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Our Story

Kim + Tim created Tumble Tikes after the birth of their son Jackson in 2010. We aim to provide kids and families with a fun and safe environment to build healthy habits. Coach Kim is the lead coach and founder of Tumble Tikes. She has been coaching gymnastics for over 30 years, is a competitive athlete, and a mom of 4. She is dedicated to creating a positive and supportive environment for children and families to play, have fun, and live fit together! 

Why Choose Tumble Tikes

"When you're FREE, you can play. And when you are PLAYING, you become free!" 

At Tumble Tikes, we believe that physical activity is essential for children's growth and development. Our gym has age-appropriate tumbling equipment and facilities to provide a fun and engaging experience for kids of all ages. Our team of qualified coaches is passionate about helping children reach their full potential and achieve their goals, creating healthy families, living fit, and having fun!

 

Take a Closer Look

Meet Our Team

Our coaches are experienced and certified professionals passionate about helping kids and grown-ups develop their physical abilities and build self-confidence while having fun and keeping fit. Please get to know our team below

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Katelyn Burrell

Fitness Instructor + Tikes Coach

Katelyn was born and raised in Maine and loves adventure. She has accomplished running the Boston Marathon, Half-Ironmans, Century Bike rides, CrossFit competitions, and many road races and triathlons. Since becoming a Mom to twins in July of 2022, her most significant barrier to fitness has been finding consistent childcare. She wants to help others remember that when we prioritize ourselves, we can be the best parents to our children. 

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Dana Dotsen

Adv. Gymnastics + Yoga Instructor

Coach Dana has been with us for over 5 years coaching. She is a yoga and gymnastics trainer. She brings her expertise and passion to every class, helping children develop flexibility and creativity.

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Sara Sissel

Tumble Tikes Coach

Coach Sara joins us as a new mom and teacher. She has her master's in education and has taught kids from kindergarten to fifth grade. Most recently, she taught in a local daycare and preschool program. Since having her daughter in July 2022, Sara has been looking for opportunities to connect with the community and incorporate more movement in her daughter’s life. 

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Amanda 'Panda' Duquette

Music + Movement Instructor

Amanda is co-owner of KindKids Music, a dynamic duo with original music, puppets, and a highly interactive performance for all ages. She shares tools for emotional resilience, fostering kindness, encouraging wellness while making music, and having FUN! 

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Elizabeth Adams

Gymnastics Coach + Party Host

Coach Elizabeth is a former Tumble Tiker years ago. She is currently a junior at Cape Elizabeth High School. When she is not in school, you can find her at MAG elite team training 4 days a week. She recently placed top 3 on the beam at the 2024 Regional Meet. We are excited to have her apart of our Tikes Team. 

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Barbara Wolejko 

Music + Movement Instructor

Barbara came from Connecticut, where she has taught music for the past 38 years. There, she directed a middle school marching and concert band for her first 23 years and taught grades PreK-grade 4 music for 15 years, including chorus, band, recorders, drill team, and bucket drum ensemble, before retiring in 2020. She was honored to be named her school’s Teacher of the Year in 2012 and 2016. 

Join the Team

Tumble Tikes Party + Play Gym is always excited to bring new people onto our team.  We are a company that believes our passion for fitness and families is critical to having the best people we can find on our team. We always seek upbeat and professional people who love to have fun, enjoy people and are dedicated to being healthy. We’re always seeking self-motivated, organized staff who want to join the larger community of family fitness. If you are interested in a position, as a gymnastic coach, fitness instructor, or party host, please send your resume to kim@kimdemado.com

What Our Community Says

“Tumble Tikes has been a game-changer for my child's tumbling journey. The instructors are incredibly supportive and nurturing.”

— Amanda T. of South Portland, ME

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