We believe that gymnastics is fun and kids of all ages and abilities will learn to succeed. It is through achieving success while having fun at the same time, that children become excited rather than intimidated, by physical activity. We believe that we are creating a generation of participants rather than observers. Did you know that gymnastics is also the best sport for developing the physical abilities necessary in every other sport. Strength, flexibility, coordination, balance and kinesthetic awareness are a few of the areas that are enhanced by gymnastics participation. The lessons learned and the skills mastered through gymnastics apply not only to all other sports, and the performing arts, as well as the life long pursuit of pure excellence. So whether your child is a future gymnastics star, or just wants a strong base for other athletic endeavors, Terry and Don’s is the place to start.
Walking the straight and narrow can lead to a wide and open future. Gymnastics provides young children with the skills they need to build a successful future, the courage to explore unique talents, the confidence to set lofty goals and the creativity to reach those goals. Above all, gymnastics develops the discipline to archive and the ability to concentrate on where they are going. If you would like your children to learn to walk straight and narrow, give them the goal of placing one foot in front of the other, the gift of learning, the challenge of … gymnastics.
Fun & Fitness Center designed to help children:
Learn discipline and structure
Feel good about themselves
Learn to follow directions
Improve listening skills
Build the habit of exercise
Improve strength and flexibility
when trying new skills Learn a sense of fun and adventure
Gymnastics is a sport that all kids, both girls and boys want to do! At Terry and Don’s we give children the opportunity to explore their abilities under qualified, safe directions in a state of the art facility with the latest in gymnastics equipment.
Come… share our joy in their accomplishments big and small.
Take pleasure in their excited exclaim, “I can do it”!
Instructors / Coaches
Safety is our primary concern at Terry and Don’s Gymnastics. Our staff members are qualified professionals in their fields. In addition, they are continually evaluated and skills updated to keep pace with the current safety trends and knowledge of the sport. All Master staff members are safety certified and held a minimum of Level 1 certification with the USA coaches development program.
Terry and Don’s is affiliated with the following organizations dedicated to the development of artistic gymnastics: USA Gymnastics; this organization is the governing body of the sport as recognized by the US Olympic committee. USAIGC is the association of independent gymnastics clubs, USECA-US Elite Coaches Association, and the AAU-Amateur Athletic Union. All Beach Team coaches are professional members of USA Gymnastics and are Safety Certified.
Christopher Mula is the owner of Terry and Don’s Gymnastics. In addition to providing a quality facility and overall preschool, instructional, and team program, Mr Chris also finds time to help with hands on coaching in all programs in his gym. He is every preschool child’s favorite teacher and also finds time to actively coach many levels of the competitive team and even travels to competitions with team each year. Mr Chris has 15 plus years of coaching experience and is KAT certified, Safety Certified, and a Professional member of USA Gymnastics.
Brian Johnson is a head coach at Terry and Don’s. He has been in the sport of gymnastics for over 28 years. He spent the first few years of that time as a high level men's artistic gymnast. Along with over 18 years of gymnastics coaching experience, he also has over 20 years of dance and choreography experience, collegiate cheerleading, and all-star cheer and dance coaching experience. Mr Brian has made quite a name for himself by being well-known in our team program and throughout the state as an exceptional floor routine choreographer. He has coached several team state champions at compulsory and optional levels, and has qualified many gymnasts to regional and national teams. These gymnasts have also brought home regional championships and national medals on behalf of the Beach Team Tumblers and the state of South Carolina.
Coach for Pre-School, Recreation and Levels 4, 5 & 6
Hometown- Syracuse, NY
Elizabeth competed for Central New York Gymnastics Center. She went on to compete for Syracuse University where she graduated with a BA in Psychology. While at Syracuse University, Elizabeth was one of the founding members of the SU Gymnastics Club. Elizabeth is also USAG Safety Certified. She has made her home in along the Grand Strand with her Husband and children Erin, Emile and David. Ms. Elizabeth is also proud to announce the birth of her first grandbaby, Joshua David Godwin, born on Dec. 4th, 2008!
Bailey Reitz has been at Terry and Don’s since 2016. Before Terry and Don’s, Bailey coached in North Carolina for four years. She started her gymnastics career at Parkettes, in Pennsylvania when she was five. Bailey coaches a lot of different teams throughout the gym as well as some preschool classes.
Sara Capps coaches all levels at Terry and Don’s. She is a USA Gymnastics professional member and safety certified. Sara has 7 years of experience coaching at Terry and Don’s and was an accomplished gymnast when she was younger. Sara assisted in placing several Xcel gymnasts on the 2014 and 2015 SC Regional Championship team, and also coached many gymnasts to State and Regional vault titles.
Shannan Holzopfel At age three, I took my very first dance & tumbling class. I came home and announced to my parents that when I grew up, I wanted to be ‘Miss Shannan’! Dream fulfilled!!!! I have degrees in Classical Ballet and Physical Education Management. I taught ballet/physical education to kindergarten & first grade in the public school system before being sent (by the CCU staff) to Terry & Don’s. I am a USAG Level 1-4 certified skill evaluator, U100 & U110 certified and have maintained my USA Gymnastics Safety Certification since 1992 while coaching/teaching. When I started here in 1989, we had about 45 preschool students. From this little group, our business grew and we developed our instructional & competitive team programs. In the beginning, I taught all of our preschool & instructional classes, coached levels 4-9 and did all optional choreography floor & beam routines. As the business changed, so did my responsibilities. I became the preschool/instructional director and continue to focus my time & energy on those programs today, while also coaching our developmental levels in the team program.
Nicki Bindewald began coaching with Terry and Don’s in 2014. She has been involved with gymnastics since the age of 5. She is a former Level 10 gymnast, and has represented both the state of South Carolina and Region 8 in regional and eastern national competitions. Nicki coaches Xcel Gold floor and beam as well as level 6-10 beam. She was awarded South Carolina Compulsory Coach of the Year in 2017.
Bailey Brown has been a part of the Terry and Don’s family since 2004 and this is her fourth year coaching competitive gymnastics. She is a former Level 9 gymnast and has qualified to 3 Regional championships as well as one Level 9 Eastern National championship. She is currently a senior at Coastal Carolina University and is majoring in exercise sports science.
Kristin Bible has been coaching gymnastics for 5 years. She started working at Terry and Don's in 2016 after moving from Maryland. She is involved with the after school program and camp as well as preschool, Instructional classes and also pre-team. She went to national congress this year to grow her knowledge in the world of gymnastics.