Gymnics Mission

The Andrews University Gymnics are a traveling acrosport gymnastics team that uses tumbling, handstands, teeterboard, flying, aerial silk, lyra, minitramp, wall walking and more to share anti-drug and anti-bullying messages. We use the talents given to us to perform hour-long shows for academies, public school rallies, youth groups, NBA and college halftime shows, and other venues supporting healthy lifestyles. We endeavor to use gymnastics to change the world.

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...Once a Gymnic, always a Gymnic."

Vivian Perez, 2009–2014, Coached by Christian Lighthall and Eric Paddock

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