaching with his Dad. After graduating in 2010, Levi started coaching tumbling at a popular cheer gym in Tulsa for 2 years. He felt that his coaching style differed from the culture of the gym he was at which is when he left to become a freelance coach. Over the next 3 years he coached at dozens of schools, parks, yards, people’s garages and rented floor space at several gyms in the Oklahoma area to coach his lessons. By November 2015 he was able to get enough loyal students to open up his own facility, gain a big social media following and train students all over the nation through their online tumbling school. Then just a year later he has been able to expand his facility from the amazing growth over the first year in business. Now Tumble Smart is Oklahoma’s fastest growing tumbling specialty gym.
We love how fast Isabella started learning at tumble smart! She went to another place and for almost 6 months and didn’t learn hardly anything and learned within 2 months her round off backhand spring with Levi! We love how Levi is so involved with each one of his students how much work and dedication he puts into them!