Mr. Spring Springs to A-Town
By Jeremy Ray
“Let’s get ready to tumble!” -Mr. SpringJeremy “Mr. Spring” Ray, a Cooper graduate, is back and ready to offer power tumbling to Abilene. Mr. Spring has been tumbling since early childhood, he has performed for countless daycares, schools, youth organizations, nursing homes, and community events ranging from Eastland to Monahans. He competed for Abilene Cooper Gymnastics team in the late 90s and has coached at CATS gymnastics, Beamers, West Texas Tumbling Academy, Shout Cheerleading, and is currently coaching for Gymnastics Sports Center. “I’m back and I’ve learned a lot about the amazing sport of power tumbling and the business. I have been working extremely hard to bring power tumbling here to Abilene. I’m currently trying to illustrate to the YMCA of the many advantages of power tumbling and my unique approach to teaching the sport and working with the young tumblers.” Mr. Spring states that the YMCA had closed the doors to its general gymnastics program, in 2005, and that he has been pushing for the revitalization of the program since the Spring of 2008. “I am still optimistic that Roberto Aguirre, the YMCA director, and the board will give power tumbling a chance. They have nothing to lose. The space is still immaculate and well equipped, so my prayer is that they’ll simply reopen the doors this year.” Mr. Spring plans to open his tumbling program by November, and as a special offer anyone who brings in this article will receive 1 month free of power tumbling. The exact date he will open will depend on the decision of the YMCA. In the mean time, you can always call for private or small group lessons. For more information please contact Mr. Spring @ 325-455-4990 or email him at Jeremy@madoperations.com.
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