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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 burkhead
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



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

 
 


Addie Mann
Tumbling Instructor

Addie has been apart of our gym since 4th grade and has been on staff since 2015. She has been extensively involved in cheer and tumbling all of her childhood and young adult life. She is a preschool, beginner and intermediate tumbling coach at TX Training Center.  Addie has cheered competitively at TX Training Center for multiple years, cheered in high school at Norwell, and is now a Butler University Cheerleader! We are so excited to see what Addie’s next chapter brings, and will look forward to her in the gym when she comes home!



Krissy Glover
TX Elite Cheer 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 Cheer 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.



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 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.

 
 


Austin Villagomes
Tumbling Instructor

Austin joined the TX Training Center staff in 2015. He started his tumbling career at TX Training Center and later moved into the All Star Competitive  world. He cheered at various competitive arenas ultimately participating at USASF Worlds. Austin brings a vast amount of knowledge to all of his tumbling athletes through his own personal tumbling and cheer experiences. Austin will be attending Ball State University in the fall of 2017, we look forward to all of his visit home and back to TX!

 
 


Alexis Eddy
Tumbling Instructor

Alexis Eddy is a Fort Wayne Native. Graduated from Bishop Dwenger High School where she did cheer and gymnastics at the varsity level. She was and All State Cheerleader for the Saints and state runner up on Floor for the gymnastics team. Her dream was to go on to do college cheer at the University of Kentucky. Which she achieved her dream, which took a lot of hard work and determination. Alexis cheered at University of Kentucky in 2015/2016. Next year she will be cheering at Mississippi State where she will be attending in the fall to study Kinesiology. Alexis has 12 years experience at competive Gymnastics at the sanctioned level. Alexis has also done All Star cheer and has competed at Worlds. She has coached many school teams and taught tumbling classes. She is excited to teach at Tumble X and help other achieve their cheer dreams.


 

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.