About Northern Twistars Gymnastics

At Northern Twistars Gymnastics, your child will build self-confidence, improve physical fitness, and have healthy fun!

Northern Twistars Gymnastics is the only gymnastics training facility for children and youth on the Iron Range. NTG’s mission is to encourage area children and youth to participate and pursue excellence in all aspects of gymnastics in a safe and friendly environment.USAG instructor certified

NTG is a member of USA Gymnastics (USAG) and follows USAG guidelines for our facility, our training programs, and competitions, and our coaches are USAG-Certified. We’re proud of the achievement of our Girls’ Competitive Team, which has qualified to compete at USAG-sanctioned meets since 2010.

Meet our coaches

Northern Twistars Gymnastics co-owners Gwyn Roos and Lisa Fix are Professional USAG-Certified Instructors. All of our coaching staff members are trained in CPR, first aid, and have all received thorough background checks.

Gwyn Roos, co-owner

Gwyn opened NTG in September 2008, a long-time dream of hers. She was first introduced to gymnastics at age 12. After high school, she attended college to become an elementary school teacher. While teaching school for 10 years, she continued to be involved in her high school team, first as a volunteer and by the age of 21, she was head coach. Besides coaching high school gymnastics, she organized youth gymnastics programs through community education and the YMCA. Gwyn continues to educate herself through workshops and classes, and is thrilled at the warm welcome the Iron Range has given to NTG. She invites children to try this positive, self-confidence-building sport. As Gwyn says, “Come and experience the world upside down—it’s amazing!”





Lisa Fix, co-owner

Lisa grew up in Virginia and learned gymnastics as a young child by attending community education classes. While in school, she enjoyed competing as a team member of the Mt. Iron/Buhl-Virginia high school gymnastics team. After working in the food service industry in Minnesota and North Dakota, Lisa moved back to the area in 2004, and jumped back into gymnastics as assistant gymnastics coach for the MIB-V girls’ gymnastics high school team. She joined NTG in 2009.







Sarah Westby – Recrational Instructor

Sarah has loved gymnastics as long as she can remember—she competed throughout high school and after she graduated, she helped coach girls’ high school gymnastics. After taking a break to attend college and start a family, Sarah came back to teaching gymnastics when Gwyn opened NTG in 2008.







Nikole 2016

Nikole Anderson – Recreational Instructor

Nikole became interested in gymnastics when her five-year-old daughter took classes in the Twin Cities and they both fell in love with it. When the family moved to Virginia, her daughter soon became part of the NTG team. Nikole is trained as a licensed Physical Therapy assistant and as a Pilates and kettle bell instructor.






NTG is growing by leaps and bounds!

2008 September

Northern Twistars Gynmastics opened in a small 2,000 sq. ft. space; 80 kids enrolled.

2009 Fall

Enrollment rose to 133 kids with 13 classes being offered. Lisa was able to coach more in the winter and by spring 2010, 3 more classes were added and enrollment was 176.


NTG became affiliated with USA Gymnastics (USAG) and the Lake Superior Gymnastics Association. In August, NTG expanded its program, hired more instructors and moved to a 10,000-sq. ft. building. NTG’s first competition team included five girls, who made up the Level 4 team.

September 2010 to Spring 2011

Enrollment totaled 235 with 26 classes.

Fall 2012

280 kids enrolled in NTG programs!

Our facility & equipment

Our 16,800 sq. ft. gym is designed especially for children and youth gymnastics, with safe and age-appropriate equipment for skill development. We provide gymnastics equipment for all four women’s events: floor, beam, uneven parallel bars, and vault; as well as equipment for men’s events: floor, vault, high bar, beginners’ pommel, and beginners’ parallel bars.