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About Us

Since our opening in 1986, we have grown and become one of the most well known gyms in the 4 State area. We are located in Joplin, Missouri and have an outstanding reputation with teaching pre-school children all the way to developing National Champions. We provide our customers with information about our sport and continue to teach and have fun with our athletes. Our programs are very exciting and we strive to continue improving them on a daily basis. We strive to be the best!

Your child is embarking upon an adventure. The instruction and guidelines your child will receive are from a staff with many years of training in gymnastics and education. We feel that your child's positive learning experience at The Flip Shop will be valuable for a lifetime.


Please feel free to ask us about the progress and development of your young athlete. The joy of success is contagious and habit forming. We are ecstatic that you have chosen The Flip Shop!

The Flip Shop is owned and operated by Teddy and Barbara Johnson. Teddy has 45 years of coaching experience in the 4-State area and all over the country. He is a USAG Registered coach, SafeSport Certified and has coached athletes to success nationally and internationally.


Ted has taught thousands of area children. His enthusiasm and love for children can be seen everyday as he excitedly shares his love of the sport with these athletes.


Barbara has spent many years in the corporate world running departments of large businesses. This has brought her experience to The Flip Shop to run the office and manage the business. She is also an experienced Judge for Trampoline and Tumbling and is currently the MO State Secretary for the Missouri Trampoline & Tumbling Association.

Their two daughters, Quiauna and Miriah, have been actively involved in the business since a very young age. They grew up in the gym and have watched their parents grow the business and have loved on kids, their parents, and all the employees over the years.

Quiauna is the office manager here at The Flip Shop. Her son, Gabriel, keeps her very busy with his sporting events. He loves to play football and basketball. Miriah resides in Utah and is the recreational Program Director for a gymnastics facility there.


The entire staff joins us in this warm welcome from The Flip Shop.





Teddy and Barbara Johnson


  Mission Statement

At The Flip Shop our goal is to engage the mind, elevate the spirit, stimulate the best effort of all, and to teach our athletes to succeed inside and out of the gym.

 Vision Statement 

For over 30 years The Flip Shop has been dedicated to changing and improving our athletes lives.  We provide children’s programming in a caring, fun, and dynamic environment.  Our passion for our athletes is fueled by our positive attitude and the desire to exceed the expectations of our members and each other.  We inspire greatness.

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