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4012 Lower Huntington Rd., Fort Wayne, IN | 260.478.1709

About Us

TX Training Center, Tumble X Inc., was established in 2006 to meet at demand for a family centered, safe tumbling and cheer gym in Fort Wayne, IN.  A remodel of the training center in 2012 incorporated a new fitness area. This addition brought a wide array of adult fitness classes to TX Training Center in addition to the regular tumbling and TX Elite Cheer schedule.

TX Training Center proudly recognizes the importance of safety and progression involved with cheerleading and tumbling. Our coaches have successfully completed the USASF credentialing program. We provide professional instruction by trained and certified coaches. Each of our coaches brings consistency, structure and organization into each of their classes.  We adore our staff and all of the passion, love, dedication, and work they put into each and every student at TX Training Center. It is extremely important to make sure that you are given quality instruction by safety certified instructors. Each of our instructors is also trained in first aid and is CPR certified.  We invite you to come to TX Training Center and try one of our classes! We love to grow our TX family.

If you are interested in joining the TX Training Center Staff, send your information and resume to Katie@txtrainingcenter.com.

what we offer

  • 10,000 sq. ft. facility with a recently remodeled fitness area.

  • Amazingly friendly and clean facility that promotes wellness.

  • Experienced, caring and knowledgeable trainers.

  • Numerous tumbling and fitness classes weekly that will fit into busy schedules.

  • Official Spinning Facility.

  • Tumble Trak, Trampoline, Spring Floor (competition size), Rod Floor, 10 Spinner Pro Spinner Bikes, a variety of dumbells, barbells and other fitness equipment

  • Member of USASF (United States All Star Federation).

our mission

To provide no less than the most responsible service to coaches, athletes, and their families.
To strive to not only train, but educate coaches and athletes.
To provide a positive, encouraging and, most importantly, safe training environment.
To establish and prosper through long-term relationships with our customers and their referrals.
To strive to be better instead of bigger and never let company size replace common sense.

our trainers


Katie Smith
Owner

Katie has a lifelong passion for fitness, health, cheerleading, and tumbling. She cheered for nine years at the competitive level, at Homestead High School, and at the collegiate level at USF. Katie is a Graduate of the University of Saint Francis with a Bachelor's Degree in Health/Exercise Science with a concentration in wellness. Katie has a strong passion toward learning growth and development patterns and how the body moves more efficiently. She took strong interest in kinesiology during her undergraduate studies. Katie coaches with a background in kinesiology and ensures that each student is practicing safe and optimal technique. She served her internship at Parkview in corporate wellness. She has coached competitive teams, high school teams, and exhibition teams in various programs throughout Fort Wayne and surrounding areas for 10 years. Katie is a member of USASF. Katie began coaching at TX Training Center in 2007 and coaches all tumbling levels and teams. Katie is a certified personal trainer and group exercise instructor, cycling instructor, CPR AED certified, IYCA Youth Fitness specialist, and certified in Turbo Kick and Piyo. Katie has also studied and completed the Precision Nutrition program. Additionally, she teaches private lesson, personal training, and a variety of fitness classes. She is dedicated to helping others reach their fitness goals and continuing her education in this industry.

  • CPR AED Certified
  • IYCA Youth Fitness Specialist
  • Turbo Kick & Piyo Certified
  • Cycling Certified
  • NETA Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor
  • Precision Nutrition Certification

katie@txtrainingcenter.com

 
 


Alexyea Ward
Tumbling Instructor

Alexyea Ward has been involved in all-star cheerleading for 14 years now and it still continues to be her passion. Ever since Alexyea was 12 she was put on a level 5 Worlds team, where she has had the opportunity of attending cheerleading worlds 5 times. Just last year she was named a top 25 female athlete in the country for tumbling.  Alexyea is currently a student at Huntington North High School and plans on finishing high school in only 3 years. After she finishes High School she has plans on achieving her goal of cheering at the University of Kentucky. Alexyea enjoys working with kids of all ages and helping them reach to the best of their potential. She is excited to now be a part of the Tumble X family!



Kandi tom-dunwiddie
tx elite director
& fitness instructor

Kandi is originally from Warsaw, Indiana and has her education in computer science and graphic design. She currently lives in Markle with her husband of eleven years, Mark, and their two children, Peyton, age 11 and Kendall, age 10.

In January of 2009, Kandi made a life changing decision to get healthy. Her efforts resulted in over a 100 pound weight loss, increased energy and a better quality of life. She received her Zumba certification in 2009 and began teaching immediately. She then continued her fitness eduction with her Group Fitness Certification, as well as Spinning, Zumba 2, Zumba Toning, Aqua Zumba and HipHop Hustle.

Before having children, Kandi coached Middle School and High School cheerleading in Warsaw. Once her children were no longer newborns, and she found her home away from home at TX, she made the switch to All-Star cheerleading. She has been with the TX Elite Cheer program for 7 years.

  • CPR & AED Certified
  • Group Fitness Certified
  • ZUMBA 1, 2, Aqua & Toning Certified
  • Piyo Certified
  • Cycling Certified
  • HipHop Hustle Certified
  • USASF Credentialed

elite@txtrainingcenter.com

 
 


Tori Dantzer
Tumbling Instructor
& TX Elite Coach

Tori has been with TX Training Center since the spring of 2016. She is currently studying Early Childhood Education at IPFW, where she also a member of the school's cheer team. Tori cheered on the Norwell High School varsity cheer team for four years, before graduating in 2015. During her time before college, she spent 8 years in All-Star cheerleading, competing with a senior level 4 team, and a senior level 5 Worlds team. Tori is passionate about helping kids of all ages reach their full potential. Tori can be found teaching bunnies, bees, bugs and levels 1-3 at TX Training Center, as well as part of the TX Elite coaching staff.





Madison Hoffacker
Tumbling Instructor

Madison Hoffacker has been apart of the TX staff since the beginning of July 2017. Madison grew up at the gym while being apart of many of the all-star teams from 2nd through 6th grade. After learning to love competitive cheerleading at TX, she joined the Woodside Middle School cheer team while being one of the captains both her 7th and 8th grade years. As she has attended high school she has become the assistant coach for the Woodside team and assisted them in a state championship last year. Madison can be found coaching bugs and bees on Mondays and Wednesday!



Krissy Glover
TX Elite Coach

Krissy Glover has been part of the TX family since 2012. She joined our staff in 2012 as a intermediate and advanced tumbling coach; in 2014 she joined the TX Elite staff as a competitive cheer coach. Krissy was a gymnast for 18 years and cheered for 6.  Krissy holds a strong foundation in tumbling technique, progression, and drills. Krissy cheered at the competitive level at Homestead High School and later became a coach for Homestead High School.  After her time at Homestead High School, she joined the TX Training Center staff.

  • USASF Credentialed
 
 


Katie Yarnelle
TX Elite Coach

Katie Yarnelle cheered competitively throughout her high school career at Homestead High School. She has her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Valparaiso University. Katie just recently received her J.D. from the Valparaiso University School of Law and was admitted to the Indiana Bar on September 28, 2015. Katie coached tumbling classes with TX about 2 years ago and is excited to re-join the group coaching the TX Elite Teams.

  • USASF Credentialed
 
 


Haylie Miller
Tumbling Instructor

Haylie Miller joined the TX staff in 2013. She is finishing her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education at IPFW. Haylie has cheered and tumbled at both a school and competitive level. She cheered competitively at TX Training Center in middle school and high school! Haylie’s patience, guidance, and love for all of her students makes her an outstanding coach, she is a great asset to TX Training Center.



Nicole Westrick
Tumbling Instructor

Nicole started tumbling when she was 10 years old. She has many years of experience in cheerleading from middle school, high school, all-star to college, where she cheers at the University of Saint Francis. As a cheerleader on the USF team, she has competed in the NAIA division where they were the runner-up for the 2016-2017 season. While attending college, Nicole assists in coaching the New Haven High School cheer team. Cheerleading and tumbling has always been a big part of her life



Mary Fink
Tumbling Instructor
& TX Elite Coach

Mary Fink has been with our TX family for 10 years and has been coaching here for since 2012. She is a Junior and is currently studying Health and Exercise Science at USF. She is a graduate of Bishop Luers, where she was involved in many sports including Cheer. Mary has a passion toward helping athletes reach their fullest potential in athletics and life. Mary coaches all tumbling levels at TX Training Center and is joining our TX Elite staff this season.

 
 


Carlee Turner
Tumbling Instructor
& TX Elite Coach

Carlee has been with TX Training Center since the Summer of 2017. She is currently studying Marketing and Communications at the University of Saint Francis. She is also a member of the universities cheerleading squad. Carlee cheered on many competitive cheerleading teams before retiring from All-Star cheer in 2016. Starting her All-star career at the age of 9, she competed on a junior level 3 team, junior level 4, and a senior level 5 team that had the opportunity to perform at the Worlds Competition at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Carlee can be found teaching bees, bugs and level 1 classes at TX Training Center and is also apart of the TX Elite coaching staff!

 
 


Kierra King
Tumbling Instructor

Kierra has been with TX training center since the summer of 2017 but has previously tumbled there as a student for many years, she is currently a senior at Homestead High School and has been on the cheer team all 4 years. She has competitively cheered at HHS for 2 years. Kierra has a passion to help athletes gain the dedication she has and to also reach the students full potential. Kierra has previous experience with the bugs and bees. You can find her teaching levels 1-2 and helping the middle schools team, as well as being apart of the TX training staff!


Chelsea
Front Desk Assistant and Instructor

Chelsea has been a part of the TX family since 2010, when she began taking classes. Chelsea cheered in high school, for TX Elite, and for some time at the collegiate level. We appreciate Chelsea’s strong work ethic, passion to help her students succeed, and her drive to reach her own personal goals. These characteristics make her a valuable asset to TX.  Currently, Chelsea works at our Front Desk as well Coaches beginner and intermediate tumbling classes.