The Andrews University Gymnics is a traveling acrosport gymnastics team that uses tumbling, handstands, teeterboard, flying, aerial silk, lyra, minitramp, wall walking and more to share God's good news. We use the talents given to us to perform hour long shows for academies, public school rallies, youth groups, NBA and NCAA halftime shows, and other venues supporting healthy lifestyles and looking for opportunities to share Christ. We strive to be missionaries in the guise of gymnasts.
History of the Gymnics
The Gymnics have performed all around the nation and the world over the last 50 years. Recent trips have taken us as far as Canada and California as well as numerous trips around southern Michigan and northern Indiana and Illinois, and the team has been known to travel as far as Europe and Russia. We have performed halftime routines for the Oakland Grizzlies, Detroit Pistons and Indianapolis Pacers. We also provide anti-drug and wellness rallies at middle schools and high schools, vespers and church services at academies, and clinics for aspiring gymnasts.
Featured Team Testimonial
"Being on Gymnics was the highlight of my college and post-college years. I made so many fantastic memories and lifelong friends being on Gymnics and I am forever thankful for this program and Andrews University. The team is truly a family and there is nothing comparable to having 35+ people who care about you and always have your back. Gymnics taught me so much about teamwork, leadership, planning, performing and the importance of God in every aspect of your life. Every practice, tour, show, mission trip and homeshow was a trophy for God and God became real through all of these experiences. From the first prayer circle to the last homeshow on Sunday night each year was full of memories, bonding experiences and people who love gymnastics and God.
Once a Gymnic, always a Gymnic."
Vivian Perez, 2009-2014, Coached by Christian Lighthall and Eric Paddock